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Florida judge rules Bitcoin is not money
Blockchain

Florida judge rules Bitcoin is not money

4 hours ago  |  1701 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin

A US judge has ruled that bitcoin is not money, dismissing money-laundering charges against a man accused of selling the virtual currency to undercover detectives.

EC offers cash for fintech study
Retail banking

EC offers cash for fintech study

6 hours ago  |  2229 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 2 linkedin

The European Commission has issued a call for tender, offering up to EUR350,000 for a study on the continent's fintech sector.

Blockchain consortium to open London office
Wholesale banking

Blockchain consortium to open London office

8 hours ago  |  2740 views  |  0 comments

In a further post-Brexit boost to the UK's fintech sector, a New York-based blockchain consortium is to open a London office.

Singapore transit system to trial contactless bank card payments
Payments

Singapore transit system to trial contactless bank card payments

20 hours ago  |  3109 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 8 linkedin

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) is teaming up with MasterCard for a pilot that will see participants pay for their train and bus journeys by tapping their contactless credit and debit cards.

Telefonica Germany launches Fidor-backed mobile banking service
Mobile & online

Telefonica Germany launches Fidor-backed mobile banking service

25 July 2016  |  5356 views  |  1 comments | 14 tweets | 18 linkedin

Telefonica Germany has launched a mobile banking service using white-label technology supplied by Fidor Bank.

Finextra paper explores blockchain as an enabler of operational resilience
Blockchain

Finextra paper explores blockchain as an enabler of operational resilience

25 July 2016  |  4546 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 9 linkedin

Distributed ledger technology could help with damage limitation in the event of service disruptions, as the paper ‘How to get a head on operational resilience’ discusses.

Visa to open new Silicon Valley office
Payments

Visa to open new Silicon Valley office

25 July 2016  |  2584 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

Visa is set to open a huge new Silicon Valley office that will house 300 staffers working on technology research, business intelligence, data security and merchant solutions.

Gibraltar Stock Exchange adds bitcoin instrument
Blockchain

Gibraltar Stock Exchange adds bitcoin instrument

25 July 2016  |  2663 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) claims it is the first execution venue in Europe to list a European regulated product based exclusively on the crypto currency.

UK startups get Brexit boost while UK funds suffer
Security

UK startups get Brexit boost while UK funds suffer

25 July 2016  |  3851 views  |  1 comments | 12 tweets | 13 linkedin

Venture capitalists have invested more than $200m in UK tech startups in the month following the controversial Brexit vote, allaying fears that London's growing tech sector would be one of the first casualties of the withdrawal from the European Union.

Most Americans foresee death of cash in their lifetimes
Retail banking

Most Americans foresee death of cash in their lifetimes

25 July 2016  |  4373 views  |  0 comments | 18 tweets | 16 linkedin

More than half of Americans still like to have cash on them at all times but 62% expect the US to become a cashless society in their lifetimes, according to a Gallup survey.

UK and South Korea build 'fintech bridge'
Start ups

UK and South Korea build 'fintech bridge'

22 July 2016  |  5618 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 14 linkedin

The UK and South Korea have formed a "fintech bridge" that will help financial technology firms and investors from each country gain access to the other.

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