F|T: The FinTech Times – AI authentication

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Koho raises $8 million from Portag3 as Paul Desmarais III and Mike Katchen join board(BETAKIT)

Set to scale, Koho wants to avoid the common FinTech hype cycle.

STACK RECOMMENDS: Exclusive: Royal Bank of Canada using blockchain for U.S./Canada payments – executive(REUTERS)

“Great to see Canadian financial institutions acknowledging the opportunity in blockchain.”
– Miro Pavletic, CEO and co-founder of STACK

HSBC to let UK customers manage different bank accounts on one screen with new app(CNBC)

HSBC said the app will be heavily targeted at millennials and is designed to simplify the process of managing savings.

Onfido raises $30M more for its AI-based identity verification technology(TECHCRUNCH)

Onfido, which mainly serves banks and FinTech companies, raised the funds from Crane Venture Partners, Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and others.

Stockpile raises $30 million for fractional stock trading app(FINEXTRA)

Stockpile raised the Series B funding from Fidelity-backed Eight Roads Ventures.

Kyriba receives $45M equity financing(FINSMES)

Kyriba, which provides cloud treasury and financial management solutions, raised the funds from Sumeru Equity Partners, with participation from existing investors.

Dubai Economy preps digital currency (FINEXTRA)

Government-backed development agency Dubai Economy has signed an MoU with UK-based smart ID firm Objet Tech to help create and implement emCash. The encrypted digital currency will allow people to pay for various government and non-government services.

How consulting firms are the key to saving FinTech brands(FORBES)

With all the buzz around FinTech as an industry set to revolutionize financial services, banking, payments, and other segments, it may be surprising to hear that many companies within it are also struggling to make it.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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