House Financial Services Committee Testimony Highlights the Need to Improve IPO Market, Increase Access to Private Securities Offerings

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Late last month, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing addressing the topic of capital formation and the state of the US initial public offering market. While several witnesses focused on the rapid rise of SPACs, one witness pointed to the precipitous decline… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign for AI Technology Company Receives Major Boost From World Economic Forum Status, as a Global Innovator

Digital Twin market leader Cityzenith has been chosen to be part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Innovators community to support Cityzenith’s mission to decarbonize US cities.  Cityzenith has raised $10 million since inception and is currently on a $15 million Regulation A+ crowdfunding… Read More

Latam Fintech Nubank Said to be Planning an IPO in the US

Brazil-based digital bank Nubank is said to be in the early stages of pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) in the US. Earlier this month, it was reported that Nubank had acquired $750 million in capital as part of two extensions of its latest Series… Read More

DTCC Innovation Lead Jennifer Peve Appointed Head of Strategy and Business Development

Jennifer Peve, currently  Managing Director, Business Innovation at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), has been appointed as Head of Strategy and Business Development at DTCC. Peve has been leading the innovation charge at DTCC, an entity that processes over $2 quadrillion a year… Read More

RTGS: While CBDC May Emerge, Payment Infrastructure Improvements Near

Victoria Cleland, Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation at the Bank of England, addressed the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system and the Bank’s vision for the future of payments. Noting that a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) may emerge at some point in… Read More

Empty Mempools Coincide with Major Drop in Bitcoin Hashrate as Miners Migrate from China Following Stricter Regulations: Report

Cryptocurrency mining specialist Zack Voell notes that this month, Bitcoin mempools have been “emptying more frequently than usual” during the last 6 months. According to Voell, this short-term trend of empty mempools follows BTC’s price drop down to around $30,000 through the end of May… Read More

Edinburgh Fintech Aveni Acquires Investment to Support AI and Natural Language Processing Platform for Business Speech Analytics

Scottish Fintech firm Aveni has acquired a £1.1 million investment in order to establish an AI platform which is focused on supporting speech analytics for modern businesses. Aveni Detect reportedly uses the latest artificial intelligence and natural language processing (NLP) technologies in order to fully… Read More

Securitize Raises $48 Million in Funding Round led by Blockchain Capital, Funds Managed by Morgan Stanley

Securitize, Inc., a digital securities ecosystem platform, has raised a solid $48 million in a funding round that was led by funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value and Blockchain Capital. Said to be oversubscribed, the Series B found saw the participation of both new… Read More

BBVA Switzerland Adding BTC Trading Service for Private Clients Isn’t Good bec Banks’ Settlement Is Too Slow, Wall Street Veteran Argues

BBVA Switzerland has opened its Bitcoin trading service to all private banking customers. After six months of in-house testing with a certain group of users, BBVA Switzerland has decided to make its first digital asset trading and custody service accessible to all its private banking… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how their Secondary Market Is Designed to Help Investors

The team at UK-based peer-to-peer lender Blend Network notes that many investors on their platform will know or are aware that they have a secondary market feature that lets lenders sell their loan parts “prior to the loan maturity.” The Blend Network team recently answered… Read More

Republic Hires Inventor of the Hashtag Chris Messina to Boost West Coast Business Development

Online investment platform Republic says it has hired the inventor of the hashtag, Chris Messina, to lead the charge for west coast business development. Republic is a multi-vertical online investment platform that offers securities crowdfunding for early-stage investments, real-estate, gaming, crypto, and more. Messina is… Read More

Online Lender EstateGuru Reports that Estonia and Germany were its Most Active Markets in May 2021

The team at Estateguru, an online lending platform that offers retail investors the ability to back loans secured by property, reveals that it financed €16.8M worth of loans last month. As mentioned in EstateGuru‘s loan portfolio overview report, the most active markets were Estonia and… Read More



China Continues Bitcoin Mining Crackdown to Improve Capital Controls Enforcement, Enhance RMB Protections, Strength Digital Yuan Use-Case: Report

The team at BitOoda, a global digital asset financial technology and services platform offering risk management solutions, recently noted that the Bitcoin market is continuing its consolidation pattern. As mentioned in an update from BitOoda, $30,000 has “proved to be a support level for now.”… Read More

Fintech Glint Says Most Savers Don’t Trust Banks

Glint Pay Services, a Fintech that is a regulated e-money firm and payments provider, says that savers don’t trust banks. According to Glint and an in-house survey of their users, 68% of savers no longer trust banks to protect their wealth and are searching for… Read More

Singapore based Wealth Management Firm Endowus Appoints Wei Mei Tan as Chief Advisory Officer

Earlier this week, Singapore-headquartered digital wealth management service provider Endowus confirmed that it had appointed Wei Mei Tan as its Chief Advisory Officer. In her role at Endowus, Wei Mei will be expected to lead strategic initiatives in order to accelerate the company’s ongoing growth… Read More

Open Banking: Indonesian Fintech Brankas Exceeds 10M Monthly API Calls with Over 80 Network Partners

Indonesia-based Brankas, an Open Banking services provider, recently revealed that it has managed to exceed 10 million monthly API calls with more than 80 network partners. The Brankas platform currently operates in over six different countries and has teamed up with over 30 financial institutions… Read More

BaaS Fintech Unit Acquires $51M in Capital via Series B from Accel, Better Tomorrow Ventures, Others

After acquiring $51 million in capital through a Series B round led by Accel, Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider Unit has introduced a product that will allow firms to offer live bank accounts and issue payment cards within minutes. Better Tomorrow Ventures, Aleph, Flourish Ventures, and TLV… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Finantier, an Open Finance API Platform, Finalizes Seed Round from Global Founders Capital, East Ventures

Indonesia-based Finantier, an open finance API platform, has secured an undisclosed 7-figure sum through a seed round that was led by Global Founders Capital and East Ventures. Finantier’s latest investment round was oversubscribed. The capital was raised at a post-money valuation of over 20 times… Read More

Singapore’s UOB Leverages Marketnode’s Digital Issuance Platform to Issue SGD 600M Bond Offering, with SGD 1B Final Order Book

Singapore‘s United Overseas Bank (UOB), a multinational banking organization with branches mostly based in Southeast Asian countries, has reportedly used Marketnode’s digital asset issuance, depository and servicing platform to issue a new bond offering valued at SGD 600 million (appr. $446 million), with a final… Read More

Berlin’s Deposit Marketplace Raisin Is Expanding Business Operations into the US with MapleMark Bank Partnership

Berlin-headquartered deposit marketplace Raisin has officially launched its operations in the US by teaming up with its first partner bank. MapleMark Bank has reportedly become the first US-based banking institution to integrate Raisin’s Savings-as-a-Service software on its digital platform. By leveraging the technology, MapleMark customers… Read More

OceanDAO Launches 7th Round of Grants, valued at $224K, for Data Science, Developer, AI Research Projects

OceanDAO, a distributed autonomous organization supporting the Ocean Protocol, reveals that the 7th round is now open for submissions. More than $200,000 is being offered for Data Science, Developer, and AI Research projects according to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider. During its first six… Read More

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