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…

Anon Security Researcher Uncovers Exploit in Bitmain’s Bitcoin Miner

Anon Security Researcher Uncovers Exploit in Bitmain’s Bitcoin Miner Developer James Hilliard, best known for his Bitcoin Improvement Proposal #91 (the BIP which activated SegWit and prevented SegWit2x) and the CGMiner program, discovered a vulnerability in Bitmain’s Antminer S15 firmware. The vulnerability was then turned into an exploit by an anonymous security researcher. Hilliard has…

SendFriend Unleashing xRapid For Faster And Cheaper Payment To The Philippines

SendFriend Unleashing xRapid For Faster And Cheaper Payment To The Philippines Ripple’s race to dominate the global remittance market has now touched down in the Philippines. The blockchain company working alongside SendFriend is pushing Ripple’s cross border remittances services to the Southeast Asian nation. SendFriend, in partnership with xRapid, will introduce cheap cross border money…

Tink secures strategic investment and partnership from PayPal

Tink secures strategic investment from PayPal Swedish open banking solution provider, Tink, received a fresh round of funding from PayPal, writes David Penn at Finovate.Tink called the investment and partnership a “major vote of confidence in our tech and an indicator of the strength of the open banking movement in Europe.” The investment from PayPal adds $11.2 million to…

Amaiz launches brand new banking app for entrepreneurs

Amaiz launches brand new banking app for entrepreneurs Amaiz, a UK-based fintech, launched its first business banking app for UK entrepreneurs. The business current account for sole traders will be accessible via Amaiz’ sleek mobile app, which also includes financial health overviews, 24/7 in-app customer support and accountancy assistance. Although sole traders can use their…

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…