Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

BlockFi CEO Denies Rumors they Are Being Sold for $25 Million

Recently, BlockFi, a leading crypto trading and yield platform, was rocked by the crypto market collapse and overall market volatility. Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, swooped in to backstop the firm by providing a $250 million credit facility. Bankman-Fried tweeted they were partnering… Read More

London’s Further Introduces Investment Platform

Further, a London-headquartered firm, has introduced its investment platform, developed to connect retail investors with “high-quality” VC funds, at scale and with minimum investment levels “never seen before in the market.” This should allow new retail investors to invest in venture funds, from as low… Read More

CoinFLEX Changes Mind on Withdrawals, Points Finger at Roger Ver Owing them Money

Earlier this week, the “home of crypto yield” CoinFLEX announced that it expects to resume withdrawals as well as trading due following a pause due to crypto market volatility. In a blog post, CoinFlex shared that an unnamed investor’s account had fallen into negative equity…. Read More

CrowdStreet Says They Are Expanding Access for Individual Investors During Market Volatility, Hires New Executives

CrowdStreet, a real estate investment platform, says they are expanding opportunities for individual investors in spite of the ongoing market volatility and rising interest rates. Simultanesoulsy, CrowdStreet says they are hiring several new executives to better manage their growing offerings. In 2021, CrowdStreet raised $1.2… Read More

Funding Societies Buys CardUp, a Licensed Payments Provider

Leading Asian SME financing platform and emerging neobank Funding Societies is acquiring regional payments solution, CardUp. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CardUp is a payments provider serving both businesses and individuals. CardUp was founded in 2016 and operates in Singapore, Hong Kong,… Read More

Republic Has Listed 12 Reg CF Offerings that Have Hit $5 Million Funding Cap

In 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved several improvements for securities crowdfunding. One of the most impactful updates was raising the funding limit under Reg CF to $5 million from $1.07 million. Prior to this, many industry insiders viewed the old funding cap as… Read More

Long Term Stock Exchange Raises $100 Million: Report

The Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE) has raised $100 million from a member of the Walton Family, a relative of Sam Walton who founded the ubiquitous Wal-mart stores. According to a report in WSJ.com, James Walton, the grandson of Sam Walton, has partnered with the… Read More

Private Markets Investment Firm Hamilton Lane Appoints Victor Jung as Head of Digital Assets

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) recently announced that Victor Jung is joining the firm as Head of Digital Assets. In this role, Jung will be “responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the firm’s digital asset strategy.” He will oversee this strategy globally and “report… Read More

ADDX, China Construction Bank to Partner on Chinese Offshore Investments

China Construction Bank (Chongqing and Singapore branches) and ADDX have entered a partnership “to help domestic investors in China participate in the country’s official offshore investment scheme.” The financial institutions announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that “paves the way for them… Read More

Coinbase Announces Improved Multichain Transfers for Clients

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) recently announced a faster, easier, and “less expensive” way of sending and receiving cryptocurrency via multiple networks, starting with Polygon, Coinbase’s first L2 integration, and Solana. With the ongoing surge in blockchain usage and increase in gas fees, “the process of sending crypto… Read More

CoinFLEX to Resume Withdrawals After Pause Due to Market Volatility

Last week, CoinFLEX announced it was halting all withdrawals as well as trading due to crypto market volatility. At the time CoinFLEX stated that it did not hold counterparty risk with 3 Arrows Capital (3AC) or any lending firm. 3AC, a crypto hedge fund, has… Read More

FTX May Buy Robinhood, Shares Rise [u]

Sam Bankman-Fried is acting once again to take advantage of significantly lower valuations in a struggling marketplace. Rumors claim that Bankman-Fried is looking to purchase Robinhood via his crypto exchange FTX. While no deal yet, the rumblings have caused shares in Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) to rise… Read More

Coinbase Shares Sink Following Sell Rating from Goldman Sachs

Shares in crypto exchange Coinbase (NASDQ:COIN) have dropped by over 9% today to around $56/share following a downgrade from Goldman Sachs. Coinbase is not quite at its 52-week low of around $40 a share but they are far off its 52-week high of over $368… Read More

Securitize, a Digital Securities Marketplace, Expands Into Europe as it Enters Spain’s Fintech Sandbox

Securitize, a security token issuance platform and digital security trading market, has announced its expansion into Europe. Securitize has been approved by the Spanish General Secretariat of the Treasury and International Finance to enter its experimental program or Fintech sandbox where Securitize will serve a… Read More

Deutsche Börse Teams Up with Kaiko to Extend Market Data Offering in Crypto Sector

Deutsche Börse has entered into a cooperation agreement with Kaiko, a crypto market data provider, to make their consolidated crypto data feed “directly accessible to its customers.” In Q4, historical L2 tick-level orderbook data on a T+1 basis and live trade data “will be made… Read More

Fund That Flip, a Real Estate Financing Marketplace, Recognized as Top Workplace

Fund That Flip, a real estate investment and financing marketplace, has been recognized as a top place to work by Cleveland.com. The Mid-western venture ranked in 1st place among midsized companies for 2022. Fund that Flip is said to currently employ 230 individuals including 140… Read More

SIX Digital Exchange Introduces SDX Web3 Services

SDX Web3 Services,  the new service portfolio from SIX Digital Exchange (SDX),  is a range of offerings for institutional clients. SDX Web3 Services will aim to support the secure adoption by financial institutions of the next iteration of the World Wide Web, one that’s based… Read More

Hex Trust Gains Provisional License as Virtual Asset Provider in Dubai

Hex Trust, Hong Kong-based digital asset custody provider providing services across Asia, has gained provisional approval for a Virtual Asset MVP license in Dubai. According to a statement by Hex Trust, the Government of Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) has approved it to operate… Read More

UK’s Investment Platform Tulipshare Partners with As You Know to Empower Retail Investors

As You Sow, a non-profit in shareholder advocacy and Tulipshare, a UK-based activist retail investment platform, recently announced a partnership “to empower retail investors globally to use their shareholder power in support of resolutions on climate, racial justice, and other pressing issues this proxy season.”… Read More

Robo.cash Analysts Provide Suggestions on Creating Investment Portfolios

A portfolio with an “optimal” risk-return ratio by the end of 2022 “could yield 13.7%,” according to an update from Robo.cash. Its largest share is allocated towards P2P lending, the team at Robocash wrote in a blog post. In their latest study, Robocash investment platform… Read More

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