Facebook Registers New Fintech Firm in Switzerland

Facebook has registered a new fintech firm that will center on blockchain, payments, data analytics, and investing. Social media giant Facebook has apparently formed a new financial tech firm, Libra Networks LLC, according to a filing on the Geneva Commercial Register. Libra Networks was registered in Geneva on May 2 by Facebook Global Holdings II LLC. […]

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Fidelity Investments Seeks Talent for Its Digital Assets Division

U.S.-based holding company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital assets wing, Fidelity Digital Assets. American investment management company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital asset wing, Fidelity Digital Assets, according to the company’s job offer listing. Fidelity is looking for nine professionals in fields ranging from analytics and data engineering to […]

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Upbit Exchange Operator Plies $46 Million Into Blockchain in First Year of Investment

Dunamu gave funding to 26 blockchain startups as part of a multi-year investment roadmap. The parent company of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has invested almost $50 million in blockchain startups since March 2018, English-language Korean business news outlet The Investor reported on May 15. Dunamu, which created a dedicated investment subsidiary, Dunamu & Partners, […]

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Fintech Company Launches Crypto Exchange Platform Integrated Into Social Investing Network

sponsored A new cryptocurrency exchange platform allows users to trade by themselves and to copy strategies of the best performers on its interconnected social investing platform. Hamburg-based fintech company Naga has released its new exchange platform, Nagax, after an intensive beta testing period. The developer promises a user-friendly interface and “super-fast execution,” as the system […]

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Microsoft Builds Decentralized Identity Network Atop Bitcoin Blockchain

Microsoft is developing a decentralized identity network because, “every person needs a decentralized, digital identity they own and control…” Microsoft is building a decentralized identity (DID) network atop of the bitcoin blockchain, the tech giant announced on May 13. In a blog post, the company said the infrastructure, known as the Identity Overlay Network (ION,) is based on […]

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SEC to Consider New Bitcoin and Ethereum Exchange-Traded Fund Application

The “XBET” fund from Crescent Crypto Index Services would track the two largest cryptocurrencies. United States regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is reviewing a new application for a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF), documents released on May 9 show. The product comes courtesy of Crescent Crypto Index Services, a subsidiary of benchmarking and passive […]

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Libra Project: Facebook Stablecoin Aims to Conquer Online Payments Market, Reports Suggest

More on Facebook’s potential expansion into crypto. Facebook’s potential expansion into crypto has been widely discussed in the past few months. Although the social media giant has not confirmed anything beyond having a blockchain department, new details about its digital token project continue to surface. Most recently, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Facebook […]

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