SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership

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After France, Spain and Italy, Lendix is launching operations in Germany and the Netherlands. The company reaffirms its strategy to be first to market with a pan-European strategy, leveraging its marketplace business model through the addition of local teams. “We’re not pivoting. We’re remaining true… Read More

Ethereum Community Fund Will Back Promising Blockchain Based Projects with Permanent Endowment

The Ethereum Community Fund (ECF)  was launched this week backed by some of the biggest names in Blockchain and crypto startups. The list of founders include Vitalik Buterin, the godfather of Ethereum.  The other founders include: Jae Kwon – Co-creator of Tendermint and Co-founder of Cosmos Julian Zawistowski… Read More

StartEngine Index: Slow January follows Robust December as Reg CF Tops $90 Million

StartEngine, one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, produces a monthly index focusing on Reg CF – the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions. The snapshot is an interesting perspective on sector progress. The most recent Index, published last week, indicates $90.7… Read More

Digital Fintech Specialist Wirecard Expands Collaboration With ReiseBank

Wirecard, a Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions, announced this week it has expanded its expanding its collaboration with German bank, ReiseBank. The duo recently rolled out the mobile banking app bankom. According to Wirecard, the companies are providing users with a completely… Read More

French Fintech Lydia Secures €13 Million in Latest Funding Round to Accelerate Cashless Payment Growth in Europe

Lydia, the French mobile payments firm, announced this week it has raised €13 million through its latest funding round, which was led by CNP Assurances with participation from XAnge, New Alpha AM, Oddo BHF and Groupe Duval. The company reported it plans to use the latest funds… Read More

Asian Blockchain Firms Neuromation & Longeneis Announces Partnership

On Friday, Asian blockchain firms Longenesis and Neuromation announced they have formed a partnership to create a blockchain-based global data marketplace where individuals will take control of their personal data and healthcare companies may invest in AI analysis they previously could not afford. Neuromation reported… Read More

Fundrise Reports 2017 Performance. Total Return for the Year Stands at 11.44%

Fundrise, a leading online real estate investment platform, has just sent out an email sharing their 2017 aggregate performance. In brief, this is what Fundrise reported; “In 2017, Fundrise investments earned an 11.44%* total return on investment, including over $16 million in dividends paid out… Read More

Hop Stuff Brewery Completes Latest Crowdcube Round With More Than £775,000 in Funding

London-based Hop Stuff Brewery has completed its latest equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube with more than £775,000 in funding from more than 1,000 investors. The campaign was launched last month and quickly secured its initial £400,000 funding target. The funding round made its debut less than five years after… Read More

CrowdProperty Announces IFISA Launch Date

CrowdProperty, a UK-based specialist property peer to peer (P2P) lending platform, announces it is set to launch its IFISA on February 23rd. According to the lender, existing lenders will be able to take advantage of this year’s ISA allowance of up to £20k and transfer existing ISA… Read More

Better Mortgage Milestone: Hits $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans Funded Since January 2016 Launch

Better Mortgage, a digital mortgage company working to improve access to home financing through transparency, honest guidance, and zero loan officer commissions, announced on Friday it has funded more than $1 billion dollars in mortgage loans to date. The platform, which launched in January 2016, claims… Read More

Danish Fintech Clearhaus Now Supports Payments Made With Apple Pay

Danish fintech Clearhaus announced on Friday it now supports payments made with Apple Pay. The company reported that Apple products have always been popular in the Nordics, but it’s success hinges on how well banks, payment gateways, and acquirers offer Apple Pay solutions to stores and webshops…. Read More


EnergyFunders Announces Plans For Upcoming Blockchain Technology Platform

EnergyFunders, an online marketplace connecting investors to oil and gas projects, announced on Friday it will unveil its very own version of a blockchain technology platform by the end of February 2018, with a later planned secondary market. According to EnergyFunders, the new blockchain technology is claimed to be the… Read More

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Issues ICO Guidance

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). Switzerland, as many people know, is a hot bed of ICOs and cryptocurrency in general. Switzerland has recognized the newfound prominence in this sector of Fintech and has sought to… Read More

LendIt Fintech Announces Finalists For Second Annual Industry Awards

On Friday, organizers of the upcoming event LendIt Fintech announced the finalists for its second annual LendIt Fintech Industry Awards. According to the organizers, the finalists were selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide for top honors within 21 categories. It was revealed: “The prestigious awards will bring… Read More

SEC Halts Trading in Three Companies Claiming Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Affiliations & Possible ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is once again taking action against companies that make specious claims regarding cryptocurrency and Blockchain involvement. The SEC has halted trading in Cherubim Interests Inc. (OTCPink:CHIT), PDX Partners Inc. (OTCPink:PDXP), and Victura Construction Group Inc. (OTCPing:VICT). The halt was… Read More

Australian Online Lender Prospa Ranks #1 in List of High Growth Firms in Asia Pacific

Prospa, a Sydney based online lender servicing the SME market, has received a nice recognition as it took the top spot for a high growth firm in Asia Pacific. According to a recent ranking of the top 1000 firms in Asia-Pacific by the FT, Prospa… Read More

Hero Token ICO Says $30+ Million Raised in Under 12 Hours

The Hero Token ICO, launched on February 1st, reports it raised more than $30 million within the first 12 hours. Hero Token says it reached it’s soft-cap back in November during a 24h pre-sale for early investors. The public ICO is ongoing and as of this… Read More

SelfKey Plans KyberNetwork Cryptocurrency Exchange Integration

SelfKey, a blockchain-based digital identity system, has announced plans to integrate KyberNetwork crypto currency exchange service  to provide ETH-based tokens exchange within the SelfKey Wallet. SelfKey states that both companies are completely committed to the integration that will lead the SelfKey Identity Wallet users to be… Read More

Supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Victims Give $500,000 in Less Than 24 hours through Broward Education Foundation’s GoFundMe Campaign

Following the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, Broward Education Foundation, the direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $600,000 for the victims of the incident…. Read More

Digital Banking Solution Provider Q2 Announces Partnership With Acorns

Q2, a Texas-based digital banking solution provider, announced on Thursday it has signed a multi-year agreement with Acorns, the financial services platform that has transformed saving and investing for more than 3 million customers. According to Q2, the deal is centered on the company’s Open portfolio,… Read More