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White House National Economic Council Publishes a Framework for Fintech
January 16th, 2017

The whilepaper underlines the importance of further advancement and development of the fintech to serve multiple political and financial goals.

Worldpay Founder Nick Ogden to Launch ClearBank, a Fintech-Focused Bank
January 13th, 2017

Former chief executive of Worldpay gets approval from UK regulators to launch a new bank that will provide financial services for fintech businesses worldwide.

Fifth Third Bank Now Accepts All Mobile Payments
January 13th, 2017

The bank estimates the growing number of mobile payments and becomes one of the first ones to offer all five mobile payment options.

‘Make-or-Break Year’: Deloitte Launches Blockchain Lab in New York
January 12th, 2017

Deloitte is opening its second blockchain lab to focus on providing blockchain-powered solutions for its clients in the financial sector.

IBM Watson Health and FDA to Use Blockchain for Secure Exchange of Healthcare Data
January 12th, 2017

The companies have entered a two-year agreement aimed at the development of secure blockchain-based ways to exchange health data.

Bitcoin Startup Paxful Launches Bitcoin-Based Affiliate Contest, Gives Away 10 Bitcoins
January 11th, 2017

The contest that will last for a month is expected to promote bitcoin as a business opportunity.

Bitcoin Price Falls 10% as China’s Central Bank Starts Investigation of Exchanges
January 11th, 2017

China’s central bank unveiled plans to more closely inspect operations of digital currency exchanges in an effort to curb the yuan’s outflow.

‘Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Decision Is Expected by March 11, But Approval Likelihood Is Very Low,’ Say Analysts
January 11th, 2017

The analysts underlined that there is no particular reason for the SEC disapproval, it is just a mixture of fear, uncertainty and doubt that can make the approval process difficult.

Samsung Pay Website Seemingly Confirms Samsung Pay Mini App and Voice Assistant ‘Bixby’
January 10th, 2017

Electronics giant might soon launch a mini version of its mobile payment system and an upcoming artificial intelligence voice assistant Bixby.

Bitcoin is Declining as Chinese Government Decides to Crack Down on Bitcoin Exchanges
January 10th, 2017

Bitcoin price demonstrated a sharp drop on Friday after the central bank of China warned users of the threats associated with the investment in digital currency.

Scotland’s University of Strathclyde Launches First Fintech Course in UK
January 10th, 2017

With fintech quickly gaining traction around the world, the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is planning to launch the first fintech degree in the UK.

DTCC Wants to Rebuild $11 Trillion Worth of Credit Default Swaps with Blockchain
January 9th, 2017

Post-trade financial services company has announced it will soon start developing new blockchain-based platform for processing credit default swaps.

China Looks to Stem Outflows as Authorities Zero In On Bitcoin
January 9th, 2017

The Chinese government seriously intends to keep its money at home.