The German fintech CM Equity offers fintechs a platform for crypto trading. In 2021, founder Michael Kott made decent business with it - and rewarded himself with an unusually high bonus of €7.5 million.
Amsterdam-based payment service provider Mollie will appoint its current Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Koen Koeppen, as its new CEO. Koeppen will replace Mollie's current CEO, Shane Happach, who is leaving the company after about two years to take on a new role in Asia.
The most spectacular fraud in German economic history is the Wirecard bankruptcy. The main defendant is former CEO, Markus Braun. On the other hand, one of the prominent masterminds of the scandal, Jan Marsalek, is living comfortably in Russia.
FinTelegram has brought a new report on the fantastic German fintech billionaire Michael Gastauer and his Black Banx. The story is actually really unbelievable, whereas the term "fantastic" in the FinTelegram story was probably meant rather ironic to cynical. In a press release, Black Banx claimed to have more than 20 million customers and more than a billion dollars in revenue. With virtually no website visitors.
Ben Armstrong was a confessed meth addict, turned pastor and rehabilitation centre director before he established himself as crypto influencer going by the nicknames BitBoy Crypto or BitBoy. He is also the author of a book titled "Catching Up to Crypto: Your Guide to Bitcoin and the New Digital Economy," one of the crypto bestsellerts 2022.
Amid the bankruptcy proceedings, the Canadian celebrity entrepreneur and FTX investor star Kevin O'Leary sharply criticized crypto exchange Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao, a/k/a CZ, claiming they intentionally caused FTX's collapse. At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the prominent businessman said Binance is now a "massive, unregulated monopoly."
The Dutch Rudolf Booker was the founder and CEO of Payvision, an Amsterdam-based paytech. He was born on March 25, 1975. His father is a real estate investor based in Amsterdam. His mother is remarried to real estate billionaire Frits Goldschmeding with a net worth of $ 5.6 billion, according to Forbes.
Brock Blake (LinkedIn) is the CEO and co-founder of Lendio (website), an online marketplace for small business loans. Blake is an Inc. 500 CEO, speaker, and Forbes columnist. He is currently a leader in financial solutions for small businesses. This is reflected in his accolades, including the honor of being named Utah's Emerging Executive of the Year.