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German regulator orders online bank N26 to step up controls against money laundering
Germany's financial markets watchdog (BaFin) ordered the fintech N26 Bank on Wednesday to step up controls to ensure it is better protected against money laundering.
May 22
09:11 AM
Allianz leads C$100 million funding round for fintech Wealthsimple
German insurer and asset manager Allianz has led a C$100 million ($74.55 million) capital raise for Canadian financial technology company Wealthsimple.
May 22
09:11 AM
German financial watchdog orders N26 to do more to fight money laundering
Germany's financial markets watchdog (BaFin) on Wednesday ordered the fintech N26 to take measures to prevent money laundering, including reidentifying some existing customers and catching up on a backlog of IT monitoring.
May 22
08:01 AM
Nepal says bans WeChat Pay, Alipay
Nepal has banned popular Chinese digital payment apps WeChat Pay and AliPay saying payments from the unregistered systems were illegal and resulting in a loss of income to the Himalayan nation, a spokesman for the central bank said on Wednesday.
May 22
04:46 AM
Facebook forms Swiss fintech firm with payments focus
Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva's commercial register shows.
May 17
08:56 AM
Bitcoin sinks abruptly after seven weeks of recovery
The price of bitcoin abruptly sank more than 20% on Friday, a move that didn't appear to have a particular trigger and came after a strong recovery in the crypto-currency since early April that took it to 10-month highs. (BTC )
May 16
11:31 PM
Exclusive: Banks to invest around $50 million in digital cash settlement project - sources
Several of the world's largest banks are in the process of investing around $50 million to create a digital cash system using blockchain technology to settle financial transactions, according to people familiar with the plans.
May 16
04:01 PM
WRAPUP 1-Big U.S. hedge funds regain ardor for FAANGs in first quarter -filings
Some of the biggest, highest-profile U.S. hedge fund investors fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter, according to regulatory filings released on Wednesday.
May 15
01:51 PM
Tencent profit tops forecast as fintech and cloud revenues surge
Tencent Holdings Ltd posted record quarterly profit on Wednesday, smashing market expectations, as the social media and gaming giant booked a rise in the value of its investments while fintech and cloud revenues helped make up for declines in games.
May 15
07:56 AM
UAE's Finablr slumps below IPO price in London market debut
Shares in payments and foreign exchange company Finablr fell almost 8% below its listing price in its London market debut on Wednesday, in a sign that investors may have had their fill of fintech flotations in skittish global markets.
May 15
07:11 AM
Tencent books record, estimate-busting first-quarter profit, boosted by investment gains
Tencent Holdings Ltd posted record quarterly profit on Wednesday, smashing market expectations, as the social media and gaming giant booked a rise in the value of its investments while fintech and cloud computing make up for declines in games.
May 15
04:46 AM
Tencent first quarter profit beats estimates as FinTech trumps mobile gaming
Tencent Holdings Ltd booked a 17% profit rise for the three months ended March, and revealed it made more revenue from FinTech and business services than smartphones games for the first time as it bore the brunt of regulatory setbacks in its mainstay games business.
May 15
02:51 AM
Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to bitcoin
Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some 2,000 smaller digital coins. (BTC )
May 14
11:16 PM
Explainer: 'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity
Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance. (BTC , XMR )
May 14
11:01 PM
Rise of smaller rivals throw up fresh challenge to bitcoin
Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some 2,000 smaller digital coins. (BTC )
May 14
10:46 PM
ALTCOINS-Rise of smaller rivals throw up fresh challenge to bitcoin
Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some 2,000 smaller digital coins. (BTC )
May 14
10:41 PM
ALTCOINS-Privacy coin Monero offers near total anonymity
Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance. (BTC , XMR )
May 14
10:41 PM
Rapid bitcoin rally cheers crypto market investors, others wary
Bitcoin hit its highest level in 10 months on Tuesday, raising hopes among cryptocurrency enthusiasts of greater mainstream acceptance as an escalating U.S.-China trade war roiled global markets, but others urged investor caution. (BTC )
May 14
10:11 AM
Citigroup look to vastly expand India reach with Paytm tie-up
India's top digital payments firm Paytm on Tuesday launched a credit card with Citigroup, widening its financial product base while giving its banking partner an opportunity to vastly expand its credit card customer base in the country.
