FCA research reveals 1.1 million spike in crypto asset buyers and many were convinced...

An estimated 2.6 million UK consumers have bought cryptoassets at some point, new research from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reveals.

BIS Innovation Hub to launch four new centres in Toronto, London, Paris and Stockholm

The Board of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is going to open four more BIS Innovation Hub centres across North America and Europe.

Ava Labs reportedly raises $12m in a token sale

Ava Labs, an open-source platform for launching decentralised applications, has reportedly raised $12m in a private token sale, which was backed by several venture capital firms.

Aximetria releases new tool AxiCheck to enable people to see how tolerant their banks...

The Swiss crypto service Aximetria has launched a service solution to check bank cards for crypto tolerance, enabling users to see how likely their banks are to block a cryptocurrency transaction.

Telegram forced to return $1.2bn to investors that backed its cryptocurrency project and pay...

Telegram's battle with the American authorities has ended with the social media app agreeing to pay back all the proceeds made from its cryptocurrency project and to pay a hefty fine.

20 FinTech rounds from last week you can’t afford to be unaware of

FinTech companies, RegTech ventures, InsurTech startups and challenger banks raised money in the last week. This is what you can learn from the 20 FinTech rounds we reported on.

Ternio nets $1m in a crowdfunding campaign held on Replublic.co

Ternio, which creates a banking application software for digital assets, has closed its first crowdfunding campaign on $1m.

Risk management platform for decentralised finance systems Opyn secures $2.16m in its funding round

Opyn, a decentralised finance (DeFi) protection and risk management platform, has closed a $2.16m funding round.

Celsius secures $30m in new investment round led by cryptocurrency company Tether International

Blockchain-powered income and lending app Celsius Network has bagged $30m in a new equity round with Tether, the largest stablecoin issuer with a 90% market share, as its lead investor.

Fincy receives $11m capital injection from parent company GBCI to grow across Asia

E-wallet company Fincy has revealed that it has filled its coffers with an additional $11m power boost to launch its South-East Asia.

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ESMA updates its data reporting guidance document for MiFIR

On Wednesday July 8, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced that it had updated its document on data reporting under the Market in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).

ESMA updates its guidance regarding data reporting under EMIR

The EU’s securities markets regulator has updated its questions and answers document on practical questions regarding data reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Saudi Arabia-based Lean said to raise $4.5m in its seed round

Saudi Arabia-based Lean has reportedly raised $4.5m in a seed funding round, which was led by RAED Venture.

ESMA updates it Q&A on transparency issues under MiFID II and MiFIR

The EU’s securities markets regulator has updated today its questions and answers regarding transparency issues under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

Insurtech UK and Seedrs team up to help promising startups connect with traditional insurers

The trade body Insurtech UK has partnered with investment platform Seedrs to connect emerging InsurTechs with investors and investors in an effort to encourage adoption of new technology.