ALL FINTECH NEWS

Ethereum Price Hits 2-Year High as ETH Futures Open Interest Tops $1.5B

Ethereum price surged to a two-year high at $445 and record open interest on ETH futures hints that the rally will continue. Today the price …

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First Litecoin-Native Visa Debit Card Is Being Launched

Charlie Lee: Litecoin maximalists don’t exist. The first Litecoin (LTC) native Visa debit card is being launched by BlockCard.  Charlie Lee told Cointelegraph this is …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Bounces to $11.8K as Ether Option Traders Go Bearish

Bitcoin broke through $11,800 Friday while traders are anticipating an ether fall based on the options market.

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Newest DAO Project Was Thrown a Curve, but the Team Is Rolling With It Anyway

An anonymous DeFi user deployed Curve Finance’s DAO and token smart contracts without the team’s permission, but the Curve team is adopting it anyway.

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Grayscale Investments Enjoys Its Best Week Ever After National Ad Blitz

The power of television is no joke. Grayscale Investments had its best fundraising week in history following an ad blitz on a number of major …

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Law Decoded: How Long Is the Arm of the Law? August 7-14

New muscle from law enforcement investigating crypto suggests that government innovation may be slow but the government gets what it wants. Every Friday, Law Decoded …

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Fortnite vs. Apple and Google Is the Internet’s First ‘World War’

What’s truly at stake in Epic Games’ battle with Apple and Google is the power to shape and profit from the future of digital experiences.

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OKEx May Delist Ethereum Classic If It Doesn’t Upgrade Its Security

ETC’s bad month isn’t over yet. ETC is facing delisting from OKEx in the wake of a 51% attack that cost the exchange $5.6 million. …

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Price Analysis 8/14: BTC, ETH, XRP, LINK, BCH, BSV, LTC, ADA, BNB, CRO

Traders have turned bullish on Ethereum again and the strong break above $400 could pull Bitcoin and other altcoins higher. Data from Grayscale Investments shows …

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US Postal Service Files Blockchain Voting Patent Following Trump Cuts

Is it enough to meaningfully resist election fraud? A new patent has been filed by the U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, following recent comments from …

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A WeChat Ban Should Be the Moment for Decentralized Tech. But It’s Not.

President Trump’s threat to ban WeChat could disrupt the communication of millions of people. Decentralized technology is one solution, but will people really use it? …

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TradingView Confirms It: People Love Bitcoin And Tesla

Bitcoin and Tesla are the talk of the town throughout the USA. All eyes are on Bitcoin (BTC), crypto’s largest coin by market cap, and …

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Ethereum Classic Community Divided Over Charles Hoskinson’s Proposed Treasury Protocol

It’s a clash of the crypto titans. Charles Hoskinson presented his idea for a decentralized treasury protocol to the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community during a …

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Lending Protocol Aave Eyes Tokenized Mortgages With Launch of V2

Tokenized mortgages may be coming to decentralized finance (DeFi) following Aave v2’s specification announcement Friday.

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Bitcoin’s Bull Run Is Here—And History Shows 20MA is the Level to Buy BTC

Bitcoin has broken out from downtrend resistance and appears to be poised for a new uptrend. Market conditions change dramatically when a switch from bear …

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Money Reimagined: How a Dangerous Idea Could Work

Modern Monetary Theory, which says deficits don’t matter, has some truth to it. But putting it into practice would be risky without modern controls.

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Bove Says Dollar’s Dominance Challenges Include Cryptocurrency

The noted says a possible end to U.S. dollar-ruled financial system “frightening, yet the probability is quite high.”

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Bears Beware: Shorting Bitcoin Now is “Pure Gambling” Claims Top Trader

Bitcoin is once again trading within the upper-$11,000 region. This is where its price has found immense stability throughout the past couple of weeks. The …

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Enter Facebook Financial: All Bases Covered From Crypto to Stablecoins

There are multiple ways to approach digital payments, and Facebook wants to cover them all. Despite regulators across the board giving a cold shoulder to …

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Walmart Adds Crypto Cashback Through Shopping Loyalty Platform StormX

Loyalty can be so rewarding. Gamified shopping loyalty platform StormX will now let its users earn cashback in cryptocurrencies when shopping at Walmart. According to …

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Blockchain Bites: Ripple’s Rebuff, DeFi’s ‘Degens’ and China’s CBDC

Both the U.S. and China are advancing on their central bank digital currency (CBDC) designs while a Bitcoin developer created a new programming language.

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Will Bitcoin Break $12,000? 4 Things to Know Heading Into the Weekend

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a whole remain bullish as $12,000 comes into view once more as the markets head into the weekend. Bitcoin yet to …

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Weekly analysis & opinion highlights 14 August 2020

Simone Aurighi, a business-oriented Risk specialist with experience within the international payments sector, discusses the role of risk management and rethinking it as a cultural …

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Weekly research highlights 14 August 2020

A financial services industry report study by the UK-based Financial Services Club and US-based Ravco Marketing has found that the fintech industry sees positive results …

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Diversity and Inclusion in Blockchain and Crypto: The Gender Aspect

Diversity and inclusion are valued higher in the crypto space than in traditional finances, but there are some cultural obstacles we need to overcome. When …

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The Yam Protocol Will Migrate Old Tokens to an Audited Contract

The saga continues… After the original Yam Finance protocol collapsed due to a single line of code, its developers are planning to relaunch the project …

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Weekly funding highlights 14 August 2020

CloudPay, a company that provides managed global payroll services through a cloud solution that ensures consistent & compliant international payroll, has announced a $35 million …

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Weekly news highlights 14 August 2020

Currencycloud, the global payments platform built on smart technology that takes the complexity out of moving money, has signed up with UK challenger Starling Bank, …

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Crypto Exchange INX Plans $117M US IPO With Small Israeli Underwriter

Crypto exchange INX has told the SEC that its upcoming IPO will be underwritten by a relatively low-profile Israeli company called A-Labs.

