All articles by Eric Johansson

Eric Johansson

Eric is the fintech editor at Verdict. You can reach him on

10 biggest fintech funding rounds in 2022

Not only has the money tap been switched off, but the fintech companies that successfully closed deals in 2022 paint a bittersweet image.

Coinbase and ConsenSys cut staff amidst cold crypto winter winds

New year, same old crypto crash. Digital asset firms lay off more people as market volatility continues.

The biggest fintech stories of 2022 that you can’t afford to miss

From the FTX collapse to the Wirecard scandal going to court, there was no shortage of stories to rock the fintech industry in 2022.

Crypto community mocks Mango Markets manipulator after arrest

The alleged market manipulator that drained $110m from a crypto exchange and bragged about it on Twitter has been arrested.

Revolut haș passed as Europe’s most valuable startup

The UK neobank has claimed the crown by default as the fintech slowdown continues.

Crypto community to continue to distance itself from FTX founder after arrest, experts believe

Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested in the Bahamas and is awaiting US regulators to demand his extradition.

FTX collapse will slow down crypto regulations, analyst warns

The implosion of the industry darling has put the future of the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act in doubt.

Buckzy bags $14.5m in Series A despite fintech funding famine

A Canadian fintech raising funds in this market may sound farfetched, but it’s not maple leaf.

Monzo CEO unfazed about “the big boys” launching their own neobanks

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan launching their own digital banks doesn’t worry TS Anil.

What could keep Dubai from becoming a cryptocurrency capital?

Dubai must tackle three major challenges to ensure its future as a global cryptocurrency hotbed: the risk of fraud, talent shortages and international competition.