F|T: The FinTech Times – Jack Dorsey’s fresh bet on cryptocurrency

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National Bank launching FinTech innovation competition

National Bank is launching a new competition aimed at developing new solutions for the wealth management industry.


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The Digital for Good Summit

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TrueLayer, the open banking API provider, discloses investment and partnership with Visa

The partnership sees Visa also take a minority stake in TrueLayer as part of the company’s $35 million Series C funding announced in June.


Japanese FinTech startup Paidy raises $143M from investors including PayPal Ventures

Paidy, a Japanese FinTech startup that provides instant credit to consumers, has raised $143 million in funding from investors.


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FreshBooks to open first international office

Cloud-accounting software FreshBooks has announced plans to open its first international office, to be stationed in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Five inspiring Finnish FinTech startups that will impact traditional banking industry

According to the newest Helsinki FinTech Farm Guide, Finland features more than 160 FinTech companies, that received more than 340m Euro in investments and employee 6500 individuals.


Marketplace lender Become raises $12.5 million

Israel FinTech Become has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding to help propel its mission to become the ‘Expedia for business loans’.


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How Capital One’s Digital for Good program tripled the number of charities it will empower with tech

74 percent of Canadian charities feel like the tech gap is harming their success. Here’s how Capital One Canada is hoping to change that.


Koyo raises $4.9 million in debt & equity, plans UK’s first open banking fueled online lender

Open banking rules have only recently been introduced in the UK but the new approach to data provides an opportunity for innovative FinTechs to proved improved financial services.


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Mastercard consolidates startup programs to make it easier to partner with FinTechs

Mastercard has launched a new global program designed to make it easier for FinTech startups to work with Mastercard to access the company’s services.


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Walmart and Green Dot to jointly establish a new FinTech accelerator, Tailfin Labs

The new accelerator is seemingly poised to capitalize on this trend, while also giving Walmart and Green Dot a new foothold in the market.


Bitcoin advocate Jack Dorsey backs crypto startup CoinList

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, a longtime bitcoin advocate, is making a fresh bet on cryptocurrency.


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Canadian startup PayBright is helping Raptors fans pay for replica championship rings

A Toronto-based FinTech startup has teamed up with the creator of the iconic Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship ring to help basketball fans purchase their own.


Blockchain startup raises $5M to automate airport security checks

Blockchain startup Zamna raised $5 million to automate airport security checks with blockchain and biometrics.


How FinTech is revolutionizing with blockchain technology

When is comes to disruption, the FinTech industry’s growth with blockchain is the best example of how seamless transactions can be done in a matter of seconds. This is the future of world economy, and it’s here to grow its stack.


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