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Digital payments alone could become a $100 trillion industry, according to PwC. And that’s just one component of the global Fintech industry. This channel tackles the lenders and buyers, the obstacles and achievements, and the trends and trend makers leading the ongoing technological evolution in global finance.

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FinTech: Kyash Closes $45M Series C Funding

Kyash, a Japanese fintech startup aspiring to be a leading challenger bank, gained $45 million in a Series C funding. The round was co-led by Greenspring Associates and Goodwater Capital, a global consumer technology investor along with several venture capital firms from around the world. The startup will use the funds to accelerate its full-stack mobile banking business in Japan, as well as to advance its overall growth strategy and business domain expansion, mainly into the banking space.

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IBM Unveils “Trust Your Provider” Blockchain Project
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Moody’s Acquires RiskFirst, a Fintech that Analyzes Risk
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Moody’s is looking to enhance the product portfolio of its Moody Analytics unit by acquiring risk analysis fintech RiskFirst. RiskFirst’s offerings are geared towards institutional investors such as asset managers,…

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Canadian watchdog FINTRAC: Fintechs Vulnerable to Money Laundering
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JPMorgan Chase May Buy Stake in UK FinTech 10x Future Technologies
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