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Crypto Savings Accounts Are Coming to Fintech Firms That Use Wyre

Crypto payments startup Wyre is offering white-labeled savings accounts that dole out interest on crypto, the company announced Friday.

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6 Questions for Justin Rice of Stellar Development Foundation

“Decentralized technology that creates programmatic consensus to seamlessly fix inefficiencies and increase opportunity? I think it may prove to be unstoppable.” Each week we ask …

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‘How Can You Be Bearish?’ Asks Bitcoin Trader as Tether Surpasses $12B

The supply of Tether has surpassed $12 billion and this will likely only make traders more bullish on the price of Bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies. …

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MicroStrategy Buying Bitcoin Shows Institutional Investors Seek to De-Risk

Wall Street firms are waking up to the prospect of holding Bitcoin as a hedge against uncertainties in the mainstream equities market. Bitcoin (BTC) adoption …

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KNC Climbs 20% to Hit $2; Technicals Suggest Rally Towards $2.78

Kyber Network’s native token KNC appreciated enormously on Friday, with its price hitting $2 for the first time since May 2018. The 41nd-largest cryptocurrency market …

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Garlinghouse: Ripple Has No Intention of Becoming the Amazon of Crypto

The CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, has re-established his commitment to cross-border payment solutions by saying the firm has no plans to change tack. Garlinghouse …

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Swipe Is the Latest Project to Integrate Chainlink’s Price Oracles

The rising price of Link will not deter Swipe’s march to decentralization. Swipe wallet and crypto debit card platform has integrated Chainlink (LINK) data oracles …

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Craig Wright Won’t Need to Pay Hodlnaut $60K Until Appeal Is Over, Says Counsel

Craig Wright will not pay legal costs for a suit against Hodlonaut until a Supreme Court appeal is decided. Craig Wright, a self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) …

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First Mover: As Wall Street Goes Topsy-Turvy, Crypto Traders Are Bullish as Ever

Crypto traders are enjoying their own version of the market’s madness, from bitcoin’s bull run to the collapse of Yam to Dave Portnoy.

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Thailand’s Central Bank Eyes DeFi Use Cases for Its Digital Baht

Thailand’s central bank assesses the chances of bringing centralized and decentralized together. Thailand’s central bank is looking at smart contracts and decentralized finance (DeFi) implementations …

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Bitcoin Proceeds of COVID-19 Business Support Scheme Fraud Seized

The $150,000 worth of Bitcoin was allegedly being used to launder money gained through fraudulent support loan applications on behalf of dummy businesses. A U.K. …

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Korea’s $2 Billion Unicorn Toss Join Forces With CIMB Bank Vietnam For In-App Banking Solution

Alongside big names like China and Singapore, South Korea is a rising star in the Asian tech giant battlefield. This nation of 50 million people …

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Analyst Explains Why Ethereum Could Surge Towards $600 This Year

Ethereum (Symbol: ETHBTC) could surge by another 50 percent as its price tests a long-term weekly resistance level. That is, according to Teddy Cleps, a …

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Singapore’s BondEvalue Launches Blockchain-Based Bond Exchange

Singapore fintech BondEvalue has launched the BondbloX Bond Exchange (BBX), a blockchain-based exchange that makes possible fractional ownership of bonds by allowing them to be …

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Sombank picks Temenos Islamic banking systems

Somalia-based Sombank has selected a cloud-based deployment of the Temenos Islamic banking solution. Founded in 2019, Sombank is a new bank in its home country …

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Mortgage fintech Habito lands £35m Series C, becomes B Corp

Habito, a UK-based digital mortgage firm, has landed a £35 million Series C funding round. The round consists of a Series C equity raise and …

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Marathon Signs New $23M Contract with Bitmain for 10,500 Bitcoin Mining Rigs

The $23 million purchase will see Marathon’s bitcoin mining capacity increase drastically, turning it into one of the largest miners in North America.

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20 Top Universities Join Oasis Blockchain Network’s Data Program

The Oasis Foundation has announced a new University Program, bringing together blockchain societies from leading universities like MIT and Cornell. Blockchain and data science societies …

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Vitalik Buterin Says He Never Tried Yield Farming, Suggests to Evaluate Risks First

Is Buterin trying to put a lid on the potato-related excesses of yield farming? Vitalik Buterin said he did not personally engage in any yield …

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Here’s Why Crypto Analysts Are Optimistic About Matic Network (MATIC)

Matic Network (MATIC), a popular altcoin, has surged 9% in the past 24 hours. The asset’s strong price performance comes in spite of Bitcoin and …

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Singapore’s Central Bank Backs New Code of Practice for Crypto Companies

The guidance is aimed to assist regulatory compliance and enhance crypto industry conduct under the city-state’s payment laws.

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UK challenger bank Chetwood quietly lands another £10m

Chetwood Financial, a Welsh challenger bank that aims to disrupt the UK, has landed a further £10 million from long-time backer Elliott – a New …

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