Retail Banker International has listed five of the companies trending the most in fintech-related Twitter discussions, drawing on research from GlobalData’s Banking and Payments influencer platform.
The Top Companies are the most mentioned companies in Twitter discussions by more than 602 fintech experts followed by the GlobalData banking and payments influencer platform in the second quarter (Q2) of 2022.
Trending companies in fintech discussions: The top 5
1. Mastercard Inc – 252 mentions
Mastercard filed 15 brands for Metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the company’s new biometric payments that make shopping easier were some of the popular discussions in the second quarter.
Xavier Gomez, an investment banking and wealth management specialist, shared an article about financial services company Mastercard preparing for the virtual economy by submitting 15 brands to the Metaverse and NFTs. According to a tweet, the global payments broker has filed trademark applications to register Mastercard, its Circles logo and Priceless slogan, the article details. Several virtual, crypto and financial products and services are expected to fall under the patents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on April 4, 2022.
Mastercard Inc (Mastercard) is a payments and technology company headquartered in Purchase, New York, USA. The company deals with the clearing, authorization and processing of payment transactions. It also offers many payment solutions for credit, debit, prepaid and corporate cards, as well as digital payments, real-time account-based payments and payment system security, as well as transaction services such as national and cross-border transactions.
2. PayPal Holdings Inc – 197 mentions
PayPal, which enables remittances outside of its garden surrounded by cryptocurrencies, the company that is expanding its payment options with the PayPal Pay Monthly service, and the company that is a leading digital wallet in the EU-5 countries went public in the second quarter discussed.
Spiros Margaris, a venture capitalist and board member at venture capital firm Margaris Ventures, tweeted about financial technology firm PayPal’s move to allow crypto from its platform, marking a first step in the transition from a fiat-centric world to a digital currency to CEO Dan Schulman. According to him, the company will convert customers’ crypto into fiat for use in any of its 35 million merchant accounts, according to the article. PayPal head of crypto, Jose Fernandez da Ponte, went on to explain that allowing customers to transfer crypto in and out of their PayPal wallets has also helped leverage large and disparate networks, thereby combining the fiat – and to add more value to the crypto universe.
PayPal Holdings Inc (PayPal) is a technology platform and digital payments company headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. The company provides technology and payment options that make mobile, in-app and online payments easier for businesses and consumers. It also offers other value-added services such as working capital and short-term business financing, billing, and gateway services.
3. Binance Holdings Ltd – 171 mentions
Binance halting bitcoin withdrawals amid pressures in the digital asset market, the company that led a $600 million bailout of hackers, and promoting Terra as a safe investment from collapse of $40 million were some of the hot topics in the second quarter.
Theodora Lau, founder of Unconventional Ventures, a financial services company, shared an article about cryptocurrency platform Binance halting bitcoin withdrawals for hours after crypto lender Celsius also banned customers from withdrawing funds from its bank due to extreme market conditions and a digital slump platform to withdraw assets. Bitcoin, the largest traded cryptocurrency, fell almost 20% to below $24,000, its lowest since December 2020, while the value of the broader crypto market fell from its peak of $3.2 trillion in November to $1 trillion in June 2022, says the article.
Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange platform that combines finance with digital technology. The platforms offer a range of crypto products and services, including decentralization and infrastructure solutions, education, data and research, investment and incubation, social welfare, commerce and finance, and more.
4. Solana – 161 mentions
Solana, which has experienced multiple outages in the recent past, and the company’s joining fintech platform YouHodler were some of the most popular discussions in the second quarter.
dr Robin Kiera, CEO of consulting firm Digitalscouting, has been sharing an article about the Solana blockchain outage for more than four hours. Also dubbed the Ethereum Killer, the network has had multiple outages in the recent past, most recently on May 1, 2022, which lasted around seven hours before recovering. The previous disruption was prompted by a rush of transactions, the article details. After Solana’s recent outage, one of the company’s improvements should solve the network’s congestion problems. The SOL token, which is native to the Solana blockchain, was reportedly down 12.52% to trade at $39, the article further highlighted.
Solana is a crypto startup headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. The company develops and builds crypto apps for decentralized apps and marketplaces. It is the world’s fastest blockchain and fastest growing crypto ecosystem with multiple projects spanning Decentralized Finance (DeFi), NFTs and Web3. The company ensures composability between projects by maintaining a single global state as the network scales.
5. Goldman Sachs International – 137 mentions
Goldman Sachs stated that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are likely to become a central part of its strategy, and the investment banker looking to integrate services with Bitcoin and crypto exchange FTX were some of the popular discussions during the second quarter.
Koen Vanderhoydonk, CEO of financial services company The Connector, published an article about financial companies raising about $25.5 billion in sustained debt worldwide this year. The article further noted that the New York-based lender plans to issue more ESG bonds as part of its effort to regularly arrange $750 billion in sustainable financing, advisory and investment by 2030. The company has sold focused bonds for the first time to promote environmentally and socially responsible projects.
Carey Halio, CEO of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, explained that related to the benchmark issue, the bank is targeting an issue every 12 to 18 months and that the company has the flexibility to take on other commitments. Therefore, ESG will be a central part of corporate strategy in the future, the article explains in detail.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) is a banking and financial holding company headquartered in New York, USA. The company offers a range of investment banking, securities, commercial banking and investment management services. The company engages in market making for fixed income, foreign exchange, equity and commodity products. It also invests in stocks and debt, and makes loans and mortgages to individuals and businesses, while providing banking solutions and wealth advice to individual clients, affluent families and high net worth individuals (HNWIs).