Ripple recently announced its partnership with universities in the US, China, Brazil, and Singapore for the expansion of its global University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). According to the cryptocurrency's press release, it launched the UBRI in June 2018 to promote...
Acorns Grow Inc., a company focused on offering micro-investing and retirement services, is now valued at $860 million, according to CNBC. This is a result of the funding round that happened at the end of January where investors such...
Most creatives and marketing businesses in the industry use PayPal to transact with clients and partners all around the world. Recently, PayPal-backed German financial technology group has raised $114 million. Together with Index Ventures, PayPal has helped secure the...
Forbes included cryptocurrencies Coinbase and Ripple in its list of the Most Innovative Fintech Companies in 2019 despite price collapse of the major players in the industry headed by Bitcoin and other startups. Circle, Gemini, and Bitfury are also...
UK fintech company Bud was able to raise $20 million from HSBC, Goldman Sachs, ANZ and other giants in the banking and financial world. Also involved in the fundraising round are venture capitalists Investec’s INVC fund, InnoCells, and 9Yards...
Regulators should address the "evolving financial marketplace appropriately," Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee said, adding that she has included fintech as one of the priority areas.   The lawmaker from California said her committee will focus...
Reuters reports that companies in the financial technology industry were able to get a significant record to the tune of $39.57 billion in 2018. According to a study conducted by CB Insights, this reflects up to 120% growth when...
Cryptocurrency is expected to take flight in 2019, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). According to one of the Big Four auditors, the lack of insurance coverage against hacking risk and theft is stopping the rise of crypto markets. Without the...
Death is a topic that many people are uncomfortable talking about. However, it is certainly inevitable, which is why many people choose to settle their affairs even when they are young and healthy. Software company Trust & Will made...
In response to the threat of the emergence of peer-to-peer platforms, banks are now starting to use technology to hasten the lending process to small business and retail customers, financial industry analysts say in an American Banker article. Peer-to-peer...

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