What’s in a Name: STOs vs. ICOs

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The initial coin offering (ICO) frenzy is a starting to move beyond its toddler years. After a slow start, ICOs rocketed into public awareness with high profile funding rounds and ridiculous scams accompanied by heightened speculation on unregulated crypto exchanges. Crowdsales generated offerings in the… Read More

Paytm Launches AI Cloud Computing Platform  For India

Mobile wallet service provider Paytm announced on Tuesday it has launched its new AI Cloud computing platform in India. According to Paytm, the Paytm AI Cloud for India’ is geared towards Developers, Startups, and Enterprises. Paytm explained that the AI Cloud offers a suite of business-centric apps… Read More

V Stock Transfer Partners with Polymath on Security Token Transfers & Registry

Polymath, the a securities token platform, and V Stock Transfer, a stock transfer and registrar firm, have jointly announced a new collaboration that should enable Polymath to integrate with the V Stock platform thus facilitating transfer and registration of security tokens. Security tokens are effectively… Read More

Global Trading & Investment Platform eToro Adds IOTA to Cryptoassets List

Global investment platform, eToro, announced on Monday it has added IOTA, bringing the total number of cryptoassets available on the platform to 12. According to eToro, the cryptoasset aims to enable companies to explore and open up new business to business marketing opportunities by making every… Read More

Plans to Let Accused Electronic Arts Hacker Pay Bail in Crypto Hit Snag

A judge’s plan to allow a young man accused of hacking a popular online video game system to post $750 000 bail in cryptocurrency have hit a snag, Market Watch reports. Martin Marsich, 25, was arrested at San Francisco Airport August 8th while reportedly on… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Joins SharesPost Security Token Network in Global Expansion Push for Trading

SharesPost has announced that OKEx, a Hong Kong based digital assets exchange, is joining their Global Liquidity and Settlement System (GLASS). SharesPost received approval to operate as an Alternative Trading System (ATS) earlier this year – a necessary move to trade in securities in a… Read More

SolarisBank Teams Up With CrossLend For Fully Automated Loan Securitization

Germany-based banking platform SolarisBank announced on Tuesday it has formed a strategic partnership with digital marketplace for European loans CrossLend for fully automated loan securitization. According to SolarisBank, the partnership will allow the bank group to establish a so-called ‘Balance Sheet Light’ model, with loans being generated in… Read More

Blue World Voyages Sets Sail on Wefunder: Sports & Wellness Cruise Line Captained by World Class Team

Blue World Voyages, a cruise line designed for the next generation of health-conscious professionals, sports + fitness enthusiasts, has paired with Wefunder to make its plans come into fruition by raising $1,070,000. To date over $181,100 has been raised by more than 81 investors. The Blue World Cruise Team… Read More

In a Move to Remain Competitive, JPMorgan Offers Free Trades for Customers

According to multiple reports, JP Morgan Chase will begin offering free trading (IE commission-less trades) beginning next week. For anyone who downloads their mobile app, during the first year users will be able to book 100 trades at not cost. If you happen to be… Read More

VersaPay Announces ShopOne As Latest Commercial Real Estate Client

VersaPay (TSXV: VPY),  a provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions including electronic invoice presentment and payment, announced on Tuesday it has added ShopOne as its newest commercial real estate client. ShopOne notably owns and manages shopping centers across the country. The company noted it has more than 50 retail… Read More

About Time: TradeStation to Allow Equity Account Holders to Lend & Earn Income

TradeStation has launched an interesting new program for account holders. According to info provided by the company, qualified equity account holders may now lend their assets and earn income.  The online broker has labeled this new offering the “Fully Paid Lending Program.” John Bartleman, President… Read More


Urban Massage’s Enviable £3.2+M Seedrs Campaign Update: Keeping Calm and Carrying On

Urban Massage, a UK-based massage-on-demand scheduling app, is crushing its convertible campaign on Seedrs. Could there be anything better than an incredible massage: overfunding! The campaign is currently overfunding by 131%, having raised over £3,266,740 at this writing, with the confidence of more than 743… Read More

Ireland’s First Equity Crowdfunding Platform, Spark Crowdfunding, Lists Car Sharing Company Fleet

Spark Crowdfunding, Ireland’s first equity crowdfunding platform, has launched with its newest offering: Fleet – a person to person car sharing service that is seeking a raise of €275,000 through a sale of 20% equity. Spark Crowdfunding is a Dublin based operation that has only launched… Read More

Hackers Accused of Stealing $15 Million in Crypto Arrested in China

A substantial sting operation in northeastern China has netted 3 suspects accused of robbing 100 million yuan (about $15 million USD) in crypto from an individual’s computer. According to the Xinhua News Agency, on March 30th, 2018, a complainant contacted the X’ian police station alleging… Read More

Head of Indian BitConnect Scam Arrested

The man accused of leading the Bitconnect cryptocurrency pyramid scheme in India was arrested this weekend at an airport in New Delhi, Financial Express reports. Divyesh Darji was en route to Ahmenabad, the capital of the Indian state of Gujarat, from Dubai, where he had… Read More

Young Norwegians Who Bragged to Media about Crypto Wealth Forgot to Report it on Their Taxes

Two young braggarts who took to the Norwegian media to boast about millions in crypto profits last year are backpedalling now after media showed they disclosed minimal gains on their 2017 tax returns, Dagens Naeringsliv reports. Crypto-mining partners Philip Eriksen and Roy Arne Olsen, both… Read More

Good Outcome: Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Small Change Reports Positive Result of Reg D 506c Offer

Small Change, a Reg D and Reg CF real estate crowdfunding platform, reported some positive news today. In one of their earliest offerings, Small Change has experienced a good exit as investors in the “Buvinger Building,” that crowdfunded in 2016, have experienced a higher rate… Read More

How Not to be a VC: SEC Charges HBS Grad Mike Rothenberg with Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Michael (Mike) B. Rothenberg, and his firm Rothenberg Ventures with fraud. Rothenberg, and his company, has agreed to settle the charges without admitting nor denying the allegations incorporated in the SEC complaint. The SEC states that Rothenberg’s… Read More

American Insurance Firm Travelers Acquires Major Stake in Canadian Insurtech Zensurance

Travelers, a U.S.-based insurance firm, has reportedly acquired a major stake in Canadian insurtech startup Zensurance. Founded in 2016, Zensurance claims it is leading the technology revolution in the insurance industry. The company, which uses data and analytics to identify most common risks, is able to… Read More

Update: VITL Set to Close Crowdcube Campaign With More Than £1 Million in Funding

VITL, a UK-based personalized nutrition platform, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign round on Crowdcube with more than £1 million in funding. The campaign, which launched last money and quickly raised its £400,000 initial funding target, has attracted nearly 480 investors.  As previously reported, … Read More