FinTech

Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. FinTech companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disrupting incumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software.

Bitcoin Could Get Fresh Boost from U.S.’s Biggest Proprietary Traders
April 6th, 2015

A recently published report on the Wall Street Journal claims that some major US’s proprietary trading and investment giants are showing signs of interest in getting their feet soaked in Bitcoin, a move that is already predicted to change drastically the digital currency.

UBS to Investigate Blockchain Technology in New Research Lab in London
April 2nd, 2015

Swiss banking giant announced today that it plans to investigate blockchain technology in new London innovation lab.

Blockchain Startups Blocktrace, Safello and Atlas Card to Join Barclays Accelerator
March 24th, 2015

Three bitcoin startups were selected for the Barclays Accelerator mentorship program in the London Escalator.

‘Sorry Facebook’: Square Launches $Cashtags, Clickable Payments for Businesses
March 24th, 2015

Square is opening its new service which enables businesses to receive payments from customers and fans for a 1.5% fee per transaction.

Transact 15 Conference: BitPay to Join Payment Giants Like Visa, PayPal and Chase
March 20th, 2015

BitPay will take part in the Transact conference which is to be held from March 31st to April 2nd at the Monscone Center in San Francisco.

Only 6% of iPhone 6 Owners in U.S. Have Used Apple Pay in Stores
March 20th, 2015

6 percent of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have used Apple Pay to make a touchless transaction, while 85 percent haven’t even tried the service, according to the report by market research firm InfoScout.

Facebook Inc Introduces Free Friend-to-Friend Payments Through Messages
March 17th, 2015

Facebook Inc. is trying to get in the game of online payment systems like PayPal or Venmo by introducing a free friend-to-friend service of its own, the company announced today.

Exchange Bitcoin.de Connects Directly to Fidor Bank Customers
February 24th, 2015

Now, FIDOR clients are able to conduct a Bitcoin trade on Bitcoin.de within a few seconds.

Carl Icahn Values Apple Inc. at More Than $1 Trillion, Your Turn, Bitcoin
February 12th, 2015

Major Apple Inc shareholder Carl Icahn said the iPhone maker’s stock should be trading at $216, far above its record high of $124.92 hit on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Is Bitcoin going to struggle for supremacy?

SWIFT Business Forum to Focus on Threats Bitcoin Poses to the Financial Industry
February 11th, 2015

The Business Forum 2015, which will be held by SWIFT in March, will address key challenges of using bitcoin in the banking system.

PayPal’s TechXploration Promotes O’Reilly Radar Summit ‘Bitcoin & the Blockchain’
January 22nd, 2015

Bitcoin’s drawbacks and advantages were discussed during Paypal’s TechXploration speaker series in Town Hall auditorium, San Jose (CA).

Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin, Joins Elite 10 Companies
December 12th, 2014

Microsoft is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment option to buy apps, games, and other products for Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox. Check the Coinspeaker’s list of 10 other large websites now accepting bitcoin, along with each company’s Alexa Global Rank, indicating their Web traffic ranking.

Aussie Bitcoin Firm CoinJar is Relocating its Headquarters to the UK
December 1st, 2014

CoinJar is moving its headquarters to the UK to take advantage of a more favourable regulatory regime.