Crypto firm Cobo scores $40m Series B to develop DeFi platform

Singaporean FinTech firm Cobo has raised $40m from a Series B funding round to develop what it claims is the first ever DeFi-as-a-service platform.

eToro boosts investor exposure to diverse assets with DeFi portfolio launch

Investment platform eToro has unveiled a decentralised finance (DeFi) portfolio to offer investors ‘long-term exposure to key projects in the DeFi ecosystem’.

US set to sanction crypto wallets and exchanges in ransomware crackdown

The Biden Administration is expected to begin issuing sanctions against crypto exchanges, wallets and traders used by ransomware groups to crackdown on cyberattacks.

Mastercard enters agreement to buy crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace

Mastercard has agreed to acquire cryptocurrency intelligence and blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace for an undisclosed fee.

Cabital pockets $4m in seed round to further strengthen its crypto offering

Singapore-based digital assets institution Cabital raised $4m in seed funding led by SIG, Dragonfly, and GSR, pushing the company’s valuation to $40m.

UK financial watchdog issues fresh warnings on crypto risks after Kimmie K’s Insta post

UK watchdog Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fired a warning shot at the cryptocurrency industry, signalling it could soon come under greater regulatory scrutiny.

Paradigm leads $8m Series A into DeFi lending company Euler

UK-based DeFi lending protocol organisation Euler raised $8m in Series A funding led by Paradigm.

Brokerage platform Alpaca inks $50m to help FinTechs with embedded equities, partners with Plaid

Alpaca, a stock brokerage platform that offers APIs for FinTech apps to connect and trade in US stocks, raised $50m and plans to launch cryptocurrency trading.

Thailand’s central bank unveils plans for digital currency pilot in 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has revealed it intends to begin a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot study in the second quarter of 2022.

UK seen as an attractive market for cryptoasset exposure, Nickel survey finds

A survey by Nickel Digital Asset Management has found the UK has become one of the most appealing markets for hedge fund managers that focus on crypto and digital assets.

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UBS issued $500,000 fine from CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a $500,000 fine to UBS for alleged violations of audio recording regulations.

How onboarding is hindering client experience

A recent blogpost by MyDocSafe has detailed how the onboarding process within wealth management is impacting the client experience through its complexity.

ESMA publishes paper setting out plans to change MiFID II reporting requirements

The European Security and Markets Authority (ESMA) has invited firms to comment on its consultation paper seeking to make reporting requirements changes under MiFID II.

Hiro rebrands as it gears up for international expansion

Hiro, which aims to transform insurance into being prevention-first, has rebranded as Locket as it gears up for international growth.

Banking API provider M2P Fintech picks up $35m Series C

India-based M2P Fintech has secured $35m from a Series C funding round led by US investment firm Tiger Global.

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