This is a first setback for the Russian venue after three straight months of rise in volume. YoY comparison shows a positive 26.5% growth
BitFury is acquiring a 185,000 sq. m (1.99 million sq. ft) land plot in Georgia to develop the 'Georgian Technology Park' project.
Odey Asset Management continues its buying spree in shares of Plus500, taking their position above 25% with purchases made yesterday.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has become the next financial institution to adopt the Ripple protocol for currency transfers.
Circle's Bitcoin wallet app was showcased as the only finance app awarded as "best in class" at this year's Google I/O.
Did you attend the iFX Expo, what was your opinion of this year's forex and binary options B2B conference that concluded last Thursday.
Exchange-traded derivatives continue to have the biggest share of over 200 million trades reported to European trade repositories
Though at best a quasi-currency, bitcoin had reportedly become an instrument of increasing interest for FX brokers in the recent past.
Day one at the IFX Expo in Cyprus featured interesting panels covering the current state of affairs in Cyprus forex and industry trends.
ICM Capital has structured its new business as an ECN-based solution for brokers interested in raw spreads and low commission
ICAP has secured the services of 29-year financial services veteran Ted Bragg for its US Securities Group.
Apple Inc has promoted Jony Ive to the newly created role of Chief Design Officer, where he will serve as the architect of future products.
Neuromarketing is where marketing meets brain science and when marketers learn to push consumers’ "buy button," sales skyrocketing as a result
The Warsaw Stock Exchange has created NewConnect 2.0, a set of new guidelines to improve confidence in the alternative market.
Plus500 is now trading at its 52-week low due to short positions by hedge funds that are revealing their rationale on the situation.
The balance sheet of Greece is stretched, as the opposition warned that failure to strike a deal with creditors would have dire consequences
Crypto exchange Bitfinex has warned that its hot wallet, used for the transfer and short-term storage of bitcoin, may have been compromised.
The leading trading platform on the foreign exchange market has launched new builds of the MetaTrader platforms with new features
U.K. media is reporting about an upcoming IPO of CMC Markets on a third occasion, does it merit more attention this time around?
SINA still has a long-term game plan that should keep investors interested
In today's Fintech Spotlight we take a look at Hedgeable and their creation of what they call Robo-Advisory 2.0
Gem and Elliptic are partnering to offer a joint multisignature bitcoin wallet solution.
On average, the top analyst consensus for Achillion Pharmaceuticals on TipRanks is Hold
To the naked eye, Citi's involvement with digital currency until now has consisted mostly of bearish predictions on its price.
Overall, Mark Mahaney has a 64% success rate recommending stocks with a +22.9% average return per rating
China UnionPay is on its way to getting integrated with the RuPay network, allowing transactions with the card in India.
This private settlement is on top of a fine for $925 million the U.S. Department of Justice levied on the banking group today
IG might be thinking this is a good time to convince affiliates of rival London-listed broker Plus500 they will get a better deal with them
The DoJ announced nearly $3B in fines against major banks for a "Brazen display of collusion and foreign exchange rate market manipulation".
Broadridge Financial Solutions has brought in Liz Pedersen and Traci Mabrey to help steer its wealth managed services team.
Startupbootcamp FinTech London has secured the services of veteran Liz Lumley, who will focus on running the accelerator program.
The broker says it has substantially minimised support response times, while improving general performance and end results
Online lender has sourced $100M in debt to allow them to expand their alternative finance lending program to a wider group of borrowers.
Standard Chartered has secured the services of longtime digital marketing veteran, Damien Cummings.
AlphaPack becomes the sixth startup to get included into the Fintech Sandbox where they will have access to free and discounted market data.
Fusion, Switzerland’s first fintech based accelerator has opened its application period to accept startups for its first class.
Ali Hacket lands at LCH.Clearnet group in a newly created role, having served for decades in a number of senior sales positions.
Exotic pairs in the currency market have a fair relationship, given that both sides maintain the perspective of ‘exotic’ to one another.
A number of corporate deals rumors have circulated across the industry while FXPrimus shot at an IPO has been delayed and FXCM shares tanked
Progress on blockchain technology's quest to make it into the mainstream has continued to dominate headlines.
Honduras is reportedly working with blockchain technology startup Factom on a new way of administering the country's land registry records.
Bitcoin wallet and payment card services provider Xapo has announced that it is moving its headquarters to Zurich, Switzerland.
Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, RBS and UBS are expected to contribute $6 billon more to settle with U.S Department of Justice
The self-regulatory agency UCRFIN has stated that current Ukranian legislation does not prevent operation of financial pyramid schemes
David Hodge has joined CMC Markets, following a tenure at Alpari UK, which saw him rise to the rank of CEO.
Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) has acquired Stocktrade, following a recent notice to clients that business will continue as usual.
Mark Taylor, a former bond specialist at HSBC, has landed at Liquidnet to help steer its fixed income division.
Uber has poached Google's Rachel Whetstone, who joins as the Senior Vice President of Policy and Communications.
