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Association of German Credit Platforms Adds Five New Members

The Association of German Credit Platforms (VdK), a group representing digital debt financing, has added five new members. According to a release, finpair, NetBid Finance, Exaloan, d-fine and SWK Bank, have all joined the association now making 18 members in total. The new members include… Read More

Real Estate Marketplace Zinsbaustein.de Partners with Primus Valor on Real Estate Fund Offering

Zinsbaustein.de, a real estate crowdfunding marketplace, is expanding its model by offering a new real estate fund. In partnership with Primus Valor, the platform is offering an alternative investment fund (AIF), “ImmoChance Deutschland 10 Renovation Plus” (ICD 10 R +) that is said to focus… Read More

Proptech Firm Propseller Raises S$1.7 Million in Seed Funding

Singapore based Proptech Propseller has raised a S$1.7 million (USD $1.2m) seed round, according to a note from the company. Propseller is described as the “modern real estate agency” that facilitates sales, purchases and property rentals. Propseller reports that it is currently transacting around S$… Read More

Attorney Prominent in the Crowdfunding Sector is Target of SEC Enforcement Action

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a litigation release today alleging charges of microcap fraud that involved an attorney prominent in the US crowdfunding sector. According to the SEC complaint, Jillian Sidoti, affiliated with the law firm known as CrowdfundingLawyers.net, facilitated alleged fraudulent dumping… Read More

Oliver Gajda of the European Crowdfunding Network: An 8 Year Journey for Harmonized Crowdfunding Rules

Earlier this month, the European Union approved new crowdfunding rules, including a €5 million funding cap, that will apply to all member states finally creating a pan-European approach to online capital formation. Currently, the securities crowdfunding market in Europe struggles under bespoke national rules that… Read More

Revolut Will Pursue Bank Charter in California

The United States has one of the most fragmented regulatory environments for financial services in the world. Frequently, a financial service provider will need to adhere to both state and federal rules along with an alphabet soup list of regulators. While the current leadership of… Read More

Hedera Hashgraph Enlists Onchain to Provide Custody in Asia

Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade blockchain platform, has announced a partnership with Onchain to provide custody services in Asia. Onchain will be providing custody for Hedera’s native digital asset HBAR. Holders of HBAR will have the option to secure their HBAR tokens with Onchain’s SAFE digital… Read More

Funding Xchange: SME Lending Dropped by 80% During COVID, Data Indicates Return to Pre-Crisis Levels

Funding Xchange, a marketplace for UK lenders, has published its Q4 Monitor Report on SME lending and, according to its research, there are signs of a “tentative” recovery in the UK. As one may anticipate, SME lending tanked as COVID consumed the world. In fact,… Read More

Filecoin Live: “It’s been a long road, but paradigm-shifting technology takes time”

This past week, the ambitious Filecoin project finally went live. Filecoin seeks to become the world’s largest decentralized storage network. Several years ago, Filecoin raised capital via CoinList in a token offering that raised over $200 million. CoinList was one of several listing marketplaces and… Read More

Jerome Powell on Central Bank Digital Currency: We are committed to considering a CBDC and its benefits

Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve, participated in a virtual panel today hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the topic of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs). Powell said the Fed is committed to considering a CBDC… Read More

Curve Credit to be Powered by Thought Machine’s Online Lending Tech

Curve Credit has selected Thought Machine’s Vault product to power its online lending service, according to a note from the company. Curve is an aspiring digital bank that enables its users to consolidate cards and accounts into a single app and smart card. Curve offers a… Read More

Top Crypto Exchange OKEx Under Investigation by Chinese Authorities – Report

OKEx, a top 20 crypto exchange, is under investigation by Chinese authorities according to a report. OKEx provides both spot and crypto derivatives trading. It has been widely reported that the price of Bitcoin tanked as word leaked out and OKEx suspended all withdrawals. The… Read More

Libra Adds Ian Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer

The Libra Association, the creation of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) that is seeking to develop a payment crypto, has hired Ian Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Libra Networks. Libra Networks is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Libra Association that manages the operations… Read More

tZERO Chief Legal Officer on Crypto Enforcement Actions: “Cowboy innovation is worse than no innovation at all”

Last week, the US Department of Justice published a white paper, crafted by the Cyber-Digital Task Force, that outlines its approach to enforcement when it comes to digital assets (or cryptoassets). US Attorney General William Barr issued the following statement on the framework: “Cryptocurrency is… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Schedules First Techsprint, Will Focus on Virtual Currency Firms

  The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has scheduled its first-ever “Techsprint” that will take place in 2021. The event will focus on digital regulatory reporting for virtual currency companies. As New York is a global financial hub, many Fintech firms are based… Read More

Securitize Takes Big Strategic Step in Acquisition of Distributed Technology Markets, a Broker Dealer and ATS

Securitize, an early-stage firm that facilitates the issuance and management of digital assets, has signed an agreement to acquire Distributed Technology Markets (DTM), an SEC/FINRA registered Broker-Dealer and Alternative Trading System (ATS). The move by Securitize is strategically important as it will be able to… Read More

In Spite of Challenging Year, Investors Remain Bullish According to YieldStreet Survey

YieldStreet, an alternative investment platform serving accredited investors, says a recent survey of their clients shows resilience even during a time of turmoil. Between COVID-19, global and domestic political challenges, investors “remain largely unfazed” reports YieldStreet. In fact, 9 in 10 investors expect to invest… Read More

Congress’s Inability to Enact a Second Stimulus Should Not Impact Loan Performance Reports dv01

The US House of Representatives has refused to cut a deal with the White House and come to terms with a second COVID-related stimulus package as leadership fears it will help the Trump campaign as the election nears. Many observers and policymakers believe a second… Read More

Gemini, CoinList to Trade Filecoin

Digital asset exchange Gemini and CoinList will commence trading in Filecoin (FL) tomorrow (October 15, 2020). Deposits and withdrawals will be available at 10:30 am ET on Thursday when the Filecoin Mainnet launches. Filecoin is the native token of the Filecoin Network – a distributed… Read More

Goldman Sachs Crushes Earnings, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management Book Record Net Revenues [u]

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) blew the doors of its earnings report this morning as it announced net revenues of $10.78 billion and a record quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $9.68 and annualized ROE of 17.5%, the highest quarterly ROE since 2010. Wall Street had… Read More

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