Congressional Hearing on The Future of Money & Crypto: “These Innovations Should be Fostered Not Smothered”

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The Monetary Policy Subcommittee, part of the House Financial Services Committee, held a hearing today addressing the emerging world of cryptocurrencies. Over the past several months, several Congressional committees have held similar hearings as policy makers seek to better understand crypto and perhaps hinder, or… Read More

PayStand Announces Partnership With Commerce.Innovated to Build Out Blockchain-B2B Payments Network

PayStand, the blockchain-based, B2B payments company reinventing commercial finance, today announced that it is partnering with Silicon Valley Bank and First Data in Class 8 of Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator program focused on growth and innovation in finance. According to PayStand, Commerce. Innovated is designed to help… Read More

EY Announces Acquisition of New Cryptocurrency Technology & Related Patents From Elevated Consciousness

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced on Thursday it has acquired technology assets and related patents from Elevated Consciousness, Inc., a U.S. startup focused on developing unique solutions for the crypto-asset ecosystem. EY reported that the acquisition is part of its strategy to expand blockchain-related… Read More

Total Ban on Crypto Mining Machines Imports in Vietnam One Step Closer to Reality

The online publication Vietnam News is reporting that the Government of Vietnam has moved one step closer towards banning crypto mining machine imports in the country, after the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) agreed to support a proposal from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and… Read More

EOS Block Explorer Launched by EOS Cafe Calgary. Says it is Super Fast

Is EOS the hottest thing in crypto since Bitcoin? I don’t know, but EOS creator Block.One raise a ton of money in their ICO and now that they have sufficient traditional money they are executing on their vision of being the next big thing in… Read More

Disaster Capitalism: Floods in Sichuan Knock Out Small Bitcoin Miners, Big Miners Move in

Torrential rains in the mountainous Chinese province of Sichuan during late June caused loss of life, landslides, crop damage, the forced relocation of 9000 people, and at least 193 million yuan ($30 million) in economic losses. Global technicians also noticed a 30% concurrent drop in… Read More

Binance Funds Malta Stock Exchange Fintech Accelerator

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is backing the Malta Stock Exchange Fintech Accelerator Program. An exact amount of funding was not provided. The “MSX Fintech  Accelerator” will promote an ecosystem that supports and mentors Fintech startups including those geared towards… Read More

StartEngine will Now Accept Bitcoin from Investors for the Reg CF Offerings

StartEngine. a full stack crowdfunding platform including ICOs, is now accepting Bitcoin. StartEngine becomes the first FINRA approved Reg CF funding portal to accept cryptocurrency from investors. The addition of Bitcoin is just further indication of the merging of the two sectors of more traditional… Read More

tZero Extends Security Token Offering Until August 6th

tZero, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has extended its ongoing security token offering for individual investors until August 6, 2018. The announcement was shared in an email signed by tZero CEO Saum Noursalehi. tZero indicated the move to extend the offering was due to ongoing… Read More

Overfunding: Glint Quickly Surpasses £1.2 Million Funding Target Through Crowcube Campaign; Addresses GoldMoney Founder’s Criticism

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK fintech Glint has successfully secured its initial £1.2 million funding target, thanks to nearly 300 investors. The funding round is part of Glint new Series A funding round, which is seeking a total of… Read More

Out on a Limb? John McAfee Says He Will Eat His Own D**K if Bitcoin Doesn’t Hit $500K in 3 Years

While John McAfee was first known as a trailblazer in the anti-virus / anti-malware software industry, he has had a bit of a renaissance of sorts in the cryptocurrency realm. Never one to mince his words, via his twitter account McAfee stated he sees a… Read More


By Default: Venmo Payment App Publishing Intimate User Data Online

A German designer and coder has revealed that payment app (and PayPal subsidiary) Venmo has been publishing the intimate purchase details, profile pics and personal messages of users online- everything from lovers’ quarrel texts to drug deal texts to junk food purchases and purchase locations-… Read More

Mastercard Granted Patent to Link Cryptocurrency With Fiat Accounts

Mastercard has reportedly been granted a patent to link cryptocurrency with Fiat accounts. According to its filing, the patent was created to manage fractional reserves of blockchain currency comprising: storing, in a first central account, at least a fiat amount associated with a fiat currency.  The company reported:… Read More

Neufund Said to Become First End to End Primary Issuance Platform for Security Tokens in Partnership with Binance & Malta Stock Exchange

Germany base Neufund has announced an extended partnership with Binance and the Malta Stock Exchange that is predicted to become the first “end to end primary issuance platform” for security tokens. The partnership will enable the issuance and secondary trading of blockchain based securities while… Read More

Money20/20 Launches Rise Up Program to Foster Gender Inclusivity Within the Financial Services & Fintech Industries

On Wednesday, Money20/20 announced the upcoming launch of Rise Up, a program that was created in an effort to foster gender inclusivity within both the financial services and fintech industries. According to Money20/20, Rise Up is also designed to empower the next generation of female… Read More

Taiwan Semiconductor Expects Cryptocurrency Mining Demand to Decrease from Q2

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Taiwan Semiconductor, the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, issued a statement that indicated a decline in cryptocurrency mining affiliated revenue as it backed off of expectations for later in 2018. Lora Ho, SVP and Chief… Read More

Elevate Unveils Prime Credit Card for Non-Prime Consumers

Elevate Credit, Inc. (Elevate), a tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, announced on Thursday the launch of its Today Card, powered by Mastercard, for non-prime consumers. According to Elevate, as the first non-prime credit card with a full suite of… Read More

Online Lender P2Binvestor Partners with Amalgamated Bank to Enable New Path for Credit

P2Binvestor (P2Bi) has formed a new partnership with Amalgamated Bank to allow businesses a new way to access growth capital. Amalgamated Bank is described as a “socially responsible bank” which is based in New York. Amalgamated  recently acquired New Resource Bank – a financial firm that already… Read More

San Francisco Brewery & Distillery Seven Stills Launches Initial Can Offering Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Flagship Location

Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery, a San Francisco producer of craft beer and small-batch whiskey distilled from beer, has launched its “Initial Can Offering investment round. The company is currently seeking $1 million for its upcoming flagship location and the “ICO” aims straight at its… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Raize Gains 1400 Shareholders as it Trades on Euronext Access in IPO, Shares Rise in Early Trading

Raize, a peer to peer lender, became the first initial public offering out of Portugal this week since 2014. The small cap online lender IPOed at €2.00 yesterday (July 18th) having gained 1400 new shareholders. Trading on the Euronext Access exchange under ticker MLRZE shares increased the… Read More

Tulsa Real Estate Fund Secures More Than $10 Million Through African-American Owned Regulation A+ Tier II Funding Round

Atlanta-based real estate investor, Jay Morrison, announced last week the initial public offering (IPO) of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, which is claimed to be the first African-American owned Regulation A+ Tier II crowdfund designed to revitalize urban communities across the U.S., secured more than… Read More