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April 30, 2022

Welcome to Emerging Tech Trends (ETT), focusing on technologies shaping the future.

In this edition,

B2B FinTech Alif Rares to Enter Pakistan’s Unbanked SMB Market : The Tajikistan based fintech aims at getting more into the Pakistan FinTech space to help the unbanked and looks forward to offering buy now, pay later (BNPL) services and short-term loans by the month, as well as B2B finance and remittances services.

Central African Republic Second In The World To Adopt Virtual Currency As Legal Tender : The Central African Republic (CAR) has adopted bitcoin as legal tender, becoming the second country after El Salvador to take such decision in the world, and first in Africa. Chief of staff Obed Namsio said it places the country on the map of the world’s boldest and most visionary countries.



DeFi Retreat 2022 : The meetup will unite Managing Directors, VPs, CxOs from fintech startups, VCs, financial organizations, legal firms and Regulators on May 3, 2022 at San Diego Harbor to deliberate on DeFi trends, Money 3.0, Metaverse, Lending, Regulation, NFTS, Fraud and Fintech as a whole.


Global law firm, Baker McKenzie launches Fintech Funds : Baker McKenzie launched its Fintech Counsel Fund to provide support to three fintech companies with a structured six-month support package of legal and commercial advice as a guide to grow their business. Aside the package, the selected Fintech companies during the six month Fintech Counsel Fund programme will have an experienced, dedicated, relationship manager who will meet with them regularly, attend a kick-off workshop with experienced lawyers from relevant practice areas like corporate, regulatory, IP and commercial to identify the fintech’s legal needs and create a legal roadmap.  They will also have access to GBP 33,000 worth of UK legal advice covering the priority areas identified in the legal roadmap, benefit complimentary virtual GC offering, which will entitle each of them to 15-minute hotline calls for other ad hoc advice, have discounted fees and alternative fee arrangements if additional support is required, have a start-up pack of standard template agreements and checklists, have complimentary access to experienced business professionals, have complimentary access to select thought leadership, events and networks, and feature in a special edition of Finsights Fintech podcast . Application ends on Friday, 27 May 2022.

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