The University of Luxembourg announced its participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a multi-year, multi-million-euro research programme funded by Ripple, a provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for global payments.
A new edition of the Pitch Your Startup competition will take place on May 21st, 2019, during ICT Spring. The Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL), which is known for supporting local startups, will once again be one of the event's main partners and will offer 20,000€ to a startup based in Luxembourg.
The LHoFT Foundation and Silicon Valley based Venture Capital firm, Parkpine Capital, have signed a deal in San Francisco, in the presence of Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna, to hold the Global Venture Summit (GVS) for the first time in Europe bringing over 100 leading Silicon Valley VCs to Luxembourg to meet and network with their European counterparts and, critically, connect with Luxembourg and European start-ups aiming to raise funds.
Pierre Gramegna, ministre des Finances, s'est rendu à San Francisco et la Silicon Valley du 7 au 10 avril 2019 pour une mission financière axée sur la Fintech. Il a été accompagné d'une délégation composée de représentants du ministère des Finances, de Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) et du Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT).
Worldline, leader européen du secteur des paiements et des services transactionnels, annonce le lancement d'une solution de paiement dédiée aux places de marché en ligne (online marketplaces). Elle assure le bon déroulement des processus de paiement dans tout l'écosystème et aide les places de marché à attirer et retenir les consommateurs comme les commerçants.
The deadline to apply to the 2019 NadiFin Fintech Acceleration Program has been extended to April 12th. NadiFin aims at bringing together post seed and pre-series B stage Fintech companies from around the world to learn and engage through a unique curriculum and a series of workshops.
KOOPHUB, the regional Fintech Hub of EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa region), and The Luxembourg House of Financial Technologies (The LHoFT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") during the Istanbul Fintech Week on 4th of April in order to foster innovation and build bridges between Luxembourg and Turkey.
By Duena Blomstrom.
At PeopleNotTech, we’re fighting to bridge the gap between the speed of technology, and level of consumer expectation and the way non-digitally-native companies are organized when it comes to work. Everything everywhere is changing at superspeed but not the ways in which these enterprises think when it comes to work and the value of the humans they employ. Until this changes, Agile and Digital transformation projects will fail and as a result incumbents will keep losing to GAFA and possibly disappear.
PPRO, a cross-border payment specialist, has officially been granted an e-money licence to operate in Luxembourg ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union.
On March 28, the Ministry of Finance granted Deloitte Solutions the authorization to exercise ARM (Approved Reporting Mechanism under MiFID II, EU Directive 2014/65) activities. Deloitte Solutions S.à r.l. (DSO) is the first Luxembourg-based company to obtain a licence to report under MiFIR on behalf of their clients to domestic competent authorities.