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A Dash billboard in Venezuela.

A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild — and it’s not bitcoin or the petro

Each month, 200 merchants are signing up to accept the cryptocurrency dash in Venezuela, according to the Dash Core Group, and the rate of adoption is accelerating.
Jamie Dimon speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills California

JPMorgan’s assault on Silicon Valley’s turf continues with launch of cheap stock trading app

JPMorgan is taking the plunge into the world of low-cost stock trading, according to a CNBC report.
It's all about teamwork.

The biggest tip for fintech startups wanting to work with established finance companies, according to a top stock exchange exec

Thomas Zeeb, the head of securities and exchanges at the Swiss stock exchange, says fintech companies should "learn the regulations" if they want to work with established players.
Deposit Solutions CEO Dr. Tim Sievers.

A German fintech startup backed by Peter Thiel has raised $100 million

Hamburg-headquartered Deposit Solutions lets banks access capital from rival lenders in exchange for offering better interest rates to customers at the lender bank.

The crypto market has lost 20% of its value in 2 weeks and bitcoin is still dropping

Bitcoin has fallen 13% against the dollar since the start of the month and the overall crypto market has lost $50 billion in value over the last two weeks.

A Chinese media mogul is building out a nearly $300 million crypto hub in an unlikely city, and it could include a college focused completely on finte...

A Chinese billionaire is building out a nearly $300 million crypto innovation hub in Hartford Connecticut.
Andrew Peel's LinkedIn.

Morgan Stanley has poached a Credit Suisse crypto banker to head ‘digital asset markets’

Andrew Peel spent 12 years at Credit Suisse and is a self-declared was a "subject matter expert for bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
A for sale sign in front of a house.

Startups are rushing to try and digitise the mortgage market — now £1.6 billion UK comparison giant Moneysupermarket is getting in on the a...

Moneysupermarket is launching a new 50-50 joint venture, Podium, that aims to digitise the mortgage application process. It comes amid a wave of investment into startups such as Habito and Dynamo that are looking to digitise mortgages in Britain.

Bitcoin’s mad 10% spike could have been a short squeeze

Bitcoin jumped about 10% against the dollar on Tuesday in just 20 minutes, with no obvious news to spur the price rise. Here's what analysts are saying about it.