During its peak in 2013, bitcoin traded at more than $1200, but recent quotes at $250 meant a number of holders have 80% of their bitcoin portfolio wiped out. They resorted to monitoring bitcoin prices everyday, hoping to see some signs of recovery, only to remain disappointed. Frustrated with the situation, they wanted a better way to monitor the markets without having to do it themselves.
Village Capital has announced the first winners of its innovative program, East Africa: FinTech for Agriculture 2015. The program supports entrepreneurs in making financial services more affordable and accessible for smallholder farmers and other underbanked individuals in East Africa.
Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Spanish banking giant Santander is teaming up with mobile payment company Monitise on a joint venture that will foster new fintech startups.
This month we filmed at GoCardless‘ offices and visited Innovate Finance as they celebrated London Technology Week to bring together all the top names in fintech.