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OKEx says Withdrawals to Recommence Following Concerns of Security Breach

Crypto spot and derivative exchange OKEx reports that withdrawal services of all digital assets will be resumed on or before Nov. 27, 2020. Before reopening withdrawals, the OKEx team is conducting security checks in order to resume normal operations of the hot wallet system. OKEx… Read More

Noted Fintech VC QED Investors Expands into Southeast Asia

Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors has announced an expansion into Southeast Asia. It already invests in early-stage Fintechs in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. Fintech in Asia has experienced a boom in early-stage ventures and while investments may ebb and rise it… Read More

LendInvest Funds BTL Property in Just Four Days

Property finance platform LendInvest has distributed a note sharing that its marketplace funded the purchase of an HMO (house of multiple occupancy) property in four days for an experienced landlord in West London. The property was a tenanted ten-bedroom house in West London. LendInvest say… Read More

EstateGuru Works with Varengold Bank to Offer Property Backed Loans in Germany

EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer to peer lender facilitating secured loans, has announced a partnership with Varengold Bank in Germany. According to a note from EstateGuru, the term sheet provides for a fronting agreement where Varengold will provide a regulatory umbrella for EstateGuru to provide an… Read More

Max Levchin’s Fintech Affirm Files S-1 to Go Public

Affirm Holdings has filed an S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to do an initial public offering (IPO). Affirm is a Fintech lender created by Max Levchin, a noted Fintech entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal. Just recently in September… Read More

Here is the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Recommendations on Finders

As was previously reported, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee met earlier this month to discuss the topic of Finders. Finders are individuals who match investors with firms in need of capital, perhaps for a fee. As there is a… Read More

IMVU Receives SEC No Action Letter for Digital Asset VCOIN [u]

IMVU, an avatar-based social network, has received a No-Action Letter (NOL) from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pertaining to a blockchain-based digital asset – VCOIN. The NOL states that the SEC will not take action on the digital asset because of the following: IMVU… Read More

Wirecard’s Former CEO Testifies in Front of Parliamentary Committee, Meanwhile Wirecard’s Core Business Has been Sold to Santander

Infamous Fintech Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) has seen its core European business sold to Banco Santander according to the insolvency administrator. Jaffe reports that the assets of Wirecard AG, Wirecard Technologies GmbH and other companies of the Wirecard Group, and the assets of the European core business were… Read More

Algorand Announces Partner Program and Initial List of Accepted Companies

Enterprise focused blockchain Algorand has launched the Algorand Partner Program (APP). Alogorand hopes that APP participants can differentiate their services and expand their business by benefiting from access to resources and support in building and delivering their Algorand-based offering. Algorand is focusing on the “next… Read More

ORIX Corporation Invests $60 Million into OurCrowd, Will Collaborate on Financial Products

Leading global online investing marketplace OurCrowd has received a $60 million investment from ORIX Corporation (NYSE:IX). Orix is a Japan based financial services firm that offers lending, investment, life insurance, banking, asset management, real estate, and more. ORIX operates globally with offices in 37 countries… Read More

Loan Marketplace Mintos Tops £6 Million on Crowdcube: CEO Martins Sulte Shares Insight into Platform Operations

Mintos, a European marketplace for loans, launched a securities crowdfunding offer on Crowdcube earlier this week. The equity sale quickly surpassed its £1 million hurdle and as of today, the offering has raised over £6 million backed by more than. In the process, Mintos set… Read More

A Natural Next Step: Google Moves More Into Fintech with Redesigned Pay App & Digital Bank Plex

Google, part of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) is pushing deeper into Fintech with a redesigned Google Pay App in a natural step for one of the largest tech firms in the world. Caesar Sengupta, General Manager & VP, Payments and Next Billion Users for Google, said in… Read More

Digital Assets: Grayscale Says it Now Has Over $10 Billion in AUM, Crypto Firm Took in Over $262 Million Last Week Alone

Grayscale Investments, a digital asset management firm that offers retail investors the ability to invest in crypto via listed funds, says it has topped $10 billion in assets under management (AUM). In fact, the investment firm says that last week it experienced an inflow of… Read More

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Rankings is Peppered with Fintechs

Deloitte has released its annual list of the fastest-growing firms in North America. The 26th year of the list, The North America Technology Fast 500 is an annual ranking of companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, Fintech and energy tech sectors. Of the… Read More

VMWare and Digital Asset Announce Commercial Availability of Blockchain Service

VMware Blockchain, an enterprise-grade blockchain platform, is now commercially available.  VMWare has partnered with Digital Asset to incorporate DAML smart contracts on version 1.0. In a blog post, VMWare explains that current enterprise workflows remain complex and fragmented adding unnecessary friction and cost to processes…. Read More

PayPal Ventures Backs Payments Fintech Modulr with £9 Million Investment

Payments as a Service Fintech Modulr has received a £9 million investment from PayPal Ventures to develop additional products and expand its customer base. Modulr is a Fintech service that integrates into any product or system. Users may automate payment flows, embed payments into their… Read More

Israel-based Venture Fund Maniv Mobility Leads First Seed Investment in UAE Based Firm Fenix

An Israel based venture fund, Maniv Mobility LP, has led a $3.8 million seed round investment in Fenix, a micro-mobility venture focused on the Middle East. According to Maniv Mobility, this is the first investment by an Israeli venture capital fund in a UAE-based tech… Read More

CFTC Selects Nakamoto Terminal as Winner of Project Streetlamp Competition

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has selected Nakamoto Terminal (NTerminal) as the winner of Project Streetlamp, the CFTC’s first competition under the Science Prize Competition Act of 2015. The CFTC states that as part of the competition NTerminal will also be recognized as the… Read More

InvestiNation: New Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches for Accredited Investors, Lists Israel based Startups

InvestiNation is a new investment crowdfunding platform that seeks to pair US accredited investors with hot startups in Israel’s booming entrepreneur ecosystem. Israel is well-known as the “innovation nation” as countless companies have launched in a relatively small country while attracting global money. The online… Read More

Fintech Galileo Enables Ualá Expansion into Mexico

Galileo, an API standard for card issuing, virtual card solutions and digital banking, is aiding Argentina based Fintech Ualá’s expansion into Mexico. Moving into Mexico is Ualá’s first expansion outside its home country. Ualá is a Fintech with a mission to bring Latin American financial… Read More

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