Category: FinTech

Canadian Startup Wants to Upgrade Millions of ATMs to Sell Bitcoin

Canadian exchange Coinsquare has acquired software allowing traditional ATMs to sell cryptocurrency such as bitcoin (BTC), according to a press release on July 3. Coinsquare announced a controlling investment in Just Cash, a United States-based fintech startup that has developed a software that allows users to purchase crypto directly through […]

Deloitte: China Looking to Use Blockchain as a 'Strategic Weapon'

As much as 73% of Chinese enterprises believe that blockchain is a top-five strategic priority, according to a report by Big Four audit and consulting firm Deloitte released on June 27. In the report, titled “Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey,” the company surveyed 1,386 enterprise representatives in 11 countries, including […]

XRP, Libra and Visa to Fight It Out for Cross-Border Remittance Crown

The increased penetration of cryptocurrency in the digital payment arena appears to be affecting the landscape of cross-border remittances. Financial institutions and other mainstream establishments are now jostling with blockchain startups for control over an industry that could possibly experience massive growth over the next few years. With more participants comes greater competition […]

EU Banks to Deploy Instant Payments System in Response to Competition From Libra

European Union banks could have an instantaneous payments system in place by 2020, Reuters reports on June 26. Per the report, real-time payments have been possible in the eurozone since 2017, but only about half of the banks in the bloc adhered to the initiative. Still, Reuters notes that adoption […]

Northern Trust Hands Off Blockchain Solution to Fintech Firm

Northern Trust has handed over its blockchain platform to fintech firm Broadridge Financial Solutions, according to a press release on June 26. The Chicago-based asset management firm Northern Trust has handed over its blockchain-based private equity (PE) management solution to Broadridge for further improvement. The platform purports to streamline and […]

Bankers Fess Up to Big Tech Threat As Crypto Moves in on Financial Services Market

On the heels of Libra, banking institution are weighing in on the big tech threat to legacy financial services. Officials at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) caution that big tech firms could dominate the global financial services market, a development they say may lead to competition and data privacy […]

BNP Paribas Venture Arm Among Investors to Inject $16.5M in Fintech Firm Token

Fintech firm Token has received a $16.5 million injection from investors including the venture arm of banking giant BNP Paribas, a news release announced on June 18. The self-described open banking platform says it will use the capital to further develop its TokenOSTM operating system — and “accelerate new ways of innovating payments […]

Visa Set to Join the Expanding Field of Blockchain-Based International Payment Providers

Visa has launched a payment system for business-to-business (B2B) transactions partially based on blockchain technology. The United States payment behemoth says its platform, called Visa B2B Connect, offers seamless cross-border payment processing for institutional clients without going through the complex web of third-party intermediaries. In doing so, Visa becomes the latest entrant into the […]

Global Banking Giant HSBC Launches Tokenization-Based Receivables System for India

Major global banking group HSBC has implemented tokenization technology into its receivables infrastructure for corporate clients in India, according to an announcement on June 18. The British multinational financial services company has reportedly launched its Digital Accounts Receivable Tool (HSBC DART), based on tokenization technology developed by Australian blockchain-powered Fintech […]