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US Regulators Warn that Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Pose Significant Financial Stability Risk

US Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell recently noted that cryptocurrencies pose significant risks to financial stability. Powell stated on Thursday (May 20, 2021) that greater regulation of crypto assets may be necessary. As reported by Reuters, the US Treasury Department cited concerns about wealthy people… Read More

Republican Congressman Reveals Investing in DogeCoin (DOGE) and Making Substantial Gains

Representative Mark Green, R-Tenn., recently became one of the first congressmen to profit on Dogecoin’s (DOGE) meteoric rise. Green reportedly made two purchases of DOGE of $1,000 and $15,000 each (as revealed in public disclosure forms). These digital asset investments added to Green’s extensive cryptocurrency… Read More

ACH Payments and Risk Management Fintech Certegy Is Offering White Label BNPL Product

Certegy, an established ACH payments and risk management firm, reveals that it has expanded its Buy Now, Pay Later solution with the introduction of a white label BNPL product. Certegy customers are able to access new APIs and developer tools in order to launch their… Read More

Fintech Plaid Partners with Payments Firm Square to Help US Merchants Handle ACH Debits without Holding Sensitive Bank Details

For many digital commerce platforms, ACH payments debited directly from customer bank accounts offer a more affordable and accessible alternative to traditional credit cards. Although cards may expire and can also go missing, account and routing numbers for ACH payments tend to be more permanent,… Read More

Over 4.5M Unique Bitcoin Addresses Associated with 72K+ Iranian IP Addresses, CipherTrace Sanctions Research Reveals

Sanctions research from blockchain security firm CipherTrace reveals that over 72,000 “unique” Iranian IP addresses have been linked to over 4.5 million “unique” Bitcoin (BTC) addresses. CipherTrace notes that since monitoring sanctions-related IP usage across the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain network, they’ve been able to identify… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Marketplace Compass Mining Now a Member of Texas Blockchain Council

Compass Mining, which claims to be the world’s first online marketplace for Bitcoin mining hardware and hosting, recently confirmed that it’s now a member of the Texas Blockchain Council (TBC). TBC was established in November of last year with the stated goal of expanding the… Read More

Billtrust, a B2B Accounts Receivable Automation Service Provider, Upgrades Payments Network

Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable automation and integrated payments provider, has released the next major version of its Business Payments Network 4.0 (BPN). The latest version was unveiled during the Billtrust Summit 2021 event. BPN 4.0 now provides support for the bi-directional exchange… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Blackhawk Network Appoints Cory Gaines as Chief Product Officer

Blackhawk Network, a global payments provider, has confirmed that product management and payments executive, Cory Gaines, will now be serving as the company’s its Chief Product Officer. Gaines will be expected to lead Blackhawk’s growth and development efforts  in payments products, which includes globalizing the… Read More

Payments Fintech DailyPay, which Provides On-Demand Pay Solutions to Firms, Secures $500M in Capital

DailyPay, the provider of on-demand pay solutions for enterprises, has acquired $500 million in capital. DailyPay has completed a $175 million Series D equity round that was led by Carrick Capital Partners along with contributions from existing investors. DailyPay has also secured $325 million of… Read More

42% of Americans Believe Cryptocurrencies will Eventually Replace Fiat Currencies: Survey

Bitcoin prices have come tumbling down after Tesla’s Elon Musk announced his decision to stop taking BTC payments for Tesla purchases due to environmental issues. Piplsay Research has delved into people’s opinions about digital currencies, especially given the rising levels of investment and “ever-increasing buzz”… Read More

AI enhanced Investment Management Provider Vise Secures $65M via Series C led by Ribbit Capital, Sequoia Capital

Vise, an AI-enhanced investment management platform, has secured $65 million in capital through a Series C round that was led by Ribbit Capital and also saw participation from  Sequoia Capital. Established in 2016, Vise leverages artificial intelligence to assist financial advisors in preparing highly personalized… Read More

Australia’s Stake, a Commission Free Brokerage App, Secures $30M from Tiger Global, DST Global

Australia’s commission-free brokerage app Stake has acquired $30 million in capital from Tiger Global and partners of DST Global in order to support the firm’s expansion into European markets. Stake provides retail investors with access to over 4,400 US stocks and exchange-traded-fund (ETFs), along with… Read More

Regtech SmartSearch Launches Product to Help Non-Regulated Markets Do KYC, ID Verification for UK Residents, International Clients

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) solution provider, has reportedly entered the non-regulated market with the launch of a product that’s a part of its business growth strategy. The Ilkley, West Yorkshire-based Regtech firm reports that it recorded its most successful year to date in 2020…. Read More

Mike Cagney from Figure Technologies Says their Blockchain Enabled Provenance Platform can Open Up Universe of Security Tokens

Figure Securities, a division of the digital lending service provider Figure Technologies, has reportedly acquired approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to serve as a broker-dealer and also operate as an SEC-registered Alternative Trading System for digital securities that are custodied on… Read More

FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams Calls on US Regulators to Support Financial Innovation including Digital Assets

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), which is one of two agencies that offers deposit insurance to depositors in US depository institutions (the other being the National Credit Union Administration, which regulates and insures credit unions based in the US), will reportedly be asking for details… Read More

Blockchain Analytics Firm Elliptic Reveals it Followed Bitcoin Ransomware Paid by Colonial Pipeline

The team at blockchain analytics firm Elliptic revealed recently that they followed the Bitcoin (BTC) ransoms paid by Colonial Pipeline and other DarkSide ransomware victims. Dr. Tom Robinson, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Elliptic, regularly discusses crypto forensics, investigations, compliance, and sanctions. Elliptic clients are… Read More

Fintech Wealthfront Appoints Entrepreneur Jaleh Bisharat to its Board of Directors

California-based Fintech company Wealthfront revealed on Wednesday (May 12, 2021) that marketing executive and entrepreneur Jaleh Bisharat has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. According to a release shared with CI, Bisharat has over 30 years of experience working as a marketing executive at major… Read More

Fintech Assets Experiencing Increased Demand as Big Data, AI, Data Analytics, Automation “Aggressively Disrupt” Sector: Report

As the world economy continued to rebound during the first quarter of 2021 (after the COVID-19 induced lockdowns across the globe), so too did international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, according to a new report released by Pitchbook. Wylie Fernyhough, Senior Analyst, PE Lead, Pitchbook,… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Remains Steady at $25.5 Million, As Security Token Space Continues to Grow in 2021: Report

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which offers the latest insights on the global security tokens space, has published the April 2021 edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate report. Security Token Market (stomarket.com) hosts live-trading data from 33 major security tokens across… Read More

Private Securities Marketplace Forge Global Receives FINRA Approval to Operate as Single Broker Dealer

Forge Global, a multinational private securities marketplace, has revealed that it has acquired the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) approval to offer services as a single broker dealer with SharesPost after a merger last year. Forge Global has also finalized an oversubscribed investment round of… Read More

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