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COVID-19 Prevention: Baseline Protocol Developers Propose Blockchain-enabled Coronavirus Contact Tracing Solution

The developers of Baseline, an enterprise-grade smart contract and tokenization platform created by Microsoft, Ernst & Young (EY), and Ethereum development studio ConsenSys, aim to solve a number of flaws reportedly found in Apple and Google’s proposal for Coronavirus (COVID-19) tracking projects. Google and Apple… Read More

Google Might be Planning to Compete with Apple by Launching its Own Branded Virtual and Physical Debit Cards

Google is reportedly planning to compete with Apple by introducing its own branded payments card. According to TechCrunch, the Silicon Valley-based multinational corporation is in the process of creating both virtual and physical debit cards. These new payment cards will be co-branded with financial services… Read More

Digital Payments: OCBC Bank Introduces Google Pay’s Peer to Peer Money Transfer Service in Singapore

The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC) Bank (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation, has reportedly become the first company to introduce Google Pay’s peer to peer (P2P) money transfer service in Singapore. The new digital payments option makes Singapore only the third… Read More

Traditional Banks Might Lose their Leading Position in Developing National ID Solutions to Big Tech Firms Like Google, Apple, Amazon: Report

Traditional banks may be at risk of losing their leading position when it comes to developing national digital identity solutions. Big tech firms and various other multinational networked companies might be able to offer better digital identity schemes and take the lead, industry association Mobey… Read More

Digital Transformation: Deutsche Bank Is Accepting Bids from Amazon, Google, Microsoft to Help Upgrade its Legacy IT Systems

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), a global investment bank and financial services company based in Frankfurt, Germany and dual-listed in New York Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange (with  €1.34 trillion assets), is reportedly inviting project bids from Amazon, Google and Microsoft in order to upgrade its… Read More

Big Tech Lobbying Firm, Financial Innovation Now, Releases Survey on Payment Apps, a “Vital Part of Everyday Life”

Financial Innovation Now (FIN) represents some of the biggest names in tech when it comes to Fintech. These firms include Apple, Amazon, Google, PayPal, Square, and Intuit. Each of these big tech firms have a strong foothold in providing financial services and many observers expect… Read More

Founders of Google Pay India to Launch Neo-Banking Platform in the $2.6 Trillion Economy

Two Indian co-founders of Google Pay are reportedly preparing to launch a neo-banking platform in the Asian country and they have managed to acquire financial backing from three established venture capital funds. Sujith Narayanan, an experienced senior management professional specializing in the payments industry, who… Read More

MetaMask Ethereum Mobile App Restored at Google Play Store

Google has restored MetaMask’s Ethereum mobile wallet app and browser at it’s Google Play Store for Android apps. MetaMask tweeted the news on January 1st: Happy New Year! Upon careful consideration, Google has permitted The MetaMask mobile app back on the Google Play (Android) store!… Read More

Thought Machine Banking Platform Partners with Google Cloud

Thought Machine, a company that builds cloud-native tech for banks, has partnered with Google Cloud, according to a note from the company. As a Google Cloud partner Thought Machine will work closely with the Google Cloud team on new opportunities around the world. Thought Machine… Read More

Rearguard Action: Independent Community Bankers of America Supports Closure of Industrial Loan Charter “Loophole” to Eliminate “Shadow Banking”

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has issued a statement of “strong support” regarding pending legislation targeting Industrial Loan Charters (ILC). An ILC is a regulated financial services charter that may be held by non-financial institutions. ILCs may hold FDIC insured deposits – a… Read More

Code Name Cache: Google to Offer Consumer Checking as it Pushes Deeper into Fintech

Global tech giant Google is pushing further into Fintech with the revelation of a forthcoming consumer checking service. First reported in WSJ.com, Google is expected to partner-up with Citigroup, along with a small credit union at Stanford University, to provide checking accounts. The project is… Read More

Report: Southeast Asia’s Growing Internet Economy Is Driving Fintech Adoption

Southeast Asia’s internet and e-commerce economy is growing steadily due to the widespread use of mobile phones. The region’s middle class has also been growing, according to a recent report compiled by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. Published earlier this month, the e-Conomy SEA… Read More

Google Effectively Bans PayDay Lenders from Advertising their Loans

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Google has banned high-interest rate lenders from the Google Play app store. First reported by WSJ.com, the move was said to be made to protect people from “exploitive personal loan terms.” The report quoted a Google spokesperson: “Our Google Play developer policies are designed to… Read More

Voice Banking via Google Assistant Trial Launched by NatWest

  Technology is at its best when it is ubiquitous and unobtrusive. We want tech to be available wherever and whenever we need it but it should not be something that is hard to access. It must be simple to use. Today, most tech services… Read More

Como Audio (& Tivoli) Smart Speaker CEO + Founder Thomas DeVesto Launches Wefunder Campaign: Listen to the Music

Does the name Tivoli Audio sound familiar?  Thomas DeVesto, the CEO, Founder, and Designer of Tivoli Audio (acq. 2015) and Cambridge SoundWorks (acq. 2000), recently launched his newest company, Como Audio, which designs, manufactures, and sells smart speakers. After successfully Kickstarting this past March (973 backers pledged $268,142 and… Read More

“Sleeping Giant” Wakes: Google Building Comprehensive Crypto Block Explorer

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A software developer with a background in using multiple small computers to analyze the human genome is building a master blockchain surveillance tool for Google he hopes will show what their real use is, Forbes reports. According to Forbes, Google has so far been behind… Read More

Wirecard Announces Expansion of Collaboration With Google Pay in Europe

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced last week it is expanding its cooperation with Google Pay and is making its mobile payment app, boon, available for the wallet solution in Ireland, Spain, and the UK. Wirecard reported that the mobile app’s users… Read More

Google Receives Payment Institution Authorization From Ireland’s Central Bank

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has received payment institution authorization from Ireland’s Central Bank. According to Irish Times, the Central Bank granted authorization to Google Payment Ireland under the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulation. The company will now be allowed to issue and acquire payments across the European Union (EU)… Read More

Lithuania: London’s Status as the Financial Capital of the Old World is Less Relevant After Brexit

Lithuania wants to be the leading Fintech hub in Europe. Beginning in 2013, the small Baltic nation decided to take action and become one of the EU’s “hottest destinations for Fintech.” Mantas Katinas, MD of Invest Lithuania – the public entity leading the Fintech charge in… Read More

Google Receives Electronic Money Institution License from Bank of Lithuania

Last month, Google – or Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) was approved for an Electronic Money Institution license from the Bank of Lithuania. The license will enable Google to issue electronic money, handle electronic money wallets, perform remittances, payment transactions, provide cash deposit and withdrawal services, as well… Read More

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