Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Can FCA’s Binance ban be the beginning of a clampdown on crypto exchanges?

Binance, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, has been banned from operating in the UK. This might be a sign that regulatory bodies will now put cryptocurrency exchanges under their microscope.

BlockFi bags $350m in Series D funding round at $3bn valuation

Cryptocurrency financial services provider BlockFi Inc. raised $350m taking its valuation to more than $3bn.

Bluezelle closes $1m funding, months after ICO close

Singapore-based Bluzelle has closed a $1m investment round from Chinese blockchain platform NEO Global Capital.

Mastercard, Verizon team to introduce 5G to payments market

Mastercard and Verizon Business have entered a strategic partnership aimed at bringing ‘transformational solutions’ to the global payments and commerce industry.

US regulatory trio announce plans to establish crypto asset roadmap

Three key regulatory bodies in the US have revealed they are putting together a roadmap to provide greater clarity on a number of areas related to crypto assets.

Fractal brings in seed funding to make ICOs compliant

Fractal, a Berlin, Germany-based blockchain technology looking to make ICOs compliant, has raised seed funding.

Blockchain.com hits $5.2bn valuation after second funding round of 2021

Cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain.com has hit a $5.2bn valuation after closing its Series C on $300m.

NYDIG closes a $100m investment round

NYDIG, a developer of investment solutions for bitcoin, has closed a $100m investment.

Switzerland’s financial regulator is more worried about the “dark corner” of cryptocurrencies than about...

Many legal stakeholders have worried about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency project. However, it is not a Swiss watchdog’s biggest concern.

Bitpanda scores an undisclosed funding round as it looks to enter new markets

Bitpanda, an online trading platform for cryptocurrencies, has scored an undisclosed funding round from Speedinvest.

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Plan A

Plan A teams with Visa to decarbonise businesses globally

Visa will team with Plan A to offer its Sustainability platform as a part of its FinTech Partner Connect programme to Visa’s issuer network.
The role of digital investing in the cost-of-living crisis

The role of digital investing in the cost-of-living crisis

As the cost-of-living crisis takes hold of the world, there are bound to be a number of challenges the financial market will need to brace for. One of the ways firms are looking to prepare for the challenge is through technology. 
InsurTech Stubben Edge acquires Insurercore

InsurTech Stubben Edge acquires Insurercore

Stubben Edge Group has acquired Insurercore, a tech enabled distribution platform headquartered in London.
NatWest

NatWest appoints Google veteran to direct innovation

Financial giant NatWest has named David Grunwald, a former Google executive, as the company’s first-ever director of innovation and partnerships.
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Simply Business teams up with Appalachian Underwriters to offer general liability solutions

Simply Business, a Boston-based digital insurance company, has partnered with Appalachian Underwriters (AUI) to offer general liability solutions.

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