Fundrise Co-Founder Dan Miller Returns to Fintech with Steward, a CrowdFarming Platform

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Dan Miller, alongside his brother Ben Miller, founded one of the first real estate crowdfunding platforms in the US. Fundrise was the very first online investment platform to leverage Regulation A (now referred to as Reg A+), to offer securities to investors based on property… Read More

Yapily Teams Up With American Express to Enable Open Banking Payments Across Europe

Yapily, a UK-based open banking infrastructure provider, announced on Thursday it has joined forces with American Express to deliver its Pay With Bank Transfer payment initiation service across Europe. According to Yapily, the partnership with allow American Express to reach new markets with its open… Read More

CBDCs: China’s Virtual Yuan or Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) System to be Introduced in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area

China’s virtual yuan (CBDC), which is also referred to as digital currency electronic payment (DCEP), will reportedly be introduced for testing in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area within the next few weeks. The Greater Bay Area is a megapolis that includes nine major cities (Guangzhou,… Read More

Fintech Sector Participants in Indonesia Reveal that Millennials are Only Saving 10% of Income due to Low Financial Literacy

Fintech industry participants in Indonesia have noted that the nation’s residents have been slow when it comes to adopting the latest technologies in the finance sector. This may be due to relatively lower levels of financial literacy in the country, according to researchers and analysts…. Read More

Southeast Asian Fintech TrueMoney Partners Singapore Cross-Border Payment Provider Thunes to Expand Remittance Services

TrueMoney, a Southeast Asian Fintech firm, has teamed up with Singapore-based Thunes, a cross-border payment company, in order to expand its remittance services. Through the partnership, TrueMoney customers will be able to accept remittance payments from anywhere in the world via Thunes’ international partner network,… Read More

India’s Digital Lending Fintech RevFin Partners with EVI Technologies to Offer Financing to E-Rickshaw Users

RevFin, a digital lending Fintech startup, has teamed up with EVI Technologies in order to finance E-Rickshaw and E-Two wheelers in India. The funding will also go toward supporting swappable battery solutions offered by EVI Technologies. The initiative will mainly cover Indian states like Delhi-NCR,… Read More

Jameson Lopp from Casa discusses Whether Chinese Miners are Still a Perceived Threat to Bitcoin (BTC)

Jameson Lopp, the CTO at Casa, a Bitcoin focused security company, notes that since the industrialization of BTC mining began in 2015, there have been concerns regarding the concentration of hashpower within Chinese borders. Hashpower is the computing power needed to secure the Bitcoin network,… Read More

South Korean City of Seongnam to Expand Blockchain based Contactless Payments Platform by Introducing Digital Gift Certificates

The South Korean city of Seongnam is reportedly planning to expand its blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled payment platform by introducing digital gift certificates. The city’s DLT based payments platform will be accessible via a mobile app, called Chak. The app has been developed… Read More

Decentralized or Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange Aggregator 1inch Secures $2.8 Million in Capital via Round Led by Binance Labs

Decentralized or non-custodial crypto exchange (DEX) aggregator 1inch.exchange has reportedly secured $2.8 million in capital via an external investment round that was led by Binance Labs. FTX, Galaxy Digital, Dragonfly Capital, and several other investors also took part in the 1inch’s round. Loi Luu, the… Read More

Coinbase Claims Batching Bitcoin (BTC) Transactions Helped Customers Save 75% on their Cryptocurrency Trades

San Francisco based crypto exchange Coinbase recently revealed how batching payments has benefited its customers, and also helped improve its internal operations. In March 2020, Coinbase announced that it had introduced Bitcoin (BTC) transaction batching. The exchange claims: “Since launching, we have batched 100% of… Read More

Seattle and San Francisco Fintech Routable Secures $12 Million in Capital via Series A with Backing from Y Combinator, Others

Routable, a Fintech firm that began operations in Seattle, has reportedly come out of stealth mode and confirmed it has secured $12 million in capital through a Series A investment round. Routable’s backers include Y Combinator, Founders’ Co-Op, Lee Fixel, Box Group, Liquid 2 Ventures,… Read More


Robinhood Shuts Down Stock Popularity Data Feature, Hedgies Fret

Robinhood, a modern trading platform that offers both traditional securities as well as crypto, has quietly turned off its stock popularity data feature. The feature allowed anyone to see which companies’ shares were surging in popularity by the masses of traders. Robinhood has been credited,… Read More

Overfunding: PaaS/Adtech Platform Bagboard Surpasses £600,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Round

Bagboard, a UK-based PaaS/Adtech platform, has successfully secured its initial £600,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Bagboard describes itself as a new, revolutionary advertising platform that’s looking to make shopping sustainably a whole lot easier and affordable. The… Read More

U.S. Fintech Startup Routable Raises $12 Million Through Series A Investment Round

Routable, a U.S.-based fintech startup, announced on Wednesday it raised $12 million through its Series A funding round, which involved participation from Founders Co-op, Y Combinator, Box Group, and Liquid 2 Ventures. Founded in 2017, Routable claims to be the simplest way to send and receive business-to-business… Read More

Overstock Prices Share Offering at $84.50 as Shares Trade Near 52 Week High

In just a few months, Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has gone from a not so hot stock to red hot and the company is taking advantage of its newfound popularity. This past week, Overstock announced a share sale priced at $84.50/share. Overstock will be offering 2.1 million… Read More

Digital Lending Solutions Provider Blend Secures $74 Million through Series F Funding Round Led By Canapi Ventures

U.S. digital lending solutions provider Blend announced on Wednesday it secured $75 million through its Series F funding round, which was led by fintech-focused venture capital firm Canapi Ventures with participation from Temasek, General Atlantic, 8VC, Greylock, and Emergence. Founded in 2012, Blend states it… Read More

AB 2150: California’s Digital Asset Legislation is Now Just About a Mandated Study

This past May, Crowdfund Insider reported on pending legislation (AB 2150) in the state of California that may have addressed the treatment of digital assets and when they would not be considered a security. In the ensuing months, the legislation has changed – and rather… Read More

Fintech Platform iCapital Network Joins Forces With PGIM Investments

PGIM Investments, the retail distribution arm of PGIM, Inc., announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with iCapital Network, a fintech providing access to alternative investments. Through the collaboration, iCapital will provide a customized technology solution to augment PGIM Investments’ distribution and servicing… Read More

FBI and SEC Said to be Investigating YieldStreet: Report

YieldStreet, an accredited crowdfunding platform offering access to alternative securities offerings including real estate-based securities. Typically, YieldStreet looks to list short term investment opportunities, that are uncorrelated with traditional markets, that generate income for individual investors. YieldStreet may list securities tied to art, legal or… Read More

Foodtech: Plant based Meat Replacement Firm THIS Claims Crowdfunding Records on Seedrs

THIS, a plant-based meat replacement company, has claimed title to the fastest ever securities offering raising £1.5 million on Seedrs. As well, TRHIS is the fastest ever FMCG business to hit its target that was pegged at £2 million. THIS had revealed the forthcoming securities… Read More

Mastercard Announces Expansion of Accelerate Fintech Portfolio By Adding Entrepreneurs to Startup Engagement Program Start Path & Technology Partner to Engage Network

Mastercard announced on Wednesday the expansion of its Accelerate fintech portfolio by adding entrepreneurs to its startup engagement program Start Path and more technology partners to its Engage network. The additions are to provide access to expert engineers and specialists that may help customers deploy new services… Read More

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