F|T: The FinTech Times – Robinhood’s uncharted territory

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MindBridge acquires UK accountancy tech firm Brevis

Ottawa’s MindBridge has acquired Brevis Limited, an accountancy technology firm based in the United Kingdom.


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Mobile banking app Empower Finance just closed a $20 million Series A round

David Velez, who is the founder and CEO of Nubank, the largest FinTech in Latin America, also joined the round.


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Mogo enters partnership, sells loan portfolio to goeasy for $31.9 million

Vancouver-based Mogo has announced a three-year lending partnership with alternative financing provider goeasy and the sale of its personal loan offering.


‘Uncharted territory’: Robinhood’s competitors aren’t celebrating its massive outage

Customers of the trading app quickly lashed out on Twitter and one client has even filed a lawsuit in Florida.


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FinTech giant Brex opens first international office in Vancouver

San Francisco-based Brex, which offers credit cards and cash management accounts to tech companies, has opened its first international office in Vancouver.


India’s top court strikes down ban on cryptocurrency trading

The central bank’s ban came after months of scrutiny of digital currencies by financial regulators as well as the government, which compared them to “Ponzi schemes” and threatened to impose harsh regulations.


BetaKit

Today in funding: TickSmith, Worximity Technology

Two Montreal-based startups have announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised how much, from whom.


Quona Capital raises $203M for FinTech-boosting fund

Quona Capital, a venture capital firm based in Washington and Bengaluru, has closed its second fund with $203 million in commitments, according to a report by Deal Street Asia.


BetaKit

Collision cancels 2020 in-person conference over COVID-19 fears

Collision, the major North American tech conference, announced on Friday that it has decided to cancel the event over concerns for COVID-19.


IBM blockchain partner: Rival companies must join forces for common sustainable goals

Using blockchain and other technologies to work towards sustainable goals requires companies to break the current way of thinking in business, according to Anthony Day, blockchain partner at IBM.


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