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.
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.
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.
Tomer Kantor is a London-based film producer who, for the past three years, has been documenting the Bitcoin phenomenon under his “IamSatoshi” label
If the Bitcoin blockchain validates financial transactions, why not use it to validate other things from the real world?
National Australia Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia will be taking part in a joint project led by global financial innovation firm R3
Blockchain tech has produced quite a haul this year, passing a quarter billion dollars in startup investment during only the first six months. How long will this investment bubble last?
Bitcoin Startup Bitit which started out as prepaid Bitcoin on a card is now making inroads in Bitcoin processing and purchasing.
While London may be the Fintech startup hub, Nordic countries are also making a mark in this competitive market.
Blockchain Conference is a one-day event taking place in Helsinki on August 26th 2016 and arranged by CoinTelegraph.
Leading Nordic financial services group has shown interest and invested in Danish blockchain payment service provider Coinify
JP Morgan key developers, Will Martino and Stuart Popejoy, talk about Kadena, a new private blockchain featuring smart contract language Pact
Berlin-based fintech startup, N26 recently received a German banking license. Allowing it to reach other European banking markets.
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%).
Keybase, a cryptographic message and verification startup, has raised US$10.8 million in a Series A funding round
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.
Mark Smargon, co-founder and head of product for Colu, is excited about the recent Beta launch of their developer platform on August 12th.
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