World’s Largest: OurCrowd Still on Track to Top USD $1 Billion in Investment Crowdfunding

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In many ways, OurCrowd epitomizes the aspirations of what investment crowdfunding has the potential to deliver for both issuers and investors. By providing access to quality deals to smaller (accredited) investors, OurCrowd has opened up an asset class previously closed off to all but the… Read More

A Botnet is Roving Around Destroying CryptoMining Malware

Cybersecurity researchers at Qihoo 360NetLab say they have identified a botnet (a network of coordinated computing devices) that is trolling the net to locate computers running Monero mining script and destroying the script. The botnet is said to first look for the presence of a… Read More

New York Attorney General Publishes Virtual Markets Integrity Report on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Some time ago, the New York Attorney General launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative (VMII) to “protect and inform”residents who trade in cryptocurrency. New York Attorney GeneralGeneral Barbara D. Underwood commented on the release of the report: “New Yorkers deserve basic transparency and accountability when… Read More

New York State Department of Financial Services & BitLicense Slammed in UK Crypto Report

A Parliamentary Treasury Committee has published an extensive report on the regulatory environment pertaining to cryptocurrency in the UK. As part of the report, a good amount of ink was dedicated to the global regulatory approach regarding blockchain based digital assets. One regulatory entity received… Read More

China: Fintech / Peer to Peer Lender X Financial Trades on NYSE

Chinese peer to peer lending platform X Financial (NYSE: XYF) completed its initial public offering (IPO) today trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. were joint book runners on the IPO. The IPO saw the Class… Read More

Former MD at CME Group Joins Digital Asset Exchange Seed CX

Digital asset exchange Seed CX has hired John Hart as the company’s Chief Information Officer. What is interesting about this hire is the fact that prior to joining Seed CX, Hart was the Managing Director of Technology Engineering for the CME Group where he worked on… Read More

Accused Silk Road Conspirator Pleads Not Guilty in New York

A 29-year-old Irish citizen accused of helping run the Dark Net marketplace Silk Road under the pseudonym “Libertas” has pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom to three charges stemming from the accusation, Irish publication The Times reports. Gary Davis arrived in New York… Read More

Crypto Asset Exchange CoinBene Partners with the McAfee Alliance

CoinBene, a cryptocurrency asset exchange, has formed a partnership with the McAfee Alliance, founded by John McAfee, to “promote transparency, corporate responsibility, and self-regulation in the cryptocurrency markets.” The McAfee Alliance seeks to “unite the cryptoverse, promote transparency and fairness, to  combat perceived corruption of… Read More

UK Parliament Treasury Committee: Need for Cryptocurrency Sector Regulation “A Matter of Urgency”

The UK can no longer rely on “feeble” warnings to consumers from its securities regulator and should swiftly extend existing legislation to govern the cryptocurrency and digital asset sector in country, says a Parliament Treasury Committee established in February to examine the matter. After doing its… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Warns Public of Bogus Bitcoin Investing Sites some Claiming Support of MAS Chairman

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a public warning on bogus websites that are soliciting investments in Bitcoin. At least two of these sites is using “fabricated comments” attributed to MAS Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam. MAS says the statements attributed to… Read More

KPMG Teams up With Workiva For Risk Management, Regulatory Reporting and Compliance Processes

KPMG announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with data collaboration company Workiva to help organizations transform and integrate their risk management, regulatory and financial reporting and compliance processes by using the Workiva Wdesk platform. Through Wdesk, users are able to improve productivity and accountability in… Read More


Sageworks Launches New Loan Automation Tool to Increase Speed Through Financial Institutions’ Lending Processes

Sageworks, a U.S. fintech that offers lending, credit risk, and portfolio risk solutions to banks and credit unions, announced on Tuesday the launch of its Sageworks Loan Automation tool to help financial institutions increase the speed and ease of their lending processes. According to Sageworks, the Sageworks Loan… Read More

SaaS Banking Provider Mambu Offers “Integration Platform as a Service”

Software as a Service (SaaS) banking software provider Mambu has announced the launch of “Mambu Process Orchestrator”(MPO). MPO is described as a natural extension of the Mambu core solution that is designed to support the “creation and operation of flexible and innovative banking architectures.” MPO… Read More

Tokenomy Exchange Launches with Trading in Four Digital Currencies & 53 Trading Pairs

Singapore based Tokenomy has announced the full launch of Tokenomy Exchange, a cryptocurrency token exchange that is described as addressing the “:challenges associated with launching an ICO.” Tokenomy Exchange now provides a trading platform for four digital currencies; BTC, ETH, USDT and its own TEN Token,… Read More

Can Bitcoin Save Palestine?

Relatively few opportunities to invest and the generally poor functionality of banking systems in Palestine are driving demand for Bitcoin in the region, but a comprehensive positive effect will probably not be felt soon, Coindesk reports. A Bitcoin dealer in Gaza called Mohammed says he has… Read More

People’s Bank Admits It Was Behind Spate of Recent Anti-Crypto Measures in China

The People’s Bank of China admitted today that it is responsible for coordinating and initiating a spate of recent measures designed to quash cryptocurrency and ICO (initial coin offering) activity China. The bank says its National Internet Financial Risk Special Remediation Leading Group has been orchestrating… Read More

Assets of Deceased Alpha Bay Dark Net Market Founder Forfeited in California Court

All the known assets of Alexandre Cazes, a 34-year-old Quebcois accused of running the AlphaBay Marketplace, were forfeited in a default judgement by the US government in a California courtroom September 6th after no one appeared to contest the forfeiture, court documents indicate. The assets,… Read More

Dubai Police Commander Warns Citizens of Potential Crypto Fraud Risks

Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, the Assistant-Commander of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Dubai Police, told attendees at a relevant forum in Dubai this weekend that a lack of awareness around possible criminal uses of cryptocurrencies in the UAE is putting citizens at risk,… Read More

Writer Claims Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood is Selling Out Retail Investors to High Frequency Traders

Logan Kane, a writer for the trading newsletter Seeking Alpha has claimed in a bombshell article that the free crypto trading platform Robinhood is selling its retail client’s trading data to high frequency firms for ten times more money than is standard. Robinhood’s marketing is clearly… Read More

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