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Blockchain

openANX spruiks benefits of decentralised exchange for cryptocurrency

22 June 2017  |  2652 views  |  0 comments

openANX, a real-world application of decentralized exchanges built on the Ethereum blockchain, today announced key technical aspects that will tackle two major problems in the cryptocurrency space: the barrier to entry for new cryptocurrency users, and risks associated with many transactions.

 
Blockchain

Blockchain announces record-setting Series B

22 June 2017  |  2059 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin

Blockchain, the software platform for digital assets, announced that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Lakestar with participation from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Nokota Management, Digital Currency Group and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mosaic Venture Partners, Prudence Holdings, Virgin, and Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group).

 
Payments

SumUp launches omnichannel payment suite

22 June 2017  |  2819 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

Mobile point-of-sale provider SumUp has announced a major extension of its offer with the launch of a number of new payment functionalities that allow businesses to accept payments online. Merchants can now process payments through a payment form that is sent via SMS to customers as well as via SumUp’s Virtual Terminal in the SumUp Merchant Dashboard on their computer. In addition, merchants can also accept online payments through an integration of SumUp as a payment tool in their web shop.

 
Payments

Ixaris appoints WorldPay co-founder David Sear as chairman

22 June 2017  |  1626 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Ixaris, the London-based payment technology provider, has appointed David Sear as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr Sear, a highly regarded entrepreneur and investor in fintech companies for more than 20 years, was a co-founder of FTSE 100 global payment powerhouse WorldPay and former Group Chief Executive of Skrill, which was sold to Optimal Payments (now Paysafe) for €1.1 billion in 2015.

 
Risk & regulation

Eze Software launches MiFID II commission management platform

21 June 2017  |  2459 views  |  0 comments

Eze Software, a global leading provider of investment technology, is rolling out a new cloud-based commission management platform designed to help the buy-side manage MiFID II requirements.

 
Financial inclusion

MasterCard Foundation adds big names to board

21 June 2017  |  2241 views  |  0 comments

The MasterCard Foundation today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

 
Wholesale banking

Sapient Global Markets integrates SmartComm into Client Connect

21 June 2017  |  1542 views  |  0 comments

Sapient Global Markets, a leading global provider of business technology and consulting services for the financial and commodity markets, and Smart Communications™, a Leader in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management software, today announced that the SmartCOMM™ solution, will be integrated into Sapient Client Connect.

 
Blockchain

Russia's Waves launches USD gateway

21 June 2017  |  2470 views  |  0 comments

The USD gateway is live within the Waves client. Waves users can deposit USD via the secure gateway, receiving in return a token that is 100% backed by dollar reserves.

 
Risk & regulation

Numerix reports Sberbank deal

21 June 2017  |  2121 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

Numerix, the leader in risk technology today announces its collaboration with Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution, and the successful implementation of its bank-wide technology program focusing on automating its financial market risk management system.

 
Retail banking

Ebanx integrates with Chilean payment methods WebPay and Multicaja

21 June 2017  |  2460 views  |  0 comments

Ebanx, a local payments processor in Latin America that already allowed global merchants to reach more than 20 million consumers in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Colombia has completely integrated with the Chilean payment methods WebPay and Multicaja.

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