Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Ethis Group Launches First Fully Shariah-Compliant Equity Crowdfunding Platform in Malaysia

Ethis Group has launched the first fully Shariah-compliant equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia, according to a note from the company. Ethis already operates in Indonesia with another platform planned to commence soon in Dubai. The announcement of the launch was made during Islamic Fintech Week… Read More

Online Lender October Financed 100 Projects during July and August 2020, On Track to Finance 1000th Project by Next Month

October, a leading European online lender, notes that in the past 5 years, it has issued over 450 million euros in loans to different companies. The marketplace lender reveals that 100 projects, or 10% of all projects that have received loans through its platform, were… Read More

Fundnel Supported Private Securities Marketplace HG Exchange Commences Trading. Will Include Digital Assets Too

Hg Exchange (HGX), Southeast Asia’s first private securities exchange, has kicked off trading. Founding members of the exchange include PhillipCapital, Prime Partners, and Fundnel – a leading securities crowdfunding platform serving sophisticated investors across Asia. Richard Teng, formerly an executive at the Monetary Authority of… Read More

Ocean Protocol Developers to Build Bridge between their Marketplace and Energy Web Decentralized Operating System

The developers of Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, will be creating a “bridge” between the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS) and Ocean’s data marketplaces. As mentioned in a… Read More

SBA Approved Non-Bank Lender ACAP Signs Deal With Biz2Credit For License PPP Forgiveness Platform

ACAP, an SBA-approved non-bank lender and national loan aggregator of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, announced on Wednesday it has signed a new deal with Biz2Credit to utilize the Biz2X PPP Forgiveness Platform. ACAP reputed that it and its servicing team The Loan Source will… Read More

INX Digital Security Offering Hits First Hurdle, in the US Currently Investors in 14 States May Participate but Must Adhere to Suitability Rules

Last week in a release, INX Limited said it had topped its $7.5 million offering hurdle for the initial public offering of its digital security. INX added that it is now accepting payments in Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and USD Coin (USDC) as of this… Read More

tZERO Reports Rising Volume in Digital Securities Trading

tZERO, a digital asset focused subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK), has reported on August 2020 trading regsults in digital securities. According to tZERO, the marketplace recorded its strongest month ever in August 2020. tZERO states that it traded over 2.3 million digital securities, a 21x increase… Read More

BitTorrent (BTT), Elrond (ELGD), ICON (ICX), Sola (SOL) Perpetual Contracts to be Offered via Binance Futures

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, will be offering cryptocurrency futures contracts for Elrond (EGLD), the native token of a “highly” scalable, fast and secure blockchain platform for creating distributed apps; and Sola (SOL), the native digital currency of a “decentralized” social platform developed… Read More

Jonah Schulman, the Head of Marketing at Security Token Market, Explains why Blockchain based Security Tokens are Performing Well

Jonah Schulman, head of marketing at Security Token Market, notes that every month, he helps the research team with putting together the security token trading and data analysis report. As covered, security token trading volume reached almost $22 million in August, which is significantly more… Read More

Diplomatic Thaw: As Arab Countries Open Relations with Israel, OurCrowd Sees Opportunity

Jon Medved

OurCrowd, a leading global investment crowdfunding platform that is based in Israel, is well-positioned to take advantage of the improving relations in the middle east. Last month, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. The official signing of the… Read More

UK based Minted, a Shariah-Compliant Gold Trading Platform, Is Planning to Launch Services this Month

UK-based Minted, a Shariah-compliant platform for trading gold, is planning to launch its services this month. Gold has served as a safe haven asset during times of economic uncertainty, but mostly wealthy people have invested in the precious metal. Minted aims to change this trend… Read More

Raisin Announces New Partnership With Financial Resource Platform Finect

Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin announced on Monday it has joined forces with interactive financial resource platform Finect on competitive savings to help Spanish depositors beat low-interest rates. Raisin reported that by integrating its offers, Finect connects users to a wide range of banking… Read More

BitMEX Traded $72.5 Billion in Crypto Derivatives in August 2020, while Huobi Led with $208.5 Billion: Report

Cryptocurrency spot volumes surged during August 2020, with the top tier exchanges dominating the volatile digital asset markets, according to a report from the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX). The leading digital currency derivatives trading platform noted that in August 2020, the trading volumes on top-tier… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender Folk2Folk Remains Confident it will Be Approved to Issue Loans Under CBILS Scheme

UK-based Folk2Folk, a peer to peer lender supporting local and rural businesses, has confirmed that it’s still confident that it will be approved to begin lending under the country’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), even though the application deadline will come at the end… Read More

Risky DeFi Token Yearn.Finance (YFI) to Launch on Coinbase Pro, the Platform for Professional Crypto Traders

On September 14, 2020, Coinbase Pro (for professional traders) users will be able to transfer  yearn.finance (YFI) tokens into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. The San Francisco-based crypto exchange noted that support for YFI tokens will be available in all of its supported jurisdictions,… Read More

Ethereum Token Loopring (LRC), which Supports Non-Custodial Exchange Protocol, to Launch on Coinbase Pro

On September 14, 2020, Coinbase Pro users will have the option to transfer Loopring (LRC) tokens into their accounts ahead of trading. The exchange has confirmed that support for LRC tokens will be available in all of its supported jurisdictions, except New York State due… Read More

StartEngine Secondary Market to Launch Next Month

StartEngine, a leading crowdfunding platform that is also a FINRA regulated broker-dealer and holds an ATS (alternative trading system) license, will launch the “StartEngine Secondary” in October. According to StartEngine, the first issuer to trade on the platform will be StartEngine itself – a company… Read More

Germany: SME Lender Creditshelf on Track for Substantial Growth During 2020

creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a marketplace lender serving German SMEs, reports that growth remains robust for its platform even during the ongoing COVID-19 challenge. According to creditshelf, a solid Q2 led to significant revenue growth of 41.6% during the first six months of 2020 when compared to… Read More

tZERO Approved by FINRA to Offer Retail Brokerage Services

tZERO, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK), has received approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to offer retail brokerage services for digital securities and provide issuers with investment banking and placement agent services in connection with capital raising activities. tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi called… Read More

Following Pivot, Zero Hash Provides Digital Asset Settlement for Digital Lending Capital Corp.

Zero Hash, formerly known as Seed CX – a digital asset exchange, has powered Digital Lending Capital Corp‘s (DLCC) first trade using the tech rails offered by Zero Hash. DLCC is a tech provider for crypto lending and prime brokerage. Zero Hash describes itself as… Read More

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