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Ethereum based DeFi Protocols Unite to Offer Decentralized Finance Services to Smartphone Users Globally

A consortium of Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols and initiatives have  announced DeFi for the People, a collaboration of international crypto-focused organizations united by a shared goal: bringing DeFi to the 6 billion mobile phone users across the globe. Developed on Celo, the project includes… Read More

wLITI Token Lists on Changelly PRO

Liti Capital’s wLITI token, a wrapped version of the Swiss company’s LITI equity token, has been listed on Changelly PRO. $wLITI pairs with BTC and USDT are now available for trading. This comes less than a week after listing on Bitcoin.com Exchange and less than… Read More

Volt Execs Welcome Open Banking in Brazil

This week’s launch of Open Banking Excellence’s presence in Brazil could play a key role in the country’s emergence as an open banking stalwart, two executives from instant payments infrastructure provider Volt believe. CEO Tom Greenwood said Banco Central do Brazil has gone farther than… Read More

Gala Technology and FreedomPay Partner on Payments

Gala Technology and Freedom Pay have partnered on a payment solution, according to a note from the company. Gala offers a “cardholder not present” solution called SOTPay that allows secure remote transactions.   FreedomPay offers a client experience platform that enables end-to-end consumer experiences by delivering… Read More

Fintech Stripe Extends Partnership with China’s UnionPay International, a Leading Global Payments Network

Stripe, a tech firm that develops vital economic infrastructure for the Internet, has extended ts partnership with China’s UnionPay International, which is one of the biggest payment networks in the world. The updated integration should enable businesses in over 30 different markets, including Australia, Singapore,… Read More

Commission-Free Stock Brokerage Platform Alpaca Acquires $50M via Series B

Alpaca, a commission-free stock brokerage platform that provides APIs for Fintech-related apps to connect and trade in US stocks, reveals that it has finalized a $50 million Series B “on the heels” of driving 1500% YTD growth in brokerage accounts and “expanding partnerships” across Europe,… Read More

TheJobApp to Pay Gig Workers Right After their Shift Ends, Available Across the UK

TheJobApp, a newly developed app that has been introduced to improve gig working and support businesses, will be available across the United Kingdom. This proposition aims to provide immediate payments after shifts and assists businesses with sourcing the best gig economy workers in an efficient… Read More

Digital Bank FV Bank Raises $8 Million Series A

FV Bank, a digital bank with a focus on digital assets, has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round according to a company release. The funding will be utilized to launch a digital asset custody solution, a debit card along with international expansion…. Read More

James Wo: CEO at Digital Financial Group Discusses Future Impact of CeFi, DeFi, NFTs, Polkadot

We recently connected with James Wo, the Founder and CEO at Digital Financial Group, an investment company empowering Web 3.0 applications and blockchain or DLT -enabled platforms. Wo discussed the different products and services that his company supports. He also discussed the long-term impact that… Read More

Russia: Tinkoff Recognized as Most Innovative Digital Bank

Russian Digital bank Tinkoff has been recognized as the Most Innovative Digital Bank in Central and Eastern Europe at Global Finance magazine’s 2021 World’s Best Digital Banks awards, according to a note from the Fintech. Tinkoff states that its AI [artificial intelligence] banking strategy seeks… Read More

European Digital Wealth Manager Scalable Capital Expands Savings Plan Products

Scalable Capital, an online broker and one of Europe’s largest digital wealth management platforms, recently expanded its savings plan offering. Scalable Capital customers are now able to consistently save towards stocks, exchange-traded funds or ETFs, and virtual currencies, beginning at just 1 Euro savings rate…. Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Strong Returns, Shares Updates on Estonia, Spain, Finland Markets

European P2P lender Bondora reveals that returns are holding steady. Investor returns via the platform for 2021 originations were “higher in July compared to June,” the company noted in a recent update. Here are the key takeaways for July 2021’s portfolio performance (as shared by… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank, a Mobile-Only Banking Platform, Reports Solid Progress Despite Considerable Losses

Atom Bank, the North East Fintech firm, has reported “strong progress” during its most recent annual report, “narrowing its losses and generating a monthly net interest margin (NIM) of 114bps by March 2021 (up from 10bps in March of 2020).” According to the update from… Read More

Hong Kong Blockchain Firm Signs Mining Deal in Kazakhstan

Taoping (NASDAQ: TAOP), a provider of blockchain technology and smart cloud services, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Taoping Digital Assets (Asia) Limited (TDAA) and a Kazakhstan company Aral Petroleum Capital (APC) have signed an MOU to establish a joint venture in Kazakhstan, of which… Read More

Assetz Capital Says they’ve Seen More Commercial, Investment Mortgages from Borrowers Not Being Served by Traditional Lenders

Lucie Martin, Relationship Director at Assetz Capital, a marketplace lending platform originating secured loans, reveals that she joined the company in November 2019. Martin shared in a blog post by Assetz Capital that she provides term and developments loans to borrowers across Scotland. While commenting… Read More

Global Fintech Adyen Partners with Shiji Payments to Streamline Hospitality Business Transactions

Adyen (AMS:ADYEN), the international payments platform, recently announced the launch of its integration with Shiji Payments, offering hospitality businesses the option to leverage the  Adyen platform together with Shiji, “a leader in the provision of technological solutions for the hospitality, food service, retail, and entertainment… Read More

Kraken Adds Support for Moonriver (MOVR), a Kusama Parachain Supporting Ethereum based dApps

Digital assets firm Kraken is pleased to confirm that they’re now supporting Moonriver (MOVR) according to an announcement dated August 26, 2021. As noted in the update from Kraken, deposits and withdrawals are currently open. Trading will commence at around “09:00 UTC on August 27.”… Read More

P2P Lender Robo.cash Recommends Investment Diversification Strategies, Shares Recent Crypto Survey Results

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Peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash notes that depending on the loan maturity, you can either stick to an “urgent liquidity strategy” or “wait for your passive income.” According to the Croatian P2P lending platform, a third option is also possible. For instance, you may divide an investment… Read More

Coinbase Adds Trading Support for COTI, a Protocol for Decentralized Payment Networks, Stablecoins

Beginning on Friday, August 27, 2021, COTI (COTI) will be available on Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase clients are now able to trade, send, receive, or store COTI in “most Coinbase-supported regions, with certain exceptions” (certain jurisdictions excluded due to… Read More

Sygnum Bank Celebrates Anniversary, Reflects on Journey to Become First Digital Asset Bank

On Friday (August 27, 2021), the team at Sygnum banking platform celebrated their anniversary as a “regulated Swiss bank.” As mentioned in an update from Sygnum Bank: “Two years since we received our banking and securities dealer license, we now have significantly more than CHF… Read More

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