Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Ghana based blockchain startup Bitsoko in a startup competition called Gran Challenges Explorations, which focused on promoting wide spread acceptance of mobile money by small merchants.
Apple has applied for a patent that would enable the transfer of money between iPhones, PayPal spends a boatload on Xoom, and more top stories from this week in FinTech.
CoinTelegraph tapped into the experience of several startup founders to get an idea of things aspiring entrepreneurs should avoid when starting their own business in the cryptocurrency industry, which for many is still uncharted territory.
PayPal has officially announced that the company agreed to acquire a San Francisco-based online money transfer technology and services company Xoom to the tune of US$890 million.
MSN Money spoke with Bitreserve’s new CEO, Anthony Watson, on Tuesday to talk about the business model of the Bitcoin startup he now heads, and the “challenges and long-term goals” of both his company and Bitcoin.
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Canadian blockchain technology startup Blockchain Tech Ltd (BTL) has been successfully listed on the VentureBoard of the Toronto Stock Exchange, with the tracker BTL (TSXV:BTL).
Time is money. Which is why Indian startup SearchTrade is looking to change how the Internet functions today by rewarding people with bitcoin for their time spent using search engines.
Data intelligence provider Funderbeam is set to launch the world’s first blockchain based investment trading platform over the next few months, through a partnership with colored coins developer ChromaWay.
A San Francisco-based technology company Chronicled Inc. has raised US$1.4 million in a funding round participated by Pantera Capital, Mandra Capital, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch
An international crime expert has labeled London the center of international money laundering, saying the city's major banks disregard the anti-money laundering regulation that at the same time burdens FinTech startups.
Funderbeam, an Estonian company that offers data-intelligence on startups for angel investors, has announced it will launch a blockchain based trading platform for startup-investment.
One Boston FinTech startup, Quantopian, is open-sourcing its application to coders interested in researching and testing financial investment data.
CoinTelegraph spoke with Matthew J. Martin on why Bitcoin is better for financial services companies that want to attract Muslim clients and offer “sharia-based” financial products.
Peter Randall and Anthony Culligan have announced to launch blockchain startup SETL.
A new report says that U.S. banks and corporations have outpaced every other country in global investments in FinTech over the past few years.
Startup BuyAnyCoin (BAC) wants to hang a prepaid crypto card next to prepaid phone and debit cards in convenience stores.
A new service by Living Room of Satoshi allows Australians to send BTC funds direct to a bank account in a single transaction.
Call Levels, a Singaporean startup providing real-time financial monitoring and notification service on the mobile cloud, has added bitcoin prices from itBit following "overwhelming request from users."
Colu recently released two new updates to help new users create more innovative blockchain solutions.
A group of 32 startups, investors and startup accelerators call for the Australian government to bring major innovation to the federal financial technology industry.
Bernie Sanders led a campaign run off of small donations, amassing $200 mln. Had he invested that money in Bitcoin, the world would have been much better off.
UK-based fintech startup Revolut raised over £7.75 million of funding via venture capital firms.
Barclays, ISDA, UCL, Norton Rose Fulbright explore development of master templates to enable banks to trade and manage securities on distributed and shared ledgers.
Switzerland takes another large step in the direction of a crypto paradise with the introduction of a motion to redefine client deposits, exempting Bitcoin businesses from the stringent financial regulations banks face.
Wirex is a 1.5-year old company that has weathered many challenges to get to where we are today: a hybrid personal finance platform combining cryptocurrency and fiat currencies with hundreds of thousands of users.
The online gaming and wagering platform, Peerplays, is the first startup to be vying for funding. DAO is to begin reviewing and voting on proposals this week.
Taking place just before the start of Summer on June 2nd - 3rd in Helsinki, ArcticStartup, the media and events company behind the event, hopes to showcase the next stars of the Nordic startup scene.
Chain, a Silicon Valley startup, has announced an open source blockchain protocol developed in collaboration with Visa, Nasdaq, Citi, Fidelity, Capital One and others.
African blockchain-related startups will pitch new products at SWIFT African Regional Conference in Mauritius on May 18.
NexusLab, Zurich-based business platform, has gathered 10 teams to develop new applications of blockchain technologies in different industries; half of startups are from Nordics.
With the high mobile phone penetration already in place, Africa is set to enable more users to download a Bitcoin wallet on their devices.
We have prepared a review of the projects that the Bitcoin industry requires right now. These projects have no strong competitors in the market and could attract a lot of new cryptocurrency owners.
The general startup success is very low - 90% of them fail in the first 3 years. The two major reasons for failure cited by CB Insights are not establishing a real market need (42%) and running out of cash (29%).
The advantages and the limitations of using the blockchain technology to optimize products and services are the reasons behind “unicorn” startups such as Airbnb’s caution in implementing the technology.
CoinTelegraph has made a comprehensive list of the most useful ways to land a cryptocurrency job - from forums and job search aggregators to Facebook, freelance marketplaces and Angel.co.
CoinFest, the world’s first decentralized currency convention, has announced the launch of CoinFest 2016, claiming more than 20 cities already planning to participate.
With a 300% growth on a global level, 2015 was the year of fintech and and the latest studies show that 2016 will double this investment data.
LedgerX co-founder, Paul Chou, stated that most of the projects led by blockchain startups to implement distributed ledger technology in the traditional financial sector are extremely misguided.
WeLab, a Hong Kong start-up operating the online lending platform WeLend and the mobile lending platform Wolaidai has secured 160M in venture capital.
Keybase, a cryptographic message and verification startup, has raised US$10.8 million in a Series A funding round
Tomer Kantor is a London-based film producer who, for the past three years, has been documenting the Bitcoin phenomenon under his “IamSatoshi” label
National Australia Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia will be taking part in a joint project led by global financial innovation firm R3
The seemingly unstoppable Slush technology 2 days conference starts today in Helsinki, Finland.
2015 has been a banner year when it comes to Bitcoin venture capital investment.
New mobile payments start-up Bitholla, which allows peer-to-peer payments in digital currencies from any mobile wallet of the user’s choosing, has arrived.
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