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August 9, 2020

The recent boost in the use of contactless payments reminds us that consumer behavior is motivated by necessity, efficiency, and convenience

The recent boost in the use of contactless payments reminds us that consumer behavior is motivated by necessity, efficiency, and convenience.

Even before the pandemic, the factors that led to the spread of contactless payments teach important lessons about how t...

July 20, 2020

BANGALORE (July 20): Online insurance platform Policybazaar aims to go public in 2021 at a valuation north of US$3.5 billion (RM14.9 billion), potentially becoming the first of India’s mega-start-ups to debut as its digital economy booms.

The start-up plans to secure about US$250 million in a round of financing at a US$2 billion-plus valuation before a September 2021 initial public offering (IPO), c...

July 15, 2020

A Revolut card (Kay/Unsplash)

Revolut customers in 49 U.S. states can now buy, hold and sell bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) on the digital bank’s crypto platform. 

The British fintech firm entered the U.S. in March and waited until it had already established its core products in the country before launching bitcoin services as well, said Revolut crypto chief Edward Cooper.

Revo...

July 9, 2020

Railsbank, a UK based Fintech and open banking service provider, has crossed the Atlantic to open up operations in the US with the acquisition of its first customer – Unifimoney, according to a release.

Simultaneously, to support the North American expansion, Railsbank has hired Dov Marmor as Chief Operating Officer, North America. Marmor, formerly with Green Dot, will be based in Santa Monica.

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July 9, 2020

Bitso, one of Latin America’s largest digital asset exchanges, has reportedly reached 1 million users before its planned launch in Brazil. 

Santiago Alvarado, director of international payments at Bitso, recently talked about how cryptocurrencies might help with settling cross-border transactions in Latin America. Alvarado, whose comments came during a Unitize panel (held on July 8, 2020), was joine...

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