Mark Yusko from Morgan Creek Capital Mgmt Says it Might Soon Be Considered Irresponsible to “Ignore” Bitcoin

Mark Yusko, founder, CEO and CIO at Morgan Creek Capital Management, recently argued that soon it could be considered irresponsible to ignore Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency. In an interview with MarketWatch, Yusko said that he believes we’ll all be looking back 5 years from… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Innoviz Trades on Nasdaq in SPAC Deal

LiDAR firm and OurCrowd portfolio company Innoviz (NASDAQ:INVZ) traded on the Nasdaq this week as part of a SPAC deal that was revealed earlier this year. Innoviz became a publicly listed company through a business combination with Collective Growth Corporation in a transaction sponsored by… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Trov Continues Presence in the UK By Offering Digital Renters Insurance

Trov, a U.S.-based insurtech company, announced earlier this week that it is expanding its presence in the UK by offering digital renter’s insurance. The company also revealed a new wave of consumers that will offer digital insurance that is powered by its technology, which includes… Read More

Mexico-Based E-Commerce For Cars Platform KAVAK Raises $485 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, & BOND

    Kavak, a Mexico-based e-commerce platform for buying and selling pre-owned cars, has raised $485 million through its Series D investment round, which was reportedly led by D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, and BOND. According to TechCrunch, the latest investment round brings Kavak’s… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Appoints Former N26 and Barclays Executive as COO

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has hired Sameer Dubey as Chief Operating Officer. Dubey has previously worked at digital bank N26 and Barclays. Prior to N26, where he was heading Operations for the UK, Dubey spent over a decade at Barclays Bank focused on its Payments and… Read More

DeFi Wealth Management Platform YIELD App Reports Over 25,000 Users, Appr. $46M AUM

YIELD App, a decentralized finance (DeFi) wealth management platform, has revealed that they’ve seen “strong” growth during their first quarter of trading, with the total number of users reaching almost 26,000 as assets under management (AUM) surged to around $46 million “between week one and… Read More

UK Digital Banking Solution goHenry Continues to Grow Through Integration With API Platform Jitterbit

  UK-based digital banking solution goHenry is reportedly integrating with Jitterbit, an API platform, as it continues its expansion into the U.S. as well as to adapt to the current COVID-19 precautions.  As previously reported, goHenry’s financial services, which is a debit card and app, is geared for the digital… Read More

Peer to Peer Trading Platform Zenotta Raises $10.7 Million in Seed Funding via Token Offering

Zug, Switzerland-based Zenotta AG, a peer-to-peer trading system and Smart Data Platform, has raised  CHF 10 million ($10.7M USD) through a token sale, in its first seed funding round, according to a company release. Zenotta says it wants to create a more “decentralized, democratic, and… Read More

Hong Kong Virtual Bank ZA Bank Offers Personal Loans For Just 1.99% APR

In a move to boost clients, ZA Bank has launched a personal loan with a fixed rate of 1.99% APR. Additionally, new users can get HKD 400 cash rewards upon successful application at the virtual bank. ZA Bank says the program is part of its… Read More



Mass Affluent Digital Bank Alpian Raises $18 Million

Alpian SA, a digital bank targeting the “mass affluent” has raised a Series B round of $18 million (CHF16.9 million). This latest funding round follows a Series A round in 2020 where Alpian raised CHF12.2 million. Alpian has been incubated by the Swiss banking group… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Partners With LendingClub Bank For Carta Expansion

Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Thursday its wholly-owned payments platform, Carta Worldwide, is extending its U.S. market deployment with an expanded debit card issuance service offering for challenger banks. Carta has reportedly partnered with LendingClub Bank, National… Read More

Cardano Smart Contracts Update to Allow Blockchain Devs to Work with Auctions, Collectibles, Crowdfunding Use-Cases

Alonzo will be developing on Cardano’s (ADA) token upgrades in order to give application developers the tools needed for creating business applications. IOHK, which supports Cardano development, notes in a blog post that at the beginning of March 2021, they implemented Mary ‒ which is… Read More

Afterpay Teams Up With Adyen For Flexible Payment Option

Afterpay (ASX:APT), a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), a global payments platform, to offer its “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) service to retailers. The companies revealed that the first retailer… Read More

UK based Mobile Banking Provider Atom Bank Secures £40M via Round led by BBVA, Toscafund Asset Mgmt

UK-based mobile banking platform Atom Bank has revealed that its £40 million raise is being led by Toscafund Asset Management LLP and BBVA. As the bank aims to reach profitability, the £40 million raise includes “an offer to participate for qualifying shareholders in new ‘A’… Read More

Malaysia based Telecom Axiata Group and Norway’s Telenor to Merge Malaysian Mobile Businesses

Axiata Group and Telenor Asia revealed on Thursday (April 8, 2021) that they’ve revisted and confirmed their merger plans involving Celcom and Digi. At present, the deal is in advanced discussions. Malaysian telecoms company Axiata Group Bhd and Norway-based Telenor ASA will be focused on… Read More

Australian Comparison Site Finder Confirms Acquisition of the GoBear Brand as Part of Global Expansion Strategy

Finder, a Fintech firm established in Australia back in 2006, has reportedy acquired the GoBear brand as it focuses on its international expansion plans. Now live in many different countries and serving over 10 million consumers globally each month, Finder is one of the world’s… Read More

Binance Smart Chain Reaches All-Time High Transaction Volume, Binance Launchpad Announces Support for Tokocrypto

The blockchain-based decentralized applications (dApp) industry has seen “tremendous” growth, according to a report from DappRadar. There’s been a 639% increase in active wallets across all blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled platforms during Q1 2020. The report reveals that there were around 458,000 daily… Read More

NYMBUS Announces Collaboration With Data & Analytics Company Segment

    NYMBUS, a U.S. financial service platform provider, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with data and analytics company Segmint to enhance its’ customer-based transaction data across its entire suite of banking products and services.The collaboration comes less than two months after NYMBUS… Read More

Inter-American Development Bank Teams Up With CITI Innovation Labs For Cross-Border Payments Over Blockchain

  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on Thursday it has teamed up with CITI Innovation Labs to create cross-border payments from the U.S. to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean using blockchain and tokenized money. According to IDB, The LACChain Blockchain Network-enabled several disbursements… Read More

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