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JPMorgan: Fintech, Not BTC, Is the True Coronavirus Hero

Bitcoin has been doing extremely well for the past nine months. The currency really came to fruition during the initial time of the coronavirus pandemic, and it has been on a serious roll ever since, recently striking a new high of roughly $56,000 per unit. However, despite all the glitz and glam the currency has been attaining, financial giant JPMorgan believes that it’s fintech and not bitcoin or crypto that has garnered true recognition during the time of COVID....

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Broadridge Adds Cryptos and Exchange-Traded Derivatives to Its Portfolio

Photo: Broadridge / LinkedInBroadridge Financial Solutions, a United States-based corporate services company said on Tuesday they are ready to add cryptocurrencies and exchange-traded derivatives capabilities to their offerings. With the acquisition of Shadow Financial Systems, Inc., this service provider that is a famous supplier for public companies that provides them with proxy statements, annual reports and shareholder communications solutions, such as virtual annual meetings – is...

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RSE Security Token: Interview mit den Machern der AI-Plattform

ISE Wealth Technologies GmbH Teamfoto RISE Wealth Technologies ist ein FinTech-Start-up mit Sitz in Grünwald bei München. RISE Wealth Tech baut eine Software für die Implementierung von Handelsstrategien auf der Basis von Maschinellem Lernen (ML) und Künstlicher Intelligenz (AI). Soeben gab RISE Wealth Technologies den Fahrplan für das bevorstehende Security Token Offering (STO) bekannt. Eine ideale Gelegenheit für ein Interview mit...

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Online Challenger Bank ‘Bunq’ Has Now Expanded Throughout the EU

Bunq, a fintech startup mobile bank that provides accounts and other financial services, will be spreading its services to another 22 regions, pushing the number of countries it operates in, all the way to 30. The company, based in Amsterdam, will also be supporting both Apple Pay and Google Pay for all of its customers with Travel Cards in certain countries including Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, Ireland, and the Netherlands.The Bunq company, which already operates in the above countries,...

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Tencent Acquires Almost a Third of Computer Games Developer Funcom

Chinese social media and gaming company Tencent Holding Ltd. took a 29% stake in computer games maker Funcom.With this step, Tencent became Funcom’s largest shareholder and the shares it bought were from KGJ Capital AS.Funcom went through its most profitable year in history and had signed an exclusive partnership with Legendary Entertainment to create a minimum of three Dune games for PC and consoles.Funcom CEO, Rui Casais said:“We are very pleased to see Tencent come in as the largest...

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Ripple Makes Inroads into Europe by Making Yet Another Acquisition

Ripple Labs Inc, the owners, and developers of XRP, has just acquired Algrim, a crypto trading firm which has quite a bit of talent despite its small number of human resources.The six-person cryptocurrency firm which has been around for about a decade gives Ripple Labs a foothold in the crypto-friendly country of Iceland which though smaller than 500,000 people (around 340,000) has been at the center of the crypto space for many reasons one of them being access to cheap electricity.With its...

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Chinese Fintech Stock is Rising in Anticipation of PBoC’s Digital Currency

While Facebook is trying to do everything it possibly can to ensure proper regulatory approval before the Libra is launched next year, China’s own digital currency is much closer to its launch. The anticipation for the Chinese digital currency has now had some measurable effect on fintech companies in the country as their stocks seem to be swelling impressively.According to a Reuters report, the China Securities Index Co. (CSI) fintech theme index – an index that follows the major financial...

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SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce Believes Digital Assets Could Be the ‘Money of Internet’

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also popular as ‘crypto mom’ for her crypto-friendly news, once again spoke in favor of digital assets during the recent cryptocurrency compliance Dacom summit in New York hosted by Solidus Labs today. Peirce spoke in details about SEC’s views on digital currencies saying that regulators are currently active extremely ‘paternalistic’. Besides, she also had an extensive discussion on different measures the agency can take to improve regulations.She stated that...

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SoFi Introduces Crypto Trading for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin

California based financial company SoFi announced it added crypto trading to its fast-growing SoFi Invest platform and that the live trading will begin on next Tuesday. Among the first cryptocurrencies that will be added for trade on SoFi Invest platform are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC).As per the announcement, the idea came as a reaction to demand from its network that has more than 800,000 members. Beginning next week, SoFi Invest will become the first platform that...

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Fidel Payment API Provider Has Raised $18M to Let Developers Build ‘Card-linked’ Apps

Fidel, a fintech startup based in the United Kingdom – which provides developers with a functional application programming interface (API) for building new offers on networks belonging to major card companies – has just successfully pulled in $18 million in its recently concluded Series A funding round.The funding round was led by two venture capital firms based in the U.S., QED Investors and Nyca Partners. Other participants include 500 Startups, Horizons Ventures, Commerce VC, Citi...

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