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BetaKit

Three companies represent Canada on 2015 KPMG FinTech 100

SecureKey, Trulioo, and Financeit all made the cut.



Wealthsimple

“The Most Important Thing I Learned About Money Is Nobody Knows Anything.”

Alex Blumberg – producer of This American Life, creator of NPR’s Planet Money, and founder of Gimlet Media – tells us how going from journalist to entrepreneur gave him more faith in billionaires. (sponsored)



Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Hotbed China Is Now Leading the FinTech Race

Chinese Bitcoin companies represent 7 of the top 50 in KPMG’s FinTech 100.



American Banker

What’s Missing in FinTech? Oh Yeah, Women

Uncomfortable moments for women abound in the male-dominated FinTech industry.



Finextra

Aussie bank Auswide ponies up $60 million to P2P lender MoneyPlace; takes 20% stake

The long term relationship, the first of its kind in Australia, includes a 5 year deal to fund up to $60 million to assist MoneyPlace to grow its consumer lending.



BetaKit

Trulioo raises $15 million to take its ID verification software to banking

Prior to the funding announcement, Trulioo has spent much of 2015 strengthening its bench, adding a new president and VP of sales.



MobilePaymentsToday

Global Payments buys Heartland for $4.3 billion

Global Payments said that the acquisition significantly expands its U.S. direct small and medium-size enterprise distribution, merchant base and vertical reach.



IBSintelligence

Linux Foundation teams with FinTech firms for blockchain development project

The project will develop an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework.



Computer Business Review

Slow mobile banking uptake stalls FinTech digital disruption

82% of UK citizens still do not use mobile payments.



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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.