It isn't all rainbows in the Eurozone just yet. There are a few problem children in the family and Greece might will have another meltdown.
It seems like affiliates and brokers have a complex relationship involving a pinch of BDSM.
Popular UK P2P lending firm, Zopa, gets hit with a clone site using a similar name and offering unauthorized lending to potential customers.
The solution allows binary firms to completely control their Graphical User Interface while keeping all backend access like a white label.
Aiming to bring transparency and efficiency to alternative asseta, Tullet Prebon has launched a matching engine for these products
Techstars and Barclays are wrapping up registration of their joint fintech accelerator program which will take place in New York.
Most hedge funds take the opposite position and have increased their net long exposures to Brent futures contracts to the highest level ever
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has named Dr. Ed Felten as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer.
The search for Leverate's new CEO is over, following the appointment of Kobi Gur, who will be succeeding Ran Strauss.
Without a trading plan it is almost impossible to succeed, so why trade without one?
The US Department of Justice is nearing a settlement with upwards of five leading banks following allegations of FX manipulation.
Key questions remain for Boeing, including the potentially catastrophic software bug that has continued to plague its 787 Dreamliner.
With data from ECommPay we look into trends of the ‘M-Commerce’ sector and how they are forming the future of the mobile payments space
21 Inc is reportedly planning on giving away free devices to stimulate the bitcoin mining economy.
Barely two weeks old, developers are gaining understanding of what works and what doesn't when creating apps for the new Apple Watch.
Nasdaq has become the latest financial heavyweight to be toying with blockchain technology.
Robinhood has announced that they have raised $50 million in funding that will be used to help them expand internationally.
Swissquote has confirmed it faced a major DDoS attack on 6 May 2015, the same day as fellow Swiss bank and brokerage Dukascopy.
Invast Securities has released its financial results for the year ending March 31, 2015, which showed lagging OTC FX volumes.
Japan's largest brokerage GMO CLICK Securities has just posted its monthly metrics ending in April 2015.
Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has tapped Daniel Zhang as its newest CEO.
Tullett Prebon has fortified its operations by bringing in Andrew Kolchins as its New York-based newest managing director.
Some central bankers claim there may now be enough momentum to overcome long-standing differences between London, Tokyo and New York.
This is the third month straight of rises in volume for MOEX since trading collapsed to just RUB 14.3 trillion in January 2015.
Ilya Feygin has landed at WallachBeth Capital, where he will help enhance the company's Strategist Consulting (SCOUT) group.
The New Zealand FDR will not be able to force complaints to have priority in a situation where the broker already has a liquidator appointed
While inflation made minor progress in February and March, it ended out flat in April with the help of the ECB’s stimulus.
Recognizing that an increase in sales or marketing efforts doesn’t necessarily result in more customers.
Ho-Pin Tung is a Dutch-born Chinese auto-racing driver. In 2010, he made history by becoming the first-ever Chinese F1 driver.
Vice President of Institutional Sales at Advanced Markets, on how Tripartite accounts could have prevented losses on Black Thursday.
FX Volumes underperformed overall trading activity during April at the CME Group as average daily volumes fell 23% compared to March.
The broker-independent software aims to give traders more control over their trading history and help planning future positions.
GAIN Capital's Glenn Stevens discusses the group's impetus behind the acquisition of City Index as well as its UK and global ambitions.
With binary brokers soon to follow, the FCA already administers the process for 73,000 firms, from beginner advisors to the biggest banks.
The developer's top brokers participated in an invitation-only seminar in Leverate’s offices, on how to run a successful brokerage business.
Binaryware's technology was the first binary options platform certified by the third-party regulator and mediator, the Financial Commission.
A roundtable discussion involving leading companies in the Bitcoin industry reiterated that the current BitLicense proposal is unacceptable.
Macquarie Group is reportedly eyeing the precious metals unit of Jeffries Group which was not part of the sale of Bache Futures to SocGen
This past week saw crypto further make its way into publicly traded circles.
Miners play a key role in validating and securing bitcoin transactions, in return receiving a reward in the form of newly minted coins.
According to the firm's tracking reports, 15% of all trades were opened through the “Knock-in” option within the first week of its launch.
The company has suspended one of its shareholders back in January after establishing his involvement in potential misconduct 15 years ago
The CySEC regulated company Best Choice FBC Limited has acquired the retail business and the brand with FinFX management retaining functions
According to data from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association, new lending rose 37% in the UK during Q115, with total loans of £2.64 Billion
Sweden's SEB has undergone a management shuffle in its foreign exchange and commodities division, prompting Svante Hedin as its newest head.
Cinnober aims to provide greater cooperation of fintech industry standards through the launch of their Financial IT Quality Assessment.
Accenture has opened up its application period for startups to participate in its upcoming FinTech Innovation Lab for the APAC region.
Reviewing some of the technology trends on display at the Citi Mobile Challenge which could be impact areas of innovation of the future