Apollo Fintech Launches Stratus.co as World’s Most Expansive Unbiased Social Ecosystem

11/29/2020, Pretoria, South Africa // KISSPR //

Stratus.co offers users freedom of speech, unparalleled social options and true data protection.

Technology company  Apollo Fintech  is launching Stratus ( Stratus.co ), the world’s most expansive unbiased social ecosystem on November 27th. Stratus provides a  censorship-resistant  platform, combines  comprehensive features  of top social sites, and protects user info by never selling or distributing personal data.

Stratus was born out of an intense determination to completely eliminate reliance on big tech and solve the biggest issues with mainstream platforms, such as censorship, data tracking and misuse, biased fact checking, security vulnerabilities and many more. Stratus now offers unprecedented security, freedom and convenience.

Stratus is different than other platforms for 5 reasons:

1. Convenience

Stratus has been working over 6 years to create the largest social ecosystem on Earth and offers the functionality of the two largest social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook. Over

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FinTech Software Market 2020 Global Trends, Market Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities, and Market Forecast to 2026

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Nov 27, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
New Study Reports “FinTech Software Market 2020 Global Market Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2026” has been Added on WiseGuyReports.

Introduction/Report Summary:

This report provides in depth study of “FinTech Software Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The FinTech Software Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization.

FinTech software is used by financial companies such as payments bank, retail and institutional banks, insurance providers, and other non-banking corporations to maintain account processing, customer profiles, account information, eligibility evaluation, and other financial activities related to marketing, branding,

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Fintech HMBradley’s 14-page pitch deck for 18.25 million Series A

Consumers are getting used to the idea of branch-less banking, a trend that startup digital-only banks like Chime, N26, and Varo have benefited from. 

The market for these so-called ‘challenger banks’ has exploded in recent years as customers are drawn to seamless account openings and optimized user experiences on their apps and websites. 

The majority of these fintechs target those who are underbanked, and rely on usage of their debit cards to make money off interchange. But fellow startup HMBradley has a different business model. 

“Our thesis going in was that we don’t swipe our debit cards all that often, and we don’t think the customer base that we’re focusing on does either,” Zach Bruhnke, cofounder and CEO of HMBradley, told Business Insider. “A lot of our customer base uses credit cards on a daily basis.”

Instead, the startup is aiming to build clientele with stable deposits. As a result,

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India FinTech Forum Selects 27 Fintech Startups for IFTA 2020


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Non-profit fintech advocacy group India FinTech Forum announced on Tuesday the list of 27 fintech startups shortlisted for the 5th edition of India Fintech Awards (IFTA).

The startups will be giving live demos to the jury from 30 November till 2 December 2020 to compete for the Fintech Startup of the Year at the award ceremony. Furthermore, six innovative fintech companies will compete for the Fintech Scaleup of the Year award.

The fintech startups with high potential were chosen from a pool of over 600 applications received from across the globe such as the US, the UK, the UAE, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, India, Hungary, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Canada, Brazil, and Algeria.

The non-profit initiative platform has

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Short Sellers Target Ping An’s Fintech Unit After Ant IPO Fiasco

(Bloomberg) — The headwinds that toppled Ant Group Co.’s initial public offering now threaten a $22 billion dream of China’s Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. — to pivot from a finance group to a tech giant and be valued like one.

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While Ping An’s Lufax Holding Ltd., which offers wealth management and retail lending services, was able to complete its U.S. IPO days before new Chinese rules torpedoed Ant’s $35 billion sale, the stock has given up early gains and is now a target for short sellers. Renewed threats by U.S. regulators to delist Chinese stocks also threaten Ping An’s plans to take more of its in-house startups public.

Ant’s IPO suspension “fundamentally changed near-term investment appetite” for Chinese fintech stocks, with Lufax as “the community’s No. 1 consensus short,” according to a Nov. 5 report from Procensus, which polled 84 global investors managing $15.3 trillion. Short interest

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Kazakh Fintech Star Kaspi A Pandemic Bright Spot

With most staff working from home, the headquarters of Kazakhstan’s fintech hero Kaspi.kz exudes a sleepiness ill-fitting for a company whose rapid rise has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Kaspi, Kazakhstan’s payment systems and e-commerce leader, became the Central Asian country’s most valuable firm after it was valued at $6.5 billion on the London stock exchange in October in what was the United Kingdom’s second largest float of this year.

The listing took commentators by surprise, coming after a failed attempt — falling short of a $4 billon market cap valuation — the year before.

But Kaspi’s Georgia-born CEO Mikheil Lomtadze, told AFP that the company and its investors, including Goldman Sachs and CIS-focused Baring Vostok — were not fazed by the false start.

“We believe that we have a lot of space for further growth, and we were not in any hurry to do our IPO,” said Lomtadze

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Blockchain in Fintech Market Is Thriving Worldwide| Amazon Web Services, IBM, Microsoft

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Nov 20, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —
A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Blockchain in Fintech Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Blockchain in Fintech Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Amazon Web Services, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Ripple, Earthport, Chain Inc, Bitfury Group, BTL Group, Digital Asset Holdings, Circle, Factom, AlphaPoint, Coinbase, Plutus Financial, Auxesis Group & BlockCypher.

What’s keeping Amazon Web Services, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Ripple, Earthport, Chain Inc, Bitfury Group, BTL Group, Digital Asset

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Ant Group’s Failed IPO Is A China Problem, Not A Fintech Problem

Just when you thought it was safe to be a billionaire.

Jack Ma, one of China’s richest men, and a philanthropist that pals around with the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, kind of got his hat handed to him recently when his Ant Group got banned from listing in the U.S. After that, even that Hong Kongers said “not can do”, Jack.

Looked at from a pure market perspective, their failed IPO is only a China problem.

Fintech companies from Russia to Brazil have done well this year, with some seeing record breaking

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Small business fintech Wise used this pitch deck to raise $12 million

  • Wise, a business banking-as-a-service platform, just raised a $12 million Series A.
  • The startup offers banking services through apps available on business management platforms like Shopify. 
  • With the fresh funding, Wise is catering its platform toward different small business use cases, from e-commerce businesses to marketplace sellers. 
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Banking can often be a challenge for small businesses. As a result, there’s no shortage of fintechs looking to offer small-business owners cheaper and more digital ways to manage their finances. 

Startup Wise is looking to make banking as seamless as possible for small businesses by offering those services via the software they’re already using, like Shopify and Fundera. 

“Wise was built on the thesis that no business should ever have to go and apply for a bank account. It just didn’t make any sense to us,” Arjun Thyagarajan, co-founder and CEO of Wise told Business

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