Hong Kong-based AI company SingularityNET announced on Monday the launch of its new SingularityNet X-Lab Blockchain AI accelerator program. According to SingularityNet, the program aims to foster and support promising entrepreneurial teams specializing in the development and application of cutting-edge technologies at the intersection of... Read More
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has receved another emergency court order halting an alleged initial coin offering (ICO) fraud. According to the SEC, a $30 million Ponzi scheme, led by South Florida-based Argyle Coin, and its principal Jose Angel Aman, targeted over 300 US... Read More
Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced on Tuesday it will team up with Samsung to explore and offer a new way for consumers to conveniently and securely verify their digital identity on mobile devices. While sharing more details about the collaboration, Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber &... Read More
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Fintech Marqeta is the newest addition to the Unicorn herd as it has closed on $260 million funding round at a $2 billion valuation. The Series E round, led by Coatue Management, should help solidify Marqeta’s importance in the burgeoning card issuance market both domestically... Read More
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Evarvest, a startup that is striving to “unite the worlds stock exchanges, making it simple to invest” is crowdfunding on Seedrs. Evarvest is looking to raise a minimum amount of £75,000 at a pre-money valuation of £1.175 million. As of today, Evarvest has raised over... Read More
Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it will now be providing service for BluTV, a Turkey-based streaming subscription service with over four million subscribers, in its global expansion. According to Wirecard, BluTV is a Turkish digital streaming platform and... Read More
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As Bitcoin noses the $8000 USD mark and fans and crypto-dedicated media praise the end of “Crypto Winter,” investors and fiduciaries are well advised to have another look at articles circumspect about “blockchain,” the technology undergirding Bitcoin that has been praised as the “foundation of... Read More
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Community benefit society Broadband for the Rural North (or B4RN) has raised £2 million in a bond following its first close on the Triodos crowdfunding platform. Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank focuses on sustainable banking globally. Triodos Bank is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK,... Read More
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Raisin, a Fintech that has taken a simple concept of removing geographic barriers for savers seeking a better return on their money, is finally crossing the Atlantic to enter the massive US market. Germany based Raisin has selected Paul Knodel as US CEO as it... Read More
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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a report addressing frauds and scams in the cryptocurrency and Forex sector. According to the FCA, over £27 million has been lost from these scams during the 2018/2019 period. Reports of scams topped 1,800 – 3X versus... Read More