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Brave raises $35m through initial coin offering

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Zopa raises £32m Series E

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NYSE wins approval for ‘speed bump’ in trading

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FinAi raises €1.1m Series Seed

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Online fraud falls 35%

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Vestwell expands team with new VP of Sales

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BBVA and B of A move to make data sharing safer, less painful

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ING Belgium Sees Opportunities for ‘Secret’ Sharing of Encrypted Data

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Practice Ignition raises $5m Series A

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Tuandaiwang raises $262m in private equity funding

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RateSetter raises £13m venture funding

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Wave secures $24m Series D

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Applied Data Finance raises $6.5m funding

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