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Singapore Attracted Record $229 Million FinTech Funding in 2017
February 13th, 2018

Singapore proves to be one of the most important Asia-based fintech hubs – and the role of the government in this success can hardly be overestimated.

BlockEx Raises Over $24M in ICO, Selected Among Top 100 Most Influential FinTech Сompanies
January 29th, 2018

Following outstanding ICO performance where London-based fintech company has managed to reach the $24M threshold, world first-class financial and innovative experts now include BlockEx in the TOP100 most influential companies of blockchain industry.

FinTech Startup Curve Launches Payment-switching Smart Card in the UK
January 17th, 2018

The consumer launch of UK-based startup Curve was described as a major milestone for the whole fintech industry on its way to disrupt conventional banking system. Up until now, the service was running in beta version exclusively available to business users.

Fintech Startup Chain Projects Updated Bitcoin Language for Smart-Contracts
December 20th, 2017

Chain is now developing Ivy, Bitcoin-based programming language, used to facilitate coding of smart contracts and compete with Ethereum platform.

Hong Kong Finance Regulator Upraises the Legitimacy of Bitcoin Futures
December 12th, 2017

The launch of Bitcoin Futures brought not only the escalation of its price but the hot discussions on the legal and regulatory requirements for that kind of contracts.

Mobile Banking App Revolut Adds Cryptocurrency Trading
December 6th, 2017

Mobile banking app Revolut adds Ether and Litecoin trading to its application-based service.

UK-based FinTech Startup Monzo Raises $93M from Stripe and Others
November 8th, 2017

Monzo has crossed the line of $93 million in a recent funding round and it’s not going to slow down in their race with brick-and-mortar banks.

Visa Launches Real-Time Payments Platform Visa Direct in Europe
November 3rd, 2017

Payment giant Visa announced the European launch of Visa Direct, a real-time international payments platform.

Fintech Startup MarketInvoice Getting into Small Business Lending
November 1st, 2017

MarketInvoice has expanded its mission in the field of business financing by launching business loans today. This will complement their set of financial decisions for invoices, which will enable them to better serve the needs of the British business in working capital.

Wirex Partners with SBI Holdings to Launch Bitcoin Card in Japan
October 27th, 2017

London crypto-payments company Wirex has just announced its partnership with Japanese SBI Holdings. The joint venture aims to provide Japanese customers with bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment cards.

Hong Kong and Singapore to Collaborate on Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform
October 25th, 2017

Hong Kong and Singapore have committed to work on a strategic project on trade finance cross-border infrastructure, based on distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Berlin-based Mobile Bank N26 Plans to Enter the U.S Market by Mid-2018
October 24th, 2017

During the Money20/20 Conference in Las Vegas, mobile bank N26 announced plans to enter the U.S. Market by Mid-2018.

Money Forward Launches $500M IPO, Gets Investors Excited
October 5th, 2017

The company has successfully completed the first day of trading, what demonstrates the growing investor interest in Japan’s fintech industry