F|T: The FinTech Times – Embracing cashless payments

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techcrunch

London’s street performers are embracing cashless payments

The drive to digitize payments in the UK is modernizing income for London’s famous street performers.


BetaKit

Visa Developer Recommends: Visa hosts first developer conference to bring more FinTechs into its ecosystem

Two years ago, Visa opened up its Visa Developer ecosystem, allowing developers to access the company’s APIs and work with Visa payment products and capabilities.


venturebeat

Adyen’s IPO starts strong as stock soars 70%, valuing Dutch FinTech company at $14 billion

One of Adyen’s earliest and biggest investors, Index Ventures, hailed the IPO as a milestone that demonstrates the increasingly global ambitions of European startups.


cbc

Cryptocurrency hackers steal one third of coins on South Korea exchange

A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Monday hackers have stolen about one-third of the coins traded on its market, an announcement that sent bitcoin prices tumbling to a two-month low.


betakit


Finn AI collaborates with Visa Developer to expand its banking chatbot platform

Finn AI said it will use Visa Developer’s APIs to enhance its conversational banking chatbots, and allow banks to create more personalized experiences for their customers.


techcrunch

Truecaller makes first acquisition to build out payment and financial services in India

The vision is to go deeper into mobile payments and associated services to turn Truecaller into a utility that goes beyond just handling messages and calls, particularly payments — a space that WhatsApp is preparing to enter in India.


crowdfundinsider

New UK FinTech investment drive launched by Department of International Trade

DIT has created a Fintech steering board that combines industry participants, academics along with government officials.


techcrunch

Zelle forecast to overtake Venmo this year

Despite some concerns over its adoption by scammers, new payment service Zelle is shaping up to overtake rival Venmo this year, according to a new forecast from eMarketer.


betakit

KPMG is accepting nominations for FinTech100

FinTech100 recognizes 50 ‘established’ FinTech companies and 50 ’emerging’ startups.


techcrunch

CapitalG leads $21.5M investment in Aye Finance, its first FinTech deal in India

Aye Finance offers micro-loans to small businesses in India that are not on the radar of banks and traditional financing companies, and also don’t qualify for programs run by the likes of Flipkart and Amazon.


coindesk

AlphaPoint raises $15 million in first major funding round

AlphaPoint raised the funds through Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, the self-described cryptocurrency merchant bank.


betakit

Every raises $600,000 to build banking platform for online businesses

Every is a new Canadian startup that wants to rebundle the traditional financial services FinTechs wrestled from the banks.


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Amira Zubairi

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.