Fasanara Fintech Weekly

BlackRockXCoinbase, Time to Build & Invest, Fintech Recruitment 2022, Crypto Regulation & More




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In this edition:


  • Revolut bulks up crypto business with hiring spree

  • Fintech has taken a hit, which means now is the time to invest and build

  • BlackRock to offer crypto for institutional investors through Coinbase Prime

  • Fintech recruitment in 2022: What you need to know

  • Crypto regulation would promote financial stability and tackle ‘inefficiencies’.




 

Revolut bulks up crypto business with hiring spree.



Revolut Ltd. plans to increase its crypto headcount by 20% across Europe, the UK and US over the next six months, a bright spot in the current digital-assets industry downturn and a rare sign of growth against the backdrop of a wider slowdown in hiring by tech firms.


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Fintech has taken a hit, which means now is the time to invest and build.



"Nearly two and a half years have passed since COVID shut much of the world down. As many of us predicted, the crisis drove incredible hardship for Low-Moderate Income (LMI) consumers and small businesses. But it also inspired a once-in-a-generation outpouring of entrepreneurial activity and new investor interest in fintech around the world, including companies that explicitly seek to be inclusive of underserved markets. For investors like me, who have invested for the past decade in early-stage fintech from the Philippines to Colombia, the last two years represented a long-sought realization among mainstream capital markets of the enormous opportunity to create scalable and impactful fintech businesses around the world".

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BlackRock to offer crypto for institutional investors through Coinbase Prime.



BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has formed a partnership with publicly traded crypto exchange Coinbase to make crypto directly available to institutional investors.


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Fintech recruitment in 2022: What you need to know.



In the past decade, FinTech companies' hiring underwent significant changes. From globalisation to speed, let’s take a look and learn more about it in this article.


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Crypto regulation would promote financial stability and tackle ‘inefficiencies’.



Crypto regulation would be good for financial stability, consumers, and industry efficiency as regulators around the world decide on appropriate laws, Moody’s says.


Clear regulations that seek to prevent fraudulent activity and provide guidance to companies would “protect consumers and ensure that the industry does not become a source of financial instability,” the financial services company said in a report yesterday.


Moody’s highlighted that such laws are likely to weed out any “inefficiencies” in the industry. These would become apparent as laws are put in place, with crypto’s competitive advantages stemming from a lack of regulatory oversight.


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