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There are “Signs” an Even “More Significant” Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto Market Move Is on Horizon: Report

After six months of double digit returns for Bitcoin (BTC) investors, some traders might be wondering whether this is the beginning of another 2017-type cryptocurrency market rally, the Kraken team writes in a blog post. The digital assets firm pointed out that Ethereum (ETH) and… Read More

Australian Banking Challenger Judo Bank Shares Top Factors SMEs Need their Banking Service Providers to Deliver

Australia-based banking challenger Judo Bank has released an SME Banking Insights report for February 2021. The extensive report notes that the Australian small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment remains the “largest battleground for revenue, profit and growth.” The report adds that this particular segment is… Read More

Recent Digital Asset Inflows of $21M Reported by CoinShares were Lowest Since Oct 2020, BTC Flows Still Steady, ETH Most Popular on a Market Cap Basis

European digital asset manager CoinShares reports that the inflows of $21 million last week (from a March 29, 2021 report) were the lowest since October of last year. CoinShares added that flows into digital asset investments “remained positive last week (as reported on March 29)… Read More

Bitcoin and other Cryptos Must be Considered More Seriously Since Intrinsic Value of Fiat Currencies Is Being Questioned: Report

BNY Mellon (NYSE:BK), an American investment banking services holding company headquartered in New York City, notes that in the current environment, where the “intrinsic value of fiat currencies is increasingly being questioned,” it’s important to take into consideration the value of alternative currencies like Bitcoin… Read More

Open Banking in the US Is Popular with those Earning $250k+ and Younger Generations: Report

Open Banking adoption or usage in the US has been increasing due to a significant rise in customer demand and growing pressure or competition. This, according to a recent from the Financial Technology (FT) Partners. As noted in a report titled, Open Banking: Rearchitecting the… Read More

Islamic Banking Penetration Could Increase in Oman with Greater Use of Fintech to Serve Clients: Report

Fitch Ratings reports that the Islamic banking ecosystem in Oman is expected to continue growing during 2021-2022 after rather strong momentum last year. This, despite the COVID-19 outbreak and historically low oil prices, Fitch Ratings noted. Islamic financing in the MENA region country expanded by… Read More

Current Trends Indicate Bitcoin Volatility to Decline Over Time, so Implied BTC Allocations May Increase: Report

European digital asset manager CoinShares notes that as growing numbers of investors start taking Bitcoin (BTC) “more seriously,” it raises an important question: what would be an “appropriate” or ideal amount of Bitcoin in an investment portfolio? According to CoinShares research team, the “real answer”… Read More

In 2020 Fintechs Raised $44.4 Billion Venture Funding, A Record Amount Excluding Ant Group’s Big Raise in 2018: Research

In the midst of a global health crisis, Fintech appears to be one of the big winners, according to a recent research report. As outlined by Pitchbook, Fintechs raised $44.4 billion in venture funding across 2,581 deals during 2020. This is a year-over-year increase of … Read More

Global Real Estate Funding Slowed Down Significantly in Late 2020, but Brazil’s Loft Holdings Bags $425M

The global real estate fundraising activity weakened or slowed down significantly last year, according to a report from Pitchbook. Companies were, however, able to keep activity “steady” during H2 2020, but toward the end of the year, fund closings had “ground nearly to a halt,”… Read More

Bitcoin ETF: Pending US BTC Exchange Traded Fund Applications include WisdomTree, VanEck, NYDIG Asset Mgmt, Skybridge, First Trust 

The researchers at Bloqport have confirmed that only a month after launch, the first-ever Bitcoin ETF has reached $1 billion CAD in assets under management or AUM (as of March 20, 2021). Just one month after launch, the first ever #Bitcoin ETF has hit $1… Read More

Payoneer Research Reveals that Gig-Economy has “Bounced Back” Mainly due to Companies Hiring Freelance Workers

Payoneer Inc., the global payment and commerce-enabling platform, has published a blog post in which it argues that freelancing or the gig economy is “here to stay.” Kareen Friedman (from Payoneer), who focuses on the freelance and service providers sector, writes that it should be… Read More

Facebook with 2.8B Users and its Diem Initiative May Compete with Online Payment Platforms, but Bitcoin with $1T Market Cap Can’t be Ignored: Report

Researchers at Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB /NYSE: DB) have published an update, titled The Future of Payments in which they look into whether Bitcoin (BTC) may offer any value to the financial system. The bank’s research team points out that Bitcoin or BTC’s market capitalization… Read More

US Retail Sales, Excluding Automotive and Gasoline, Surged 4.6% YoY, Online Sales Up 54.7%, Mastercard Reports

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) reveals that February 2021 was yet another huge month for digital commerce, which increased 54.7% year-over-year (YOY). Mastercard pointed out that despite the “inclement weather” felt across many parts of the country this past month, US retail sales (excluding automotive and gasoline) surged… Read More

Indian Neobank Razorpay Provides Updates on Local and Global Digital Banking and Fintech Ecosystem

Indian neobank Razorpay points out that it seems like banks have been “around forever.” In India, for example, the history of banking “dates way back to 1750 BC,” the company reveals. It also mentions that we’ve traditionally or historically been dependent on banking institutions for… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs Reveal how they Launched Small Businesses During Pandemic, Supported by Digital Payments with PayPal

The Research and Insights team at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) notes that when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jennifer Vaughan started noticing a visible change in her business’s customer base. Usually, Jennifer’s “high-end” paper store, Mulberry Paper and More, had been appealing to professional artists. However, Jennifer… Read More

Regtech: Juniper Research Reveals that Safe Digital Onboarding will be Key Focus of Regulatory Tech

Juniper Research recently published a report titled, “The Role of Regtech in a Post-Pandemic World.” Juniper Research notes that during the past few years, the concept of Regtech or regulatory technology has taken on a lot of importance within the financial services sector and in… Read More

Bitcoin Price Surged 1,000% in Past Year, Ethereum Up Over 1600% Since Mar 2020 Crash, Stablecoins Flourishing: Report

Nate Maddrey and the Coin Metrics Team note that on March 12, 2020, amid the growing panic over the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, the Bitcoin (BTC) price had crashed from around $8,000 to below $4,000 during just a 24-hour timeframe. Predictably, the rest of… Read More

Accenture Report Reveals Most Banking Board Members Lack Technology Background to Manage Modern Financial Institutions

Although banking platforms have been upgrading their legacy technology stacks and making substantial investments into their digital transformation strategies, their boards of directors still don’t have the tech-related expertise needed to effectively manage modern financial institutions. A report from Accenture reveals that only 10% of… Read More

Assetz Capital Reveals that Women are Less Likely to Invest than Men, P2P Lender to “Challenge” Gender Investment Gap

Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, asks why there are only 20% of women investing via online platforms. As mentioned in a blog post by Assetz Capital, there’s a “misconception” that investing is suitable or appropriate for only a “certain type” of… Read More

Fintech Sector in India Projected to Grow by $100B by 2025, Expected to be Valued at $160B: Report

India’s Fintech industry is on track to reach a valuation of $150-$160 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The report, titled “India Fintech: A $100 Billion Opportunity,” pointed out that over the last 5 years, India-based Fintechs have acquired around $10 billion in… Read More

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