Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

Online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, investment crowdfunding, security token platforms and more.

Crypto Exchange Kraken is Crowdfunding on Bnk to the Future

Popular crypto exchange Kraken is crowdfunding. Kraken has partnered with Bnk to the Future to “create a rare, but limited opportunity for both large and small investors to own shares of Kraken stock.” Kraken claimed over $85 billion in crypto trading during 2018. Beginning yesterday… Read More

Three Years of Reg CF: 44 Funding Portals, 9 Departures, 1 Suspension & $200 Million Raised

Last week Regulation Crowdfunding, or Reg CF as it is affectionately called, celebrated its 3rd birthday. While the JOBS Act legislation that created online capital formation was signed into law in 2012, final rules for Reg CF did not become actionable into about 4 years… Read More

Lithuanian Fintech Evarvest Crowdfunds on Seedrs, Preps Global Trading App Including Commission Free Trades in US Market

Evarvest, a startup that is striving to “unite the worlds stock exchanges, making it simple to invest” is crowdfunding on Seedrs. Evarvest is looking to raise a minimum amount of £75,000 at a pre-money valuation of £1.175 million. As of today, Evarvest has raised over… Read More

Broadband for the Rural North Raises £2 million via Triodos Bank Crowdfunding Platform

Community benefit society Broadband for the Rural North (or B4RN) has raised £2 million in a bond following its first close on the Triodos crowdfunding platform. Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank focuses on sustainable banking globally. Triodos Bank is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK,… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Fundopolis Partners with AlphaPoint on Tokenization

Fundopolis, an equity crowdfunding platform, is working with AlphaPoint to provide tokenization to issuers and perhaps digital asset trading at some point in the future. In a release, Fundopolis said it plans to use AlphaPoint’s platform to assist with the issuance of equity crowdfunding perks…. Read More

Overfunding: Assetz Capital Surpasses £1 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Just one week after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital has successfully secured its initial £1 million funding target and is now nearing £1.3 million. The funding round comes less than two years after Assetz Capital raised more… Read More

Chinese Consumer Finance Platform LexinFintech Announces First Quarter 2019 Unaudited Financial Results

China-based consumer finance platform LexinFintech announced on Friday its first quarter 2019 unaudited financial results, which ended on March 31st. According to LixinFintech, Operational Highlights include: Total outstanding principal balance of loans1 reached RMB35.0 billion as of March 31, 2019, representing an increase of 64.7%… Read More

Report States Average Internet Investor More Likely to Search for Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets as Opposed to Traditional Securities

Bitcoin Loved by Search BlockState, a security token issuance platform, has posted research regarding investor interest in traditional versus digital assets. According to BlockState, the average internet user is far more interested in crypto, like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, than traditional assets like bonds or… Read More

Ethis Group Comments on Receipt of Islamic Equity Crowdfunding License in Malaysia

Announced last week, the Securities Commission Malaysia revealed updated regulations as well as the approval of 8 new “Regulated Market Operators” serving the investment crowdfunding – peer to peer financing market. Included in the list of approved platforms of the first Islamic Equity Crowdfunding license,… Read More

Shuttered Cryptopia Exchange Says it Cannot Guarantee Return of “Crypto Assets” or Fiat Balances to Customers

Liquidating New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia has announced that it has halted trading and frozen customer assets and balances, “In order to… get an accurate picture of the current situation.” Accordingly, no withdrawals of fiat or crypto will be permitted by the exchange until, “…an… Read More

Following Delay of Financial Reports to NYSE, China Rapid Finance Announces Business Operations & Board of Directors Changes

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced on Friday changes in its business operations and to its board of directors. The lender revealed that it has acknowledged its inability to file its annual report on Form 20-F in a… Read More

Swarm Goes with Copper for Digital Asset Custody Solution

Swarm, an infrastructure provider for the issuance and trading of digital assets, has decided to use Copper as its preferred digital asset custodian. In a release, Swarm said the integration of Copper’s solution will provide the institutional grade security fundamental to the mass market trading… Read More

Cryptocurrency Lender Celsius Network Surpasses $200 Million in Coin Deposits Within 10 Months

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Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform announced on Thursday it topped $200 million in coin deposits in the course of ten months, as well as completed $1.2 billion in originated crypto loans. Founded in 2010, Celsius claims that it addresses the financial needs… Read More

Reg CF 3 Year Anniversary: Republic Reports on Progress & Change as a Leading Crowdfunding Platform

Regulation Crowdfunding, commonly called Reg CF, celebrates a birthday today. On May 16, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allowed issuers to use the securities exemption to raise capital online from both FINRA approved “funding portals” as well as broker-dealers. Part of the JOBS… Read More

Hacked New Zealand Crypto Exchange, Cryptopia, Halts Trading, Goes into Liquidation

Cryptopia, a New Zealand-based cryptocurrency trading platform that, in February, watched helplessly for days as hackers drained an estimated $16 million USD in cryptocurrency tokens from exchange coffers, has gone into liquidation. According to business advisory firm Grant Thornton New Zealand, which is overseeing the liquidation:… Read More

CrowdStreet Appoints Donna Wells to Advisory Board

Real estate crowdfunding platform CrowdStreet announced on Wednesday it has appointed Donna Wells to its advisory board. The appointment comes just days after sponsor J.Jeffers & Co. raised $10 million on CrowdStreet in just 80 minutes. In total, $14 million was raised in a day… Read More

CapitalRise Adds £30 Million Institutional Credit Line fo Boost Lending for Residential Developers

CapitalRise, a lender for prime residential developers, has secured a £30 million institutional funding line from an unnamed “major financial institution.” The additional capital will help fuel the loan book growth funding prime residential developers. CapitalRise reports that, to date, it has lent £300 million…. Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reports: Small Business Loan Approvals at Banks Jumped Again in April

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday the results of its latest Small Business Lending Index report, which revealed approval rates for small business loan applications reached a record high of 27.5% at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) in April, up one-tenth of a percent from March, while  approval percentages at small… Read More

QuadrigaCX Trustee’s Final Report Finds Not Much Left for 76 000 Exchange Users Who Lost $215 Million

Trustees from Ernst and Young Inc. (EYI) have submitted a preliminary report assessing the assets remaining at QuadrigaCX, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that lost access to an estimated $240 million CAD in exchange funds last winter after the untimely death of CEO and sole Director,… Read More

Following IPO, German Fintech creditshelf Holds First Annual Meeting

creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft (CSQ.F), a Fintech marketplace for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany, has held its first annual general meeting in Frankfurt am Main following its IPO in July 2018. The company reports solid shareholder participation as 52.16 % of share capital was represented… Read More

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