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SWIFT teams up with major banks, SGX to trial blockchain voting

Financial messaging giant SWIFT has teamed up with the Singapore Exchange and four banks to trial a platform for e-voting based on blockchain tech.

Facebook is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers

Facebook Inc. is working on making a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India, according to people familiar with the matter.

China's Ant Financial in 'advanced talks' to buy UK fintech firm World First

China's Ant Financial is in 'advanced talks' to buy London-based currency exchange World First for $700m (£550m). The takeover could be completed in a matter of weeks, making it the most significant acquisition of a UK-based fintech firm by a Chinese financial services company.

Visa and SiriusXM team up to fast track the future of in-vehicle commerce

SiriusXM to enable Visa account holders to pay for coffee, gas, parking, movie tickets and more in-vehicle. The first collaboration between the world's leader in digital payments and the broadly adopted connected vehicle services provider in North America.

Alipay awarded e-money licence in Luxembourg

Alipay, the mobile payment arm of Chinese behemoth Alibaba, has been granted an e-money licence in Luxembourg. Boasting more than a billion users worldwide, Alipay already holds a licence issued by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority.

Mastercard tops Visa's offer to buy British payments firm Earthport

Mastercard Inc made a 233 million pound ($305 million) bid to take over payments firm Earthport Plc on Friday, as it looks to head off rival Visa Inc’s attempts to buy the British company. .

Facebook acqui-hires Chainspace team for blockchain push

Facebook has reignited speculation about its plans in the payments space by aqui-hiring the team behind London-based blockchain startup Chainspace.

Visa and Mastercard are preparing to increase fees for processing transactions

Visa and Mastercard, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to raise certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions from this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Wirex adds DAI stablecoin to its list of tokens

Wirex, the UK-based digital money platform that allows users to exchange and spend both traditional money and cryptocurrencies, announced today...

AsiaPay participates in EMVCo

Global technical body EMVCo has announced AsiaPay as their newly joint associate to accelerate payment technology innovation.

Secure Trading / acquiring.com partnering with AEVI

Secure Trading / acquiring.com have partnered with fintech company AEVI to provide a white- labelled, stand-alone and semi-integrated POS solution, including hardware, apps and services.

European Commission considers regulatory push for TIPS instant payments

The European Commission is pondering a 'regulatory push' to encourage adoption of the new TIPS instant payments service.

Empowering women to rise up in financial services across the globe

Tracey Davies, MD at Money20/20 expressed about her hope of empowering women in the financial industry.

Developers from Europe and the USA will arrive to Kiev to discuss blockchain fintech services

In September, Bitcoin enthusiasts and blockchain service developers will arrive to Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev 2016. The annual ......

TransferTo announces rebrand with the creation of two market defining companies: DT One and Thunes

TransferTo, a cross-border mobile top-ups and payment solutions network provider has announced a full rebrand, with two separate company brands, logos and identities.

Card spending tipped to double as contactless becomes the norm

Global card expenditure is tipped to almost double over the next four years as surging growth in contactless payments continues.

JP Morgan Chase launches its own cryptocurrency 'JPM Coin'

JPMorgan Chase has created a digital token, the JPM Coin, that will be used to instantly settle transactions between the bank's wholesale payments business clients.

Swiss exchange SIX to launch blockchain bourse in second half

Swiss exchange SIX plans to launch its new SDX trading platform using blockchain technology to speed up trading in the second half of this year.

One to One Retail E-commerce Monaco: Inspiration, innovation et rencontres exclusives du 19 au 21 mars 2019

Créé en 2010, One to One Retail E-commerce Monaco est devenu le rendez-vous d’affaires incontournable pour la communauté du retail e-commerce.

Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019

According to a recent study by (ISC)2, there is now a gap of almost 3 million cybersecurity jobs globally.