FinTech Fund Launched By Enterprise Ireland

Announcements, Blockchain, News | June 12, 2018 By:

Enterprise Ireland, a state-owned economic development agency, has launched a new €750,000 ($885,000 USD) Competitive Start Fund focused on FinTech and deep tech startup companies.

Enterprise Ireland is responsible for the development and funding of the indigenous business sector. Their mission is to accelerate the development of world-class companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity.


Blockchain Technology Integrated To Finex Digital Banking Platform

Blockchain, News | June 11, 2018 By:

FinTech firm Finex Solutions has integrated blockchain technology into its omni-channel digital banking platform.

Founded by digital banking and IT technology experts, Finex Solutions is a company specializing in innovative digital banking solutions. The company claims that its FINEX Excellence Digital Banking solution enables banks to become market leaders in digital banking.


IP Ventures, Hanwha Life Insurance Partner To Create Blockchain Hub In The Philippines

Announcements, Blockchain | June 8, 2018 By:

Philippines-based investments holdings company IP Ventures has teamed with South Korean insurer Hanwha Life Insurance to establish a regional blockchain network.

Founded in 2005, IP Ventures is an investment holding company focused on the Internet and new media space. Its strategy has been to invest in or incubate value-adding companies in high-growth industries and prepare them for an eventual liquidity event such as a trade sale or initial public offering (IPO).


Lattice80 To Offer Free Blockchain Programs To Singapore Students

Announcements, Education | May 31, 2018 By:

London-based FinTech hub Lattice80 has created a non-profit foundation to offer free blockchain education programs to local students in Singapore.

Lattice80 aims to create an ecosystem for FinTech startups, corporates/financial institutions, governments, and the public to collaborate, learn, and co-create. The hub believes in the importance of blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) to improve lives.


Financial Institutions To Use Bank Of Russia’s Regulatory Sandbox For ICO Pilot

Announcements, ICO News, News | May 25, 2018 By:

State-owned Russian bank Sberbank and the National Settlement Depository (NSD) of Russia are planning to run an initial coin offering (ICO) in the central bank of Russia’s regulatory platform.

Launched in April 2018, the Bank of Russia’s regulatory sandbox offers FinTech companies the chance to test new financial services and technologies without the risk of violating domestic law.


Bitcoin Cash And XRP Added By UK Mobile Banking App Revolut

Announcements, News | May 25, 2018 By:

UK FinTech firm Revolut has added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ripple’s XRP to its cryptocurrency trading app.

Revolut is a digital banking alternative that includes a pre-paid debit card (MasterCard), currency exchange, and peer-to-peer payments. The company currently supports spending and ATM withdrawals in 120 currencies and sending in 25 currencies directly from its mobile app.


Veridium Teams With IBM To Create Social And Environmental Impact Tokens

Announcements, Blockchain, Innovation, News | May 17, 2018 By:

Environmental FinTech company Veridium is partnering with IBM to help transform the carbon credit market using blockchain technology.

Veridium, a collaborative initiative of EcoSmart Labs, Brian Kelly Capital Management, IDEAcarbon, Everland and CBL Markets, will leverage IBM’s blockchain technology and expertise to transform carbon credits into a new type of fungible digital asset that can be redeemed and traded on the Stellar network with less friction.