Paris Shows Off Its Blockchain Ecosystem: Touts the Alignment of Government, Regulation, and Entrepreneurship

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From April 13 to April 17, the organizers of the Paris Blockchain Week (PBW) lined up a series of events including meetups, hackathons, a PBW Conference hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and a two-day PBW Summit organized by Woorton, ChainAccelerator, and Datalents… Read More

Overfunding: LuggageHero Surpasses €1.2 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

LuggageHero, a Denmark-based luggage storage service, has successfully secured its initial €1.2 million funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2016, LuggageHero provides easy, cheap and safe storage of luggage around the central areas of big cities using retail stores and hotels. Been… Read More

Here is the List of SEC Approved Alternative Trading Systems

Many crypto sector platforms are seeking to be approved as “alternative trading systems” or ATSs. An ATS can be very similar to an exchange with a different set of reporting requirements which are not quite as stringent. OTC Markets, a securities marketplace that many people… Read More

Expose of White Paper Writers Shows Dismal Integrity in Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Promotions

“Money must be made,” says white paper writer Adefemi Yusuff Adegoke. And though Adegoke won’t allow his name to go on a “crappy” project, he and other writers are willing to generate the compelling white paper used to attract investors nonetheless. That these papers often… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform PrimeXBT Expands Asset Offerings With Launches of Forex, Indices, & Commodities

Cryptocurrency trading platform Prime XBT announced on Tuesday it has enhanced its asset offering to traders worldwide by introducing forex, indices, and commodities.  PrimeXBT reported that it will begin offering margin trading across 18 currency pairs, spot contracts for gold and silver, and CFD contracts… Read More

LGBTQ Traveler App Misterb&b’s Wefunder Convertible Note Campaign Surpasses $800K

The gay travel platform misterb&b has just surpassed $800K with the help of 1240+ investors, easily bypassing its minimum target last month, with its $1M Wefunder campaign target goal in site. Last year the 500 Startups alum celebrated an $8.5M Series A round, raising $13.5M USD… Read More

Japan Regulator Conducts Flash Inspections at Huobi and Zaif/Fisco Crypto Trading Facilities

The Japanese agency responsible for overseeing the country’s banking, insurance and securities sectors conducted flash on-site inspections last week at local offices of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange and at the FISCO Virtual Currency Exchange (formerly Zaif), Reuters Japan reports. Regulators from the Financial Services Agency… Read More

Plug and Play Forms New Partnership With Trustmark

Global innovation platform Plug and Play has formed a new partnership with national employee benefits provider Trustmark. Trustmark notably serves organizations of all sizes, with a strategic focus on providing middle-market employers with products, services, and capabilities usually reserved for large employers. According to Kevin… Read More

Customer Data Activation Platform Blueshift Secures $15 Million Through Series B Investment Round Led Softbank

Blueshift, a customer data activation platform, announced on Tuesday it secured $15 million in Series B investment round, which was led by Softbank’s new AI-focused early stage fund, Softbank Ventures Asia. The company’s previous investors, including Storm Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners, also participated in… Read More

Furniture Brand Hayche Seeks £125,000 on Seedrs at £2 Million Valuation

UK based furniture brand Hayche has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs seeking a minimum raise of £125,009 on a pre-money valuation £2,001,015. Hayche is offering a 5.88% equity stake in their company and, as of today, the company has received the backing of… Read More

Wirecard Announces Expansion of Partnership With India’s RBL Bank to Drive Financial Inclusion

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Tuesday it has expanded its partnership with India’s RBL Bank to drive financial inclusion. Wirecard reported that the partnership will make digital payment and banking transactions more readily accessible to all Indian citizens, including… Read More


LendingClub Partners with Funding Circle and Opportunity Fund to Provide Better Access to Credit for SMEs

Beginning today, LendingClub (NYSE: LC) will connect small business borrowers seeking a loan on their online lending platform with both Funding Circle and Opportunity Fund. The initiative is being pitched as a collaboration designed to substantially increase small business owners’ access to transparent, affordable and… Read More

Research: Some Private Keys on Ethereum Blockchain at Risk of Brute Force Attack

Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) has published a report about the Ethereum blockchain. The report claims that poorly implemented private key generation is facilitating the theft of cryptocurrency. ISE said they discovered 732 private keys as well as their corresponding public keys that committed 49,060 transactions… Read More

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Announces Preferred Dividend

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RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation, an established and currently operating as a closed-end interval fund dedicated to the marketplace lending asset class, announced on Tuesday it has declared a Series A Preferred Stock cash dividend for the second quarter of 2019 of $0.3672 per share of… Read More

Binance’s Singapore Cryptocurrency Exchange Goes Live

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has officially launched its services in Singapore. According to TechCrunch, the launch of the service comes just six months after the crypto exchange received an investment from Vertex, a VC firm that is backed by Singapore-based sovereign… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender RateSetter Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Peer-to-peer investment platform RateSetter has been recognized with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for excellence in innovation. Established in 1965, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious business award in the UK. The Award recognizes the success of innovative businesses which are… Read More

VToken Files Form D Indicating a $100 Million Funding Round, Claims to Have Received a “US STO License”

This one is a bit of a mess. Recently, Crowdfund Insider tripped across a press release from a company named “VToken”. In the release, the company claims to have obtained a “US STO License”. To quote the release: “On March 18, 2019, VToken, a world-renowned… Read More

OKCoin Announces EOS Token Added to Digital Asset Exchange

OKCoin announced on Monday it has named EOS as the latest token added to its digital exchange platform. Founded in 2013, OKCoin claims to be one of the world’s first and largest regulated digital asset exchanges. It has users in more than 100 countries around… Read More

Starling Bank Announces Collaboration With Accounting Software Provider FreeAgent

UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank recently announced it has formed a new partnership with accounting software provider FreeAgent to help small business owners cut the time they spend on daily admin, digitize their finances and relax about tax. The partnership will reportedly enable Starling’s… Read More

Western Union Business Solutions Forms New Partnership With European Online Lender October to Support International Expansion & Cash Flow Optimization

Money transfer service Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced earlier this month that its cross-border payments and foreign exchange risk management division, Western Union Business Solutions, has formed a new partnership with October, European lending platforms for small and medium enterprises (SME) to support international expansion… Read More

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