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Fintechist BitConnect

BitConnect Recovers Following dip After Recording new All-time High of $446

by JP Buntinxon December 11, 2017
It has been a rather interesting week for BitConnect, to say the least. Although the value per BCC hit over $400, things have certainly taken an interesting turn. With the value now down to $378 once again, new investors will undoubtedly enter the ecosystem. There was another big dip a few days ago as well. […]
Fintechist UK Alternative Finance

Alternative Finance is Booming in the United Kingdom

by JP Buntinxon December 11, 2017
A lot of things are changing in the world of finance. Challenger banks and fintech startups effectively rival established financial institutions. In the UK, we see the online alternative finance market grow by leaps and bounds. Just last year, this industry noted a growth of 43%. It is now worth a total of GBP 4.6Bn, […]

Fintechist Russian hackers $10m Heist

Russian Hackers Steal $10m Over two Years Without Raising Alarms

by JP Buntinxon December 11, 2017
Russian hackers have made plenty of media headlines over the past two years. In most cases, it has something to do with alleged election manipulation. However, Russian hackers are also active in the financial sector. It seems one of the stealthiest crime rings has successfully stolen $10m from various financial and legal firms. This theft […]

What is Cointed?

by JP Buntinxon December 11, 2017
Cointed is a start-up founded in 2014 with a versatile business model and a diverse team. Their aim is to become one of the first full-fledged financial solutions provider in the crypto industry What is Cointed? Founded back in 2014, before cryptocurrencies hit the main street, Cointed is among the first players in the digital […]


Bitcoin Over $14,000 – What’s Fueling The Rise?

by JP Buntinxon December 11, 2017
For what seems like the third or fourth time in 2017, bitcoin’s price is climbing to highs that many once viewed as unrealistic. At the time of this writing it has just passed over $14,000 for the first time, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Considering that many were shocked to see the […]
Fintechist Digital-Only Banks UK

Digital-only Banks Start to Take Over the Market in the UK

by JP Buntinxon December 10, 2017
The financial sector in the United Kingdom undergoes some major changes as we speak. Consumers have taken a liking to digital-only banks. Although this is not entirely unexpected, the growth is rather spectacular. Half of the British consumers have or aim to obtain an account with a digital-only bank. That is rather surprising, yet it […]