May 14
05:11 AM
Dealogic owner ION buys controlling stake in data firm Acuris
ION Investment Group, the owner of data provider Dealogic, on Monday bought a controlling stake in financial news and data firm Acuris, known for its Mergermarket and Debtwire brands, for 1.35 billion pounds ($1.76 billion), including debt. (ION )
May 13
06:51 AM
Crypto hedge funds grew last year even as bitcoin slumped: report
Cryptocurrency hedge funds managed three times more in investments in the first quarter of this year than in early 2018, a report by consultancy PwC and investment firm Elwood showed on Monday.
May 13
05:51 AM
PE firm BC Partners sells majority stake in Acuris to Ireland's ION
Private equity firm BC Partners said on Monday it would sell its majority stake in financial media and data firm Acuris to Irish software firm ION Investment Group. (ION )
May 13
03:26 AM
Bitcoin holds above $7,000 after hitting nine-month high
Bitcoin hovered above $7,000 on Monday, close to nine-month highs, as the biggest cryptocurrency's 2019 rally gathered steam. (BTC )
May 13
02:11 AM
U.S. investor awarded $75 million in cryptocurrency crime case
U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin won $75.8 million in a civil judgment against a 21-year-old man who Terpin said was part of a scheme that defrauded him of digital currencies, court documents showed on Friday.
May 10
01:41 PM
UPDATE 2-Banco do Brasil sees fiercer competition with fintechs
State-controlled lender Banco do Brasil SA sees fiercer competition with financial startups as likely to reduce the country's average credit margins in the coming quarters, CEO Rubem Novaes told journalists on Thursday.
May 09
09:36 AM
Wirecard eyes share buybacks, sales leads from Softbank alliance
German payments firm Wirecard is considering buying back shares following its partnership with Japan's Softbank Group which it said on Wednesday had already created leads for potential cooperation in digital payments.
May 08
08:22 AM
Hackers steal $41 million worth of bitcoin from Binance cryptocurrency exchange
Hackers stole bitcoin worth $41 million from Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, the company said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of thefts from cryptocurrency exchanges around the world.
May 07
10:36 PM
Brazil fintech Nubank opens Mexico office as it seeks Latam expansion
Brazilian fintech firm Nubank will open an office in Mexico on Tuesday, an initial step in a potential expansion into other Latin American countries, a company executive said.
May 07
04:36 PM
UPDATE 1-Brazil fintech Nubank opens Mexico office as it seeks Latam expansion
Brazilian fintech firm Nubank will open an office in Mexico on Tuesday, an initial step in a potential expansion into other Latin American countries, a company executive said.
May 07
03:31 PM
Japan's SoftBank taps into Mexican fintech startup Clip: sources
Japan's SoftBank Group invested about $20 million in Mexican payments startup Clip early this year, one of its first Latin America deals as it launches a $5 billion technology fund in the region, said three people familiar with the matter.
May 06
10:31 AM
Bitcoin jumps as much as 6 percent to new six-month high
Bitcoin jumped to a new six-month high on Friday in a move that traders said was the result of technical forces, with no immediate news catalysts sending the cryptocurrency higher. (BTC )
May 03
03:56 AM
Germany shuts down 'Darknet' criminal trading platform, detains 3
German investigators have shut down the world's second largest criminal online trading platform and detained three German men suspected of running it, the Frankfurt public prosecutor's office said on Friday.
May 03
02:41 AM
Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain
Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use.
May 02
04:02 PM
NYSE-owner ICE cool with crypto 'winter' as profits climb
The collapse in value of cryptocurrencies came at on opportune time for Intercontinental Exchange Inc, allowing the exchange operator to buy assets at a discount for its long-awaited crypto-trading platform affiliate Bakkt, the head of the company said on Thursday.
