Tagged: Research Report

Steady Fintech Investments in MENA Region Now Fueling Growth of Digital Economy: Report

Fintech investments are fueling growth in the MENA region’s digital economy as consumers increasingly begin to conduct cashless transactions, following the Coronavirus outbreak. The region’s financial technology space is also benefitting from updated regulatory guidelines that may be more conducive for growth, according to consultancy… Read More

Crypto Survey Reveals that 67% of Singapore Investors who Own Personal Investment Products Now Hold Digital Assets

The team at digital asset firm Gemini has released their Singapore market report, which reveals that the COVID-19 crisis led to two-thirds of investors in the Southeast Asian country to increase their cryptocurrency holdings. As noted by Gemini: “Today (August 14, 2021), we are excited… Read More

Robo.cash Survey Reveals that Nearly 80% of European Investors Now Use Digital Tools to Track Spending

Nearly 80% of European investors now use digital tools to keep track of their expenses, according to an update from Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash. Robo.cash notes in a blog post that 78.9% of investors have been monitoring their spending or transactions via an app or… Read More

Biometric Authentication, Contactless Payments, Digital Commerce Adoption Continues to Rise in Post COVID Environment: Report

Juniper Research recently published a whitepaper titled, “Cash is No Longer King: How Contactless Payments are Becoming the Norm.” The paper from Juniper Research notes that bricks-and-mortar retailers are now “under pressure” to provide increasingly “frictionless” shopping experiences. Consumers have started expecting quick, secured, and… Read More

Over 18,000 ETH Burned Since EIP-1559 Went Live on Ethereum MainNet: Report

The latest report from EthHub, the “essential” resource for Ethereum information, curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar), notes that Ethereum Improvement Proposal or EIP-1559 is now live on the Ethereum (ETH) network. Since the major upgrade went live this past week, the… Read More

Lightning Protocol Mitigates Bitcoin Network’s Deficiencies as High-Cost, Slow Settlement System like Visa does for Fed Reserve: Report

Bitcoin’s (BTC) usage growth during the last 10 years has been “strong” and “steady,” and on this journey, from its “humble” beginnings, the flagship crypto has progressed through various phases of “differing usage,” according to a new report from CoinShares. Starting as a “worthless geeky… Read More

Private Debt Fundraising Remains Steady in H1 2021, Private Capital Market in Europe Growing: Report

The researchers and analysts at Pitchbook have released updated reports this month covering the global private debt market and the European private capital market. Following a “resilient” 2020, private debt fundraising has remained on a “steady course” during H1 2021, the update from PitchBook reveals… Read More

Ethereum based NFTs Axie Infinity, NFT Bots, Mirror Making Considerable Impact on Blockchain Space: Report

Spencer Noon, an investor in Variant, a first-check cryptocurrency venture capital fund, has released their latest Network report, which covers Axie Infinity, NFT Bots, and Mirror. Spencer Noon notes in their weekly update that Axie Infinity has “steadily” seen about 25,000 daily users “with on-chain transactions”… Read More

Employer Payments Platform Branch Shares Latest Updates on Financial Status of Hourly Wage Earners

Branch, which assists businesses with streamlining payments to empower working US residents, has shared findings from its third annual Branch Report, which has examined the financial, work, and lifestyle interests of today’s hourly workers. As noted in an update shared with CI: “In surveying over… Read More

DeFi Report from ConsenSys: 2.91M Unique Ethereum Addresses Using Decentralized Finance Protocols in Q2 2021, a 65% Growth from Q1

The team at Brooklyn, New York based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio, has published its latest report on the Current State of DeFi. The report from ConsenSys provides a detailed analysis of Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem and its ongoing growth during Q2 2021…. Read More

LendingClub Financial Health Officer Anuk Nayar Reports that No US Region Is Immune to Falling into Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), the parent firm of LendingClub Bank, the leading digital marketplace bank in the US, has shared key findings from its second Reality Check: Paycheck-To-Paycheck research series. The first report revealed that most US residents (54%) are living paycheck-to-paycheck; this second August… Read More

Banking, Fintech Report Highlights UK’s Fast-Growing Financial Tech Space, while Challenges Include Centralized Cloud Providers

Payments specialist Banking Circle notes in a recent update on the payments, banking and Fintech space that there have been record-level investments in the UK’s vibrant Fintech sector, with $5.7 billion of VC invested across 317 deals so far in 2021. Banking Circle‘s CIO, Michel… Read More

Neobanks are Making Inroads in the United Arab Emirates with Fintech Adoption Rising in MENA: Report

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranked first among the Arab nations in FinxAr. As covered, the Arab Monetary Fund introduced the Index of Modern Financial Technologies in the Arab countries (called the FinxAr). The index aims to provide insights on the ongoing developments in the… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Releases Report on Benefits of Centralized Finance Platforms Amid DeFi Boom

The team at digital assets firm Kraken has revealed that cryptocurrency savings accounts are quickly becoming an “attractive option over traditional savings accounts.” As interest rates continue to decline – sometimes going negative at European banks and other jurisdictions – consumers are increasingly looking for… Read More

Continuous Monitoring Gives Crypto Compliance Teams “Peace of Mind” According to Chainalsysis Report

Compliant crypto firms realize or know what it takes to keep their platforms safe: They have to carry out KYC checks on clients, monitor transactions for counterparty risk, and submit suspicious activity reports or SARs when they see suspicious activity, Chainalysis notes in a blog… Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Survey Reveals Growing Number of Institutions Plan to Gain Exposure to Crypto-Assets

Seven in 10 institutional investors are now expecting to purchase or invest in digital assets in the future, and over 90% of those interested in these financial instruments expect to have an allocation in their institution’s or clients’ portfolios “within the next five years.” This,… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Economics Improve in BTC Terms, but Weaken in USD Terms, Hashrate Might have Bottomed: Report

The team at BitOoda, a global digital asset financial technology & services platform providing next-gen risk management solutions, best-execution brokerage & expert market analysis, has released their Weekly Hash Report, dated July, 19 2021. As noted in the report from BitOoda, hashrate or the amount of… Read More

Visa Reports Strong Cashless Payments Adoption in Southeast Asia along with Rise in Online Shopping Post COVID

Visa (NYSE:V) notes in a comprehensive report that the past year and a half has been quite challenging for many individuals and businesses, with the global COVID-19 pandemic “vastly changing the way we live, work and shop.” Visa has released a detailed report in which… Read More

Digital Identity Verification Can be Improved by Adopting Consumer-Centric, Layered Approach: Trulioo Report

A new industry report, published by Trulioo, the global identity verification firm, and One World Identity, looks at the “nuances” of digital identity verification. As noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “In particular, it explores how adopting a consumer-centric and layered approach to… Read More

Ethereum Gas Prices Decrease Significantly, Active ETH Addresses Now Also Less than Active BTC Addresses: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics note that Ethereum (ETH) gas prices have dropped down to their lowest levels since March, of last year. Although a few months back, average gas price consistently reached 150-200 GWEI, the average gas price has now… Read More

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