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Mastercard Bets on Crypto, Buys CipherTrace for Undisclosed Sum

Mastercard has signed a deal to acquire CipherTrace, a US-based cryptocurrency intelligence company, for an undisclosed sum to extend its capabilities deep into the field of digital assets. The deal is anticipated to close before the end of the year.

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How Jacksonville, FL, Prevails as an Emerging Fintech Powerhouse

Many cities on the West Coast of the United States burgeoned into innovation centers during the dot-com bubble. Tech hubs like California’s Silicon Valley and Washington’s Greater Seattle region are home to some of the biggest tech companies in the

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Mastercard Inks Deal to Acquire Danish Open Banking Firm Aiia

Mastercard is set to acquire Aiia, a Danish open banking technology provider, for an undisclosed sum and the transaction is anticipated to close by year’s end. Aiia is a licensed Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP) and Account Information Service Provider

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Databricks Secures US$1.6 Billion in Series H Fundraise at US$38 Billion Valuation

Databricks, a US-based enterprise software company, announced that it has raised US$1.6 billion during a Series H funding round at a US$38 billion valuation. This new round brings Databricks’ total funding to almost US$3.6 billion, and will be used to

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MoneyLion’s SPAC Merger to Be Finalised, Soon to Be Listed on NYSE

US-based neobank MoneyLion’s merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Fusion Acquisition Corp. to become a publicly listed company is coming to a close. A special meeting of Fusion Acquisition Corp. shareholders will be held on 21 September 2021

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Ingka Investments Snaps up Minority Stake in USA’s BNPL Firm Jifiti for US$22.5 Million

Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group which owns and operates IKEA stores, has invested US$22.5 million in US-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) firm Jifiti, for a minority stake in the company. Ingka Group and Jifiti have a

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