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Ether has been cleared to trade on the Winklevoss bitcoin exchange

While bitcoin is by far the biggest and most widely known digital currency, another is quickly establishing itself as a serious player.<p>With a market capitalization of close to $800 million, Ethereum, with its ether digital currency, is considered the “next big thing” in cryptocurrency. And now, …

Cryptocurrency

UK Mobile-Only Atom Bank Picks Up $128M Led By BBVA, Owner Of Simple In The U.S.

All major banks today offer a way for customers to bank online, but this is not stopping a rush of startups emerging to build new, mobile and online-only banks from the ground up. In one of the latest developments, Atom Bank, a UK mobile banking startup and app aimed at hip, youthful consumers that …

Banking

Friendly collaboration permeates roundtable of banks, fintech firms

Financial technology companies can make established banks squirm – but at a roundtable discussion on digital banking on Wednesday, the spirit of friendly collaboration was hard to miss.<p>The venue may have set the mood, of course: Royal Bank of Canada hosted the event and its chief executive officer, …

London fintech startup Ebury just raised $83 million to take advantage of the 'unbundling' of banks

The 6-year-old startup has raised the sum from private equity group Vitruvian Partners, which has backed startups like Just Eat and Farfetch, and existing investors 83North. Ebury has raised over $110 million (£72.2 million) in total since it was founded in 2009.<p>Ebury is one of a number of …

Profit

Team Schroders Tower 42 Challenge

Global asset management - The Value Perspective

Don’t let your profits go ‘woof’ in the Year of the Dog<p>As we enter the Year of the Dog, it is fair to say the Chinese zodiac has something to teach …

60 seconds with Marcus Brookes

Apple Could Be Gearing Up To Sell 50 Million Apple Watches Next Year

Apple is readying supplies to sell 50 million Apple Watches in 2015, according to DigiTimes.<p>DigiTimes cites sources at LG Display, which makes displays for the Apple Watch.<p>There's plenty to suggest that 50 million units would be a heavy lift, even for a tech giant like Apple. As you can see here, …

Smartwatches

No, Alibaba Is Not the Next Facebook (and 4 Other Myths About This Mega-IPO Debunked)

A reality check on this e-commerce giant, in advance of the Chinese tech stock's much anticipated initial public offering.<p>Everything about Alibaba, …

eCommerce

How Apple Pay is set to change commerce

Last week, Apple announced two new iPhones that included Near Field Communication (NFC) for wireless payments for the first time. The company’s new Apple Pay service provides a full digital wallet for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which enables consumers to pay by phone using NFC with simplicity. NFC …

Chinese Hackers Infiltrated U.S. Defense Contractors, Senate Report Says

Chinese hackers infiltrated U.S. defense contractors on 20 separate occasions and were only twice noticed by authorities, according to the findings …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Tim Cook to Apple customers: Your privacy is top priority

On the heels of an iCloud hacking scandal and the launch of Apple Pay, a new service highly dependent on security, Apple chief executive Tim Cook is trying to ensure we keep calm and continue uploading.<p>Today, Cook released a public statement on a new privacy-focused Apple webpage to reaffirm …

Amazon unveils high-end Kindle, low-price 6-inch tablet

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -1.22% introduced a handful of new devices, including a $100 tablet aimed at the masses and a high-end electronic-reader that …

Gear & Gadgets

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