Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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LendingClub tops earnings expectations

Leading marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE: LC), released Q4 earnings today along with full year 2018 numbers, and its numbers beat expectations. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

US advocacy group calls for national action plan on blockchain

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has called for the U.S. government to implement a national strategy for blockchain technology. Read more www.coindesk.com

Daiwa completes blockchain pilot

The major Japanese investment bank has published the results of a pilot project, aimed at implementing blockchain tech for securities post-trade processing. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Coinbase adds Bitcoin Cash support to wallet app

Coinbase announced that support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has been added to its Coinbase Wallet app. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Elon Musk calls Bitcoin ‘brilliant,’ better than paper money

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has gone public with his belief that crypto offers an improved alternative to conventional money. Read more: www.coindesk.com

US FIs pursue Open Banking without Europe-style regulatory nudge

The U.S. is making a more organic shift toward open banking concepts than what is seen in Europe, where the Revised Payment Service Directive, or PSD2, Read more: bankinnovation.net

Veem introduces rewards programme for B2B payments

US-based PSP Veem has launched a rewards programme, aimed to give businesses cash back for managing their business payments through Veem. Read more: www.thepaypers.com

KyckGlobal debuts on-demand workforce payments

KyckGlobal is rolling out its blockchain-powered human resources and funds disbursement portal designed to make it easier for companies to pay their freelance workers. Read more: www.pymnts.com

TerraPay takes cross-border payments to Sri Lanka

Pan Asia Bank has partnered with TerraPay to use the latter’s network partners to make instant cross-border money transfer to all bank accounts in Sri Lanka. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Dutch central bank accepts applications from UK firms for PSD2

The Dutch central bank says it processing applications for PSD2 licences from UK firms fleeing the repercussions of a no deal Brexit in order that may continue to offer their services across the EU. Read more: www.finextra.com
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