May 02
09:26 AM
Britain provisionally approves PayPal-iZettle deal
Britain's competition watchdog on Tuesday provisionally cleared PayPal Holdings Inc's $2.2 billion takeover of Swedish fintech startup iZettle, saying the deal did not raise competition concerns.
Apr 30
04:46 AM
Hamas shifts tactics in bitcoin fundraising, highlighting crypto risks: research
The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking cryptocurrency financing of outfits designated by some as terrorist groups.
Apr 25
11:16 PM
Hamas shifts tactics in bitcoin fundraising, highlighting crypto risks - research
The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking cryptocurrency financing of outfits designated by some as terrorist groups.
Apr 25
11:07 PM
U.S. firm Genesis says it loaned more than $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency dealer Genesis Global Trading said on Thursday it loaned digital assets valued at $1.53 billion to institutional borrowers in the year since it launched its lending business in March 2018, an indication of demand for the emerging lending market for cryptocurrencies.
Apr 25
06:21 AM
Wirecard says all subsidiaries are audited, denying FT report - Reuters
German digital payments company Wirecard on Wednesday said all its subsidiaries were subject to regular audits, denying a Financial Times report.
Apr 24
09:36 AM
U.S. compliance startup Chainalysis expands tracking service to 10 cryptocurrencies - Reuters
New York-based startup Chainalysis said on Wednesday it has expanded its real-time transaction monitoring service to cover 10 cryptocurrencies as part of an initiative to help reduce global anti-money laundering activities.
Apr 24
06:11 AM
Wirecard lands $1 billion investment from Japan's Softbank - Reuters
Japan's Softbank Group Corp will buy a 5.6 percent stake in Wirecard for around 900 million euros ($1 billion), the German company said on Wednesday, joining forces in the digital payments sector.
Apr 24
12:16 AM
Swiss investment firm, Bitfury launch bitcoin mining fund - Reuters
Swiss investment firm Final Frontier and global blockchain technology company the Bitfury Group, which was recently valued at $1 billion, on Wednesday announced the launch of a regulated bitcoin mining fund.
Apr 23
10:16 PM
Brazil's antitrust watchdog probing banks over competition hurdles to fintech - Reuters
Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade is investigating four banks in the country for allegedly creating competition hurdles to digital banking newcomer Nubank, the watchdog said in a statement on Monday.
Apr 22
02:51 PM
Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty - Reuters
The Thai navy on Saturday boarded the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the
Apr 20
01:51 AM
Big corporates back crypto 'plumbing' despite currency caution - Reuters
Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they're steering clear of the volatile currencies themselves.
Apr 17
11:21 PM
New U.S. venture capital fund launched with focus on blockchain; $50 million funding - Reuters
Proof of Capital, a U.S. venture capital fund, was launched on Wednesday with funding of $50 million, its founders said in a statement. The fund will invest in blockchain projects.
Apr 17
08:11 AM
Crypto compliance startup Chainalysis raises funding from MUFG, Sozo Ventures - Reuters
New York-based cryptocurrency compliance startup Chainalysis has raised $6 million in funding from Japanese financial group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc and venture capital firm Sozo Ventures, the company said on Tuesday.
Apr 16
04:26 AM
France to ask EU partners to adopt its cryptocurrency regulation - Reuters
France will push for the European Union to adopt a regulatory framework on cryptocurrencies similar to the one it brought in last week at a national level, becoming the first major country to do so, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday.
Apr 15
11:21 AM
China's Ant Financial amasses 50 million users, mostly low-income, in new health plan - Reuters
A mutual health aid plan launched by Ant Financial Services Group, the dominant fintech player in China, has amassed more than 50 million users and is aiming for 300 million within two years, the company said late on Thursday.
Apr 11
10:46 PM
Bittrex virtual currency license rejected by New York financial regulator - Reuters
The New York Department of Financial Services said on Wednesday it has rejected the application of Bittrex, a U.S.-based digital asset exchange, for a virtual currency license that it needs to operate in the state.
Apr 10
11:51 AM



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