Golden Gate launches dedicated crypto/blockchain venture firm LuneX

Singapore-based Golden Gate has launched LuneX Ventures, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused investment vehicle.

Group of central banks investigating whether the time is right to launch digital currencies...

With everyone from Facebook to singer Akon launching cryptocurrencies, it is hardly surprising that central banks are also looking into leveraging the technology.

ConsenSys said to close ICO pre-sale on $40m

Ethereum-based decentralised application developer ConsenSys has reportedly picked up around $40m in its ICO pre-sale.

Big Blockchain Intelligence Group teams up with SPIRIT Blockchain Capital to distribute risk-management solutions

SPIRIT Blockchain Capital, a company bridging blockchain and digital assets to capital markets, has entered into a value-added reseller partnership with BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group’s, the risk scoring and data analytics company.

Al Weiss’ GBV launches $100m fund to invest in blockchain tech

Global Blockchain Ventures has launched a $100m venture focused on investing in blockchain technology.

Crypto trading platform AltFINS said to raise €1m in funding

AltFINS, a cryptocurrency trading management platform, has reportedly raised €1m in a seed funding round to improve its technology offering.

E-sports betting platform Unikrn collects $15m in token pre-sale

E-sports cryptocurrency betting platform Unikrn has ended its token pre-sale on $15m, with the ICO now live.

Swedish e-commerce cryptocurrency company QuickBit’s profits jump by 60 per cent

QuickBit, a FinTech enabling e-commerce retailer get paid with cryptocurrencies, has got improved its quarterly profit by 60 per cent to £2.42m.

UPDATE: Cryptocurrency wallet Eidoo finishes ICO on $29.7m

Eidoo, which has launched a new ‘blockchain asset experience’, has concluded its ICO with $29.7m.

25 FinTech deals from last week and what they tell you about the state...

The FinTech funding rounds over the past week show that the coronavirus continues to affect the sector and also provide an opportunity to look closer at India's industry.

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Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority penalises SEB with $112m fine for AML failings

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA) has given Nordic bank SEB with a SEK1bn ($112m) administrative fine after failings in its anti-money laundering efforts.

Swedbank is being investigated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority for suspected compliance breaches

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA) has initiated an investigation into Swedbank for suspected breaches of market abuse.

The European Banking Authority releases online survey for support on ESG risks

The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a online survey to credit institutions to offer guidance on the disclosure of information on environmental social governance (ESG) risks.

The European Central Bank is reducing the burden of reporting for banks

The European Central Bank (ECB) has reduced the reporting burden banks in Europe face without impacting the amount of information it is able to collect.

The UK’s FCA launches new review of unsecured credit market

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a review of the future regulation of the unsecured credit market, which could see crackdown on companies

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