Blockchain

Got Bitcoin? Here is Where You Can Exchange It

AlphaPoint is a technology company that powers digital currency exchanges and provides institutions aggregated access and order routing to digital currency markets. The platform can process nearly 1 million transactions per second. Anycoin Direct is an instant buying and selling platform for cryptocurrencies. bitFlyer is a Bitcoin exchange and marketplace...

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Authentication & Security

Europe Fraud & Authentication Market

As new forms of payments emerge, the need to safeguard the security of consumers has been increasing. The advent of smartphones & new technologies has generated a range of online apps, but with these opportunities come risks, particularly as the online/mobile device has a different set of vulnerabilities and service...

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Lending

FICO Scores No Longer a Factor for SoFi's Credit Decisions

Social Finance Inc., a San Francisco company, has decided to do away with FICO scores in its student loan refinancing, mortgage and personal loan offerings decisions. The platform had been running a pilot non-FICO lending scheme that began in the fall of 2015, announcing that the pilot operation will now...

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Enabling Technologies

Creditcall Secures EMV Certification from First Data for Mobile Point of Sale Solution

The latest certification for Creditcall’s EMV SDK ChipDNA brings EMV to NCR Silver® mPOS system using Miura’s Chip card reader for enhanced protection against card holder fraud New York – [Press Release] – Creditcall, the EMV-ready omni-channel payment gateway and EMV Kernel provider, today announced it gained EMV certification by First...

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Enabling Technologies

Remitly Approaches $1 Billion in Annualized Mobile Money Transfers as Company Continues Rapid Growth

Money Transferred Grew More Than 400% Year-over-Year in 2015; Company Processed Record Monthly Volume in December 2015 SEATTLE- [Press Release] - Remitly is the largest independent digital remittance company in the United States. Today the company announced its customers are on pace to transfer $1 billion annually based on the rate of...

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Authentication & Security

Southeast Asia FinTech Startups Flourish

The year 2015 has seen a meaningful commitment from Southeast Asia to the FinTech sector. FinTech is a disruptive technology that has brought change in the customer experience for financial services. With Silicon valley being first in respect of the investment in FinTech, Asia is now catching up with it....

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Payments

Exclusive Interview with Bank of America and Viewpost

In December 2015, Bank of America announced a relationship with Viewpost, creator of a secure business-to-business network that provides electronic invoicing and payments tools for businesses of all sizes. With this relationship, Bank of America will bring Viewpost’s unique, collaborative, time-saving technology to their small-business clients across the country. Starting...

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Payments

Emerging Crowdfunding Platforms

Crowdfunding is a way for businesses or other organizations to raise money in the form of either donations or investments from multiple individuals. This new form of capital formation emerged in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The report talks about the accelerated growth in global crowdfunding, various crowdfunding...

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Blockchain

Bitcoin Startup Ledger Wallet at CES 2016

Ledger, a Paris- and San Francisco-based startup, participated in CES 2016 exhibiting some of its portfolio of hardware to store bitcoins. The company is focused on providing users with a simple and safe way to store bitcoins, enabling them to become their own bank. Ledger Wallet’s first product was a...

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Payments

Digital Bank Startup Starling Raises $70M

Starling Bank has recruited a former regulator and a number of industry heavyweights for its board while raising $70M to spearhead its attempt to move into the UK banking market. Starling, founded by Anne Boden, the former Chief Operating Officer of Allied Irish Bank, is aiming to lure mobile-focused customers...

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