Erin Hobey

Gay Travel Platform MisterB&B Exceeds $500K on Wefunder

The gay travel platform misterb&b has quickly surpassed $516K with the help of 916+ investors, easily bypassing its minimum target, and on its way to a $1M Wefunder campaign target goal. Just last year the startup celebrated an $8.5M Series A round. Founded by CEO Matthieu… Read More

Say Hello to UK Challenger Bank Tandem’s New Savings Account Feature, Autosavings

UK Challenger bank Tandem Bank just added a new savings account feature powered by Autosavings. The new account pays 0.5% interest and helps anyone save little, while giving customers the flexibility to save how they want, when they want, rounding up purchases to the nearest pound… Read More

Tide Foundation Co-Founders Yuval Hertzog & Issac Elnekave Address Privacy Profitability, Marketplaces and Mass Blockchain Adoption

Tide Foundation just launched a data marketplace aimed at making privacy profitable. Tide’s blockchain protocol seeks to address costly GDPR compliance, compensation and data accuracy issues to drive a new consensual data economy. “While we all deserve a human right to privacy, we’re witnessing the disastrous results of… Read More

MoneyNetint Now Offers PayTicket to Help Travelers Pay European Tickets Online

Finally, it’s vacation! There’s nothing worse that enjoying a beautiful drive and when, all of a sudden, you see bright, blicking lights in your rear view mirror.  Or when you’re already lost, going around the town square for the tenth time and you see those… Read More

Stronghold Is Now Working with IBM Blockchain World Wire

Yesterday IBM (NYSE: IBM)  introduced Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions accessible to more than 50 countries. Designed to optimize and accelerate foreign exchange, cross border payments and remittances, Blockchain World Wire claimants to be the first blockchain network… Read More

Tendermint Scores $9M Series A Round & Leads Interchain Foundation’s New Cosmos Network

The Interchain Foundation, a Swiss non-profit foundation supporting research and development for secure and scalable open-source software, has launched Cosmos Network, a decentralized network of independent, scalable and interoperable blockchains. The Foundation views the Cosmos Network as the next step in the evolution of blockchain… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Discusses 2018 Annual Report & Plans for Capital Market Ecosystem, Alternative Funding Raises USD $197.7 Million

According to the Securities Commission Malaysia in conjunction with the release of its 2018 Annual Report, the Malaysian capital market continued to play a key role in financing the economy against a backdrop of challenging global market conditions. “Though occasionally tempered by uncertainties stemming from rising… Read More

Blockchain Security CoolBitX Partners with ABACA, TCBSRO Approves MoU

Taiwan-based blockchain security company CoolBitX, creator of the Bluetooth mobile hardware wallet for digital assets, the CoolWallet S, has created a tech partnership with the Asia Blockchain and Crypto Association (ABACA), the appointed Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) of the Philippine government agency Cagayan Economic Zone Authority… Read More

NEM.io Foundation Sticks to Transparency Promise: Releases Progress Update

Alex Tinsman

In February the NEM.io Foundation decided to opt for transparency and to “reboot” its operating structure after checking the books and seeing “little to no accountability for funds.” Under the guidance of newly elected president Alex Tinsman, this week the Foundation has made good on its… Read More

Companisto Successfully Closes INVEST Campaign & Plans New Dimension of Startup Financing

Companisto, the largest German crowdfunding platform, successfully closed its INVEST grant self-funding round over the weekend. 520 investors rallied and raised €4,833,195 during the campaign. Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Companisto regarding the raise: “We think our financing round and Ameria’s financing round are a… Read More

Companisto’s INVEST Crowdfunding Campaign Surpasses €4.4M

The largest German crowdfunding platform Companisto is in the midst of an INVEST grant self-funding round, the platform’s own equity investment. To date, over €4,420,000, overfunding by 164%, has been raised by more than 448 investors. The amount continues to increase with each click through…. Read More

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Lists XEM: Ready to Trade

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), an institutional-grade, regulated and insured token sale platform and digital asset exchange, has added NEM’s XEM token to its Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX). XEM was brought to the GBX-DAX by the sponsor firm Techemy and will have trading pairs with… Read More

GSX Deploys Digital Stock Exchange Prototype on New Blockchain: All Aboard!

Two updates from the Gibraltar Stock Exchange posted today. The first: GSX Group has reportedly successfully deployed a GSX Digital Stock Exchange prototype and a demo bond issuance on the Securities Trading Asset Classification Settlement (STACS) Network’s Global TestNet. Using DLT, the STACS Network, designed… Read More

Collett’s Corner: Community-Minded Real Estate Crowdfunding on NZ’s PledgeMe

Lyttelton, New Zealand based company, Collett’s Corner, has secured its NZ$300,000 minimum goal during its PledgeMe equity crowdfunding campaign.  At this writing, over NZ$355,700 has been raised by more than 190 investors for the community-minded property development. The campaign aims to raise NZ$2 million for 80%… Read More

How Much? Robo.Cash CEO Sergey Sedov Comments on New P2P Investor Research

The European P2P investment platform Robo.cash recently conducted a survey among P2P investors. According to its results, the popularity of P2P investments is on the rise: 69% of the respondents started investing over the last two years, and 35% of investors allocated more than €10,000… Read More

Innovate Finance Publishes Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018: Leading the Way

Innovate Finance, the independent industry body for UK Fintech, published its Women FinTech Powerlist. Launched in 2015, the Women in FinTech Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in an unprecedented volume of applications and nominations this year from around the world. The 2018 iteration… Read More

Hedera Hashgraph Names Brett McDowell as Founding Executive Director

Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation public ledger designed to have highly diversified governance and the most distributed consensus at scale, today announced it has named Brett McDowell as the Founding Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council.  Last week Hashgraph announced its first… Read More

UK P2P Lender Ablrate Overfunding on Crowdcube: Ready to Scale

FCA-regulated P2P lender Albrate has surpassed its initial £350,000 Crowdcube crowdfunding target, having secured over £456,325 for 1.72% equity from more than 166 investors. Ablrate aims to not just be a peer to peer lending platform but an “integrated deal financing platform for the alternative finance industry.” “Ablrate brings lenders… Read More

MySwimPro Streamlines Past Initial Target Goal on Wefunder Long Course

Less than one week into its Wefunder SAFE Future Equity crowdfunding campaign, Wefunder vet MySwimPro has freestyled past $250K from 70+ investors toward its $1,000,000 maximum target. In 2017 MySwimPro raised $280,629 from 164+ investors.  This new round of funding will enable MySwimPro to invest in growing… Read More

HubrisOne Now 200%+ Overfunding on Seedrs: Aiming to Increase Global Cryptocurrency Adoption

UK-based HubrisOne,  a startup aiming to make blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and basic banking services accessible to all, has already secured more than £123,065 funding — overfunding by over 200% — for 6.40% equity in its newly launched Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. Surpassing its original £60,000 goal… Read More

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