UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention Teams Up with Other Local Agencies to Launch Blockchain Platform for Managing Healthcare Records

The United Arab Emirates’s (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has teamed up with the nation’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City and several other local government agencies in order to launch a blockchain-enabled health data storage platform. The Emirates News Agency reported… Read More

Myanmar’s Digital Commerce Platform Get to Acquire Fintech Daung Capital

Myanmar’s online commerce platform Get is set to acquire Fintech Daung Capital, which focuses on offering a digital platform for education finance, cash advance distribution, and a rent-to-own option for personal and commercial automobiles. The transaction reportedly includes all of Daung’s assets, which comprise all… Read More

Public Sector Lender, Bank of Maharashtra, Tops List of Indian Banks for Most Digital Transactions in December 2019

Bank of Maharashtra (BoM), a small public sector Indian bank and lender, reportedly topped the list of all the country’s banking institutions for digital transactions performed in December of last year. This, according to India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity). Meity data shows… Read More

Crypto Exchange Gemini Announces Integration With TradingView

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Gemini Trust Company, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced on Wednesday it has integrated with TradingView, a platform that provides real-time information and market insights to millions of traders daily. Gemini reported its users may now trade with Gemini using the TradingView platform. According… Read More

Former Trump Advisor Jason Greenblatt to Speak at OurCrowd Global Summit

Former advisor to President Trump Jason Greenblatt will be speaking at the OurCrowd Global Summit taking place on  February 13th. Greenblatt is the Former U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East and architect of President Trump’s Peace to Prosperity plan . This will be Greenblatt’s… Read More

Blockchain-based Supply Chain and Trade Finance Firm, Envoy Group, Acquires $13 Million in Funding

Blockchain-enabled supply chain and trade finance firm Envoy Group is reportedly planning to expand its operations beyond Latin America. This, after recently acquiring $13 million in funding from Alcedo Digital Ventures. Developed on R3’s Corda platform, Envoy aims to enhance the existing $17 trillion annual… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja Bank Hits $100 Million in Deposits & 15,000 Customers in Less Than Three Weeks

Xinja Bank, an Australia-based neobank, has reportedly hit $100 million in deposits and has attracted 15,000 customers to its platform in just three weeks. According to Xinja, customers are taking advantage of its new ‘Stash’ digital bank account and 2.25% savings rate. According to iTWire,… Read More

UK Digital Securities Exchange Archax Announces New Partnership With Polymath

Archax, an institutional digital securities exchange that’s based in the UK, announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with security token platform Polymath to launch digital security listings.  Speaking about the collaboration, Graham Rodford, CEO of Archax, stated: “We are building the first truly global… Read More

Biz Stone-Backed Fintech Mode Launches Bitcoin Banking Mobile App

Mode, a financial services firm backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and is owned by the R8 Group, has reportedly launched its Bitcoin banking mobile app. Cointelegraph reported that the UK startup has made its mobile app available globally, except in the U.S. Customers outside… Read More

Cloud-Based Payment Tech Platform Aliaswire Appoints Former PayPal Executive Jed Rice As New CEO

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Aliaswire, a cloud-based payments tech platform, announced on Tuesday it has appointed former PayPal executive Jed Rice as its new CEO and been appointed to its Board of Directors. According to Aliaswire, Rice has more than two decades of senior leadership at enterprise technology companies… Read More


Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Makes Giant Online Marketplace eBay a Takeover Offer that May Value Firm at $30 Billion

The Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), one of the world’s largest derivatives and equities trading firms, has reportedly made giant online marketplace eBay a takeover offer that could value the company at well over $30 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. The companies have not yet held… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange BlockQuake Applies for New York State BitLicense

Digital asset exchange BlockQuake has applied for a New York State BitLicense with the New York State Department of Financial Services, according to a company release. Upon approval, BlockQuake will be able to engage in virtual currency business activity in New York State. BlockQuake also… Read More

Regulation Advisory Council Created in the UK to Boost Innovation via Regulatory Reform

According to the UK government, Cathryn Ross has been appointed as the first Chair of the new Regulatory Horizon Council, a government-supported committee to make certain UK regulation keeps pace with innovation and enables it to thrive while safeguarding the public. Ross is currently the… Read More

Leading Digital Asset Custodian BitGo Partners with SettleBit to Allow Institutions to Trade Directly from their BitGo Accounts

BitGo, a leading digital asset custodian which holds $2 billion worth of cryptocurrency on behalf of its clients, has teamed up with SettleBit, a financial services provider, in order to allow institutions to conduct trades directly from their BitGo accounts. Established in 2013, BitGo provides… Read More

Cryptographic Settlement Solutions Developer Transparent Financial Secures $14 Million Though Series A Funding Led By Pantera Capital With Participation From Square

Transparent Financial Systems, Inc., a U.S.-based startup that’s developing on-demand, 24/7/365, cryptographic settlement solutions, announced on Wednesday it secured $14 million through its Series A financing round, which was led by Pantera Capital with participation from Square, Inc., Future\Perfect Ventures, IDEO Colab Ventures, Digital Currency… Read More

Avant Announces Completion of Planned Spin-Off SaaS Business “Amount”

Digital consumer lending platform Avant announced on Wednesday the completion of its planned spin-off of Amount, which is described as a SaaS technology business that enables financial institutions to digitize their product offering. Avant reported that the spin-off “empowers” both companies to effectively maximize capital and… Read More

Online Lenders Twino and Via SMS Partner to Enter Asia Pacific Market

Twino and Via SMS, two Latvia based online lending platforms, are joining forces to enter the Asia-Pacific market, according to a release. The two companies are launching a consumer lending platform names Vamo in Vietnam as their first step in the new venture. The two… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Adds Molo, Underpinned, Paystream to its Business Marketplace with Over 100,000 Customers

The addition of Molo, UK’s first, all-digital mortgage lender, Underpinned, a career management platform for freelance workers, and accounting services provider Paystream to the Starling Business Marketplace will take the digital bank’s business integrations count to 14. The integrations aim to build on services that… Read More

Broadridge Appoints Chris Perry As New President

U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions announced on Wednesday it has appointed its Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Client, Chris Perry, as its new President. According to Broadridge, Perry is assuming the title of President from Broadridge’s CEO Tim Gokey, who remains CEO and… Read More

Regtech Firm Encompass Acquires £2 Million Grant from Scottish Enterprise to Build AI Engine to Complement KYC Offering

Regulatory technology (Regtech) firm Encompass has reportedly won a £2 million grant from the Scottish Enterprise, in order to create an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced engine to complement its existing know-your-customer (KYC) product offering. The latest funding is part of an initiative with a total value… Read More

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