F|T: The FinTech Times – Canada’s blockchain framework

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Wealthsimple announces partnership, looks to attract high-net-worth investors

Wealthsimple has entered into a partnership with Grayhawk Investment Strategies, an independent wealth management firm


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Transsion’s Future Hub and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

Transsion Future Hub, a subsidiary of Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion, is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African FinTech startups.


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Overbond to launch three AI analytics labs in Montreal for R&D in bond pricing

Overbond, a Toronto-founded AI and FinTech startup, is partnering with business school HEC Montreal, Concordia University, and the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) to open a series of R&D labs.


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Flatfair, the ‘deposit-free’ renting platform, raises $11M led by Index Ventures

Flatfair, a London-based FinTech that lets landlords offer “deposit-free” renting to tenants, has raised $11 million in funding.


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Montreal-based Nuvei acquires SafeCharge for $1.1 billion CAD

Montreal-based FinTech company Nuvei has completed the acquisition of UK-based SafeCharge International Group for $1.1 billion CAD ($889 million USD).


UK FinTech Curve launches crowdfunding campaign

The seven-figure raise, penned for September, follows in the footsteps of Monzo, Revolut, and Freetrade.


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Coinberry partners with Cyclebit to offer crypto transactions through POS

Coinberry, a Toronto-based digital crypto platform, is partnering with Singapore-based Cyclebit to offer a cryptocurrency-to-retail payment processing solution.


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GradJoy is a Y Combinator-backed FinTech to help you knock out your student loans

The right people to solve the trillion-dollar student debt crisis might be the ones who are suffering from it the hardest.


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Chamber of Digital Commerce recommends building blockchain framework in Canada

The organization said Canada’s digital asset ecosystem is currently being stifled due to a lack of regulatory clarity and a lack of commitment from the government.


Global FinTech funding drops, but deal volume holds up

Accenture says drop in deal value reflects the absence of a “mega transaction” in H1.


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