Category: Fintech

Financial Companies Report First Deal With Digital Assets Under Russian Law

Two companies have carried out Russia’s first transactions with digital financial assets as defined by the country’s current legislation. The deal involved the tokenization of debt issued by a third party and its subsequent acquisition. Russian Companies Conduct Issue and Placement......

Cyprus Drafts Crypto Rules, May Introduce Them Before EU Regulations

Cyprus has prepared its own legislation to regulate crypto assets and is likely to adopt it before Europe finalizes a common regulatory framework, a government official has indicated. The authorities in Nicosia welcome the “careful” use of cryptocurrencies, he added. Government......

Finder’s Experts Predict Apecoin Will End 2022 at $27 per Token, 75% Think APE Is Just ‘Another Memecoin’

On April 28, 2022, the crypto asset apecoin tapped an all-time high (ATH) tapping $26.70 per unit and the digital currency has taken the 25th largest market capitalization among 13,371 cryptocurrencies. The same day, the product comparison platform Finder published its......

Bank of Israel: Adoption of CBDC Will Not Materially Affect the Banking System

Israel’s central bank says the public’s adoption of the digital shekel is not expected “to materially affect the banking system.” The bank, however, warns that any issuance of such digital currency will likely result in a decline of the volume of......

Report: Blockchain and Crypto VC Investments Grew Almost Tenfold During 2021 in Latam

A new report issued by LAVCA, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, has found that the venture capital (VC) investment in the region has grown immensely compared to the previous year’s numbers. In general, the region registered investments......

Kraken Ventures Raises $65 Million to Invest in Web3, Defi, Blockchain Startups and Protocols

The independent investment fund led by Kraken alumni that’s focused on early-stage companies and protocols, Kraken Ventures, announced the successful closing of its first fund at $65 million. Presently, the fund holds positions in platforms like Hashflow, Pstake, Acala, Blockdaemon, Anchorage,......

South Africa’s Digital Bank Tyme Completes Series B Round With Additional $70M Capital Raise

Tymebank, a South Africa-based digital bank, recently completed its Series B funding round with $70 million invested in the firm by Tencent and U.K. development financier, CDC Group. Funds to Support Tyme’s Expansion Into New Markets Tymebank, a digital bank from......

Ukrainians Offered New Crypto Services, Bitcoin Cards

Along with the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, Ukrainians are enjoying an expanding range of related services and products. Besides new options to buy and trade coins, crypto users in the country will be offered two cards that will allow them to......