Google Alphabet is to participate in a new round of funding for bank-backed messaging platform Symphony, valuing the startup at $650 million.
The Winklevoss twins have launched their Gemini bitcoin exchange after receiving a charter from the New York Department of Financial services (NYDFS).
The Securities and Exchange Commission has struck a five year, $90 million contract with big data outfit Palantir Technologies to help it sniff out insider trading, according to Reuters.
An initiative to create a set of global standards for the use of distributed ledger technology in financial markets has picked up momentum, with another 13 major banks - including BofA, Deutsche Bank and HSBC - throwing their weight behind the plan.
Two London-based fintech start-ups - Everledger, which uses the blockchain to record ownership of valuables, and Origin Markets, a platform which directly connects corporate bond issuers with institutional investors - have won the 2015 BBVA Open Talent Europe final.
The UK and China are to launch a landmark feasibility study into linking the London and Shanghai stock exchanges, posing a threat to the recently-opened Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect initiative.
In its first action against an unregistered bitcoin options trading platform, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the US has ruled that virtual currencies are a commodity and as such should come under the purview of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association is working with a consortium of 18 buy-side and sell-side institutions to create an open source standard derivatives product identification system.
Saxo Bank is to give traders and developers access to its trading infrastructure via a new Rest-based open API, ushering in a new era of collaborative innovation.
Bloomberg has extended its partnership with Twitter in an agreement that will see more data from the social media platform make its way to Bloomberg terminal users.
A Ukrainian investment banking firm and its CEO have agreed to pay $30 million to settle SEC charges that they profited from trading on information hacked from newswire services.
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