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Kazakhstan based Fintech Kaspi.kz Says its Business Is Performing Well After London Stock Exchange Listing

Most of the staff members at Kazakhstan-based Fintech firm Kaspi.kz (LSE:KSPI) have been working from their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company claims its business has been doing well despite the challenges created by the Coronavirus crisis. Kaspi provides payment systems and digital… Read More

South Korea’s Seoul Fintech Lab to Work with Investors in Luxembourg to Launch Projects across Europe

The Seoul Fintech Lab, which has been established by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea, aims to transform the city into one of the leading financial centers in the world. The Fintech Lab’s organizers may be working closely with companies in Luxembourg. There’s an… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Miners Profitability Further Improved due to Lower Mining Difficulty Level: Report

The Antminer S19 Pro price has surged around 30% since October 2020 after the Bitcoin (BTC) price began to rise. As confirmed by the HASHR8 team, the Bitcoin price increases have “widened profit margins for miners but capital expenditure costs are also rising.” John Lee… Read More

Western Union Acquires 15% Stake, Valued at $200 Million, in Saudi Arabia’s Telecom’s Digital Payments Unit, STC Pay

Western Union (NYSE: WU) has reportedly acquired a 15% stake in Saudi Arabia’s Telecom’s digital payment division. Western Union, which is notably the largest money transfer company in the world, has confirmed that it has purchased a $200 million (or 15%) stake in the online… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Corporate SaaS Platform Gongsibao Secures Series B Financing led by NIO Capital and 5Y Capital On November 18th, corporate SaaS platform Gongsibao announced that it had received more than RMB 100 million in Series B financing led by NIO Capital and 5Y Capital (formerly known… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) has Become Less Volatile than Many S&P 500 Stocks, As it Approaches its All-Time High of Nearly $20,000

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading digital currency that’s trading at over $18,000, has become less volatile than many S&P 500 stocks. The team at VanEck, a New York-based investment management firm, has noted: “Historically, Bitcoin has been discussed in the news and among investors as… Read More

Global Fintech Circle Partners Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Airtm to Provide Aid to Nation’s Residents with USDC Stablecoin

Global Fintech firm Circle has teamed up with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Airtm in order to provide aid to Venezuelan residents using the USDC stablecoin. According to a release, the initiative has been introduced with government support and notably marks “a global first”… Read More

InfoSys Chairman Says French Expertise Might Help with Launching Aadhar-like System to Make Data More Accessible to Everyone

Nandan Nilekani, the Chairman at InfoSys, recently noted that French expertise could help with establishing an Aadhar-like system in order to make data more accessible to everyone. The Aadhaar system provides a 12-digit unique identity number that may be obtained voluntarily by India’s residents or… Read More

Bank Hapoalim and Abu Dhabi Global Market to Work on Digital Transformation of Financial Services in UAE and Israel

Israel’s Bank Hapoalim and Abu Dhabi Global Market will be collaborating on various Fintech projects. Both organizations have agreed to support the digital transformation of financial services in the UAE and Israel. Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), a major international financial centre located in the… Read More

Italian Mobile Payments Firm Satispay Secures €93 Million from Share Sale to Square, Tencent, Others

Italian mobile payments firm Satispay has secured €93 million (appr. $110.5 million) in capital from a share sale to several different investors which includes payments company Square (NYSE:SQ), tech giant Tencent (HKG: 0700), LGT Lightstone and TIM Ventures. Satispay’s investment round consisted of €68 million… Read More

Dubai Entrepreneur Khurram Shroff’s IBC Group Commits $10 Million to ETH 2.0 Staking to Support Launch of Ethereum Upgrade

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is reportedly leading the MENA region’s Fintech sector with a projected valuation of around $2.5 billion by 2022 (which is still not significant compared to international standards). Regional and multinational financial services providers have been launching digital platforms in order… Read More

DeFi Tokens Aave and YFI Continue to Rally as Institutional Investors back Decentralized Finance Intiatives: Report

Analysts are still quite bullish on decentralized finance (DeFi) as increased capital flows indicate that the market is “primed to move higher,” according to a report from OKCoin. Following Bitcoin’s (BTC) ascent to around $18,700, major DeFi tokens have continued to surge as well. OKCoin’s… Read More

UK Banking Challenger Starling Reports Breaking Even, Might Become First New Digital Bank to Reach Profitability

UK-based digital bank Starling recently revealed that it managed to break even and claims that it may be on track to become the first banking challenger to reach profitability. Starling Bank’s management noted that it’s the first of the new digital banks (which includes Monzo,… Read More

European Mobile Wallet Stocard Introduces New Pay Feature for Customers in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands

Stocard, a European mobile wallet, has introduced its payment feature Stocard Pay in four other countries including France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Stocard had initially launched its platform in the UK markets in June 2020. Stocard aims to become the leading “on-the-go” financial services… Read More

E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Solution Provider Forter Secures $125 Million via Series E Round at $1.3 Billion Valuation

Forter, an established e-commerce fraud prevention solution provider, has secured $125 million in capital through a Series E investment round. Forter’s latest round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Itai Tsiddon. Sequoia Capital, NewView Capital, Scale Venture Partners, March Capital Partners and… Read More

First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

OKEx says Withdrawals to Recommence Following Concerns of Security Breach

Crypto spot and derivative exchange OKEx reports that withdrawal services of all digital assets will be resumed on or before Nov. 27, 2020. Before reopening withdrawals, the OKEx team is conducting security checks in order to resume normal operations of the hot wallet system. OKEx… Read More

Scotiabank Unveils Global AI Platform

Scotiabank announced earlier this week the launch of its new artificial intellignce (AI) platform. According to the Canadian banking group, the platform provides customers with intelligent and personalized financial advice. It also enables the bank to provide what it believes to be fast, relevant advice… Read More

Noted Fintech VC QED Investors Expands into Southeast Asia

Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors has announced an expansion into Southeast Asia. It already invests in early-stage Fintechs in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. Fintech in Asia has experienced a boom in early-stage ventures and while investments may ebb and rise it… Read More

LendInvest Funds BTL Property in Just Four Days

Property finance platform LendInvest has distributed a note sharing that its marketplace funded the purchase of an HMO (house of multiple occupancy) property in four days for an experienced landlord in West London. The property was a tenanted ten-bedroom house in West London. LendInvest say… Read More

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