Uzoma Dozie’s Sparkle raises $3.1M for personal, business neobank play in Nigeria

The neobank wave is beginning to take shape in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, where new fintechs are trying to take on legacy banks by providing cheaper and more personalized banking…

Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions…

London’s 365 Business Finance Raises $74M

Small- to medium-sized (SMB) lender 365 Business Finance has raised 55 million pounds ($74 million) in debt and equity financing to fund its goal of quadrupling lending by 2023. The…

Business banking startup Qonto raises $552 million at $5 billion valuation

French startup Qonto has raised a $552 million Series D funding round (€486 million). Following this investment, the startup has reached a valuation of $5 billion (€4.4 billion). This is…

Turkey raises minimum wage by 50% to help workers hit by soaring inflation

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a 50 per cent rise in the country’s minimum wage in an effort to protect the Turkish people from soaring inflation just hours after the…