The most trending companies on Twitter in the second quarter of 2022

Retail Banker International has listed five of the most trending companies in fintech-related Twitter discussions, using research from GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Influencer Platform.

Top Companies are the most mentioned companies among the Twitter discussions of more than 602 fintech experts tracked by GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Influencer platform during the second quarter (Q2) of 2022.

1. Mastercard Inc – 252 mentions

MasterCard the filing of 15 brands for the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the company’s new biometric payments to facilitate purchases, were some of the popular discussions in the second quarter.

Investment banking and wealth management specialist Xavier Gomez shared an article about financial services company Mastercard preparing for the virtual economy by filing 15 trademarks for the metaverse and NFTs. According to a tweet, the global payment facilitator has filed trademark applications to register Mastercard, its circles logo and the slogan Priceless, the article details. Several virtual, cryptographic, and financial products and services are expected to be covered by patents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on April 4, 2022.

Mastercard Inc (Mastercard) is a payments and technology company based in Purchase, New York, United States. The company is engaged in the clearing, authorization and settlement of payment transactions. It also offers numerous payment solutions for credit, debit, prepaid and commercial cards, as well as digital payments, real-time account-based payments and payment system security, and transaction services. , such as domestic and cross-border transactions.

2. PayPal Holdings Inc – 197 mentions

PayPal enabling transfers outside of its cryptocurrency walled garden, the company expanding its pay-after options with the PayPal Pay Monthly service, and the company being one of the leading digital wallets in EU-5 countries, were widely discussed in the second quarter.

Spiros Margaris, a venture capitalist and board member at venture capital firm Margaris Ventures, tweeted about fintech firm PayPal’s decision to allow crypto off its platform, a first step to move from a fiat-centric world to a digital currency, according to CEO Dan Schulman. According to him, the company will convert customers’ crypto to fiat so that it can be used in any of its 35 million merchant accounts, the article details. PayPal’s Head of Crypto, Jose Fernandez da Ponte, further stated that allowing customers to transfer crypto in and out of their PayPal wallets has also helped leverage large and diverse networks, thereby creating more value by combining fiat and crypto universes.

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 facilitate mobile, in-app and online payments for businesses and consumers. It also provides other value-added services such as working capital and short-term business financing, invoicing and gateway services.

3. Binance Holdings Ltd – 171 mentions

Binance halting bitcoin withdrawals amid digital asset market pressures, company spearheading $600m hacker bailout and also promoting terra as a safe investment ahead of a crash $40 million, were some of the most talked about 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 platform due to extreme market conditions and a digital meltdown. assets. Bitcoin, the largest traded cryptocurrency, fell nearly 20% to below $24,000, its lowest since December 2020, as the value of the broader crypto market fell from its high of 3 $.2 billion in November to $1 billion in June 2022, the article notes.

Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange that merges 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 good, trade and finance, and more.

4. Solana – 161 mentions

Solana has witnessed several outages in the recent past, and the company joining fintech platform YouHodler, were some of the popular discussions in the second quarter.

Dr. Robin Kiera, CEO of consulting firm Digitalscouting, shared a post about Solana’s blockchain outage for over four hours. The network, also known as Ethereum Killer, has experienced several outages in the recent past, the latest being on May 1, 2022 which lasted around seven hours before being restored. The previous disruption was triggered by a rush in transactions, the article details. After Solana’s last outage, one of the company’s improvements was to address network congestion issues. According to reports, the SOL token, native to the Solana blockchain, was down 12.52% and trading at $39, the article further highlights.

Solana is the headquarters of a crypto start-up in San Francisco, California, USA. The Company develops and builds crypto applications for decentralized apps and marketplaces. It is the fastest blockchain in the world and the fastest growing crypto ecosystem, with several 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 stating that environment, social and governance (ESG) are likely to become a core part of its strategy, and the investment banker seeking to integrate services with Bitcoin and crypto exchange FTX, were some- one of the popular discussions in the second quarter.

Koen Vanderhoydonk, CEO of financial services company The Connector, shared an article about financial companies that raised approximately $25.5 billion in sustainable debt this year worldwide. The article further notes that the New York-based lender has planned to issue more ESG bonds as part of its effort to arrange $750 billion in sustainable finance, advisory and investment on a regular basis. ‘by 2030. The company sold bonds that focus on to fund environmentally and socially responsible projects for the first time.

Carey Halio, CEO of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, said the bank plans to issue once every 12 to 18 months relative to the benchmark issue and the company has room to make other liabilities. Therefore, ESG will be a central part of corporate strategy going forward, the article details.

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) is a bank and financial holding company headquartered in New York, United States. The Company offers a range of investment banking, securities, commercial banking and investment management services. The Company performs market making activities on fixed income products, currencies, equities and commodities. It also invests in equities and debt securities and provides loans and mortgages to individuals and businesses, while providing banking solutions and wealth advice to individuals, high net worth families and high net worth individuals (HNWIs).

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