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Finnish fintech startup Enterpay closes investment from Swedish VC firm NFT Ventures

Feb 07, 2017 11:02 am UTC| Fintech

Finland-based fintech company Enterpay announced that it has closed an investment from Swedish venture capital company NFT Ventures. As an investor, NFT is ideal for us, as it can support our international growth not...

Fintech startup Plaid secures funding from Citi Ventures and American Express Ventures

Feb 07, 2017 09:52 am UTC| Fintech

Citi Ventures and American Express Ventures have made investments in Plaid Technologies, Inc., a San Francisco-based financial technology firm. Launched in 2012, Plaid serves as the foundation upon which thousands of...

Mizuho Financial Group to work with SORACOM for IoT payments platform

Feb 07, 2017 05:45 am UTC| Fintech

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. last month announced that it has started research and development for the creation of a platform for secure payments using Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Taking into account the changes...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Banque de France testing blockchain, to open lab to work with start-ups – Governor Villeroy de Galhau

Feb 07, 2017 05:13 am UTC| Fintech

Frances central bank is testing blockchain technology and opening a lab to work with startups, François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France, said. Speaking at the Paris FinTech Forum last month,...

If scandals don't make us switch banks, financial technology might

Feb 07, 2017 04:06 am UTC| Fintech

An efficient market relies on rational customers being willing to change suppliers when theres good reason to do so. But what happens when customers stay put regardless? This issue is particularly acute in the banking...

Swedish fintech Klarna acquires German online payment firm BillPay

Feb 06, 2017 11:38 am UTC| Fintech

Swedish fintech business Klarna announced that it has acquired German online payment company BillPay in a move to strengthen its position as a leading fintech player in Europe, as well as accelerating its growth in the...

UK government picks 11 fintech companies for trade delegation to Australia and New Zealand

Feb 06, 2017 09:37 am UTC| Fintech

The UKs Department for International Trade (DIT) has revealed its plans to take a trade delegation of eleven successful UK fintech companies to Australia and New Zealand in March. The selected companies include Aire,...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Driving forces of Asian growth in 2017 - Option trading radar in Asian EMFX pool

Asia focus: 2017 growth drivers: With GDP growth for the final quarter of 2016 rolling in from around the region. As per the JPMs projections, EM Asia GDP grew 5.8% in 2016, in line with their expectations at the beginning...

ECB likely to stretch QE beyond March 2017, says Commerzbank

The European Central Bank is expected to extend its quantitative easing programme beyond March 2017 at its last monetary policy meeting this year, scheduled on December 8. Also, the Italian constitutional referendum, to be...

Dutch election: Complicacy and political limbo

Netherlands, the first European country to hold a generalelection this year is undoubtedly heading for a political limbo as the polls show a more fragmented parliament than ever. Three decades ago, top three Dutch parties...

Philippines likely to continue with strong economic growth in near-term, says ANZ

The Philippines robust economic growth is expected to sustain, according to an ANZ research report. However, it also weakens the external accounts. The Philippine authorities have taken a benign view of the situation as...

NZD/USD likely to trade marginally lower this year, says Commerzbank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand wants a lower exchange rate given the dampening impact of the stronger currency on the pace of inflation. In February, the RBNZ stated that depreciation is required in the exchange rate. The...

Politics

In latest skirmish of western land wars, Congress supports mining and ranching

Republicans in Congress are enthusiastically using the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized during the last weeks of the Obama administration. One measure on their list is the Bureau of Land...

How social media stars are fighting for the Left

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. elections, numerous accounts surfaced of nefarious content creators profiting by posting fake content on social media. The most successful engaged in anti-Clinton fervor, promoted Donald...

Oroville dam danger shows how Trump could win big on infrastructure

Disaster was narrowly averted after Americas tallest dam threatened to release a deluge of water over thousands of homes on February 12. Dramatic scenes of water cascading from the Oroville dam emerged after a hole the...

Dems Want To Probe Trump Over Lax Security Practices

Just to add to Donald Trumps increasingly full plate of political troubles, House Democrats are now pushing for an investigation into the new presidents tendency to practice weak security measures. The representatives are...

Science

Scientists Think The Arctic Can Be Refrozen If They Had $500B

A lot of climate experts, global leaders, and financial giants have already declared Climate Change as the single biggest threat that humanity is facing as a species. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of people and...

Bioterrorism To Kill 30M In The Near Future, Warns Bill Gates

He might be most well-known for founding the international tech behemoth Microsoft and for having the title of richest man in the world several times, but Bill Gates is also an active player in the health industry. Most of...

Scientists Created Foldable Shields That Can Stop Bullets, Light And Portable Protection

Law enforcement officials are facing constant danger as part of their duties, which is why they need all the protection that they can get. Body armor, helmets, and padding are all provided to police officers, FBI agents,...

Organoids - the future of medical research

Most of the research behind new medical advances is carried out using either animal tissues or cancer cells. Both tools have their problems: results from animals and humans do not always match up and cancer cells grown for...

Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made

A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP. The chemical, tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, or TATP, was made by accident as the product of a...

Technology

This Teddy Bear Recorded Millions Of Voice Messages, Which Got Leaked

In the age of the Internet of Things, households are now more vulnerable to data breaches than ever before. Take the case of the toys that were made by a company called CloudPets, which can receive and play messages by...

Twitch To Become Video Game Retailer With Streamers Getting A Cut

As the go-to live-streaming platform for gamers, Twitch has a pretty significant influence in a community that number in the hundreds of millions. Now, the video hosting site is about to widen its horizons by also becoming...

‘Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ Pirated Before Launch, Images And Videos Posted

Everyone is already aware of how heavily Nintendo is betting on the success of the Switch in order to rally from the disaster brought about by the failed Wii U. One of the biggest titles that are supposed to sell the...

"Middle Earth: Shadow Of War" Confirmed, Epic Trailer Released

Recently, reports started circulating about the sequel to the critically-acclaimed video game published by Warner Bros., which a leaked Target listing exacerbated. Along with the games title, several key details were also...

Nokia And BlackBerry Bet On Nostalgia To Generate Buzz, Experts Concerned

There was once a time when both Nokia and BlackBerry ruled the roost as the top providers of mobile devices in the world. Everybody wanted a phone that they made, with Nokias 3310 and BlackBerrys 9900 garnering some...
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