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Governments Begin to Roll Out FATF’s Travel Rule Around the Globe

How is the FATF’s AML guidance being implemented around the world, and what is its impact on the crypto industry? It’s been nearly eight months since the Financial Action Task Force issued its divisive crypto directives, establishing traditional banking regulations within the crypto sector. With the year-long adoption deadline fast approaching, how have the world’s […]

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Canadian Venture Capital Firm Secured $320 Million to Invest in Fintech Startups

Canadian venture capital firm secured $320 million to make investments in promising fintech startups around the world, with a particular focus on Canada. Portag3 Ventures, a Canadian venture capital (VC) firm, has closed a second fund with around $320 million to invest in fintech startup companies globally.On Dec. 3, TechCrunch reported that the VC company […]

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Bitcoin Slips in KPMG Rankings, But Cryptocurrency Innovation Has Strong Showing

Cryptocurrency and blockchain firms are well-represented among a recent KPMG ranking of fintech firms. On Nov. 18, Big Four auditing firm KPMG released its 2019 Fintech100 ranking, which lists the top 100 fintech firms in the world. The list saw a drop in Bitcoin-related companies but reinforced innovation in the payments industry.As was the case […]