Week in Review: Bitcoin Recognition, State Regulators Sue OCC, and Identity

April 30, 2017    By : Nidhi Prabhu

Japan’s official recognition of bitcoin as legal tender from Saturday may result in material economic upturn (The Fintech Times) With Japan’s recognition of Bitcoin as an official form of payment, Wirex comes out with a multi-currency physical and virtual prepaid card.

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Top 8 Trends for Online Retailers in 2017

April 29, 2017    By : Subhagini Chaudhary

The e-commerce industry is rapidly changing with ever-evolving trends and an increasing number of online shoppers every year. Convenience is attributed as the biggest factor in the growth in the e-commerce industry. The total online sales estimate by 2020 is

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MEDICI now! The Coriunder Story

April 28, 2017    By : Patrick Rivenbark

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado…

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One Swiss Company is Exploding on the Online Payments Scene

April 28, 2017    By : LTP Team

SecurionPay, a Swiss payment platform has reported extraordinary growth of 627% over the past year. The company aims to continue keeping pace with the latest technical advancements, including machine learning and plans to roll out powerful new updates to continue

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Where to Meet and Hire FinTech Talent in Hong Kong

April 27, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Hong Kong is known to be one of the top global financial centers in the world. Its markets are well-regarded for operating under mature, effective and transparent regulations that are in line with international standards. The HK government and the

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From Financial Inclusion to Financial Health: Addressing the Fundamental Barriers to Financial Inclusion – Part 2

April 27, 2017    By : Isabella Carvalho Silva

Customers should have tools and an offline network that enable them to connect to an online financial services platform in an affordable way. They should also respond to a fundamental requirement: legally exist. Tools Mobile ownership is widespread among most

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The Tumultuous Rise of Ripple’s XRP

April 27, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

Ripple, the global settlement network operator for banks, recently released the XRP Markets report for Q1 2017 which analyzes the market activity in XRP, an independent digital asset native to the Ripple Consensus Ledger (RCL). Like many other non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies,

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From Financial Inclusion to Financial Health: A Technological Journey to Social Transformation – Part 1

April 26, 2017    By : Isabella Carvalho Silva

Carla walked alone on a cold Friday night. She was relieved: it was payday. With her salary in her purse, she made plans: pay rent, buy food and – if there was any money left – bring her three children

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Merchant Onboarding and Tighter KYC Norms: This Startup Has a Solution

April 26, 2017    By : Diwakar Mandal

As a part of their digital payment initiative, the Government of India has set a target for the installation of 5.5 million point-of-sale (POS) machines by September 2017. AP Hota, MD and CEO of NPCI recently said, “Now it is

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Plaid & Dwolla Announce New Partnership to Offer Fully Tokenized ACH Payment Integration

April 26, 2017    By : LTP Team

Creating a faster and more secure bank payment experience SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2017 – Today, Plaid and Dwolla announced a new partnership to offer a fully tokenized ACH payment integration. The partnership makes it possible to tokenize account and

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