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Revolut Now Offers an App Store for Business Banking

Revolut, a digital only bank that says it is signing up over 120 businesses per day, has launched a new services for their business customers – Revolut Connect. This new feature is described as an “App store” for businesses to help provide easier access to… Read More

SEC Schedules Open Meeting to Consider Multiple Rule Changes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled an open meeting where the Commission will consider the adoption of multiple rule changes. The Commission is considering the adoption of the following issues: whether to adopt amendments to the definition of “smaller reporting company” and other… Read More

St.Louis Federal Reserve Adds Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin to Data Tracking Service

This week, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis has added multiple cryptocurrencies to their data tracking service FRED. FRED has added four series on the prices of different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin (but no Ripple), with the data is coming from Coinbase. All of the information is being updated… Read More

OTC Markets Publishes Study on Benefits of OTCQX Listing for International Companies

OTC Markets Group has just published a commissioned study by Oxford Metrica, a strategic advisory firm, pointing to the benefits of listing shares on the OTCQX by international firms. OTC Markets is an ATS and competes heavily with the Nasdaq, NYSE etc. So why would an… Read More

Waves launches Airdrop based on 2018 World Cup Outcomes

Will Germany reign supreme in the World Cup once again? Even after their humiliating defeat by Mexico? That’s my bet. What’s yours? Well if you have a strong opinion on the outcome of the World Cup 2018, you may have a chance to earn some… Read More

Here is the Legislation that May Finally Fix the Definition of an Accredited Investor

The current definition of an accredited investor is an anomaly based on ease of enforcement and policy inertia. The statute dictates that accredited status is based on annual income or the size of an individual’s (or couples) bank account – yet everyone understands that wealth… Read More

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney: “Profound Changes Demand a New Finance. And a New Finance Demands a New Bank”

In a sweeping speech that was broadly positive, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney set the tone for what will be his final year leading the central bank. Carney said that an “effective financial system must be resilient, fair and dynamic” to deal with tectonic… Read More

Katipult Releases Blockchain based Secondary Market, Launches First on WeAreStarting in Italy

Katipult (TSXV: FUND)( Frankfurt: K10) has announced the first install of its blockchain based secondary market product. Adhering to a previously posted release time frame, Katipult has launched the secondary market as a pilot on WeAreStarting Srl, an investment crowdfunding platform in Italy. According to Katipult, capabilities of… Read More

Game Crowdfunding Platform Fig Adds PayPal as Payment Option

Game crowdfunding platform Fig adds the most requested crowdfunding payment feature – PayPal. PayPal allows backers to pay for items using their credit cards, bank accounts, and stored balances, without having to share their financial information with merchants, and is a particularly desired payment method for… Read More

Legaltech iDisclose Joins Indiegogo’s Expert Network

iDisclose, a Legaltech firm, has joined Indiegogo’s Expert Network and will make available its new LawCloud product to the worldwide community of entrepreneurs. Indiegogo allows both securities crowdfunding and pre-commerce offerings. iDisclose also offers automated filing for SEC Forms C, C-AR, D and ID, as… Read More

Big News: ICO Platform Neufund Announces First Security Tokens Complying with German Law

Uniti, Brille24, BlockState and More to Issue Security Tokens on Neufund. Neufund, a blockchain based security token site, has announced the first  companies to tokenize their equity on their platform. These “equity token offerings” or ETOs are said to be completely compliant within German securities law. Using… Read More

Banco BNI Europa Commits to €50 Million to Linked Finance to Lend to Irish SMEs

Marketplace lending platform Linked Finance has secured a commitment from Portugal’s Banco BNI Europa, who will provide up to €50 million over a 2-year period, to lend to Irish SMEs. Niall Dorrian, CEO of Linked Finance, called the decision by Banco BNI Europa to deploy… Read More

North Carolina Legislature Adds Virtual Currency Language to Money Transmitters Act Bill

The state legislature in North Carolina has approved legislation that includes language dealing with virtual currencies. HB 86 originally hit the docket back in February 2017, but the original language of the bill did not incorporate cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin. The ratified bill is called;… Read More

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Address Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Annual Event

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will address the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) next week as part of its annual event at the University of Cambridge. Queen Máxima will be speaking in an official capacity as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate… Read More

SoFi Launches Bank Like Service: SoFi Money

It is a truism that we need bank like services but we really don’t need banks. The portfolio of services offered by a traditional analog bank sometimes feel cobbled together. Difficult to manage and expensive to use. Current accounts is an excellent example. For some… Read More

First Investment Offer Qualifies Under Intrastate Crowdfunding Rule NC Paces Act

North Carolina is one of many US states that pushed forward with intrastate crowdfunding rules. In some states, the rules were more rational than the federal Reg CF exemption created by the JOBS Act of 2012. North Carolina is one of those states. According to… Read More

Apple Pay Coming to Revolut? [u]

Earlier this week, Revolut tweeted out that something “huge” is coming to the Revolut App. The digital bank already enables cryptocurrency trading, so what could it be? Speculation is that since it has to do with paying with your phone – it must be Apple… Read More

SEC Obtains Additional Order to Freeze PlexCoin ICO Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received an additional emergency court order freezing the assets of Dominic Lacroix. The freeze is part of an ongoing enforcement action that stems from some time ago. The SEC had previously sued for securities fraud and had obtained… Read More

Bright Will Provide Global Loans to Businesses in Decentralized Marketplace, Plans Token Sale

Bright, company that is developing a “verified business data ecosystem using data provided by the MSMEs,” says it will use the information to provide loans to businesses. Bright said it will provide loans to businesses through BrightBank and allow MSMEs (micro, small and medium sized… Read More

Regtech is Hot and IBM’s Watson is On It

IBM’s Watson, an artificial intelligence initiative (AI), is moving into Regtech. This should really come as no surprise to anyone as Regtech and AI are a perfect match. All of financial services will be digitized and fueled by the internet. Fintech is the future. But… Read More