The United States Marshals Service is preparing to auction off the final 44,341 bitcoins - worth around $10.8 million at current prices - seized in connection with the Silk Road dark web marketplace.
EBA Clearing has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the delivery of a pan-European instant payment infrastructure within the next two years.
Global non-cash payments volumes are expected to increase by nearly nine per cent in 2014, as massive emerging markets such as China and India begin to go electronic and mobile money takes off in developed countries, according to the latest annual World Payments Report from Capgemini and Royal Bank of Scotland.
MasterCard is rolling out a suite of card security measures for online commerce - from 'pay by selfie' biometrics to SMS-delivered one-time passwords - under the brand Identity Check.
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are teaming with SmartStream to create a new reference data utility, providing validation across all asset classes while sharing operations and technology costs.
Google Alphabet is to participate in a new round of funding for bank-backed messaging platform Symphony, valuing the startup at $650 million.
Standard Chartered has partnered with Chinese Internet search engine Baidu to launch a fintech accelerator programme in Hong Kong.
Digital currency network Ripple has topped up its $28 million Series A funding round with an additional $4 million investment from Santander InnoVentures.
Mexico is staking its claim to be Latin America's fintech hub through the establishment of a trade organisation with some 70 founding members.
Nomura Securities is to investigate the use of distributed ledger technology in a joint project with IT supplier and consultancy The Nomura Research Institute.
Shares in Xchanging soared 50% on Monday on news that the London-based back office processing provider has received separate takeover offers from Capita and Apollo Global Management.
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