American Fintech Ripple’s On Demand Liquidity Payments Network Triples Transaction Volume in Q1 2020: Report

American Fintech Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) payments network has reportedly managed to triple its transaction volumes during Q1 2020. San Francisco-based Ripple’s XRP Markets Report confirms that the dollar value transacted using the company’s ODL service grew by over 294%, which may be a positive… Read More

Overfunding: UK Fintech Lifetise Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Lifetise, a UK-based financial planning platform, has successfully secured its initial £250,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. Founded in 2014, Lifetise stated it helps users plan how to afford their life goals. The company shared: “We make it really easy to work out how much… Read More

Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings Launches Blockchain Accelerator, will Coach 30 DLT Startups

Tencent Holdings Ltd., a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company whose subsidiaries offer various Internet-related products and services, has introduced a blockchain accelerator program. Tencent, which is among the world’s most valuable companies and also one of the largest VC firms and investment corporations, says it… Read More

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Recognizes the Nation’s Virtual Currency Exchange and Japan STO as Self-Regulatory Bodies

Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has certified two organizations as Certified Financial Instruments and Exchange Associations. As confirmed in an announcement made on April 30, 2020, the FSA has officially recognized the Japan STO (security token offering) Association and the Japan Virtual… Read More

Pakistan’s Largest Transaction Clearing Facilitator, NIFT, Partners with Fintech Haball to Introduce Contexual B2B Payments

The National Institutional Facilitation Technologies (NIFT), the largest transactional clearing facilitator in Pakistan and Haball, a Fintech firm that provides various B2B services, have teamed up, in order to launch contextual payments for local companies. NIFT is a payment system operator and provider. It offers… Read More

Indian Fintech Firm NIRA Secures $2.1 Million in Capital via Round led by UK, Europe, Local Angel Investors

Mumbai-based Fintech firm NIRA, which provides small-ticket loans to low-income workers via its mobile-based app and website, recently revealed that it has secured $2.1 million in funding through its pre-series A investment round. NIRA’s funding round included contributions from new and existing angel investors based… Read More

Next: CoinList Trade Adds Orchid Digital Currency to List of Digital Assets

CoinList Trade has added another digital asset to its list of crypto available to trade. CoinList Trade is a crypto exchange that was announced last year but opened for trading a few weeks ago. If you are curious as to which virtual currency you can… Read More

New Analysis Claims that Ethereum (ETH) Price Might be Manipulated by Certain Large Crypto Exchanges and “Whales”

A recent analysis of the top 10,000 Ethereum (ETH) wallet addresses suggests that the world’s second-largest digital asset (by market cap and overall adoption) could potentially see its value increase significantly in the foreseeable future. This, as the blockchain network prepares to transition from proof-of-work… Read More

WhatsApp Payments Plans to Penetrate India’s Lending Sector, Waiting for Regulatory Clearance

WhatsApp Payments, an in-chat payment feature that lets customers perform transfers through the messaging app to anyone in their contact list, has not achieved mainstream adoption in India. The UPI-based payments service lets users send and receive funds. It has been created by the National… Read More

Digital Identity: Eftpos Australia to Begin Testing its Mass-Market Online Customer ID Service, backed by Leading Banks, Merchants

Eftpos (electronic funds transfer at point of sale) Australia confirmed that it will begin running pilots of a mass-market digital identity service, which is reportedly backed by the nation’s leading banks and merchants. According to a document submitted to the Australian government’s Select Committee on… Read More


Micro Investment Mobile App Provider Stash Secures $112 Million in Capital via Round led by LendingTree

US-based Stash, the developer of a micro-investment mobile app, has acquired $112 million in capital through a Series F funding round that was led by LendingTree. Several other companies took part in Stash’s latest round, including Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital, Greenspring Associates, Union Square Ventures… Read More

More Fintech Please: Lendio CEO Brock Blake Comments on Paycheck Protection Program Process

  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act, has emerged as an exceptionally popular policy program by the US government in its efforts to support a faltering economy. In brief, the PPP provides a loan for 2.5X times monthly payroll for struggling… Read More

Mambu Joins Forces With Tide to Power Revolving Credit Facilities & Overdrafts For SMEs

Mambu, a German SaaS banking platform provider, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Tide, a UK-based business banking platform to power Tide’s revolving credit facilities and overdrafts for SME’s. Mambu reported that through the partnership it will help Tide scale and focus… Read More

Genesis Capital Publishes Q1 Report on Digital Asset Lending, Adds More than $2 Billion in Originations, Addresses March “Great Deleveraging”

Genesis Capital, an institutional digital asset lending platform, has published a report on Q1 performance. Genesis Capital is part of a group of companies that include Genesis Trading and Grayscale Investments. According to the report, Genesis Capital had a big month doubling originations to $2… Read More

Blockchain Firm Bison Trails Adds Support for Keep Network, a Privacy Protection Layer for Ethereum (ETH)

Bison Trails, a blockchain “infrastructure-as-a-service” company, recently confirmed that it has added support for Keep Network, which serves as a privacy protection layer for Ethereum (ETH). Keep Network aims to address the challenges involved with allowing private and secure data to be used on a… Read More

Galileo Financial Technologies Scores Mastercard Certification in Mexico & Forms Partnership With Klar Following SoFi Acquisition News

U.S. fintech Galileo Financial Technologies announced on Thursday it has received its Mastercard certification in Mexico and has formed a new partnership with Mexican fintech Klar. The announcements come just weeks after SoFi acquired Galileo for $1.2 billion in both cash and stock. Galileo also… Read More

African Fintech Flutterwave Unveils SME E-Commerce Portal “Flutterwave Store”

Flutterwave, an African fintech firm, announced this week the launch of its new e-commerce platform “Flutterwave Store.” The platform was created for African merchants to create digital shops to sell their products online. According to Flutterwave, the Flutterwave Store allows merchants to upload products, set… Read More

COVID-19: Largest Real Estate Platform in Austria First Saw Dip, then a Bounce

  We are hearing a lot of chatter about some online lending platforms halting originations and some real estate crowdfunding platforms pulling back. A report out of the DACH countries provides some European perspective. In the DACH countries, property investment has been a standout performer… Read More

ClearScore Launches Anti-Fraud Dark Web Monitoring Service “ClearScore Protect”

ClearScore, a UK credit checking service, announced on Thursday it has launched ClearScore Protect, a free anti-fraud dark web monitoring service. Along with the service, ClearScore released nationally representative research that reveals a third of adults in the UK have been victims of online fraud…. Read More

Federal Reserve Boosts Main Street Lending Program in Ongoing Battle with COVID-19 Devastated Economy

The Federal Reserve Board has announced it is expanding the scope and eligibility for the Main Street Lending Program. The Federal Reserve developed the Main Street Lending Program to help credit flow to SMEs that were in sound financial condition before the pandemic but have… Read More

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