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As Oprah Winfrey put it during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on January 7th, 2018. The reverberations of her words have re-ignited, for anyone who thought it was a just a trend, the importance of #metoo, the industry-agnostic movement. Actually, it is all-encompassing… Read More

Overfunding: Finnish Clean Energy Company Wello Surpasses €1 Million Funding Target on Invesdor

Wello, a Finnish clean energy company that provides a wave energy based solution called the Wello Penguin, has successfully secured its minimum €1 million funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor thanks to more than 275 investors. As previously reported, Wello, which was founded by Heikki Paakkinen, stated it… Read More

Transferwise Is Quickly Becoming a Global Bank (Minus the Stupid Fees)

Global money transfer site Transferwise is quickly becoming a bank. The cool thing about Transferwise is they are providing bank like services minus the silly fees that currently pollute traditional banking services. That’s huge. As previously announced, Transferwise is rolling out their glowing green debit… Read More

UK Insurtech Anorak Raises £4 million In Seed Funding From AXA’s Incubator Kamet Ventures

Anorak Technologies, a London-based insurtech startup, has successfully secured £4 million in seed funding from incubator, Kamet. Founded in 2015, the company claims it is building the world’s smartest independent insurance advisor with a mission to put customers back in control of their insurance needs. While sharing… Read More

Volkswagen Chief Digital Officer Joins IOTA Foundation Supervisory Board as Platform Validation Grows

  @DavidSonstebo & @DomSchiener I am looking forward to start serving on the Supervisory Board of the IOTA Foundation. Great work @iotatoken! https://t.co/moKjBkyIMl — Johann Jungwirth (@JohannJungwirth) January 21, 2018 The IOTA Foundation has announced that Johann Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer of Volkswagen, has joined… Read More

Propy Partners With South Burlington Officials to Utilize Blockchain Technology to Record Real Estate Conveyance Documents

California blockchain startup Propy announced on Monday it has launched a pilot project in collaboration with South Burlington, Vermont city officials to utilize blockchain technology to record real estate conveyance documents. While sharing details about the partnership, Natalia Karayaneva, CEO of Propy, said: “The Propy… Read More

GiveGab Announces Acquisition of Kimbia

GiveGab, a fundraising and supporter engagement platform designed exclusively for nonprofits, announced last week it has completed the acquisition of substantially all assets of Kimbia, an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations. While sharing details about the acquisition, GiveGab’s… Read More

ICO 2.0 : SAFTLaunch Says tZero Represents Second Wave of Tokenized Security Offerings

The tZero initial coin offering is one of the most anticipated ICOs scheduled to take place this quarter. tZero, an offshoot of Overstock.com, is founder Patrick Byrne’s vision of the digital asset future. While the past year has been a sugar rush bonanza of global… Read More

Twitter COO Anthony Noto Expected to Move into SoFi CEO Role

Anthony Noto, Chief Operating Officer at Twitter, is expected to move into the CEO spot at Fintech platform SoFi, according to multiple reports. Noto is responsible for Twitter’s  business operations and revenue generating organizations, including global advertising sales, global partnerships, business development, live content, data, revenue… Read More

Coffee Brand Lattesso Teams Up With qiibee to Add Blockchain & Cryptocurrency to Customer Loyalty Program

Blockchain-based loyalty ecosystem, qiibee announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with beverage brand Lattesso to help transform its customer loyalty program. According to qiibee, Lattesso will use blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to power its loyalty program throughout Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Benelux, and Russia…. Read More

Digital Currency Dash Partners with Mercury Cash to Boost Accessibility in South America – US

Dash, an e-commerce and payments-focused digital currency that wants to challenge Bitcoin’s prominence, has been integrated into US-based cryptocurrency exchange, Mercury Cash. This exchange is on a mission is to create a “regulated bank for the new digital generation.” This integration means Dash will join Ethereum… Read More


InvestHK Reveals Details About UK Fintech Awards 2018

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced on Monday details of its UK Fintech Awards 2018, which is organized in conjunction with the UK’s Department for International Trade. According to InvestHK, the Awards are open for submissions from January 22nd (today) and will close on February 23rd…. Read More

UK Art Exhibition to Sell Works only Paid in Cryptocurrencies

Labeling it a “world first,” sales of art at an forthcoming Mayfair art exhibition will be conducted solely in cryptocurrency. Requiem for the Emblem of Power by British artist Paul Wager will commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War will be holding… Read More

Fintech Incubator & Accelerator F10 Names Switzerland Banking Group Raiffeisen The Program’s Latest Corporate Member

Switzerland-based incubator and accelerator F10 announced on Monday that co-operative bank Raiffeisen was the newest corporate partner to join its ranks. According to the program, Raiffeisen is Switzerland’s third-largest co-operative bank after UBS and Credit Suisse and it serves 3.7 million customers through its 930 locations… Read More

IDEX Token Sale Raises $6 Million to Create Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Aurora Labs S.A., a Panama based company, has completed their initial coin offering raising over $6 million. Aurora has launched the IDEX – a real time decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. The funds received will be used to fuel platform growth. Aurora announced a strategic partnership with… Read More

California Insurtech Hippo Secures $25 Million Through Series B Financing Round Led By Comcast Ventures & Fifth Wall

Hippo, the California-based insurtech company that is transforming home insurance for savvy homeowners, announced on Monday it secured $25 million in Series B funding round, which was led by Comcast Ventures and Fifth Wall. The investment comes less than two weeks after Hippo announced it formed a strategic partnership with… Read More

Emma Banking App Announces Monzo Integration

Just days after receiving its Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval, Emma Technologies announced it has integrated with challenger bank Monzo. Emma is currently building the banking app for millennials (iOS and Android), which is described as a mobile-only solution that helps consumers avoid overdrafts, find and… Read More

Same Day Financing for Austrian SMEs to be Provided by Spotcap and BAWAG

BAWAG Group and Berlin based Fintech Spotcap have formed a strategic partnership to give Austrian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access to same-day financing. The partnership is said to be the first time Spotcap will offer its lending platform and proprietary analytics to a bank and marks… Read More

RateSetter to Focus Solely on Asset Backed Lending for Commercial Loans

Peer to peer lender RateSetter said its commercial lending vertical will focus solely on secured lending in its commercial finance vertical. Following a review of its commercial finance operations, RateSetter said it would move to “simplify” its commercial finance by funding only property backed or… Read More

Rocking Times at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami

While not attending in person, CI was there in spirit for the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami last week. And according to our sources, it was rocking event. Sure, there was the diversity thing before the conference but we expect organizers will be more… Read More