Tech Nation opens applications for fintech leadership programme

Tech Nation opens applications for fintech leadership programme Applications are open for Tech Nation’s 2019 fintech growth programme for leaders of the UK’s most promising scale-ups, reports Jane Connolly. Delivered as part of HM Treasury’s fintech strategy, the six-month programme – starting in September 2019 – is designed to connect fintech founders, provide networking opportunities with key figures in…

Singapore-based Sparrow Sparrow’s options trading platform takes flight

Sparrow’s options trading platform takes flight Singapore-based Sparrow has launched its platform to make options trading simple, secure and accessible for institutions and individuals, reports Jane Connolly. Designed to make options trading available to everyone, Sparrow’s option products, TradeBOOST and TradePROTECT, can be set up in just three steps. Sparrow features high performance trading tools and…

Visa forms strategic partnership with Western Union

Visa forms strategic partnership with Western Union Visa has established a new strategic agreement with Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Western Union will implement Visa Direct – Visa’s real-time push payments platform – to bring speed and transparency to the process of sending money around the world. “Together, Visa Direct…

Financial Regulator Authorizes 9 Fintech, Blockchain Firms

Financial Regulator Authorizes 9 Fintech, Blockchain Firms for Trial Operations The South Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) has authorized nine fintech companies to operate in the country as part of a regulatory sandbox, English-language local media The Korea Times reported on May 2. Per the report, the regulator has named the aforementioned nine startups and…

“VISA network could be run on just two mobile devices”

“VISA network could be run on just two mobile devices “VISA network could be run on just two mobile devices” Cryptocurrency temtum (TEM) and its Temporal Blockchain can now handle the average 1,700 transactions per second throughput of the VISA network, across just two Samsung S10 android devices, while the entire 56,000 TPS capacity of VISA could…

NEXT Biometrics Provides Card Specification for Payment Network

NEXT Biometrics Provides Card Specification for Payment Network   NEXT Biometrics Provides Card Specification for Payment Network NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, announces that the Company is supporting one of the top five US payment networks in mapping out biometric system-on-card (BSoC) specifications for payment smart cards. The…