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Tencent-backed WeBank Fined ¥2 million for multiple violations WeBank, China’s first internet bank, was fined for ¥2 million for multiple violations against Law of the People’s Republic of China on Commercial Banks. In an inspection last year, the Shenzhen branch of the China Banking and… Read More

Big Exit: Crowdfunded on StartEngine Under Reg CF, Hylete Fitness Apparel Files S-1 to IPO on the NYSE

In 2017, Hylete Fitness Apparel raised $1 million on StartEngine, a leading US-based investment crowdfunding platform. Jump forward two years later and Hylete has some good news for early investors. Hylete has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with shares expected to trade on… Read More

Global Fintech Conference LendIt Adds Latin America to List of Targeted Events

LendIt, best known for its roving events targeting the online lending industry plus other aspects of the emerging Fintech industry, has added Latin America to its list of targeted regions with a new event. FinnoSummit, taking place in Miami this coming December, is being produced… Read More

Report Says STOs in Europe Have Experienced a 17% Success Rate, Led by Switzerland

According to a report by Fintelum, a tokenization platform for primary issuance and secondary trading, 17% of security token offerings have been successful in Europe (EU + Switzerland and the UK). Granted, it is still very early in the digital asset realm so while the… Read More

Wirecard Announces Fast Track PSD2 Onboading Through Financial Commerce Platform

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced it automatically offering all new customers a fast track to PSD2 onboarding through its digital Financial Commerce Platform. “From 14 September 2019, new rules will apply in the European Union that stipulate that every online… Read More

Coinbase Announces Bug in Signup Page That Resulted in Some Registration Details Being Stored in Clear Text in Internal Web Server Logs

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced on Friday it recently began emailing a total of 3,420 of its customers to let them know that a bug in its signup resulted in some registration details being stored in clear text in its internal web server logs. Coinbase… Read More

Arch Insurance Set to Acquire Insurtech Ventus Risk Management

Arch Insurance North America announced earlier this week it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ventus Risk Management, a technology and analytics-driven managing general underwriter (MGU) that specializes in providing coastal commercial property insurance solutions to small and mid-sized enterprises. Arch claims that… Read More

Bitbond Meets with Government of Bermuda on Possible Digital Bond Issuance

Bitbond, a Germany based global peer to peer lender, is visiting Bermuda this week. Bitbond recently closed on a BaFin approved security token offering raising €2.1 million for a digital bond. Investors from 87 different countries participated in the offering (minus the US and Canada)…. Read More

Funding Circle Has Now Lent $10 Billion Since Platform Launch

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) is out with a release announcing the platform has now lent over $10 billion since launch in 2010. Funding Circle operates in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the US. The London based company is the first peer to… Read More

Fintech Curve Plans Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

Curve, a Fintech in the banking sector that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card, is launching a “seven-figure” crowdfunding campaign in September, according to a note from the firm. Curve will be raising capital on Crowdcube as part of its Series B… Read More

Overfunding: Theatre Mobile App Stagedoor Surpasses £175,000 in Funding Through Latest Seedrs Campaign

Stagedoor, a London-based theatre app startup, has successfully secured its initial £175,000 funding target on the equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The company previously raised over 350,000 through its 2018 crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and is offering 20% in offered discount. As previously reported, Stagedoor helps… Read More


Lendable Announces New CIO & COO

Kenya-based Fintech platform Lendable announced on Thursday it has welcome Hani Ibrahim as its new Chief Investment Officer and Des Denning as its new Chief Operating Officer, as well as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. According to Lendable, Hani will oversee Lendable’s investment strategy and… Read More

Coinbase Custody Completes Acquisition of Xapo’s Institutional Businesses

Coinbase announced on Thursday that its Coinbase Custody has completed the acquisition of Xapo’s institutional businesses. Coinbase claims that the acquisition caps off a tremendous period of growth and innovation for Coinbase Custody. “In just over one year since launch, Coinbase Custody has grown to over $7 billion… Read More

Outlier Ventures Study: $23.7 Billion Has Been Raised by Blockchain Startups Since 2013

Outlier Ventures, a venture platform that funds seed and growth stage blockchain firms, has published a report on blockchain investment. According to Outlier, since 2013 approximately 3,738 blockchain companies have raised $23.7 billion. Funding for blockchain firms in 2019 appears to be on track to… Read More

Accenture Set to Acquire Australian Analytics & Data Specialist Analytics8

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy that specializes in data management, reporting, and visualization, data science and analytics services. According to Accenture, Analytics8 provides data and analytics… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Startup ChronWell Secures $2.8 Million Through Latest investment Round

Chronwell, a U.S. insurtech startup for the workers’ compensation industry, announced earlier this week it secured $2.8 million in funding, which brings its total capital raised to $7.8 million Founded in 2017, Chronwell claims it is focused on providing the “highest level” of empathy-driven care… Read More

Adam Carolla Discusses Crowdfunding on Microventures

Adam Carolla, a comedian/actor etc., visited the studios of CNBC earlier this month to talk about a securities crowdfunding offering which recently closed on Microventures. Carolla has bounced around the rewards space a bit raising funds on Indiegogo and the now-defunct FundAnything site. While on… Read More

Singapore: Tax Draft May Make Exchange of Digital Payments Tokens Exempt from Tax

Singapore has emerged as an Asian hub of crypto innovation. The southeast Asian country has always been Fintech friendly as policymaker has sought to establish a jurisdiction of financial innovation. Published last month, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore proposed an approach to crypto that… Read More

SoFi Announces 529 Contributions to SoFi at Work Program

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday the addition of 529 contributions to their SoFi at Work program. According to SoFi, the 529 contributions are inclusive of automated payroll deduction and employer contribution capabilities, as well as a forthcoming selection tool that will provide employees with… Read More

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