Tag Archives: Financial technology

05May/21

CoinGate wins Most Innovative Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway in Europe 2021 award

Lithuanian-based cryptocurrency payment processor CoinGate has won the Global Brands Award 2021 of Most Innovative Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway in Europe. This year, Global Brands Magazine conducted FinTech awards, which aimed to identify and recognize the significance of exceptional service delivery of various fintech companies and rewarded the best performing ones. An external research team was constituted to evaluate several nominees in the cryptocurrency payment gateway category, from which CoinGate has emerged as victorious. Continue reading

20Apr/21

Finastra announces winner of its hackathon to tackle bias in financial services

Finastra has announced the winner of its recent hackathon – Hack to the Future 3. Launched to help build an unbiased fintech future, the event saw over 600 participants from more than 50 countries, including Antarctica. With many women-led and diverse teams of students, fintech enthusiasts, financial institution developers and fintech founders all joining the movement, the hackathon is a step towards positive change and redefining the future of finance. Continue reading

29Mar/21

BlackRock Tops the First Fund Brand 50 Global Asset Manager Rankings

Fund Brand 50 (FB50), an annual research study by global Fintech leader Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), celebrated its 10th anniversary with a global edition – highlighting the world’s best-performing, third-party asset management brands. Continue reading

16Mar/21

Opera hires PayPal and WeChat Pay veteran Allen Hu as new EVP of its fintech arm, Dify

Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world’s major browser providers with 380 million monthly active users globally, today announced it has hired PayPal veteran Allen Hu to become new Executive Vice President (EVP) of Dify, Opera’s fintech arm. An expert in financial technology and payments, Allen Hu will lead the Dify business. He brings a wealth of experience from nearly ten years at PayPal, where he was Regional Head of Global Core Payments, based in California. Continue reading

15Feb/21

Crypto Finance Group: Why Every Bank Will Need a Crypto Asset Strategy

ZURICH, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

We live in an age of digital disruption that has accelerated over the last year. Central banks are unleashing record levels of monetary stimulus, while technology continues to rapidly reshape our global economy. It has shown us that conventional thinking will not bring the answers for what lies ahead. In the midst of this change, crypto assets are emerging as a ‘safe-haven’ asset for institutional investors looking for alternative stores of value for their investment portfolios. Continue reading

29Jan/21

Gemini research reveals 2 in 5 crypto investors in the UK are women

National survey finds 13.5% of UK population are current or previous investors in digital assets, up 152% from previous studies

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New data from Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, presents the demographic profile of existing and potential crypto investors in the UK market. The results of a nationally representative survey of 2,000 respondents challenge certain long-held stereotypes about consumer engagement with digital assets, while reinforcing other past research. Continue reading

13Jan/18

Japan’s latest idol group chants cryptocurrency choruses

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Think bitcoin’s getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

With Zimbabwe under threat of cash shortages and hyperinflation, some are turning to highly-volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as a safer haven for their money. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

10Oct/17
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (October 10) crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia’s central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals – a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalise the market. Continue reading

15Aug/17

What is the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum?

Volatile cryptocurrency markets have experienced massive gains in recent months, followed by huge dips and then subsequent signs of recovery. Continue reading