Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Latam: Piemonte Holding Launches Bond Trading Platform Using Blockchain by Horizon

Piemonte Holding has launched a bond trading platform using blockchain technology. The new marketplace is said to be the first of its kind in Latin America. The platform is designed to enable Piemonte’s investors to trade R$150 million in debentures all using the Ethereum blockchain…. Read More

LendingUSA Names Adam Contino As New Chief Financial Officer

LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, announced on Thursday it has appointed Adam Contino as its new CFO. According to LendingUSA, Contino has more than 30 years of experience in leading transformation and growth initiates… Read More

Pankaj Balani: Delta Exchange CEO Predicts that Crypto Derivatives will Grow Significantly in Coming Years, but 2021 Is the Year of Options

We recently connected with Pankaj Balani, Co-founder and CEO at Delta Exchange, an established digital assets derivatives trading platform. Delta Exchange offers cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading across Bitcoin and major altcoins with up to 100x leverage. As previously reported, the company aims to support… Read More

Bitfinex Pay Now Allowing Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments

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    Digital asset exchange Bitfinex announced on Wednesday its payment technology Bitfinex Pay is now allowing online merchants a means of receiving contactless and borderless digital token payments. Bitfinex reported that the Bitfinex Pay widget can be integrated on to a website and users… Read More

UK based P2P Lender Folk2Folk Says it’s Still Open to Retail Investors, with £400M+ Invested via Platform and Zero Losses

UK-based Folk2Folk, a P2P lender supporting local and rural businesses, notes that “shifting sands” within the peer to peer sector have left some retail investors “high and dry.” Folk2Folk reveals that some retail investors have been “abandoned” in favor of institutional investors. There have also… Read More

All Non-Essential UK Retail Businesses May Reopen from April 12, 2021, Funding Circle Confirms while Sharing Other Small Business Tips

Online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) recently noted in blog to its small business customers what the roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown means for small businesses. On February 22, 2021, the UK government announced its “highly anticipated” four-phase roadmap out of the Coronavirus-related lockdown —… Read More

Wefunder Publishes Public Impact Report: Over $230 Million Raised on Platform

Wefunder, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, has published a “public impact report” while touting having raised over $230 million since inception. Wefunder has raised capital for early-stage firms using the three crowdfunding exemptions: Reg D 506c, Reg A+, and Reg CF. But most issuers are… Read More

Binance Claims its Peer to Peer Digital Assets Marketplace has Become one of its “Key Features”

Leading crypto exchange Binance notes that their peer-to-peer service helps users establish a “competitive” peer-to-peer digital currency trading business. Since its launch back in October 2019 for just a single market, Binance P2P has become a major global marketplace for peer-to-peer trading of virtual currencies…. Read More

Online P2P Lender Blend Network Reports Strong Performance, Reveals it has Record Number of Lenders Active on Platform

Online peer-to-peer lender Blend Network notes that the UK was the world’s first country to authorize and begin administering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on December 8, 2020. The vaccine had been on track to immunize 15 million individuals by February 15, 2020. The immunization efforts have… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reveals that its Secondary Market Remains “Unpredictable,” Growing Considerably Last Month

The team at Bondora, a European peer-to-peer lending platform, reveals that their secondary market “remains unpredictable,” growing again during the month of January 2021. The Bondora Secondary Market began the new year in “growth” mode, the company claims. Transactions “totaled €396,072 over January—an 11.7% increase… Read More

Overfunding: UK P2P Lender JustUs Secures Over £1.3M in Capital to Disrupt Lending with Better Crowdfunded Financial Products

UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender JustUs says it aims to “disrupt” the lending landscape and become an established provider of crowdfunded financial products for consumers with the JustUs ISA. To undertake Peoples Mortgages, JustUs noted that it will be “required to gain regulatory approval which is… Read More

Kraken Bank CEO David Kinitsky Provides Glimpse into How He’s Planning to Set Up Operations, As Company Might Acquire More Funding

First revealed in September 2020, digital asset exchange Kraken is now hard at work “gearing up” to introduce Kraken Bank. The Kraken team notes in a blog post that this new venture is expected to improve the landscape for Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currency… Read More

Gemini Says Offering Excellent Customer Experience Is Key Priority, Company Launches Cryptopedia, a Free Crypto Education Platform

US-based digital asset exchange Gemini says it’s committed to providing an “excellent” customer experience. Gemini states that being accessible to their users and “prompt” with their responses to customer support requests or inquiries remains a “top” priority at the exchange. Recently, the company’s customer support… Read More

Biz2Credit Announces Support For Biden-Harris Administration’s PPP Changes to Promote More Equitable Access to Funding

  Biz2Credit announced earlier this week it supports Biden-Harris Administration’s changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The company claims that the changes will promote more equitable access to funding for small businesses in need of funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biz2Credit further revealed it has… Read More

PDAX Debacle: Modulus CEO Says Crypto Exchange Collapse is Just the Beginning

PDAX, a licensed crypto exchange operating in the Philippines, suffered an outage earlier this month. There have been multiple reports that traders were able to purchase Bitcoin at a steep discount during a time when BTC was trading at new all-time highs. A statement from… Read More

New Record for Lenders on October Platform: 5,672 Private Investors from France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands lent to Sandaya Initiative

Camille David from European online lender October reveals that 5,672 private investors from all across Europe have reportedly financed the Sandaya project via the October platform – which is notably a new record. Claire Juliard, who leads October Connect, confirmed that this is in fact… Read More

Coinbase Files S-1, Plans Listing on NASDAQ Raising Up to $1 Billion, Generated $1.3 Billion in Revenue in 2020

As anticipated, Coinbase has publicly filed an S-1 outlining its plans to complete an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ. Accrording to the filing, Coinbase intends to raise up to $1 billion and  trade under the ticker symbol of “COIN.” The filing shares that… Read More

Westpac Group in Australia Reveals that Marketplace Lender SocietyOne has joined its Digital Banking Platform

The Westpac Group in Australia has revealed that SocietyOne is its second partner to join­ the institution’s new digital banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. SocietyOne is a key Fintech player in the nation’s digital lending sector (having originated more than $1 billion in loans). According to a… Read More

P2P Lender Amartha Partners with Lendable, Receives $50 Million Commitment to Lend to Women MSEs

PT Amartha Mikro Fintek a peer-to-peer lender that provides access to capital to micro and small entrepreneurs (MSEs). Founded in 2010, Amartha pivoted into a peer-to-peer lending platform in 2016 and is now one of the biggest P2P lenders in Indonesia. According to Amartha, the… Read More

Lithuania based Debitum, which Provides Borderless Small Business Financing, Reports that it Now Offers Profitable Investment Tools

Lithuania-based Debitum, which offers borderless small business financing, notes that December 2020 was the month that “concluded a great year” for the platform. During 2020, Debitum managed to reach several key milestones: more than 3 million EUR outstanding portfolio, more than 20 million EUR of… Read More

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