Dragonchain closes ICO on $16.5m

Seattle-based blockchain solution Dragonchain Foundation has closed its ICO on $16.5m.

OMERS Ventures leads $5m Series A to OpenBazaar

OMERS venture capital arm has led the $5m Series A funding round in to OpenBazaar, a blockchain-based P2P marketplace.

SKALE Labs nets $9.65m in round led by Multicoin Capital

Skale Labs, a developer of decentralised applications, has scored $9.65m in a funding round led by Multicoin Capital.

Barclays has reportedly ended its partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase

Coinbase’s customers have gotten stuck in the middle as the cryptocurrency exchange has allegedly ended its relationship with Barclays.

HOLD launches its cryptocurrency exchange app across 36 European countries

Cryptocurrency exchange HOLD is out of beta and has now launched its mobile app on iOS and Android across 36 countries in Europe.

The former governor of Banque de France is worried about central banks launching digital...

More than 50 central banks around the world are working on digital currency projects. However, the former head of Banque de France is sceptical.

31 FinTech rounds from the past seven days you cannot afford to miss

From cybersecurity startups to challenger banks, let's take a deep dive into the FinTech companies raising money over the past week.

Chain Inc links to cryptocurrency-dedicated alliance IC3

Enterprise software developer Chain has joined forces with the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3) to advance blockchain development.

POSaBIT picks up $1.5m investment

Seattle-based digital currency payment solution provider POSaBIT picks up $1.5m investment from Digital Currency Group and several angel investors.

HIVE Blockchain closes CAD $115m private placement

HIVE Blockchain Technologies has closed a CAD $115m financing round, following the CAD $65m final stage of the private placement.

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Lloyds Bank taps Minna Technologies and Visa for new digital bank subscription management tool

Lloyds Bank has announced that its customers will soon be empowered to better view, manage and amend their subscriptions through its banking app.

Opera to acquire digital bank Fjord Bank

Browser provider Opera is looking to buy challenger bank Fjord Bank in a bid to further accelerate Opera's European FinTech operations.

FinTech unicorn Marqeta prepares for IPO

Rumours about Marqeta going public have found new energy as sources say the payment card issuing startup is in talks with investment banks for an initial public offering (IPO).

Wirecard’s Dublin office raided by police

Irish police raided failed payments technology giant Wirecard's Dublin offices at the end of last week.

Nicolas Weng Kan has been named as smart money app Yolt’s new CEO

Nicolas Weng Kan, the former Google Compare and Confused.com CEO, has been named as the new head honcho of smart money app Yolt.