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  • news: BNP Paribas explores the blockchain; SocGen advertises bitcoin-related job

    finextra.com 24 Jul '15, 1pm

    France's biggest bank, BNP Paribas, is investigating the distributed ledger and "how it can be applied to post trade processes to make things faster and potentially cheaper," a spokesperson has confirmed, but stresses "it's all very much projects and it's all in testing. It's nothing ...

  • Bitcoin incubator opens in Chicago

    news: Bitcoin incubator opens in Chicago

    finextra.com 13 Jul '15, 11pm

    Based at 1871, the city's hub for digital startups, the Chicago Bitcoin Center promises to "foster a new wave of technological innovation on the blockchain". A similar operation launched in New York last year. Firms joining the centre will get office space, access to mentorship from b...

  • news: Greeks flock to Bitcoin

    finextra.com 30 Jun '15, 6pm

    Ahead of a referendum on creditor proposals for Greek reforms in return for vital bailout funds, this week the country's banks are shut and a EUR60 daily withdrawal limit has been imposed. The move appears to have prompted many to turn to cryptocurrencies. Bitstamp says that trades fr...

  • Singapore

    news: Singapore pledges S$225m to fintech

    finextra.com 01 Jul '15, 1am

    Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon revealed the investment (around US$167 million) in the Financial Sector Technology & Innovation (FSTI) scheme during a speech . The money will be used to help convince banks to set up their R&D and innovation labs on t...

  • PR: Singapore-based fintech startup Mesitis raises $3m

    finextra.com 05 Jun '15, 2pm

    Singapore-based fintech startup Mesitis raises $3m 18 hours ago | 1138 views | 0 Source: Mesitis Mesitis, a financial technology company focused on the wealth industry, today announced that it has closed US$ 3 million (SG$ 4.05 million) in Series A funding to accelerate the roll-out o...

  • Bitcoin startup Xapo adds Wall Street heavyweights to advisory board

    news: Bitcoin startup Xapo adds Wall Street heavyweights to advisory board

    finextra.com 26 May '15, 6pm

    Bitcoin wallet and cold-storage vault outfit Xapo was set up by Lemon founder Wences Casares, and has so far raised $40 million in funding from the likes of Benchmark, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. The appointment of three members of the Wall Street establishment comes as bank...

  • Online scammers target lonely hearts and bitcoin fans #fintech

    news: Online scammers target lonely hearts and bitcoin fans

    finextra.com 21 May '15, 6pm

    Online scammers target lonely hearts and bitcoin fans 22 hours ago | 2087 views | 0 Cybercrooks are increasingly targeting lonely hearts and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, scamming them out of their savings, according to the FBI. In its annual report , the bureau's Internet Crime Complai...

  • PR: Singapore's largest online marketplace to accept DBS mobile wallet

    finextra.com 10 Jun '15, 10am

    From mid-June onwards, customers shopping on Qoo10.sg will be able to pay for their purchases using DBS PayLah!, the fastest-growing personal mobile wallet in Singapore. The move by Qoo10.sg to tap on DBS PayLah! reflects how readily Singaporeans have embraced mobile technology and ho...

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