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Insurtech Start-up OKO raises $1.2 million to bring Innovative Insurance to Smallholder Farmers across Africa

OKO, an Insurtech start-up that provides inclusive agricultural insurance to secure farmers’ income across Africa, has closed a Seed investment of $1.2 million. The round was led by by Newfund and ResiliAnce. Mercy Corps Venture, Techstars, ImpactAssets and RaSa also participated in the round.

International PhD fellowship in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Robotics, Denmark – Apply Now

Get financial assistance to start your educational journey in Denmark! The University of Copenhagen is offering an International PhD fellowship for the academic year 2021/2022.

This fellowship aims to assist talented students who want to undertake a PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Robotics at the university.

Master’s international awards in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Italy – Apply Noow

With the aim of enabling students to pursue higher education in Italy, the University of Calabria is currently granting the Master’s Degree Scholarships for the academic year 2021-2022.

International students who want to undertake a master’s programme in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at the University of Calabria and hold a bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject, are eligible.

MSc Leading Major merit awards in the UK – Apply Now

Highly passionate students have a great way to manage their finances by applying for the MSc Leading Major merit awards offered by the University of Edinburgh.

There are three scholarships available for the outstanding UK and EU students to pursue a master’s degree in Leading Major Programmes for entry in 2021-2022.

United States files lawsuit against Danske Bank, attorney says

The United States of America and the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) have filed a lawsuit against Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) and its former CEO in the Copenhagen city court, according to the attorney representing the parties.

Shares in Danske Bank (DANSKE.CO) fell around 8% after the news, which was first reported by the business daily Borsen.

Cryptocurrency inflows hit $4.9 billion as of mid-April -Coinshares data

Inflows into cryptocurrency funds and products hit $4.9 billion as of April 16, with the pace of increase slowing a bit in the first two weeks of the month after hitting record levels in the first quarter, data from digital currency manager Coinshares showed on Tuesday.

Inflows in the first two weeks of April hit about $400 million to $4.9 billion, or about 9% higher than an all-time high of $4.5 billion in the first three months of the year.

Deutsche Boerse to de-list Coinbase from Xetra, Frankfurt trade

Deutsche Boerse said on Wednesday it would de-list the shares of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global (COIN.O) from its Xetra trading system and the Frankfurt stock exchange by the end of Friday’s trading session.

“The reason for the de-listing is a missing reference data for these shares,” Deutsche Boerse said, adding that the de-listing would apply until further notice.

Bank of England sees potential risks from cloud data providers

The Bank of England might strengthen its controls on cloud data providers and other technology firms to counter possible risks to the stability of the financial system from the rise of fintech, Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said.

The Bank of England (BoE) has expressed concerns before about the reliance by financial firms, especially fintech startups, on third-party technology companies for key parts of their operations, and Ramsden said this scrutiny would intensify.