DBS Crypto, Pepperstone in Kenya, Fintech Trends, Bitcoin: Editor’s Pick

ICYMI: The biggest news stories of the week

As much of Europe and the US either grapple with or teeter on the brink of, lockdowns, here are the news stories that dominated the worlds of forex, fintech and crypto, in our best of the week segment.

DBS Bank Is Launching Crypto Exchange with Multi-Fiat Support

Singapore’s largest lender DBS is launching a digital currency exchange allowing both institutional and retail customers to trade cryptocurrencies against multiple fiats.

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The bank updated its website showing the upcoming crypto exchange services but later, inexplicably, took the page down. However, the cached version of the now-deleted webpage is still available.

Dubbed DBS Digital Exchange, the crypto trading platform is planning to list four top cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, and Bitcoin Cash, against multiple fiats, including the Singapore dollar, US dollar, Hong Kong dollar, and Japanese yen.

Read more on the DBS Bank crypto launch here.

Pepperstone Launches Forex Trading Services in Kenya

Pepperstone, a forex and contracts for differences (CFDs) broker, has expanded its geographical reach by officially entering the Kenyan forex trading market.

The brokerage has been granted a non-dealing Foreign Exchange Broker License earlier by the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya for its locally formed subsidiary, Pepperstone Markets Kenya Ltd.

Read more on the Pepperstone in Kenya launch here.

Was This Week’s $1.15 Bitcoin Transaction a Sign of Selloff to Come?

Bitcoin’s ‘Fear and Greed’ index has been skewed toward ‘greed’ for several weeks now as BTC prices hold steady over $13,000. However, users may be preparing to sell their coins in the instance that prices exceed another $1,000 milestone or two; but is Bitcoin capable of surpassing $14k or $15k anytime soon?

In a Finance Magnates analysis with insight from Ben Samocha, Chief Executive of CryptoJungle, Jason Lau, Chief Operating Officer of OKCoin and Ian Balina, Founder and Chief Executive of Token Metrics, we looked at what is next for the granddaddy of digital currencies – Bitcoin (BTC).

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Read more on Bitcoin (BTC) here.

The ‘Fintechization’ of Everything: The 7 Hottest Fintech Trends in 2021

In a must-read analysis, Finance Magnates asked the experts what is on the menu for the fintech world. The insights given by the likes of Jackson Mueller, Director of Policy and Government Relations at Securrency, Gregory Keough, Founder of the DMM Foundation, Anti Danilevsky, Chief Executive and Founder of Kick Ecosystem and KickEX exchange and more, offer a valuable look at what we can expect in the coming year.

Read more on The 7 Hottest Fintech Trends in 2021 here.

FXCM Veteran Michael Kamerman Becomes Skilling CEO

It is not that often that an executive move is an editor’s pick, but after spending 15 years with FXCM, Michael has become one of the most familiar faces within the industry.

Read more on the Michael Kamermen, Skilling CEO appointment here.


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