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.

‘Reinventing Finance’: Barclays and Safello Team Up to Trial Bitcoin Technology
June 22nd, 2015

Barclays has announced a PoC agreement with bitcoin exchange Safello to start development of the new bitcoin payment platform.

Santander, One of the World’s Biggest Banks, Wants to Use Blockchain Technology
June 18th, 2015

A Spanish banking group Santander is going to use the blockchain technology.

‘MasterCard and Visa Slow the Spread of Bitcoin,’ Says BitPay’s Marcel Roelants
June 15th, 2015

BitPay’s Marcel Roelants speaks on Master Card and Visa not adapting to Bitcoin because of its legacy systems.

Alt Convention Invites Blockchain, FinTech and Bitcoin Professionals to Georgia
June 15th, 2015

Georgia is expected to host an Alt Convention conference on fintech innovations from October 8-10, 2015.

‘Future of Money’: Who Will be the Next Big Thing in Finance?
June 8th, 2015

Exponential Finance Conference, recently held in New York City, gathered major players in the financial industry, who shared their views on the future of financial world.

London Wants to be the Capital of Bitcoin
April 16th, 2015

The UK authorities want to turn London into the world bitcoin trading hub.

‘Bitcoin and Silicon Valley Startups Are Stealing My Business,’ Says JP Morgan CEO
April 10th, 2015

Recently, JP Morgan Chase & Co. issued its annual letter to shareholders, in which Jamie Dimon, the company’s CEO, spoke about Silicon Valley’s startups as new rivals that are “looking to compete with banks.”

PayPal Now Allows Its Merchants to Accept Bitcoin Payments
April 10th, 2015

Online payment processing giant PayPal said merchants registered with it can now accept payments in bitcoin.

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.