CCAF Publishes First Global Blockchain Report Providing Unique Insight into Emerging Sector

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Report Highlights Central Bank Experimentation with Distributed Ledger Technology. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their first Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study authored by Dr. Garrick Hileman and Michel Rauchs. The publication incorporates non-public data and states that 57% of surveyed central banks… Read More

Premium Hotel Group in Austria Leverages Alternative Finance with Finnest

Premium hotel group Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences is using an alternative finance platform to raise capital as part of an expansion plan. The Austrian company has listed an investment offer on Finnest.com to allow its guests to become investors. The award-winning hotel group operates 32… Read More

Elevate Report: Too Many Gen-Xers Lack Financial Stability

Elevate (NYSE: ELVT) is out with a report stating that members of Generation-X, the rapidly aging population that followed the Boomers, born between 1965 and 1980, are facing economic challenges that constantly keep them off balance. Yes, Baby Boomers do suck. They Hoovered up all of… Read More

Black Riddles Studios Launches Fig Campaign For New Game “Crazy Justice”

Earlier this week, Black Riddles Studios launch a crowdfunding campaign on Fig seeking $30,000 for its new video game, Crazy Justice. According to the studio, Crazy Justice is a third-person multiplayer shooter in cel-shaded style with steampunk elements. “Play as a hero and save the world from… Read More

Fintech Firm eOriginal Appoints Michael Coluzzi As New CFO

Growing fintech firm eOriginal announced on Thursday it has appointed Michael Coluzzi as its new Chief Financial Officer. The company reported that Coluzzi is the third key additional to its leadership, with Brian Madocks named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Timothy Wall as Chief Revenue… Read More

Australia Fintech Announces Upcoming Intersekt Fintech Festival to Have World-First Gender Equality Commitment

Fintech Australia announced its upcoming Intersekt Fintech Festival is set to be a world-first gender equality target and is part of an ongoing campaign to drive increased levels of email participation in the country’s startup sector. The festival is set to be held in Melbourne from… Read More

Antony Jenkins’ 10x Future Technologies Raises £34 Million During Series A Funding Round Led By Ping An

European fintech firm 10x Future Technologies announced on Thursday it secured £34 million during its latest Series A funding round, which was led by China’s Ping An. Launched in October 2016 by formed Barclay’s CEO Antony Jenkins, 10x Future Technologies provides clients with a new digital platform helps financial service… Read More

Will HM Treasury “Clamp Down” on EIS & Undercut Investment in Early Stage Firms?

Earlier this week, the Sunday Times reported that the UK government was examining plans to “clamp down” on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). This program is a tax exemption that seeks to incentivize investment in early stage companies – an intrinsically risky endeavor. By providing… Read More

Life Sciences Crowdfunding Platform Capital Cell Opens to UK Investors

Capital Cell, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to life sciences, announced this week it is officially opening its portal to UK investors. The first four investment opportunities now live on the platform. As previously reported, Capital Cell was founded by Daniel Oliver and based in Barcelona, is the first… Read More

Prosper Secures $50 Million Series G Investment

Prosper announced on Thursday it has secured a $50 million Series G investment from an investment fund co-managed by FinEX Asia. The online lender revealed that the investment brings its total equity raised to $410 million to date and it will be used to make strategic investments in… Read More

Knightscope Reports $15 Million in Reg A+ Crowdfunding on SeedInvest, Still Time to Invest

Knightscope, an autonomous security robot developer, has raised over $15 million to date in its Reg A+ crowdfunding offer on SeedInvest. This is according to a release from the company as it seeks to raise up to $20 million over the next couple weeks. So… Read More


StartEngine Launches Secondary Market for Crowdfunded Securities

StartEngine, one of the most active investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, has launched its anticipated secondary market for crowdfunded securities. The beta version exchange currently has listed several securities from companies that previously crowdfunded on the platform. As of this moment, offers stand to… Read More

Cypherium Announces a Scalable, Hybrid Blockchain Built for the Future

The development of efficient blockchains has come a long way since 2009 with just about every big financial institution working on incorporating the technology first utilized by the crypto crowd. Scalability continues to be a concern within blockchain world. While many companies are actively working… Read More

Clarity Money Milestone: Personal Finance App Attracts 500,000 Users

On Wednesday, personal finance app Clarity Money announced it has reached 500,000 users in less than seven months after launching on iOS. The app, which launched in January 2017, reportedly analyzed over $60 billion in transaction for customers and saved its users who interact with… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Secures $60 Million During Series C Funding Round

Earlier this week, crowdfunding platform Patreon announced it raised $60 million during its Series C Funding Round, which was led by Thrive Capital with participation from Index Ventures, CRV, and Freestyle. While sharing details about the funding round, CEO and Co-founder of Patreon, Jack Conte, stated:… Read More

Arcimoto Trades on NASDAQ Under Ticker FUV following Reg A+ Crowdfunding

As expected, Arcimoto has successfully listed on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol “FUV” for “Fun Utility Vehicle”. Arcimoto was able to launch a “mini-IPO” by utilizing updated securities rules created by the JOBS Act of 2012. Arcimoto raised $19.5 million crowdfunding under Reg A+, selling… Read More

FSA Japan & FSRA of ADGM Join Forces to Promote Fintech Innovation

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the completion of a framework for cooperation to promote innovation in financial services in Japan and ADGM. This Cooperation Framework recognizes the global nature of… Read More

Update: Bolt Mobility Surpasses €2 Million Within First Month on Seedrs

Just one month after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Netherlands-based scooter company, Bolt Mobility, has successfully raised €2 million from more than 1,600 investors. The company originally sought to raise €1.5 million as it prepares to expand and develop its new AppScooter.  The… Read More

iCapital Network to Acquire US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from Deutsche Bank

iCapital Network, a fintech platform democratizing alternative investments for high-net-worth individuals and their advisors, has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank. “We see this deal as an important… Read More

Fraud: CFTC Charges Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme in Enforcement Action

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Defendants Nicholas Gelfman, of Brooklyn, New York, and Gelfman Blueprint, Inc. (GBI), charging the duo with fraud, misappropriation, and issuing… Read More