Head of Israel Securities Authority Says No to Bitcoin Listings, But Sees Promise in Initial Coin Offerings

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Shmuel Hauser, the Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority, published a statement today addressing Fintech, Bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings, in an extended comment on regulations and the changing financial landscape. Hauser stated; “From a regulator perspective, we want make sure that Fintech will not… Read More

Walmart Teams Up With Fintech Startups Even & PayActiv to Launch Financial Wellness Services For Associates

On Wednesday, retail giant Walmart announced it has teamed up with fintech startups Even and PayActiv to provide a suite of new financial wellness services for its more than 1.4 million associates nationwide. According to the retailer, this new financial solution will allow its associates… Read More

Fundnel Teams Up With Thirdrock To Accelerate Asian Growth Companies

Fintech investment platform Fundnel announced on Tuesday it has partnered with investment advisory and wealth management group Thirdrock to help mid-stage, high-growth companies obtain funding in a more timely and cost-efficient manner. According to Fundel, the partnership will unite Fundnel’s deal assessment technology with Thirdrock’s forward-looking investment mandate. It… Read More

Fintech Firm InvestCloud Creates Digital Platform & App For Investment Advisor Chilton Trust Company

On Tuesday, global fintech firm InvestCloud announced it has created a digital platform and smartphone app for investment advisor Chilton Trust Company. The company reported that Chilton Trust will be using its InvestCloud Blue product to support its digital capabilities for U.S. clients. According to InvestCloud,… Read More

Oh No! Australia Has Failed to Fix Equity Crowdfunding Rules that Would Make Private Companies Eligible & Must Now Wait Until Next Year

Australia has endured an interesting odyssey when it comes to equity crowdfunding legislation or crowd-sourced equity funding, as it is sometimes called. According to a report in InnovationAUS, the Aussie government failed to act on promised fixes that would allow private companies to gain eligibility…. Read More

Overfunding: MarketsFlow Surpasses £210,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Digital wealth management platform MarketsFlow has successfully secured its initial £210,000 funding target from more than 250 investors on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The initiative was launched last month, seeking the funds for growth and expansion. As previously reported, MarketsFlow was launched earlier this year by technologist and entrepreneur Tom… Read More

Trade & Investment Working Group: the UK and US will Work Towards a Free Trade Agreement Once the UK Departs EU

This is interesting. The UK Department for International Trade has shared a statement on the UK and US Trade and Investment Working Group. According to public officials, “the UK and US will work together to prepare the ground for a future [Free Trade Agreement] once the… Read More

Waves Will Announce New Platform with Major Upgrades

Waves is set to release a new and improved blockchain platform following 18 months of development. The launch of the Waves Client 1.0 will take place today bringing a redesigned client to users. The Waves Platform is primarily designed to support the issuance, trade and exchange… Read More

Bitwise Launches Cryptocurrency Index Fund After Securing $4 Million During Seed Funding Round

Bitwise announced on Tuesday it is launching its Cryptocurrency Index Fund called the Bitwise HOLD 10 Private Index Fund. This news comes just after the company secured $4 million during its latest seed funding round, which received institutional backing from Khosla Ventures via Keith Rabois, General Catalyst via Hemant Taneja, Blockchain… Read More

Everybody is Going to Do It: Indiegogo / Microventures Lists first Initial Coin Offering with Fan Controlled Football League

The opportunity is simply too strong to resist. The rapid rise of tokenized securities and the booming initial coin offering market is compelling crowdfunding platforms to reposition provide issuers the platform they demand. As the United States is the top ICO issuer in the world,… Read More

OnDeck Appoints Former GE Capital & SunTrust Executives to Finance Team

On Tuesday, small business lending platform OnDeck announced two senior financial services executives to join its management team. Kelly Merrill and Erich Wust will assume new leadership roles that directly support the online lender’s  mission of empowering small business owners with the fastest and most… Read More


Finstar to Enter Asia Pacific Region with $50 million Investment Commitment for Fintech

Asia is a hotbed of innovation when it comes to Fintech disruption. China is the largest Fintech market in the world and both Singapore and Hong Kong are battling to become the leading Fintech hub for alternative finance. This is not to mention Australia which… Read More

Glovebox, an Online Marketplace for Car Parts, Crowdfunds £180,000 in Just Three Days on Crowdcube

GloveboxDirect, an online marketplace for car and bike parts, has raised £180,000 in 3 days crowdfunding on Crowdcube, according to the company. The offer represented an 18.51% equity stake in the firm at a pre-money valuation of £800,000.  Reportedly, 119 investors participated in the offer…. Read More

Suffolk University Student Entrepreneur Launch New Round of Ventures Through Crowdfunding Course

  On Wednesday, Suffolk University announced that some of its students have launched some ventures through its crowdfunding course. The ventures made their debut on December 6th, with two dedicated to the people of Haiti. The University stated that is Sawyer Business School introduced the… Read More

LendInvest’s Latest Buy-to-Let Index Reveals: Manchester Tops Charts & Hull is Named Biggest Climber

On Wednesday, specialist property lender LendInvest released its latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report, which ranks all 105 postcode areas around England and Wales based ona combination of four metrics, which are capital gains, transaction volumes, rental yields, and rental price growth. The new report also includes… Read More

Blockchain JV: Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne & Economist Hernando de Soto Partner on Global Property Registry

Described as an initiative to fight global poverty and inequality, Patrick Byrne, founder of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has formed joint venture with Hernando de Soto – prominent economist who has been deeply engaged in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency sector.  The new company, called De Soto, Inc., will… Read More

Stage 1: Nesta Announces Winners of Fintech Open Up Challenge

Nesta, a global innovation foundation, has announced the ten Fintech firms that have won Stage 1 of the Open Up Challenge. The Challenge is in recognition of the launch of Open Banking in January 2018. Chris Gorst, Challenge Prize Lead at Nesta, congratulated all of… Read More

Quesnay Female Founders in Tech Competition Winners Announced

Quesney Female Founders In Tech has announced their winners in their competition to identify up and coming tech platforms. The judges determined the winners at an event last night in Manhattan. Seven finalists pitched before an audience of 100+ attendees. The live event judges –… Read More

Props Token Sale Now Open on CoinList, Republic Investors See ICO Sell Out Immediately

Props, a decentralized video network operated by YouNow, Inc., has opened its public token sale on CoinList. The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) expects the offer to close on December 22nd making it the third ICO to fund on the AngelList founded platform. YouNow’s community that is… Read More

RateSetter Australia Surpasses $200 Million in Loans

Last week, peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter announced that it has surpassed $200 million for loans in Australia. The online lender reportedly launched in Australia nearly three and a half years ago.  “This week we passed through $200 million of loans matched between investors and borrowers…. Read More