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.
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.
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.
Chain is now developing Ivy, Bitcoin-based programming language, used to facilitate coding of smart contracts and compete with Ethereum platform.
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 Ether and Litecoin trading to its application-based service.
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.
Payment giant Visa announced the European launch of Visa Direct, a real-time international payments platform.
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.
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 have committed to work on a strategic project on trade finance cross-border infrastructure, based on distributed ledger technology (DLT).
During the Money20/20 Conference in Las Vegas, mobile bank N26 announced plans to enter the U.S. Market by Mid-2018.
The company has successfully completed the first day of trading, what demonstrates the growing investor interest in Japan’s fintech industry