Blockchain startup BitClave collects $16.5m

Silicon Valley-based startup BitClave, which is creating a decentralized search ecosystem built on the blockchain, has collected more than $16.5m through the pre-sale of its ICO.

Ripple forms partnership with Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority to support cross-border payments

Blockchain-based payments solution Ripple has formed an agreement with Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority to support the use of xCurrent.

Blockchain, crypto VC firm Pantera raises up to $71m for Fund 3

Blockchain and crypto technology-focused investor Pantera Capital has raised up to $71m in the fundraise for its third flagship fund.

Hong Kong-based blockchain agnois startup Liquefy closes $2.6m Pre-A funding round

After being founded in late 2018, Liquefy, the company that boast bringing about innovation through tokenization, has raised over $3m with $2.6m of that money being raised in its latest round.

ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”

Benoît Cœuré, executive board member of the European Central Bank, has told the German Bundestag that stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra initiative come with both risks and opportunities.

Crypto-wallet developer CHILDLY signs deal with Argos to boost its client onboarding and anti-money...

From:  RegTech Analyst Seoul-based CHILDLY’s Dove Wallet is about to get a compliance boost thanks to a new deal with Argos, a global know your...

Checkout.com becomes the Libra Association’s newest member as the crypto project is seemingly gaining...

Having lost some of its founding members when the public scrutiny got fierce, the Libra Association has now added Checkout.com to its membership as things seem to be moving faster for the cryptocurrency project.

Cryptocurrency company Chainalysis has added $13m to its Series B round

Cryptocurrency compliance startup Chainalysis has added $13m to its Series B round more than a year after expanding the raise the last time.

Blockchain platform Boardroom said to raise $2.2m in a funding round

Boardroom, a governance platform for blockchain platforms, has reportedly raised $2.2m in its funding round.

Future FinTech Group closes direct offering to the tune of $15m

E-commerce venture Future FinTech Group has closed the registered direct offering of three million share of its common stock at a purchase price of $5.00 per share on January 13, 2021.

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Santander UK and NatWest back RegTech Ideagen in £100m round

Regulatory and compliance software provider for regulated industries Ideagen secured £100m through a new committed credit facility of £75m, with a further uncommitted of up to £25m.

POS terminal transaction volume to exceed $17.3trn by 2026

The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will grow by 28% to exceed $17.3trn by 2026.

HKMA underlines next steps in Open API Framework introduction

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed its implementation plan for the third and fourth phases of its Open API Framework.

Leading US banks to pilot low credit score credit scheme

Some of the biggest US banks have signed up for a government-supported pilot program aimed at using alternative data to provide credit for people with low or no credit score.

InsurTech Wrisk lands £4.6m in Series A funding to scale its insurance product

UK InsurTech Wrisk raised a £4.6m investment round led by QBN Capital and aims to build frictionless, mobile-first insurance experiences.

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