Bitwise boasts of having surpassed having $500m in assets under management

Cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management recently surpassed $500m in assets under management, up from $100m in October.

Bitcoin breaks new record at $34,000 valuation

Cryptocurrency bitcoin's value has reached a new record level by shooting past the $34,000 mark on Sunday.

Latin America and teen-focused FinTech services are coming of age as the industry closes...

Last week’s 32 FinTech rounds highlight how Latin America is exploding with new activity, how open banking has nudged closer to being fully adopted across Europe and the rising popularity of teen-focused ventures.

Mastercard and Visa pull out of Pornhub after abuse allegations

Visa and Mastercard have cut ties with Pornhub after both payment providers investigated allegations of child sexual abuse.

Bitso secures $62m funding round

Mexican crypto exchange Bitso has collected a massive $62m investment in a round led by QED Investors and Kaszek Ventures.

Hackers demand $1m from insurer Shirbit to keep compromised client data private

Hacking group Black Shadow has demanded to be paid almost $1m to keep the customer data it stole from Israeli insurance company Shirbit private.

Australia’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange accidentally compromised over 270,000 customers’ accounts

Cryptocurrency exchange BTC Markets accidentally exposed more than 270,000 of its customers' email addresses and names by email.

Global cryptocurrency and blockchain market to be worth $57.64bn by 2025

The global cryptocurrency and blockchain technology market is believed to be in for an impressive growth spurt in the next five years, reaching a value of $57.64bn by the end of 2025.

Cybersecurity, InsurTech and neobank ventures led the 29 FinTech rounds raised last week

Out of the 29 FinTech funding rounds we reported on last week, cybersecurity companies, InsurTechs and challenger banks were among the clear winners.

Coinbase responds to racism and discrimination allegations

Coinbase has been accused of having created a culture fraught with bullying, racism and discrimination against black people in a new exposé from the New York Times.

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HMRC publishes list of companies fined over $23.8m in total for breaching money laundering...

HM Revenue and Customs has named and shamed businesses that have been fined a total of more than £23.8m for breaking money laundering laws.

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.

Bookkeeper360 secures $1m seed round

Accounting startup Bookkeeper360 has secured $1m in seed capital to scale the venture and brings the total invested into the company to $2.1m since launch.

Expense management platform SalesTrip scored $1.4m in funding

SalesTrip, which builds expense management and travel booking software, has scored $1.4m in its seed funding.

Royale Finance said to collect $1.45m to bring DeFi to the iGaming industry

Royale Finance has raised $1.45m in funding to help merge DeFi with the iGaming industry.
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