Tifosy CEO Fausto Zanetton’s Game Plan on Founding, Fanfunding & Future Growth

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  Fausto Zanetton, the founder and CEO of Tifosy, is living a sports fan’s dream. He helps athletic clubs raise funds online by connecting them with their global fanbase.  He works with the some of the most revered clubs in the most celebrated stadiums in… Read More

Crowdcube Announces Partnership With Software Developer DVELP

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with software developer, DVELP. According to Crowdcube, DVELP operates as a remote-first company that together create electric software with best-in-class developers and has built up a list of impressive clients, including trailblazer Tribe which… Read More

Hong Kong’s Fintech Education Week to Include Certified Fintech MOOC Launch, Job Fair, & Hackathon

On Thursday, Invest Hong Kong(InvestHK) announced its Hong Kong Fintech Education Week is set to take place on October 30th through November 3rd. According to InvestHK, the Fintech Education Week will follow immediately after the second annual Hong Kong Fintech Week and aims to bring… Read More

Visa Forms New Partnership With Fintech Firm Billtrust For B2B Payment Reconciliation

On Thursday, Visa (NYSE: V) announced it has formed a strategic partnership with fintech firm Billtrust to help streamline the reconciliation of B2B payments and increase automation of virtual card payments for financial institutions and their corporate customers. According to the credit card giant, this effort… Read More

NYU Stern to Host Second Annual Fintech Conference

New York University’s Stern School of Business announced on Thursday it is set to host its second annual Fintech Conference, which is called The Transformative Potential and Regulatory Challenges of FinTech on November 3rd. The School revealed that the forum will convene researchers, industry executives, alumni,… Read More

Online Lender OppLoans Appoints Data Everywhere Founder Andy Pruitt as New CTO

Online lender OppLoans announced on Thursday it has appointed Andy Pruitt to the role of CTO. Pruitt is a renowned technologist and company founder. Pruitt is a hands-on technologist who has helped start and grow three Chicago-area software companies. He is founder of Data Anywhere, a data management company. The lending platform… Read More

Piotr Piasecki Joins iComplyICO, a Regtech Platform for Token Offerings

Regtech platform iComplyICO has hired Piotr Piasecki, known in the crypto world as “ThePiachu” to serve as its “decentralization manager.” Piasecki is a grey beard in the Bitcoin community having wrote a master’s thesis on Bitcoin security in 2012 in the Technical University of Lodz… Read More

CryptoEconomics: Largest Fintech Hub in the World, LATTICE80, will do an ICO

LATTICE80, the world’s largest Fintech hub based in Singapore, will launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at some point next year. Specific details on the ICO were not made available. LATTICE80 did disclose the ICO would only be made available in regulated environments including Singapore,… Read More

Lendio Joins Innovative Lending Platform Association

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Thursday it has joined the Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA). The lender revealed that through its ILPA membership, it will work other members of the association to advance online small business lending education, advocacy, and best practices. ILPA describes itself… Read More

Green Light! Seed&Sparks’ Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally Presents Finalists

Fifteen filmmakers advanced today to the finals of Seed&Spark’s Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally, moving on to pitch their local feature film to Mark and Jay Duplass, who will executive produce up to five of the movies as well as provide up to $25,000 in no-interest… Read More

ADGM, IFC & Al Ansari Exchange Sign MoU to Promote MENA Fintech

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Al Ansari Exchange, a leading foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company in the UAE, have established a new partnership to promote and support the growth of FinTech industry in Abu Dhabi… Read More


Dash Expands Asian Reach By Listing on QUOINE’s QRYPTOS & QUOINEX Trading Platforms

Digital currency for payments Dash announced on Thursday it has been listed on QRYPTOS, a crypto-only trading platform, and crypto-fiat exchange QUOINEX. Both trading platforms were launched by Japanese fintech company QUOINE. According to Dash, QUOINEX is described as one of the first Financial Services… Read More

FinLab Accelerator Alum PayKey Closes $10 Million Series B, MizMaa Leads Round

PayKey, a fintech startup which aims to bridge the gap between banking and social, officially closed a $10 million Series B funding round, led by MizMaa, and joined by SBI Group, Digital Ventures – the fintech subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank, SixThirty, Fintech71, The FinLab,… Read More

Call Elon Musk! ING Says Bitcoin Costs More than you Think as Powering the entire Bitcoin Blockchain Costs over 2200 MW

ING is calling this a “Mad Max Problem”, perhaps a reference to beyond Thunderdome’s plot surrounding power generation in a post apocalyptic world. Teunis Brosens, a Senior Economist with ING, says Bitcoin transactions, and crypto in general perhaps (ETH is more efficient), are more expensive… Read More

CFTC: “Virtual Currencies are Commodities”

Earlier this week the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a Primer on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Buried with the document was an interesting statement. The CFTC said “virtual currencies are commodities.” The import of this statement means the CFTC is positioning itself as a… Read More

Alipay Collaborates With Poynt to Begin North American Expansion

Digital payment platform Alipay announced on Thursday it has teamed up with smart terminal provider Poynt to enable its Chinese users to pay with its services through all Poynt devices in North America. The duo revealed that through their new agreement, Alipay’s Chinese users visiting North America… Read More

Sberbank and SWIFT to Cooperate on Fintech, Including Blockchain

Sberbank and SWIFT have signed a memorandum of cooperation to develop and market Fintech products created and promoted by SWIFT. Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy… Read More

SoFi Debuts Student Loan Refinancing Program For Medical Residents

Online lending platform SoFi announced on Wednesday the launch of its student loan refinancing program that is dedicated to medical residents. The program enables the residents to tackle their college debt faster. It was revealed: “Anyone who pursues the medical field knows that the path… Read More

New Zealand & Australia Recommit to Collaborate on Fintech

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) in New Zealand and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have re-affirmed their collaboration on the expanding opportunities in Fintech innovation. The two agencies originally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) back in 2012. Since that time, much… Read More

After Raising $10 Million using Reg A+, VidAngel Files for Chapter 11

VidAngel crowdfunded $5 million in less than 2 days. It went on to raise $10 million from a committed fanbase last year. The euphoria was short lived though as soon after raising the money under Reg A+ VidAngel received a court order to shut down… Read More