Tagged: open finance

Middle East Fintech Firms to Operate Under New Guidelines from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has provided an updated set of regulatory guidelines that are meant to serve as a framework to support the operations of Fintech companies. Many of these startups offer third-party services to clients of… Read More

Canadian Shell Company Valdy to Acquire All Outstanding Securities of INX Limited

According to a release by Valdy (TSXV:VALDY), the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding securities of INX Limited. Upon completion, INX will effectively become a publicly listed company. Valdy is a shell company based in Vancouver, Canada.  Valdy was incorporated… Read More

Bitcoin Dominated Crypto Markets May Provide Better Alternative than Outdated Legacy Financial System: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet service, block explorer, and trading platform notes that Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (the Russian revolutionary who founded the Soviet Union) had said that there are “decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Blockchain.com writes… Read More

Flash Loans Worth $2B Processed via Leading DeFi Platform Aave (AAVE) in 2020, Potential for More Growth but Major Risks Involved

Aave (AAVE), an open-source and non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets, handled $2 billion in flash loans in 2020. Aave is basically a borrowing and lending platform that supports flash loans, which are “rapidly executed loans borrowed that are paid back… Read More

Digital Transformation Consultant Says Surge in Open Banking Interest May Help Insurtech Industry

Andrew King, Head of Synechron, a digital transformation consulting firm for financial services, notes that the exponential growth in digital transactions and data, along with regulatory developments, is changing the way companies are conducting business. King pointed out in an Op-Ed published by Insurance Business… Read More

Fintech Plaid Is Reportedly Working on Products for Consumers Who’re Not “Traditionally Engaged” with Financial Ecosystem

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Plaid, which is having to deal with a suit in federal court (filed by US Dept of Justice) pertaining to Visa’s (NYSE:V) pending $5.3 billion acquisition of the firm, enables financial technology providers like Chime, Robinhood, and Venmo to gain access to banking data. The… Read More

Coinbase CEO Expresses Concerns About Potential New Regulations for Self-Hosted Crypto Wallets

Brian Armstrong, Co-founder and CEO at Coinbase, the leading US-based digital asset exchange, notes that this past week, the company heard rumors that the U.S. Treasury and Secretary Mnuchin had been planning to “rush out” some new regulations for self-hosted cryptocurrency wallets  – which would… Read More

UK Fintechs Can Establish Stronger Market Presence if they Adopt Better Open Banking Policies, According to Ian Liddell-Grainger

Ian Liddell-Grainger, who’s Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Open Banking and Payments in the UK, notes that Britain’s financial technology industry has been expanding rapidly with emerging Fintechs such as Monzo, Starling, Revolut and TransferWise. Ian points out that these companies are turning… Read More

Chainlink’s Decentralized Oracles to Support Privacy-preserving Blockchain based Apps Implemented on Oasis Network

The Oasis Foundation, which supports the development of the Oasis Network and its ecosystem, has revealed that it will be integrating with Chainlink’s (LINK) “decentralized” oracles, in order to provide support for decentralized finance (DeFi) apps. The integration will also support privacy-oriented blockchain dApps implemented… Read More

Open Banking: European Countries Need to “Harmonize” their Approach to Open Finance, Andréa Toucinho from Partelya Consulting Suggests

Andréa Toucinho, the Director of Studies, Prospective and Training of Partelya Consulting and Country Ambassador for France of European Women Payments Network (EWPN), notes that it’s necessary to develop a European vision or roadmap for adopting Open Banking and Open Finance platforms. She suggests that… Read More

“Completely Immutable” Smart Contracts Introduced by Tornado.Cash, a Potentially Risky and Experimental “Anoynmization” Protocol

  Ethereum-based anonymization protocol, Tornado.cash, has introduced “completely immutable”smart contracts, which developers claim will make the protocol “unstoppable.” Although the initiative’s developers boldly claim that Tornado.cash is committed to supporting  immutability and the “code is law” principle, Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem developers and community members have… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol Compound Users May Lend and Borrow Stablecoin Tether (USDT) Following Community Voting

Users of Compound, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending solution, are now able to issue loans and borrow Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin, following a recent poll of the protocol’s governance token holders. There were 797,981.28 votes that were cast in support of the proposal to… Read More

DeFi: Compound, an Ethereum-based Lending Protocol, to Decentralize Governance Process by Transferring Control to Native COMP Token Holders

The developers of Compound, a leading Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) solution, will be decentralizing the governance process of the lending protocol. This will be achieved by launching a token-based governance model. The Compound team had announced plans to use a governance token back in February… Read More

Digital Asset Trading Platforms in Chicago Establish Decentralized Finance Alliance to Work Closely on Open Finance Projects

A group of Chicago-headquartered digital asset trading platforms are planning to work cooperatively, in order to connect more closely with Open Finance, or decentralized finance (DeFi) initiatives. Volt Capital, Jump Trading, CMT Trading and DRW Trading have established the Chicago DeFi Alliance (CDA). As noted… Read More

Open Banking Is Promoting Fintech Adoption and Digital Transformation: Report

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), an established multinational firm focused on offering financial services technology platforms, has released a whitepaper highlighting how financial institutions that employ a strategic approach to open banking can promote competitive differentiation, improved client experiences and faster growth. Financial institutions have to… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues “Call for Input” on “Open Finance”

We have all heard about Open Banking, a mandate to require proactive API access to financial services while migrating control of all data and access back to consumers, now we have a movement for “Open Finance.” According to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Open Finance… Read More

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