This week on Finovate Global we’re taking a look at some recent fintech developments in Canada. On the fundraising front, embedded wealth management platform OneVest announced a $3.9 million (CAD $5 million) seed funding round this week. The investment was led by Luge Capital and takes the Canadian fintech’s total funding to $5.5 million (CAD Read more...
SpaceX rolled a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to their launch pad Tuesday and test-fired the booster's engines Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center, setting up for launch Friday of four private space fliers on a 10-day mission to the International Space Station.
The notion of a digital dollar for the United States has been increasingly in the news over the last month. Research into a potential Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) was called for by an executive order from President Biden in March, and it’s easy to see why: between efforts abroad from China to make moves in the space, to the increasing adoption rate of cryptocurrencies and other faster payments technologies, it’s clear to see that the technology has caught up to the vision, and implementation could offer significant advantages. However, not everyone thinks that a Federal Reserve-backed digital currency is
SpaceX has raised a Falcon 9 rocket vertical on pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for launch Friday at 12:24 p.m. EDT (1624 GMT) with 40 satellites to begin Earth-observing, communications, and technology demonstration missions. There's a 60% chance that weather conditions will be favorable for launch Friday.
Mexico became the first LatAm state to begin developing fintech-specific legislation. 2018 law defines which organizations are considered as fintech companies, regardless of the type of credit they lend – short or long-term. If a company uses digital platforms and e-walleting in their activities, it should comply with the fintech law. In case the […]
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Core Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORZ) (“Core Scientific” or “the Company”), a leader in high-performance, net carbon neutral blockchain infrastructure and software solutions, today announced it will issue financial results for the Company’s full fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 after the market closes on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Management will host a conference […]
Niantic has revealed its April 2022 plans for Pokemon Go, with multiple weekly events, raids, and Pokemon Spotlight Hours coming through the month.
Four limited-time events will run throughout the month, each with its own central theme:
April 1: April Fools' 2-Oh?-22
April 3 - 7: All Hands Rocket Retreat
April 12 - 18: Spring Into Spring
April 20 - 25: Sustainability Week
Tapu Bulu charges into Pokemon Go as a five-star raid in April.
Multiple legendary Pokemon will be making their way to five-star raids throughout April, including the next Alolan legendary in Tapu Bulu and the Therian Formes of both Thundurus and Landorus. The schedule for April's raids looks like this:
Raid Hours will also continue in April, with a special Raid Hour highlighting a specific five-star raid Pokemon every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM local time. The list of featured Pokemon is as follows:
April 6: Thundurus Therian Forme
April 13 and 20: Tapu Bulu
April 27: Landorus Therian Forme
Finally, a Pokemon Spotlight Hour will occur every Tuesday from 6 PM to 7 PM local time, each week featuring a different Pokemon more frequently in the wild with a special bonus to match. Here's the rundown of spotlighted Pokemon and bonuses:
Bonus: Amount of Candy earned when transferring a Pokemon is doubled
Bonus: Amount of XP earned through evolving a Pokemon is doubled
Bonus: Amount of Stardust earned by catching a Pokemon is doubled
Pokemon: Sunshine Form Cherrim
Bonus: Amount of XP earned for catching a Pokemon is doubled
Bukele slams the US bill that targeted his Bitcoin law while the US Senators try to understand the effects that the bill has on the country but also on the US dollar so let’s read more in today’s latest Bitcoin news. The US lawmakers introduced a new bill to examine and to develop a plan […]
European stock markets are making modest gains at the end of the week but broadly remain in consolidation, as has been the case throughout the week. Markets have priced in economic risks We appear to have hit a point in which the initial shock has been shrugged off and markets have corrected back to a […]