Monthly Archives: June 2021

FinTech Sector Brings Good Return For Financial Backers

There’s not just gold in them there FinTech hills, as the saying goes, but actual money – in the form of fiat currency and possibly cryptos too. Our friends at Altfi report on how the Fintech sector has performed for those who invested in its companies: Early bets on fintechs like Klarna, Starling Bank and Wise are paying off handsomely […]

FinTechs Spread Their Nets UK-Wide

Cambridge, the western corridor along the M4 motorway and London have long been the major clusters of technology and FinTech companies in the UK can be found. That concentration is diluting outwards across the country, as our friends at Finextra report: The UK’s fintech scene has become much less London-centric over the last couple of […]

Bank of England Examines CBDC Privacy Trade-Off

As previously reported in this News section, central bank digital currencies are at the cutting edge of the struggle between the old system, of money and value exchange and the new. Our view was, and remains: “While CBDCs may be digital currencies… they are not cryptocurrencies. Cryptos have a money supply and validation run by […]

US Authorities Seek To Rein In Cryptos – Plus Loan Latest

The governments and regulatory authorities of developed nation states have a major imperative: to control the nature of cryptocurrencies and the way they do business. Our friends at Crowdfundinsider reports on a seminal piece of litigation in the US: In December 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint in a New York federal court against Ripple […]

FCA Research Shows Increased Interest In Cryptos – Plus Loan Latest

Well, at the risk of repeating ourselves… today sees yet more news of the rise of cryptocurrencies, as reported by our friends at Finextra. Here’s an excerpt: New research from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has found that excitement about the rising valuations attached to cryptocurrencies has firmly penetrated the retail consumer market. Overall, public […]