Sharing with you relevant and exciting utilization of a number of innovative technologies, be it disruptive or sustaining to the existing financial services industry.
This week we look into the backlash emerged from Coinbase CEO saying no to politics at work, at a new direction needed for fintech firms, at the U.S. prosecutors that filed criminal charges accusing founders and executives of BitMEX of evading rules designed to stop money laundering, and much more.
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U.S. prosecutors on Thursday filed criminal charges accusing four founders and executives of BitMEX, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges, of evading rules designed to stop money laundering.
After the chief executive of cryptocurrency startup Coinbase banned some forms of political speech in the workplace, a number of other Silicon Valley leaders spoke up with to challenge – or applaud – his decision.
Bitpanda, a crypto assets platform, has closed a $52 million Series A funding round from Valar Ventures, a venture capital firm backed by Peter Thiel. Vienna-based VC Speedinvest also participated, alongside other unnamed investors. Claiming 1.3 million users, Bitpanda has previously been trading digital assets and tokenizing precious metals.
QUIN, a Berlin-based investment advisory service, has raised €1 million in seed funding to provide a non-custodian platform empowering people to invest safely and rationally. The round was led by sino AG, other investors include Runa Capital, APX and a number of angel investors.
Fintechs should stop providing financial services and start providing financial health. This may seem to be just another buzzword for embedded finance strategists, but I think it is more than that. It’s a way of thinking about the next generation financial sector.
In the middle of a pandemic when customers are often wearing plastic gloves to stores alongside their face masks, Amazon’s physical retail team is introducing a new biometric device that will allow shoppers to pay at Amazon Go stores using their palm.
It’s 2020, we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and in and out of lockdown, Kanye West (with Elon Musk’s blessings) tried to run for president, and the word ‘cryptocurrency’ is no longer a niche reserved only for people within the tech sphere.
Alessandro Ravanetti- Freelance content writer and copywriter. Working in the fintech industry since 2011, I built and managed digital companies with distributed teams and international partners, gaining experience with both startups and large corporations. I am an independent expert with the European Commission, FundingBox and the Eureka Network, and an advisory board member of SXSW. firstname.lastname@example.org
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