Posts Tagged ‘announcement’

Barclays Announces The Next 11 Companies Selected For The Tel Aviv Barclays Accelerator Program

Barclays has announced the next 11 companies to the 2018 Tel Aviv Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The company claimed that this program, which has been running since 2014, has become one of the most selective fintech accelerators in the world, with a growing list of alumni that are shaping the future of financial services. According […]

Rokk3r Fuel Launches Venture Capital Partnership With The Holt Fintech Accelerator

Rokk3r Fuel ExO, a $150 million global venture capital fund based in Miami, Florida, has announced a strategic venture capital partnership with the Holt Fintech Accelerator Program. The partnership will enable Rokk3r Fuel ExO, which targets startups with exponential models in the segments of fintech, property tech, artificial intelligence/machine learning and IoT, to gain exclusive access […]

EY Welcomes Technology Startups at Pitch Day

The EY Americas Tax Innovation Foundry has announced the launch of a FinTech Pitch Day on June 28 from 9 am to 4 pm EST at District Hall in Boston, MA. EY invites FinTech startups from around the world to pitch disruptive technology solutions. From those submissions, twelve applicants will be selected to present to EY leaders. The Foundry’s objective is […]

Nominations Open for the 2018 IDC FinTech Rankings

Nominations are now open for the 15th annual IDC FinTech Rankings and fourth annual IDC FinTech Rankings Real Results 2018. For over a dozen years, IDC Financial Insights has evaluated the revenues of the leading global technology and service providers within the financial services industry in order to construct the IDC FinTech Rankings. The most […]

Goldman Sachs-backed start-up Circle introducing a crypto version of the US dollar

Fintech company Circle announced a new cryptocurrency pegged to the dollar and a $110 million investment round led by profitable crypto-mining company Bitmain, which brings Circle’s value near $3 billion. Circle is one of the most well-funded blockchain start-ups, with investors including Goldman Sachs Group and Baidu. The fintech company operates its peer-to-peer payment network […]

Amid ICO Crackdowns, Kodak Announces $50 Million Public Sale of Native Token

Despite global powers like the US and China scrambling around to prepare lucid regulatory laws for the burgeoning digital assets sector, American companies like Eastman Kodak are taking the audaciously bold plunge to launch their own ICO. On May 10, 2018, Wenn Digital, a big data and AI-enabled image recognition platform, officially announced the impending […]

HSBC says it’s made the world’s first trade finance transaction using blockchain

HSBC claimed on Monday it had performed the world’s first commercially viable trade finance transaction using blockchain technology. The bank issued a letter of credit for U.S. food and agriculture firm Cargill. The trade finance transaction involved a bulk shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia. The letter of credit was issued from HSBC to […]

Fintech Expert Lee Schneider Leaves McDermott to Become GC at Blockchain Startup

Lee A. Schneider, one of the foremost fintech law practitioners, has left McDermott Will & Emery to become general counsel of blockchain software developer Block.one, effective June 4. Schneider will be responsible for all of the company’s legal, regulatory and compliance affairs. Block.one bills itself as the  world’s largest blockchain developer and the author of […]

Fintech startup MC Payment to acquire iFashion Group, proceed with reverse takeover plans

Veteran fintech startup MC Payment announced that it will acquire iFashion Group, an online fashion and lifestyle retailer in Singapore. According to documents filed with the Singapore Exchange, MC Payment will acquire iFashion in full for up to US$18.7 million. The acquisition will allow MC Payment to offer payment solutions to the diverse range of retail businesses within the […]

Holt Fintech Accelerator: a new program to unleash fintech startup potential

Holdun has announced the launching of the Holt Fintech Accelerator Program. Aimed globally, the accelerator program will support the next generation of entrepreneur talents operating in the fintech industry. The Holt Accelerator is currently engaged in a global search for the next 400 rising stars in fintech to take part in the program, and it encourages all interested […]