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Ant Financial and Bank of China Collaborate on Blockchain-based House Leasing Project in Xiong’an New Area On April 20th, Ant’s Xiong’an Digital Technology Co., Ltd. and the Xiong’an branch of Bank of China, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Xiong’an New Area. In the future,… Read More

National Bank of Canada & JPMorgan Test Out Blockchain Technology with NBC Debt Issuance in U.S. Financial Markets

National Bank of Canada (NBC) announced on Friday, with the support of J.P. Morgan, it issued a $150 million one-year floating-rate Yankee certificate of deposit, with a parallel simulation of the issuance using blockchain technology. According to the banking group, this blockchain test involved the parties… Read More

Midrive to Close Crowdcube Round With Nearly £2.4 Million in Funding

UK-based insurance company Midrive is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £2.4 million in funding from more than 760 investors. Founded in 2013, Midrive has more than 300,000 members throughout the UK and reported its instructor network has grown to be one of… Read More

Trezor Wallet’s Alena Vranova: How to Truly Disrupt a Tech Market

  Before Alena Vranova became one of Bitcoin’s early entrepreneurs in 2013, this cofounder of Satoshi Labs and Trezor Hardware Wallets spent ten years innovating in the insurance industry in her native Czech Republic. There, she learned her first lesson in industry disruption: “Don’t listen to people… Read More

FINRA Sanctions Arthur Breitman, Co-Founder of Tezos

Arthur Breitman, AKA Arthur Meunier, was sanctioned by FINRA this past week for his dealings with the infamous Tezos initial coin offering (ICO) that raised approximately $232 million. Breitman signed the document on April 17th and it was accepted by FINRA on the next day. … Read More

Premium Cider Brand Cranes Launches Second Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs

Cranes, a UK-based premium cranberry cider brand, has launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The debut of the latest funding round comes less than two years after Cranes raised more than £190,000 in funding through its first Seedrs campaign. The company is now… Read More

Central Bank of Ireland Announces New Innovation Hub & Industry Engagement Program

On Friday, Central Bank of Ireland announced it will launch an innovation hub and an industry engagement program to keep up with fintech and regulatory landscapes. During her speech at UCC’s Financial Services Innovation Centre, Derville Rowland, Director General of Financial Conduct at Central Bank,… Read More

Global ICO Platform SupraFin Adds High Profile Advisors, Token Offering Starts this Month

The SupraFin, the “first global vetted token platform on blockchain” has lined up several impressive advisors. Keith Teare and Jonathon Read have both signed up to help guide the platform in its mission to bring transparency to the initial coin offering (ICO) industry by creating a global vetted… Read More

BBVA Announces New Categories For BBVA Open Talent Fintech Competition

BBVA announced earlier this week new categories for its upcoming BBVA Open Talent fintech competition. The company reports that this year’s competition is looking for “the best and brightest” ideas that will shape the future of financial services, with three prizes available. BBVA then revealed a… Read More

SEC Adds Charges Associated withe Centra Initial Coin Offering Fraud, Says Raymond Trapani was “Mastermind” Behind the Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released additional fraud charges affiliated with the Centra Tech $32 million initial coin offering (ICO) that raised money in 2017. Ealier this month, the SEC filed a complaint against Centra Tech, Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas regarding… Read More

JewelStreet Returns to Crowdcube; Now Seeking £300,000 For Online Marketplace

Less than four years after securing  £188,120 through its first Crowdcube campaign, online marketplace JewelStreet has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform, seeking £300,000 in additional funding. The company reported that it raised £130,150 from nearly 20 shareholders prior to the launch of its latest… Read More


Bitbounce Launches New Cryptocurrency Exchange: CredoEx

Tim Draper backed Bitbounce is launching a new cryptocurrency exchange. Bitbounce may be best known for the issuance of Credo tokens via an initial coin offering in 2017 that raised $11+ million. Bitbounce’s first focus was a cryptocurrency spam solution using the Credo token to… Read More

Brazil Fintech Nubank Launches Facial Biometrics “AccessoBio”

Brazilian fintech startup Nubank announced earlier this week the launch of its new facial biometrics feature, AccessoBio. According to various reports, the fintech firm will now use the AccessoBio tool to help prevent identity fraud in credit card transactions. ZDNet noted that Nubank believes the introduction of… Read More

Blockchain Asset Private Bank BitUN Announces Partnership With Ping An Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain asset private bank BitUN announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Ping An Blockchain Research Institute to promote the development of the blockchain market. The duo reported that they have joined forces to conduct research in blockchain market analysis, project rating, blockchain innovative… Read More

TransUnion Agrees to Acquire Consumer Credit Bureau Callcredit For £1 Billion

TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced on Friday it has agreed to acquire UK-based consumer credit bureau Callcredit. The credit bureau giant reported it acquired Callcredit for the price of £1 billion. While sharing more details about the acquisition, Jim Peck, TransUnion’s President and CEO, stated: “TransUnion and Callcredit have… Read More

Midex Closes $20 Million Initial Coin Offering. Cryptocurrency Exchange to Launch in May

Estonia licensed Midex reports having closed on more than $ 20 million during their initial coin offering (ICO). Midex’s goal is to become a fully compliant, cryptocurrency exchange operating in multiple jurisdictions with the appropriate regulatory approvals. Midex expects to officially launch their crypto exchange… Read More

StartEngine Teams Up With PrimeTrust to Create First Reg CF Crypto Escrow

StartEngine, a full stack crowdfunding platform listing Reg CF, Reg D, and Reg A+ offerings, announced on Friday it has partnered with technology-driven trust company PrimeTrust to create what they believe is the first ever regulation crowdfunding crypto escrow. According to the duo, the crypto escrow will allow… Read More

Bithumb, South Korea’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange, is Killing it

Bithumb recently had its audit report published in the Korean Financial Supervisory Services disclosure system and the information provided is enlightening. Bithumb was said to be holding just shy of $6 billion in crypto at the end of 2017. Sure, prices have fluctuated since that… Read More

DFS Lab Accelerator Announces New Investments in African & Asian Fintech Startups

Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab), a fintech accelerator funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,  announced on Thursday it will invest $200,000 in four separate startups that are building financial service products for low-income and unbanked consumers in developing markets. Cherehani Africa (Kenya), NALA (US), Nobuntu (South… Read More