The SEC Publishes Report on Reg CF: “The number of crowdfunding offerings as well as the total amount of funding during the considered period was relatively modest”

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a statutory report on Regulation Crowdfunding commonly referenced as Reg CF. The mandated report must be forwarded to Congress three years after Reg CF rules became effective (May 2016). Reg CF is the smallest of three federal… Read More

Automated Investment Platform for Digital Assets SupraFin Plans Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube: Will Award its Own Crypto to Investors

SupraFin, described as the first automated investment management platform for cryptocurrencies / digital assets, will be crowdfunding soon. SupraFin utilizes bespoke algorithms and trading models designed to give individuals the upper hand in the volatile crypto market. According to an email from SupraFin, the company… Read More

Monzo Addresses Bank Transfer Errors & How the Digital Bank Platform is Preventing Future Issues

UK challenger bank Monzo addressed recent issues concerning its bank transfer services. The digital banking platform reported that on May 30th, around a quarter of bank transfers into Monzo accounts were failing or delayed by several hours and bank transfers from the Monzo accounts were… Read More

Equifax Announces New Partnership With Fintech Sandbox to Provide Access to Consumer & Commercial Data to Startups

Equifax announced on Thursday it has joined forces with FinTech Sandbox to help startups access consumer and commercial data from the Equifax platform. Participating startups pay no fees and no equity is taken. Equifax reported: “In addition to data, Equifax will give analytical support to… Read More

Nordea Partners With Fidesmo Pay to Bring Service to Swedish Mastercard Holders

Nordea Bank and Fidesmo announced on Thursday they are offering Fidesmo Pay to Nordea Mastercard holders in Sweden. According to the duo, Fidesmo Pay will be available for all customers with the bank’s Mastercard. The companies also revealed: “Wearables that connect with Fidesmo, provided by… Read More

Security Token Platform Smartlands Joins European Crowdfunding Network

UK based Smartlands has joined the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN). Smartlands is a blockchain based crowdfunding platform that tokenizes real estate investments. Earlier this month, Smartlands announced their first tokenized property investment while staking claim to being the first platform in the UK to accomplish… Read More

Tradeshift CEO: Libra Will Erode Whatever Trust Users Had Left in the Facebook Platform

It is inevitable that Facebook’s crypto Libra will come under intense scrutiny and a good amount of criticism. The stablecoin, which many people think is really a security token in disguise, has already taken heat from prominent US politicians. Expect public hearings in the House… Read More

Deloitte Releases 2019 “Global Blockchain Survey”

Consultant group and “Big Four” accounting firm Deloitte has released its 2019 Global Blockchain Survey. The company has been conducting blockchain surveys since at least 2015. The current survey was conducted between February 8 and March 4, 2019 and a sample of 1,386 senior executives from… Read More

Overfunding: Italian Cryptocurrency Exchange Young Platform Surpasses €500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, Young Platform, has successfully secured its initial €500,000 funding target. As previously reported, Young Platform is on a mission to make crypto accessible for everyone. The platform further explained: “Our first… Read More

Bitcoin Tech Platform Bitrefell Secures $2 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round Led By Coin Ninja

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Bitrefell, a company that provides digital gift cards and mobile airtime refills to 170 countries using Bitcoin technologies, recently announced it secured $2 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by  Coin Ninja, with participation from Charlie Lee, Fulgur Ventures, and Bnktothefuture. Founded in2014,… Read More


Wirecard Releases New Palm Scanner to Drive Smart Biometrics

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Wednesday the launch of its new palm scanner. According to Wirecard, the new prototype will expand the company’s portfolio in the area of biometric payments and claims it will enable fast, convenient payments without any… Read More

Xero Teams Up With Stripe to Offer Seamless Payments to Small Businesses

Xero (ASX: XRO), a global small business platform, announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with Stripe to provide seamless payments to millions of small businesses. Xero reported that the partnership will enable new payments experiences that are more seamless and efficient for small business… Read More

U.S. Fintech Brex Teams Up With Science Exchange to Offer Biotech Incentives

Science Exchange, a technology platform that is used by research organizations to order and manage outsourced R&D services, announced a strategic partnership with U.S. fintech, Brex. According to Science Exchange, the new partnership will see Brex offer biotech incentives. While sharing more details about the… Read More

Big Fast Food Franchisee TQSR Raises Capital on Finnest Instead of Traditional Finance

The TQSR Group, Austria’s master franchisee of Burger King is raising capital via online marketplace Finnest as opposed to working with traditional banks. Finnest is a crowdfunding platform operating in the DACH region. Not too long ago, Finnest and Invesdor, a leading Nordic crowdfunding platform,… Read More

PINTEC Announces Expansion of Partnership With Insurtech 1an For Overseas Accident Insurance Package

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Wednesday it has extended its partnership with  1an.com, an insurtech company based in Shenzhen, to offer overseas accidental insurance package. PINTEC reported it provides 1an with insurance brokerage solutions and has developed customized overseas accident insurance… Read More

Investors Using EstateGuru May Now See Their Investments on LHV Internet Bank

In an example of Fintech cooperation, EstateGuru investors may new monitor their investments on LHV internet bank. EstateGuru is a short term property loan crowdfunding platform. LHV is the largest domestic financial group in Estonia. According to EstateGuru, on the summary view of the online… Read More

ICYMI: New York Department of Financial Services Creates New Cybersecurity Division

Late last month, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the creation of a new Cybersecurity Division. The new Division is described as a first of its kind by DFS. Acting DFS Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell appointed Justin Herring as Executive Deputy Superintendent… Read More

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