Home » Tag Archives: firms

Tag Archives: firms

African Cryptocurrency Firms Raise Capital Despite Regulatory Hurdles

African blockchain and crypto businesses have been raising funding despite regulatory issues in some markets. A new report by Weetracker highlights that most of the capital raises and moves towards ICOs have predominantly been in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The report looks at the first quarter 2018 activity across the continent. It also notes that African fintech start-ups have ...

Read More »

SolarisBank Extends its Retail Banking Services to Cryptocurrency Firms

Financial institutions around the world have shown an appetite for cryptocurrency services, though launching those features has been delayed somewhat. SolarisBank, one of Germany’s fintech firms with a banking license, is planning to introduce cryptocurrency banking solutions. Clients will be able to create a custom retail banking experience. SolarisBank and Cryptocurrency Services Fintech firms with a banking license have shown a growing desire ...

Read More »

Singapore Launches Blockchain Centre to Help Small and Medium-Sized Firms

A Singapore-based fintech startup has launched a massive blockchain centre to help small and medium-sized businesses in a number of industries. The six-story construction is located at Serangoon North. New Singapore Blockchain Centre to Provide Various Services to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses The new blockchain centre will be known as The Blockchain Technology Creatanium Centre (BTCC). It has been created ...

Read More »

This German Bank Offers Corporate Bank Accounts to EU Crypto Firms

Blockchain and cryptocurrency firms long used to being shunned by traditional financial institutions in the European Union can now breathe a sigh of relief. Berlin, Germany-based solarisBank has received the licenses necessary to offer business banking accounts to Blockchain and cryptocurrency firms operating in the European Economic Area. Companies in the space can consequently open a ‘Blockchain Company Account’ using ...

Read More »

Swiss Regulators Aim to Give Crypto Firms Better Access to Financial Services

Switzerland is attempting to position itself as a hub for cryptocurrency activity. Surprisingly, it seems the country’s policymakers are intent on bridging the gap between cryptocurrency and traditional banking. Depending on how the current situation evolves, cryptocurrency firms may soon have full access to traditional banking services. Switzerland Embraces Cryptocurrency Multiple interesting cryptocurrency-related developments have taken place in Switzerland over ...

Read More »

Thailand’s Securities Firms Plan to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange

The association of securities firms in Thailand is reportedly planning to jointly launch a new cryptocurrency exchange amid the growing retail and institutional interest in crypto trading. The Association of Securities Companies (ASCO) – the collective body representing Thailand’s securities firms – is exploring the possibility of establishing a joint cryptocurrency exchange, the Bangkok Post confirmed in a report. A ...

Read More »

Thai Securities Firms Mull the Possibility of Joint Crypto Exchange

Thailand’s Association of Securities Companies (ASCO) are considering creating a joint cryptocurrency exchange. The group of securities companies are hoping to receive a license from the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Recent Royal Decree Opens Up Thai Crypto Industry ASCO’s chairperson, Pattera Dilokrungthirapop, spoke to local Thai news source the Bangkok Post about her group’s plans. She told the ...

Read More »

One of the Biggest VC Firms Says Cryptocurrency Can be Worth Trillions of Dollars

Union Square Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm that oversees a billion dollars in capital, has revealed that it is investing in cryptocurrency and major digital assets like bitcoin as long-term investments. Winning Blockchain Will be Worth Many Trillions Founded and operated by Fred Wilson, a prominent venture capital investor known for his early investments in multi-billion dollar companies ...

Read More »

Microsoft Partners With Two Asian Firms on Blockchain Platform for Enterprises

The Taiwanese subsidiary of tech giant Microsoft has partnered with tech investment company China Binary Sale Technology and High Cloud to create a platform for enterprise blockchain development, according to a press release from Microsoft June 28. Microsoft will provide its Azure cloud platform as a base for China Binary’s blockchain service. The three-part partnership reportedly intends to transform various ...

Read More »

South Korean Firms Flock to Singapore for ICO Purposes

Even though the initial coin offering industry has attracted a lot of attention, it is also a problem. Especially when it comes to regulation, the opinions on ICOs are quite divided. With South Korea still banning this activity, a fair few domestic firms are organizing ICOs in Singapore due to its regulatory-friendly climate. Singapore Welcomes ICOs, for Now It is ...

Read More »