Weekly News Highlights – 1 April 2021

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  Stay up to date with the latest news from fintech! This week, we bring you updates and developments on SEC’s fresh inquiries on SPACs, mergers and acquisitions of insurtech companies, partnerships and supports, Visa’s acceptance of crypto purchases, new legislative proposition for Open Banking, potential losses for banking, and the opportunity that arise with […]

Coinstone Capital deploys RIDDLE&CODE’s Asset Management Solution for their Alternative Investment Fund

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Coinstone Capital, a Dutch investment fund that invests in early-stage blockchain projects that’s also a Holland Fintech Member, along with RIDDLE&CODE, a European Blockchain interface company that builds hardware and software stacks, recently announced the deployment of RIDDLE&CODE’s Asset Management Solution. RIDDLE&CODE’s Asset Management Solution is a custody solution that writes all transactions to a […]

Finturi strengthens invoice financing with CIB partnership

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Finturi, a company using blockchain to help businesses secure loans against invoices, joined forces with credit management outfit Centraal Invorderings Bureau (CIB) to ensure a robust blockchain-enabled invoice financing platform. Specifically, Finturi and CIB’s partnership serves to create a better user experience for financiers on Finturi’s platform, resulting in financiers being more confident about using […]

Research at a Glance: Week 18

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AI: The future of work? Work of the future! By European Commission Noting the already widespread usage of AI, this report aims to dispel common fears of AI-caused redundancy and instead concentrates on how automation can instead be used to sculpt a more productive labour market. It concludes that resistance will in fact lead to […]

Research at a Glance: Week 11

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Scalability Interoperability and Sustainability of Blockchains By The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum What’s going on in blockchain in Europe, and what will the future of the technology look like in the region, especially regarding large-scale blockchain platforms? This paper tackles these matters, giving an overview of the European blockchain industry, issues and challenges […]

Synechron to accelerate WealthTech

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The IT consultancy firm is honing its focus on the financial services industry with its latest announcement, a WealthTech accelerator programme designed to marshal technology, data science and analytics within wealth management. While the accelerator targets automating the entire client journey from prospecting to relationship management, marquee projects have already been scoped.  Of particular interest is the […]

Oracle Blockchain and SDK.finance one step ahead of regulations

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The Czech core payments platform for banks and fintech firms has adopted Oracle’s blockchain platform to enable facilitate faster, more cost effective and secure payments, especially cross-border. This comes as the European Parliament recently passed the ‘Cross-border euro transfers and currency conversions’ proposal to slash fees on cross-border euro payments between EU countries that are in […]

Member Spotlight: Blockdata

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From humble beginnings as friends catching up to discuss blockchain over a beer, the guys behind Blockdata invited us to their new offices in Amsterdam to showcase their recently launched web application. Frustrated with the difficulty of separating the hype from legitimately promising uses of blockchain, they set out to simplify blockchain research. Founded on […]

Blockchain mavens discuss adoption trends for 2019

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Amsterdam-based blockchain experts at Maven 11 Capital have forecast the year to come for DLT, as they cast aside cryptocurrency price fluctuations to uncover the 5 top developments expected to pervade the industry in 2019.  Citing unscalable technology and complex interfaces as current barriers to mass adoption, the mavens expect 2019 to herald in an […]

Member Spotlight: Gremis

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Born out of Crypto Valley in Switzerland, Gremis are communications specialists who are principally focused on converting traffic into leverageable communities for the fintech industry. Paying homage to its name, the Catalonian word for ‘guild’, Gremis is an association of digital nomads and freelancers brought together by the same dedication to preserve humanity in an […]