Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation

Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation By: Steve O’Hear TechCrunch Curve, the London-based “over-the-top banking platform,” has raised $55 million in new funding. The startup lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending and access other benefits.Curve’s Series…

Alipay and six European mobile wallets collaborate on digital payments

Alipay and six European mobile wallets collaborate on digital payments Six mobile wallets across Europe, together with  Alipay are collaborating to promote QR code-based digital payment interoperability for travellers both in Europe and from China. Bluecode, ePassi, Momo pocket, Pagaqui, Pivo, Vipps and Alipay are working towards adopting a unified QR code, marking a milestone in connecting Europe’s mobile…

Could Blockchain Prevent the Internet of Vulnerable Things?

Could Blockchain Prevent the Internet of Vulnerable Things? The Internet of Things is coming. Unfortunately, connected devices have a variety of vulnerabilities and almost any smart device is a vulnerable device. Security issues include technical problems (outdated software, insecure data transmissions, etc.) and people problems (simple and default passwords, public Wi-Fi, etc.). As more devices connect to…

Blockchain and IoT: A Merger that Guarantees Valid…

Blockchain and IoT: A Merger that Guarantees Valid and Secure Transactions IoT (Internet of Things) is increasingly creating new opportunities for businesses as well as markets. And the technologies that created IoT is not changing the Internet, but everything that is connected to the Internet. In fact, IoT connected devices are generating so much data that…

Australian Government Publishes Update on Cryptocurrency and ICO Rules

Australian Government Publishes Update on Cryptocurrency and ICO Rules Australian Government Publishes Update on Cryptocurrency and ICO Rules The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has published an update on how it intends to regulate crypto-related businesses and initial coin offerings (ICOs). In this guideline, the financial regulator outlines requirements that need to be followed for cryptocurrency…