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E-Sign Completes 1.2-Billion-Yuan E round of Financing On September 13th, digital signature service provider E-Sign completed a 1.2-billion-yuan E round of financing, with participation from Sequoia China, IDG Capital, Hidden Hill Capital, Guangxi Investment Group, Wenshi Investment, Fortune Capital, and Grand Flight. Established in 2002,… Read More

Crypto Asset Exchange Dacxi Announces Dacxi Chain for Securities Crowdfunding

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Dacxi,  a crypto-asset exchange, has announced a new investment crowdfunding service that utilizes its Dacxi Chain, a bespoke blockchain. According to a release, the tokenized crowdfunding system is “designed to close the innovation-funding gap.” Ian Lowe, CEO Dacxi, says “the global enterprise economy comprises of… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Remains Stable at $31M+ in Aug 2021, As Total Security Token Market Exceeds $1B: Report

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which serves as an information resource for blockchain-enabled security tokens, recently published their August 2021 edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate report. The report, which now has an updated structure for their monthly real estate analysis,… Read More

London based Crypto Regtech Coinfirm Secures $8M via Series A, Appoints Dr. Mihaescu as CEO

London-headquartered crypto Regtech firm Coinfirm reveals that it has finalized an $8 million Series A round. The company has also announced the appointment of Dr. Mircea Mihaescu as their new CEO. Coinfirm’s investment round has been co-led by SIX Fintech Ventures, which is the corporate… Read More

EstateGuru Reports Solid Monthly Performance with Investors Financing 84 Loans Valued at €17.M

In August 2021, investors remained quite active on European online investment platform EstateGuru and financed a total of €17.0M worth of loans (84 loans). As expected, the top-performing markets on EstateGuru this past month were Estonia and Germany, with loan volumes of €5.3M and €6.9M,… Read More

Zopa Survey: Over 40% of UK Consumers would use Open Banking to Access Quick Loan Approvals, Improved Rates from Banks

As new lending starts to overtake the repayment boom seen during the COVID-19 crisis, research from digital bank Zopa reveals that more than 40% of UK-based consumers would make use of Open Banking to “apply for credit if it improved their chances of getting an… Read More

Switzerland based Valyo, a Capital Market Platform, Issues a Digital Bail-in Bond

Raiffeisen Switzerland, a cooperative of cooperatives (the union of independent Swiss Raiffeisen banks), has reportedly secured a CHF 165 million bail-in bond via Valyo’s capital market platform. As noted by its management, Valyo aims to “open the door to the world of finance, across borders”… Read More

Why Ethereum Will Continue to Dominate DeFi

Will a new competitor to Ethereum emerge, or will the acknowledged Web 2.0 winner dominate the DeFi space for years to come? It’s an interesting question for several reasons. One is that the DeFi space is still early in its evolution. Sometimes early mover advantage… Read More

Binance Hires Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol, Exchange Is Reportedly being Investigated for Insider Trading, Market Manipulation

Digital assets firm Binance has expanded its Audit and Investigations team with the appointment of Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol where he served as a specialist on the Dark Web team. As mentioned in the update from Binance, Nils will be tasked with focusing on conducting… Read More

Indian Fintech Pine Labs Acquires $100M from Invesco Developing Markets Fund

Pine Labs, which is one of Asia’s leading merchant commerce platforms, revealed earlier this week that it has finalized a new investment round in the company “with the entry” of Invesco, a US-headquartered investment management firm. Invesco Developing Markets Fund has reportedly invested $100 million… Read More

European Online Lender October Explains How Repayments are Handled Via its Platform

European online lender October explains that they aim to effectively connect borrowers and lenders. Lenders are able to invest their savings “usefully” and “profitably” in order to facilitate the funding of the “real economy” while companies or businesses “find new, simple and effective sources of… Read More



UTA, Rally to Educate Creators on Personalized Token Development

Talent, sports, and entertainment firm UTA and Rally, a social token fan engagement and monetization platform, this week announced an alliance to educate and inspire creators, artists, celebrities, athletes, and to launch their own social tokens with Rally.  UTA Marketing, the agency’s consulting division, will… Read More

Insurtech: Axiata Digital’s E-Wallet Boost Expands Insurance Offering with Auto Insurance CarProtect Product

Axiata Digital’s digital wallet Boost revealed earlier this week that it has further expanded its insurance offerings with the introduction of automobile insurance, called “CarProtect,” which has been underwritten by Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad. The digital wallet provider stated that CarProtect provides clients… Read More

Debt Collection Fintech TrueAccord Introduces Retain, a Digital-First Solution for Early-Stage Collections

TrueAccord Corporation, which provides intelligent digital recovery and communication products and services, reveals that it has introduced Retain, a new, client-branded product that aims to address early-stage collection challenges for lenders and various other organizations with clients with “past-due delinquent accounts.” Using the firm’s patented,… Read More

Swiss VC Firm btov Partners Finalizes $135M Fund for Early-Stage Investments in European Digital Tech Startups

VC firm btov Partners recently revealed that it has finalized the closing of its new digital technologies early-stage fund “with a volume of $135M.” It’s reportedly the second fund that focuses on digital technologies, and the ninth for btov Partners, to date. Investments in earlier… Read More

Capify Survey Reveals that 70% of UK SMEs are Bouncing Back after COVID-19 related Challenges

Over 70% of UK SMEs claim that they’re beginning to bounce back following the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a survey performed by Capify, a small business lender backed by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). The Capify survey, released earlier this week, found that the United Kingdom’s small… Read More

CoinList Pro Adds Trading Support for Origin (OGN), Chainlink (LINK), Maker (MKR), Uniswap (UNI)

Digital asset platform CoinList says that its mission is to promote the advancement and adoption of crypto-assets. CoinList writes in a blog post that they have been working with some of the leading initiatives to help with powering their digital token sales, while also connecting… Read More

UK’s Prime Property Finance Platform CapitalRise Provides Mezzanine Facility for £4M Luxury Penthouse in Hyde Park

Dedicated prime property lender CapitalRise has reportedly provided a mezzanine facility for a £4 million luxury penthouse located in Hyde Park. The facility — “agreed at 73% LTV on a 12-month term” — has been paired up with a development exit loan offered by a… Read More

Socure Introduces Predictive Document and ID Verification Solution with High Precision and Multi-Dimensional Risk Insights

Socure, an established provider of digital identity verification and fraud solutions, has introduced the industry’s “first” predictive document and ID verification solution with native fraud risk signals and intelligence. Socure’s Predictive Document Verification aims to go beyond just authenticating a government-issued ID and matching a… Read More

Coinbase Is Now Supporting Trading with Horizen (ZEN), Shiba Inu (SHIB) Tokens

Digital assets firm Coinbase (COIN: Nasdaq) reveals that Horizen (ZEN) is now available on Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase clients are now able to trade, send, receive, or store ZEN crypto tokens in “most Coinbase-supported regions,” with certain exceptions due… Read More

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