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New Anti-Money Laundering Reform in Ireland

Banks in Ireland have adopted what some consider to be “radical” reform measures from the EU. These new regulations regard anti-money-laundering guidelines that would have the bloc oversee the riskiest of firms and crypto traders.  The newly established authority of 250 employees will look for any transactions occurring across border lines that they find to …

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Gemini Establishes New Base in Dublin

Gemini is a cryptocurrency exchange that is currently constructing a center in Dublin to tend to the European market. This exchange is led by the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler. The company was established in 2014 by the twins and is centrally based out of the United States. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss gained prominence from …

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EU Digital COVID Vaccine Certificate Goes Into Effect

The pandemic has prevented EU citizens from leaving their homes, seeing their families, traveling, and even walking down the street with the feeling of safety. The European Union created the EU Digital COVID Certificate to help facilitate the re-opening of travel through free movement among the 27 member states. This verification tool was released on July 1, …

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Fintech Funding During the Pandemic

The newest “Pulse of Fintech” report from KPMG Global has calculated the total investment amounts in fintech during 2020 across the globe. Investments through private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and venture capital have come to a $105 billion total across 2,861 deals. This figure is surprisingly lower than last year’s total investments at $168 billion. …

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Super Connect for Good Tech Competition Returns in 2021

Hays, a recruitment firm, will be collaborating with Empact Ventures to facilitate a competition, Super Connect for Good, for technology start-ups and scale-ups. Though Hays and Empact Ventures are the main partners in the creation of the competition, there are many other companies in collaboration with them to make Super Connect for Good possible.  The …

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Donohoe Announces That the Economy Is on Track for Rebound

Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has stated that the country’s economy is in a position for a “strong rebound.” Donohoe made this statement during a webinar hosted by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Not only does he have a positive outlook on the recovery of financial markets in Ireland, but also for …

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Manchester’s Rise on the Global Fintech Index

Manchester has proven to be a prime location for fintech startups with a ranking in the Top 50 on the Global Fintech Index (GFI). This ranking system categorizes cities based on the success of individual firms located within and the ecosystem more broadly. In 2021, Manchester climbed to the 34th place globally, which is up …

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