To shine a spotlight on fintech, Tech City News has started a new video series, Fintech Monthly.
The show brings you the biggest stories in fintech from the last month and is fronted by me, Ben Goldsmith.
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In the news
TransferWise might soon become the UK’s next billion dollar startup after the FT reported they were attracting the attention of a $50m investment from Sequoia. Its founders won’t confirm, but did launch a manifesto tackling foreign exchange charges this month.
Southampton Football Club have dipped into fintech with a new contactless tickets and payments system for their fans.
A London startup has also teamed up with the FT to predict the future of the financial markets.
FinTech Monthly: Investments topping £33m, a blockchain update involving JP Morgan Chase and more
Bitcoin broken down
Money has been pouring into Bitcoin startup Blockstream but no one really knows why.
I talk to Luis Smith from CoinJar to get the inside story.
In this episode, Richard Goold from Wragge Lawrence Graham and Co also weighs in on Bitcoin. He discusses whether a new cryptocurrency could replace Bitcoin over time.
Make sure you read Richard’s monthly column: Can London fintech really shoot the stars out?
FinTech Monthly: Seedcamp sells stake in TransferWise, a new FinTech VC launches in London & more
TransferWise cracks down on hidden fees with new manifesto [Tech City News]