Fintechist bitFlyer Expansion US

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange bitFlyer Expands to the United States

by JP Buntinxon August 19, 2017
Things are constantly changing in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Some companies look to expand whereas others are concerned over their current offerings. bitFlyer, a Japanese cryptocurrency trading platform, will expand to the US very soon. That is quite a surprising turn of events, as no one saw this change coming. It turns out […]
Fintechist Australian Securities Exchange DLT

Australian Securities Exchange Leans Toward a DLT-based Settlement System

by JP Buntinxon August 17, 2017
Distributed ledger platforms are all of the rage in the financial sector right now. integrating blockchain technology into existing platforms will be quite a challenge, though. The Australian Securities Exchange may become the first global stock exchange to use distributed ledger-based settlement. Before that decision can be made, a proper evaluation needs to be conducted […]

Fintechist Apple Pay Beijing Public Transportation

Beijing’s Public Transportation Will not use Apple Pay Anytime Soon

by JP Buntinxon August 16, 2017
Apple has big expectations regarding their Chinese expansion. However, the company has seen those expectations tampered already. The technology giant refuses to grant access to their iPhone’s NFC function. This also means no one can use Apple Pay as a payment service for public transportation in Beijing. As a result, Yikatong launched its contract payment […]
Fintechist Mobile Payments Fraud

Mobile Payments Fraud can Become a US$25bn Industry in the Coming Years

by JP Buntinxon August 14, 2017
In the world of finance, companies and service providers are looking for new solutions. Mobile payments are often touted as the next big thing in the industry. Unfortunately, these types of transactions are also subject to a high degree of fraud. In fact the year 2015 was a horrible year for mobile payments fraud. Solving […]

Fintechist Coinbase Series D Funding

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Raises US$100m in Series D Funding

by JP Buntinxon August 11, 2017
Companies involved in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency often raise a lot of money. Funding rounds for such enterprises often reach well into the eight-digit region. Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, secured another US$100m in Series D funding. An interesting timing as the company is suffering from customer support issues right now. This new capital […]
Fintechist DLT Nasdaq SIX Swiss Exchanges

Nasdaq and SIX Swiss Exchange Trial DLT for OTC Structured Products Business

by JP Buntinxon August 10, 2017
Blockchain technology is making inroads as far as the financial sector is concerned. Banks and other service providers are looking to integrate DLT into their infrastructure soon. SIX Swiss Exchange is making some major progress in this regard. More specifically, they will apply Nasdaq’s DLT protocol in structured products moving forward. This could be a […]