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FIFA Announces Partnership With Blockchain Company Algorand

FIFA has teamed up with Zug based blockchain technology company Algorand to agree a sponsorship and technical partnership deal. The agreement means Algorand will become the official blockchain platform of FIFA and provide the official blockchain-supported wallet solution. As per the sponsorship agreement, Algorand will be a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Regional Supporter in North America and Europe, and a FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ Official...

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Social Media Financial Scams Balloon

Around the world, fraudsters are turning to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to reach billions of potential victims. As losses continue to pile up, regulators are voicing their concerns, with one going as far as suing a social media giant for not taking sufficient steps to tackle the rampant issue. Just last month, Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted Federal Court proceedings against Facebook owner Meta Platforms for...

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Binance Sets up at Paris’ STATION F to Develop the Web.3 Ecosystem in Europe

Binance, a global blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, announced the opening of its space in at the startup campus STATION F in Paris. This opening is part of the Objective Moon programme announced last November by Changpeng Zhao “CZ”, Founder and CEO of Binance. This programme poured in a €100 million investment in France to make the country the heart of the European crypto community. CZ said that Binance is committed to build and...

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Global Blockchain Sector Surged in 2021

2021 was a blockbuster year for the global blockchain sector, which saw funding activity surge, trading volumes balloon and further growth in key segments including custodians, exchanges, decentralized finance (DeFi), as well as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse, a new report by Swiss blockchain-focused investment company CV VC, in collaboration with PwC Switzerland, says. The second installment of the Global Report series, released last week, provides an...

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Top 20+ Upcoming Fintech Events to Attend in Europe

Technological advances and evolving customer expectations are changing the financial landscape, stimulating fintech development and innovation. To keep up with the burgeoning fintech industry, top-quality fintech events are being organized on a regular basis to educate attendees on the latest trends and enable professionals to build meaningful connections. Today, we look at the top 24 upcoming fintech events taking place in the coming months in Europe. For this list,...

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Wolters Kluwer Partners NYDIG to Roll Out Bitcoin Regulatory Risk Assessment

Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions has collaborated with Bitcoin company NYDIG to launch the Bitcoin Risk Assessment. The Risk Assessment evaluates a financial institution’s control environment related to its participation in the NYDIG Bitcoin platform. As part of the assessment, clients receive a report on how the findings fit within a range of established, relevant controls, providing clients a clearer picture of their Bitcoin activities. This helps the financial...

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Swiss Blockchain Startup Wecan Chooses France for Its Expansion

Wecan Group SA, a Swiss Blockchain software provider used  Swiss private banks, is favoring an expansion in France for its internationalization. Behind this choice: an investment from Michel Reybier, owner of La Réserve hotels, and a selection in the Swave program, an initiative of the French government to attract the most promising fintechs in France. 100 billion is the amount of assets under management of independent asset managers using the Wecan Comply platform....

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Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH

In Switzerland, Phase II of Project Helvetia has been completed, successfully demonstrating that it is possible to integrate a wholesale CBDC (wCBDC) running on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms into existing core banking systems. Kickstarted in 2020, Project Helvetia is an experimental initiative by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and financial infrastructure operator SIX that...

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Google Cloud Meets Digital Assets and Crypto Payments

Blockchain technology is yielding tremendous innovation and value creation for consumers and businesses around the world. As the technology becomes more mainstream, companies need scalable, secure, and sustainable infrastructure on which to grow their businesses and support their networks. Google Cloud believes it can play an important role in this evolution. Building on their existing work with blockchain developers, exchanges, and other companies in this space,...

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Swiss ‘Unicorn’ Banking App Reincarnates as Bitcoin Vault

Swiss fintech company Numbrs has blamed jealous banks for killing off its original business model as a third-party provider of financial products. So it has reinvented itself under the banner of the ultimate bank killer – bitcoin. The company, fêted as a rare Swiss fintech unicorn (worth at least CHF1 billion), has just announced it has transformed into a bitcoin storage vault. This is quite a startling strategic shift. More than two million people (mainly in...

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