Germany

Kölner Fintech entwickelt manipulationssichere Blockchain-Lösung für BVDW-Zertifikate

Das Kölner Blockchain-Unternehmen Ubirch hat auf Anfrage des Bundesverbands Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) e.V. eine Lösung für fälschungssichere Zertifikate entwickelt. BVDW-Qualitätszertifikate gelten als neutrale und objektive Gütesiegel der Digitalwirtschaft in Deutschland. Um Betrug und Manipulation vorzubeugen und um die Wertigkeit der

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Deutsche Bank Acquires 5% in Fintech Deposit Solutions

Deutsche Bank is a new shareholder of Deposit Solutions GmbH, as announced by the two companies today. Deutsche Bank has acquired a 4.9 percent stake in the Hamburg-based company. Both parties agreed not to disclose details about the volume of

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Weltsparen Acquires Pension Fintech Startup fairr

Two German fintechs are merging. The pan-European savings marketplace Raisin (Weltsparen) is acquiring fairr, Germany’s fintech for retirement savings. Through this strategic acquisition Raisin will get access to the German pension and retirement savings market and become the only platform worldwide

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Can Germany Overtake The UK As The No 1 Fintech Location In Europe?

The UK has long been a world leader when it comes to fintech, but uncertainties surrounding Brexit, and the rapid rise of fintech hubs across continental Europe, have pushed the financial services industry to consider alternatives and prepare for the

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Top 30 Upcoming Fintech Events in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

Looking to keeping up with the burgeoning fintech ecosystem of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH)? The following 30 events will give you plenty of opportunities to catch up with some of the industry’s hottest startups and brightest minds.   Blockchain

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Kinder Sollten Technologie Selbst Gestalten Und Nicht Gesteuert Werden

Der Digitalpakt kommt. Trotzdem bilden Deutschland und Österreich das europäische Schlusslicht in Sachen Digitalisierung an staatlichen Bildungseinrichtungen. Mit Robo Wunderkind hat sich Gründerin Anna Iarotska dem Thema Digitalisierung an Schulen, Coding und Robotics angenommen und vermittelt Kindern ab fünf Jahren

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Global Fintech Fundraising Fell in First Half of 2019, Germany Fintech on the Rise, Fintech China on Halt

Global investment in fintech ventures fell sharply in the first half of 2019, as fundraising and deal activity in China that had soared a year earlier ground to a halt, partially offsetting strong gains in the U.S., U.K. and several

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Commerzbank und Daimler Testen Maschinen Blockchain Zahlungslösung

Gemeinsam mit ihrer Forschungs- und Entwicklungseinheit main incubator hat die Commerzbank als erste deutsche Bank eine auf Blockchain basierende Zahlungslösung für Machine-zu-Machine-Zahlungen (M2M) entwickelt. Im konkreten Pilotprojekt gemeinsam mit Daimler Trucks geht es um eine voll automatisierte Zahlungsabwicklung von Ladevorgängen

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KKR to Acquire Majority in German Payment Company

Heidelpay and its majority shareholder AnaCap have today reached an agreement on the terms of investment from KKR, a leading global investment firm. KKR will acquire a majority shareholding in the company, with Mirko Hüllemann, founder and CEO of heidelpay,

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N26 Rises to One of Europe’s Most Valuable Fintechs and Comes to Switzerland

N26 announce a  $170 million extension of our Series D funding round to $470m. The extension drives N26’s valuation to $3.5bn, making it the highest valued German startup. The Mobile Bank now also ranks among the most valuable European startups

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