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Fintech infrastructure for web3 startup Merge raises $9.5 million

UK-based startup Merge announced on Monday it has raised $9.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Octopus Ventures.  Founded by former PayPal executive Kebbie Sebastian late last year, Merge aims to provide access to banking, payments, risk management and compliance to web3 companies via an application programming interface (API). APIs are software bridges that allow businesses to more simply access each others’ systems. “Our target customers are web3 companies that need to interface and collect funds in …

Wintermute launches institutional crypto OTC trading platform

Quick Take The platform expands upon Node’s OTC API and will enable big-money players to trade digital assets and their derivatives. Wintermute is one of the few FCA-registered crypto market-makers. Crypto market-maker Wintermute has launched Node, an over-the-counter (OTC) platform for institutional clients and qualified investors to trade digital assets and their derivatives. Wintermute Node is an extension of the company’s OTC API product launched in June 2021 that functioned as a liquidity delivery mechanism for digital asset trading. The …

Stock trading API startup lemon.markets raises $17 million in seed funding

German startup lemon.markets has raised $17 million in seed funding in a round co-led by Lakestar and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Founded by 21-year-old Max Linden, the startup aims to capitalize on the wealthtech boom by building application programming interfaces (APIs) for tech companies looking to integrate a stock trading feature.  APIs are software bridges that allow businesses to more simply access each others’ systems. Linden says that there is currently no infrastructure that makes European capital markets accessible for developers, making …