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Bitbond Leverages Digital Asset Experience to Expand into Real Estate in Partnership with KlickOwn

Bitbond, a Berlin-based online lender and trailblazer in the digital asset sector, is leveraging its experience in issuing blockchain-based bonds to move into real estate. According to a note from Bitbond, the investment platform has formed a partnership with KlickOwn, a property investment platform. Bitbond… Read More

Changing Lanes: Crowdfunding Pioneer Gonçalo de Vasconcelos Moves into Insurtech with Rnwl

There are a few true trailblazers in the investment crowdfunding sector and Gonçalo de Vasconcelos is one of them. The co-founder and long-time CEO of SyndicateRoom, “retired” from his leadership role in July of this year. During his tenure, de Vasconcelos had taken SyndicateRoom from… Read More

Supermodel Kathy Ireland Supports Padlist, a Proptech Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

Padlist is currently seeking $2 million on SeedInvest at a pre-money valuation of $8 million. Recently listed, the preferred equity offering is raising capital in a side by side Reg CF – Reg D offering.. If you are willing to invest, there is a minimum… Read More

FinnoSummit Miami – Fintech is Booming in Latin America

Last week, Crowdfund Insider participated in the very first FinnoSummit event (hosted by LendIt) that addressed the Fintech marketplace in Latin America (LATAM). While in past years, much discussion has focused on Fintech in Asia and Europe, it is clear that Fintech is now experiencing… Read More

Creators of the Open Source ​DAML​ Smart Contract Language Digital Asset – Raises $35 Million in Series C

The creators of the open-source ​DAML​ smart contract language, ​Digital Asset​ (DA), has raised approximately $35 million in Series C funding from new and existing investors. According to DA, the latest financing round brings the total amount raised by the company to $150 million. Yuval… Read More

The Chamber of Digital Commerce & Enterprise Etherium Alliance Partner Up

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association representing the blockchain industry, and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), an advocacy group created to advance enterprise blockchain technology, have announced a new partnership. The Chamber of Digital Commerce will become an EEA Associate–Collaborative Member, and the… Read More

Report: Bank of China Issues Bonds via Blockchain

A report from earlier this week in Sina indicates that the Bank of China has issued Yuan 20 billion (USD $ 2.8 billion) in “special finance bonds” for small and micro firms. For the issuance, the Bank of China used a “self-developed blockchain bond issuance… Read More

Digital Asset Risk Management Firm Elliptic Launches Service to Warn Banks of Crypto Exposure

Elliptic, a crypto risk firm, has announced a service for traditional banks to help identify the flow of funds in and out of crypto. “Elliptic Discovery” is said to facilitate risk assessment for digital assets while covering 200+ exchanges and enabling banks to pursue new… Read More

InstaReM Adds “e-KYC” Service in Malaysia

Payments and transfer Fintech InstaReM, part of the  NIUM payments platform, has added an electronic-Know Your Customer or “e-KYC”. InstaReM’s e-KYC eliminates the need for in-person checks. The service is now available in Malaysia has enabled by the central bank the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)…. Read More

FrontFundr Officially Announces Partnership with DealSquare thus Expanding Investor Access to Private Securities Offerings

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FrontFundr, Canada’s largest equity crowdfunding platform and exempt market dealer, has partnered with DealSquare, a centralized platform for private securities offerings. Crowdfund Insider previously revealed the news when it was posted on an affiliated website. Silver Maple Ventures, the holding company of FrontFunder, said in… Read More

DSTLD CEO Says Ready to Proceed with Goal of Listing on NASDAQ Following Close of Reg A+ Offering

DSTLD (or Digital Brands Group), a fashion brand and direct to consumer e-retailer, is preparing to close its Reg A+ investment crowdfunding offer hosted on StartEngine. Once the offer closes, DSTLD appears to be ready to try and list its shares on NASDAQ, according to… Read More

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Testifies in Front of Senate Banking Committee

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton spent his morning today (December 10, 2019) testifying in front of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In prepared testimony (embedded below), Chair Clayton addressed multiple issues including those that impacting regulatory modernization as… Read More

BlockFi Recently Raised $18.3 Million and Now They are Launching a Crypto Exchange

While some well-known digital asset marketplaces are exiting the crypto-exchange sector in the US (too many rules, too little time), cryptoasset-to-USD lender and wealth manager BlockFi is bucking the trend. BlockFi currently provides services to customers worldwide, including 47 U.S. states, with interest-earning accounts and… Read More

Big Tech in Finance: The Financial Stability Board Explains the Implications

Depending on the jurisdiction, big tech is moving into financial services at various speeds. In China, big tech already dominates much of the Fintech landscape from payments, to lending, to Wealthtech to savings. It’s all there. In the US, there is a constant, pensive shuffle… Read More

Pivot: NextSeed Offers First Real Estate Offering as Platform Expansion Continues

NextSeed, previously a debt-focused Reg CF platform, has recently listed its first real estate offering for a property being redeveloped in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Securities are being issued under Reg D 506c – so accredited investors only. According to NextSeed, ARRIVE Albuquerque “offers a… Read More

Crypto Basher Brad Sherman Selected to Lead House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship & Capital Markets

Last week, Representative Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Representative Brad Sherman was elected by the Committee’s Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets. Sherman, from California, has been in the… Read More

UK Digital Security Platform Smartlands Will Tokenize Own Equity. Offering to be Sold in the US via Broker Dealer

UK based Smartlands will be tokenizing its own equity selling a 3.5% equity stake in the platform, according to a note from the company. Smartlands is a digital security issuance platform that claimed earlier this year to have tokenized the first property investment in the… Read More

An Industry in Transition: ThinCats Exits P2P Lending to Focus only on Institutional Money

Last week, P2P property lender Landbay announced it would no longer accept retail money as it moved away from the peer to peer lending model. Managing P2P investors is simply too costly for the amount of money raised. Over time, institutional money pushed out smaller… Read More

Catching Up: NatWest Adds More Features to Banking App

The race to compete with emerging Fintechs is compelling most all banks to up their game. This is good for the consumer. Better service and lower costs (hopefully). If traditional banks want to survive ongoing iterations and a willingness to change is vital. Today, NatWest… Read More

Blockchain: Tim Draper Backs VC Goren Holm Ventures, Firm Rebrands as Draper Goren Holm

Prominent venture capitalist and blockchain proponent Tim Draper has backed LA-based blockchain-focused venture firm. Goren Holm Ventures has received an investment from Draper and expanded his partnership with the firm, now rebranded to Draper Goren Holm. Co-founded by Josef Holm and Alon Goren, the VC… Read More

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