Crowdfunding OG Sara Hanks Sells Crowdcheck, Updates on Her Future in Online Capital Formation

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Crowdcheck is one of the foundational firms that entered the securities crowdfunding sector, supporting issuers and platforms that enable online capital formation. Crowdcheck is probably the top legal services firm preparing Reg A+ documents for issuers, which the Securities and Exchange Commission must qualify for… Read More

 

 


 




Uphold Provides White Label Service for Digital Asset Creation, Management

Digital asset firm Uphold is now offering a white-label service for issuers and other platforms to leverage digital assets. The crypto exchange is said to serve “millions” of customers in over 14 different countries. The Uphold-as-a-Service is said to offer services beyond digital asset offerings,… Read More

PayPal Holdings Announces Key Appointments to Enhance Firm’s Consumer Value Proposition

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced new leadership appointments that will drive the creation of a new advertising platform and strengthen the company’s consumer value proposition. Mark Grether will reportedly join “on May 28 as SVP, General Manager, PayPal Ads, and John Anderson has joined… Read More

DTCC, Clearstream, Euroclear Work with Boston Consulting Group to Create Digital Asset Framework

While everyone knows that digital securities are the future, the path to shift from the analog past to the digital asset future has been a circuitous path. Today, DTCC, Euroclear, and Clearstreem have announced they are working with the Boston Consulting Group to produce a… Read More

UK Industry Professional Comments on Money and Credit Statistical Update from Bank of England

Karim Haji, Global and UK Head of Financial Services at KPMG, comments on today’s March Money and Credit statistical release from the Bank of England. Karim noted: “A rise in consumer borrowing in March signals that many stretched households continue to battle the cost of… Read More

Digital Assets Exchange Bullish Announces Key Leadership Changes

Bullish Group, the provider of digital asset market infrastructure and information services, and operator of one of the regulated digital asset exchanges, is pleased to announce key leadership changes aimed at driving the company’s strategic growth and innovation. David Bonanno appointed CFO Effective immediately, David… Read More

British Business Bank Increases Existing ENABLE Guarantee Transaction with Oxbury Bank to £200M

The British Business Bank has agreed an £100m increase to its existing ENABLE Guarantee transaction with leading fintech Oxbury Bank – a UK bank with a singular focus on farmers, food production and the rural economy. The original £100m transaction, announced in November 2023, and… Read More

Onbe Survey Confirms Consumer Digital Payout Preference

Onbe, a corporate payouts platform, recently published its Spring 2024 Title, Escrow and Mortgage Payments Survey. It suggests that home buyers overwhelmingly prefer digital payouts; 92% of respondents stated receiving a digital refund would be more convenient compared to waiting for a check in the… Read More

Intelligent Money in Administration, Quai Investment Services Acquires Assetx

Intelligent Money Ltd., a SIPP provider, has entered administration. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) posted today that the authorized firm entered administration after the Financial Ombudsman Service upheld the final decision pertaining to the platform’s operations. Simultaneously, the company revealed that Quai Administration Services… Read More

Netcapital Announces Exercise of Warrants for $2.2M Gross Proceeds

Netcapital Inc. (NASDAQ: NCPL), a digital private capital markets ecosystem, today announced the entry into definitive agreements for the immediate exercise of certain outstanding Series A-2 warrants “to purchase up to an aggregate of 14,320,000 shares of common stock of the company originally issued in… Read More

WealthKernel, a Digital Investing Infrastructure Provider, Appoints James Dingwall as Strategic Regulatory Adviser

WealthKernel, a provider of digital investing infrastructure, announced the appointment of James Dingwall as its new Strategic Regulatory Adviser. With a specialized focus on the Appointed Representative framework, Dingwall is expected to be  “a key role in helping WealthKernel navigate the complex regulatory landscape.” Dingwall… Read More




Former FTX Executive Ryan Salame Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison

Ryan Salame (30), a former top executive of FTX, has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for his role in the crypto firm’s activities. Sam Bankman Fried, the founder and CEO of FTX, was eventually sentenced to 25 years in prison for his… Read More

UnaFinancial Announces Total Platform Assets Reaching $125.4M, Up By 10.4% YoY

UnaFinancial, the parent company of the Robocash investment platform, announced an upcoming release of the audited special purpose consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023. The financial statements have been prepared in “accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and audited… Read More

French Crypto Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger’s CEO Pascal Gauthier Introduces Stax Product

Pascal Gauthier, CEO at Ledger, says that the shipping of their new device, Ledger Stax, has begun for pre-order customers. Pascal Gauthier from Ledger notes in a blog post that the first pre-orders will be “shipped over the coming weeks, and new orders will be… Read More

Travel Fintech Swiipr Raises £6 Million Series A Round

Swiipr, a “travel Paytech” firm, has announced raising £6 million in a Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures. TX Ventures and Solano Partners also participated in the funding round. Swiipr aims to provide a service for airlines and their disruption payments systems. The… Read More

Linked Finance Reports €300 Million in Online Lending to SMEs

Linked Finance, an online lender serving Irish SMEs, says it has topped €300 million in loans since its launch. The funding has supported over 4200 smaller firms. For 2024, Linked Finance predicts that it will lend, on average, €115,000 per borrower hitting over £80 million… Read More

B2C2, an Institutional Liquidity Provider for Digital Assets, Announces Partnership with Swissquote

B2C2, a global firm focused on institutional liquidity for digital assets, announces it has partnered with Swissquote, the online banking and financial services provider. Developed by Swissquote, Swissquote Exchange (SQX) is “a central limit order book (CLOB) providing deep liquidity as well as a healthy… Read More

Velotix, a Provider of an AI enhanced Data Security Platform, Receives Investment from Barclays Bank, Capri Ventures

Velotix, a provider of an AI-driven Data Security Platform (DSP), announces a significant investment from Barclays Bank and Capri Ventures. This investment solidifies Velotix’s position as the choice for financial institutions seeking advanced data security solutions. It underscores Velotix’s innovative “approach to securing structured and… Read More

Gnosis Celebrates Launch of On-Chain Wallet Metri

Gnosis, the architects of the fully EVM-compatible Layer-1 Gnosis Chain, this week announced the launch of Metri, an on-chain self-custodial wallet operating within the Gnosis ecosystem, allowing a wider set of users to access a realm of decentralized finance applications. Built on the Gnosis Chain,… Read More

Estonian Payments Fintech ESTO Holdings Announces Increase in Debt Facility to €20M

ESTO Holdings OU, an Estonian payment processor and consumer credit provider, today announced an extension of its partnership with Multitude Bank p.l.c., increasing the debt facility to a total of €20 million. This significant boost will aim to accelerate ESTO’s consistent “growth trajectory to empower… Read More

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