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ING buys majority stake in payment processor Payvision

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TradeCore raises $3 million

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Ending Bitcoin support

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Transferwise Launches Borderless Bank Account

Article on the UK and impact of Brexit, with input of Finch Capital. 

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Zopa to launch income verification tool using Open Banking

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Insurtech: Deutsche Bank Partners with Berlin based Friendsurance to Complement Banking Services

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8 InsurTech Predictions in China for 2018

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Is Amazon Getting into Insurance? Insurtech Firm Lemonade says Amazon is Poaching their Employees

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China’s about to deal a final blow to its bitcoin whales

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Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

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Alibaba's AI Outguns Humans in Reading Test

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Software firm Cardlytics files for $75 million IPO

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Ethereum dives as one of the world's biggest cryptocurrency markets considers a bill to ban trading

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Jamie Dimon: ‘I regret’ calling bitcoin a fraud

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Open Banking: Britain's gigantic financial experiment

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Taiwan Shines a Light in the Darkness with Fintech Sandbox

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Amazon considers entering insurtech market

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Fintech Startups Seek to Shake Up Money-Transfer Industry

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Salim Group, MAP latest to eye digital payments in Indonesia

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Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

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Two tracks of Asian FinTech in 2018

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Finch Capital 2018 Predictions

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