Why data is the key to unlocking payments innovation

A new international payment standard currently being rolled out, known as ISO 20022, could start to change all that by harmonising payments data around the world.


Crypto wallet and exchange company raises $120 million has announced that it has raised a $120 million funding round. The company develops a popular crypto wallet as well as an exchange.


UK FinTech Fasset granted authorisation to test blockchain platform in Bahrain

UK FinTech Fasset received authorisation to test its solutions for the tokenisation of hard assets in Bahrain’s FinTech Regulatory Sandbox.


Australia gets its first dedicated platform for fintech jobs

By Elizabeth Barry, Editor, The site has been launched to fill a gap in the fintech market. The Australian fintech sector now has a dedicated platform through which to source local talent as well as apply for fintech jobs. The team behind Australian FinTech have this week launched the employment platform, Australian FinTech Jobs, to better service the sector when it comes to finding talent. Founder and CEO Cameron Dart, who was recently named as one of’s Top 25 Fintech Influencers, said the platform seeks to service all areas of employment. “When people think of ‘fintech’ in relation to employment, they might initially think of just ‘finance’ or just ‘technology’ jobs,” Dart […]


Search for 2017 Fintech 100 innovators kicks off

Nominations are now open for the 2017 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech 100, the annual list designed to recognize leading fintech innovators.   Visit by Thursday, 31 August 2017 and nominate your company, or any fintech you think should be considered for the Fintech 100.   The Fintech100, available at, is compiled by fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures in collaboration with KPMG’s Global Fintech practice. The annual Fintech 100 includes both the leading 50 established fintechs, and the most intriguing 50 “emerging stars.”   How to nominate and the judging process: Nominations for the Fintech 100 can be made at website by Thursday, 31 August 2017.   […]


Three regional fintech winners unveiled at Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge in Dublin

Citi has unveiled three winners from its regional Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) Demo Day held in Dublin last week, garlanding Aid:Tech, Paycode and Pole Star with the T4I Award for innovation. The global program aims to promote accountability and transparency in the public sector and beyond by supporting the effective use of financial technology (fintech) solutions and monitoring technology. It is run by Citi’s internal fintech team, treasury and trade unit, and Citi Ventures, its technology accelerator, investment and collaboration arm. Facebook, IBM, MasterCard, Microsoft and PwC are some of the other partners involved in judging the competition. The idea is to support small start-up companies’ applications on beneficiary […]


Humaniq to use blockchain for social good

A London/Luxembourg start-up is planning to use the blockchain to create a new kind of bank that will help tackle global poverty. It will enable people to use its cryptocurrency to donate or lend money, and bring banking services and income generation opportunities to “the last billion”. Humaniq has been developed by a group of people, many with experience in cryptocurrencies, who have seen the potential of biometrics, blockchain and mobile to help solve a number of social and economic problems. The challenge they aim to tackle is considerable. “Over 2 billion people in the world don’t have bank accounts. About 1.5 billion people don’t have any identification documents. They […]


Total Market Cap of Digital Currencies nears $30 Billion

Digital currencies reached a new high today, surpassing $28 billion, a more than doubling from their previous all-time high of around $12 billion back in 2013. Indicating an increasing interest in digital currencies and the wider blockchain space. The main driver is, of course, bitcoin, which is nearing $20 billion once more after rising for much of the week from around $1,000 to approximately $1,200. The currency, however, has lost market share, falling below 70%, as other coins gain attention. At first it was monero after being added to some drug markets, then dash suddenly and puzzlingly incredibly shoot up above $100, but now has nearly halved, standing around $60 […]