Tag: fintech

Jan 22 2021

Banque de France Successfully Completes First CBDC Transactions

Jan 22 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  cbdc euro finance fintech

Banque de France (the French central bank) has announced the successful testing of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) in collaboration with multiple financial and tech groups. The experiment was considered to be successful on December 17th of 2020 but wasn’t announced until January 19th of this year via a press release. It was completed [...] The post Banque de France Successfully Completes...

Jan 15 2021

Fixing Crypto’s Silos

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  fintech interoperability opinion people

Our fragmented status quo - thousands of tokens, hundreds of dapps - will not work indefinitely without interoperability.

Fintech’s Hottest Trends in 2021? Privacy, Control, & Customization

With concerns over centralized power in big tech, fintech users are entering the year on a precarious note.

Gemini Announces Credit Card with 3% Cashback Crypto Rewards

Jan 15 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  credit card fintech gemini

Tyler Winklevoss, Gemini Co-Founder & CEO, shared the news his company has a new way to invest in crypto via an official announcement made on January 14th. The cryptocurrency exchange has announced a new line of products with its own fiat credit card, which will allow holders to gain rewards in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. [...] The post Gemini Announces Credit Card with...

Jan 12 2021

NYDIG Taps Fintech Firm Moven to Bring Bitcoin to Your Bank

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banking business fintech moven nydig

“If PayPal and Square can do it, then community banks should be able to do it too,” said Moven founder Brett King.

Phemex to Launch High Interest Savings Accounts with “Earn Crypto” Program

Jan 12 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  fintech phemex

The cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Phemex is set to launch its new program on January 18th, which will allow users to generate passive income in two new ways with no risk. The Singapore-based exchange has quickly raised in popularity, establishing itself as one of the dominant players in the crypto ecosystem since its foundation in 2019. [...] The post Phemex to Launch High Interest...

Jan 08 2021

Instimatch & Algorand Join Forces to Disrupt Regulated Payments Industry

Jan 08 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  algorand fintech

Algorand announced that Instimatch will be leveraging its network across different services to improve and create new blockchain-powered solutions. It is expected that the collaboration between both companies will boost both of their platforms to expand while also keeping their competitive edge in the financial services industry. Algorand and Instimatch Working Together Instimatch, the fintech [...] The post Instimatch & Algorand Join Forces...

Dec 28 2020

Charting Asia’s Dominant FinTech Frontier

Dec 28 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  asia cbdcs fintech opinion people

Asia looks poised to continue its trajectory towards digital dominance, says the co-founder of Zilliqa.

Dec 24 2020

Startup Secret Santa: How Startups Met Their Mentors?

Startup Secret Santa, an event of a new format, connected 19 startups and 19 mentors from Fintech and Blockchain domains on Dec 9th and 10th. All startups were asked to share their “Christmas wish” in the event onboarding form and our team was putting all efforts to make those wishes come true with our participating […] The post Startup Secret Santa: How...

Dec 19 2020

Newly Proposed Crypto Regulations “Unlikely” To Hamper Coming Bull Run

For the last few weeks, the blockchain community had been waiting for the new regulations that were rumored to be proposed imminently. There were widespread speculations about their nature and effect on blockchain's future. A lot of worse case ideas were being heard, including those hinting at an end to private custody or sort of a blanket wallet ban. They were finally proposed...

Dec 15 2020

On Fintech Regulation & CBDCs: a Chat with Bermuda’s Chief Fintech Advisor

Denis Pitcher speaks on Bermuda's attitude toward fintech, crypto, CBDCs, and more.

OCC Economist Cites Benefits of Issuing Bank Charters to Stablecoin Providers

Dec 15 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banks fintech news occ stablecoins

The OCC's head economist said in a paper that chartering stablecoin providers would offer benefits to consumers, as well as to the firms themselves.

Dec 11 2020

Exchase.io: The Future of All-in-One Fintech Services

Exchase (Exchase OÜ) announced that it plans to build an all-in-one fintech solution that will bring the most popular fintech services and technologies under one umbrella. The Estonian based fintech company has been operating a cryptocurrency exchange, but now seeks to bring on board margin trading, token listing, crypto games, money transfer, binary options, social […] The post...

Dec 10 2020

Can Fintech Regulations Be Positive?

Many see regulations as an impediment to innovation and success. This view is pervasive in the decentralized crypto ecosystem. There are those, however, who maintain a different point of view. An article posted by Entrepreneur posits that fintech regulations can be a good thing and bring about innovation in the industry. The article...

Dec 07 2020

SFF x SWITCH 2020 Kicks Off with a Live Global Audience

[Singapore, 6 December 2020] The second edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SFF x SWITCH) kicks off tomorrow, providing an avenue for the global FinTech, innovation and business communities around the world to connect, collaborate and network. Running from 7 to 11 December 2020,...

Indonesia’s Booming Startup Scene Poised for Further Growth: Report

The country is now home to at least 322 fintech companies across a number of different subsectors.

Dec 03 2020

Visa Embraces USDC as U.S. Congressional Officials Take Aim at Stablecoins

Dec 03 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ethereum finance fintech stablecoin usdc

U.S. card payments giant Visa is among the most influential and far-reaching companies in the world. Circle's USDC is among the most popular stablecoin projects in Ethereum's booming decentralized finance ecosystem. Take note, then, because the two entities are partnering up to bring USDC payments into Visa's sprawling network of +60 million merchants. Announced Wednesday, [...] The post Visa Embraces USDC as U.S....

The Beginning of the End of Cash? 2020 in Fintech Trends

2020 brought an increase in cyberattacks, contactless payments, and more to the fintech industry.

Nov 25 2020

How Can Tech Companies Connect with Clients in a Post-COVID World?

Four marketing experts discussed the "new norm" at the Finance Magnates Virtua Summit on November 18th.

Nov 18 2020

Crypto-Friendly OCC Chief Hints At More Crypto Banks Coming Soon

As the cryptocurrency market marches ahead for the next bull run, the buzz for crypto banks is on the rise. In his recent interview with Forbes, Brian Books, the acting chief of the Office of the Comptroller of the...

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