Has COVID permanently altered US retail?
Aug21

Has COVID permanently altered US retail?

Long before COVID-19 was even a blip on the radar, countless obituaries had been written for traditional shopping, mega malls, brick and mortar retailers, and mom and pop shops. According to a new survey of US shoppers, the ongoing global pandemic is on track to all but eliminate retail and commerce as we once knew it. Nearly three quarters surveyed (73.5%) reported that they are shopping online more now than they did prior to the...

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New Report: 50% of World’s Bitcoin Mined in China, 14% in the U.S.
Aug14

New Report: 50% of World’s Bitcoin Mined in China, 14% in the U.S.

New Report: 50% of World’s Bitcoin Mined in China, 14% in the U.S. Only around half (50%) of the world’s Bitcoin (BTC) is being mined within the borders of China. This data comes from a new report that was put together by the combined efforts of crypto asset management company Fidelity and crypto research firm BitOoda, who released it this July. According to researchers, the data was sourced from a variety of public sources, including...

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Callsign Amplifies U.S. Presence with New Executive Advisor Ben Wallach
Jul10

Callsign Amplifies U.S. Presence with New Executive Advisor Ben Wallach

Digital identity leader Callsign announces the continued expansion of its U.S. leadership team with the addition of Ben Wallach as senior advisor. A leader in the cybersecurity and fraud space for more than two decades, Wallach will be joining Callsign to further push market growth, build out more strategic partnerships and to enable inroads into additional key sectors such as government, insurance and retail, alongside Callsign’s...

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Pascal Welcomes Marksman Asset Management to its Wealthtech Platform
Jun26

Pascal Welcomes Marksman Asset Management to its Wealthtech Platform

Pascal Financial today announced Marksman Asset Management, an Ontario-based Portfolio Manager, has launched on their SaaS wealthtech platform. Markman’s adoption of Pascal’s fully integrated, AI-powered digital wealthtech platform reflects Pascal’s growing presence in the Canadian wealth management sector and is the latest in a series of major announcements the company has made over the first two quarters of 2020. Pascal’s intuitive...

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FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance with Nationwide
Jun24

FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance with Nationwide

Check out our Virtual Arena Live at 14:30 BST, where we host Nationwide’s Michael Fulton. We hear all we can about insurance in the States and everything in between. This is going to be streamed live on LinkedIn so make sure to check it out today at 14:30...

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Second tranche takes Luckbox financing to $4.5m CAD
Jun23

Second tranche takes Luckbox financing to $4.5m CAD

Dedicated esports betting platform Luckbox has completed a second tranche of funding, attracting a further $627,650 CAD from investors. It takes the total raised in the offering to date to $4,505,874 CAD, after a first tranche was completed with proceeds of $3,878,224 CAD. Luckbox is a licensed platform providing real-money betting on 13 esports to fans in more than 100 territories across the world. The company has enjoyed a highly...

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COVID-19 prompts biggest peak in money transfers since records began for many digital providers
Jun23

COVID-19 prompts biggest peak in money transfers since records began for many digital providers

In April this year, The World Bank predicted the sharpest decline of remittances in recent history. They projected that global remittances were to decline by almost 20% in 2020 due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures emplaced by countries around the world. We’ve seen the biggest drop in activity since the great depression, which is why such a prediction from the World Bank should not come as a...

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