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Union Bank in Liechtenstein to Issue its Own Securities Token in Crypto Industry First, Intends to Become Blockchain based Investment Bank

When it comes to crypto / blockchain announcements, tiny Liechtenstein is on a roll this week. Following the announcement of a new, regulated cryptocurrency exchange, Union Bank AG has announced it will issue its very own security tokens. This will be a first ever for… Read More

EOS Blockchain Community Launches New Alliance to Facilitate Communication with Token Holders, Help Unlock EOS Potential

A group of EOS blockchain community members have banded together to create the EOS Alliance. This new group, which includes many well known names, is seeking to provide the broader EOS community with a platform for collaborative and transparent decision making, according to a release…. Read More

ICYMI: Cloud Lending a Fintech Software Provider for Online Lending Has Been Sold

Last week, CloudLending, a Fintech in the online SaaS sector, was sold to Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:QTWO). The terms of the sale were not released. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2018. Matt Flake, CEO of Q2, said that by… Read More

LendingClub to Issue 30 Million New Shares as Part of Equity Incentive / Employee Stock Purchase Plan

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) issued a Form S-8 today which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing is related to a registration statement for the issuance of up to 30,365,114 shares of common stock in the online lending firm. According to LendingClub, the issuance… Read More

Tandem Calls FCA / CMA Banking Requirements a Big Step for Competition in UK Financial Services

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in collaboration with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published a report this week that chastised banks for their poor service and lack of transparency. As part of an ongoing initiative to improve financial services for both consumers and… Read More

Rewards Marketing Firm Funded.Today Ranked #27 in Inc.5000

Rewards based marketing firm Funded.Today has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of its top growth firms. In fact, the Utah based company is listed at #27 overall within the entire list as the company delivered a three year growth rate of 8,798%. According… Read More

Even with a Reg D Filing, Unikrn ICO Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Stritmatter Law Firm

Unikrn, a blockchain based gaming platform that is associated with some big name backers like Mark Cuban, has been hit with a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Washington for King County this week. The allegation that the Unikrn initial coin offering (ICO) constituted… Read More

UK Competition and Markets Authority Tells Banks to Work Harder for their Customers, Demands Change from Banks

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), have demanded that traditional banks improve their services. The admonition comes following an independent survey of both personal and small business accounts that indicates banks are falling short when it comes… Read More

Crowdcube Tops £500 Million in Pledged Crowdfunding Investment

Crowdcube, a leading UK crowdfunding platform, has topped £500 million in “pledged investment” for listed early stage and growth firms. The company reports that half a billion pounds pledged has resulted in 700 successful funding rounds which include some high profile names. Crowdcube was founded… Read More

CryptoOracle & Crypto Invest Summit Partner on Two Blockchain Masterclasses including STOs & Healthcare

Crypto Invest Summit has partnered up with CryptoOracle to offer two masterclass courses at Crypto Invest Summit’s Fall Conference in LA. The two masterclasses, will tackle pretty diverse topics. The first will be on the emerging security token industry and the second will be on… Read More

Don’t Trust Big Banks: FinTech Australia Questions Delay on Consumer Friendly Legislation

FinTech Australia, the leading voice for innovative finance in Australia, has published a note asking if one can trust big banks when it comes to consumer friendly regulation. The missive was in response to chatter that big banks are attempting to roll back or delay… Read More

Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange: Binance LCX Announces Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange for Both Retail & Institutional Investors

The Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) has announced its intent to launch a portfolio of services for digital assets. The new exchange will be built in partnership with Binance to provide a fiat to crypto exchange. The new exchange, entitled Binance LCX, will also include crypto custody…. Read More

Digital Asset Marketplace Huobi Announces Multiple Independent Crypto Exchanges via Four Partnerships

Huobi Group, one of the largest crypto exchanges, has hooked up with corporate partners to aid in launching four independent exchanges. By leveraging Huobi Cloud, these partners are expected to set up exchanges in Canada, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia. These marketplaces are said to… Read More

Crypto Portfolio Management Platform for Institutions Copper.co Offers Custody Solution

Copper.co is now offering a custody solution for institutions investing in digital assets. The crypto portfolio management platform says it is offering the “industry’s first server less” co-sign custody solution. Copper management says it expands the crypto market by making transactions safer and less prone… Read More

Swarm Opens up Fund for Investors to Purchase Robinhood Equity Token

Swarm, the next gen blockchain platform for issuing security tokens, has opened up pre-funding of the Robinhood Equity Token or REHT. As of today, accredited investors may register to invest to hold equity in Robinhood. Labeled the “first security token of its kind,” when the hurdle… Read More

Investor & Crypto Advisor Sues AT& T for $224 Million for Gross Negligence in Cryptocurrency Theft

Michael Terpin, an investor, crypto advisor and founder of Marketwire, has thrown down the gauntlet with AT&T over a massive cryptocurrency threat. In a tweet, Terpin states; “Somebody needed to sue AT&T for fraud and gross negligence in letting criminals SIM swap. I just did.”… Read More

Report: Coinbase Says it was Signing Up 50,000 A DAY Last Year. Meanwhile Crypto Tanks

Even while crypto is tanking inciting fears of crypto doom, Coinbase marches onward ignoring the daily vacillations of the market. In a report from Bloomberg today, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared that during 2017 they were signing up a whopping 50,000 each and every day. He… Read More

Banking for the Cryptocurrency Age: Palladium to Purchase European Bank, Predicted to Become a “New Global Leader in Fintech”

At the beginning of July, a new blockchain startup in Malta was announced. Malta, being one of the most crypto friendly countries around, has become host to multiple exchanges and blockchain startups. In an industry not known for being humble, Palladium was revealed as the… Read More

Button Blockchain Technologies Joins Boston Accelerator Play Labs

Button Blockchain Technologies has joined the second class with Boston’s accelerator Play Labs at MIT while receiving $20,000 in pre-seed money. The company offers a financial technology platform for “personal cryptocurrency fiscal management.” Additionally, Button is seeking to create a corporate blockchain solution for tokenized projects… Read More

Fundrise Updates on Ongoing Reg A+ Offering: 4.4 Million Shares Sold so Far

Fundrise, an online real estate investment platform, has filed an updated Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission that provides insight into their ongoing share offering. Fundrise commenced a securities offering for “Rise Companies Corp.” back at the beginning of 2017. When first revealed,… Read More