Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Genesis Publishes Q4 Report on Digital Assets: Crypto Lending Tops $50 Billion

Digital asset prime brokerage Genesis published a report on Q4 operations this week. Genesis serves institutional investors and select accredited investors with assets of $10 million or more. According to Genesis, Q4 2021 was its stronger quarter ever with approximately $102 billion in transactional volume…. Read More

INX Digital Company, Inc. Confirms its Public Listing on NEO Exchange

The INX Digital Company, Inc. (NEO: INXD), the owner of crypto-asset trading platforms, is pleased to confirm that the firm’s common shares will begin trading on the Neo Exchange Inc., under the ticker symbol “INXD”. The firm and its wholly-owned subsidiaries together form the “INX… Read More

tZERO Comments on SEC Approval of BSTX Blockchain Enabled Exchange

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the first securities exchange to utilized blockchain technology. BSTX, a joint venture between tZERO and Box Digital Markets, may now trade publicly listed securities while benefitting from blockchain tech. This includes the ability for immediate settlement, transparent… Read More

SEC Approves BSTX to Operate First Securities Exchange Utilizing Blockchain Technology

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved BSTX as a national securities exchange thus ushering in an era of a regulated exchange utilizing blockchain technology. The complete SEC filing is available below. BSTX is a joint venture between BOX Digital Markets, LLC and tZERO. … Read More

Robinhood Loses $423 Million in the 4th Quarter, Shares Drop in After Hours Trading


Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD), a leading digital asset exchange and broker platform, has reported Q4 earnings results which have disappointed the markets. According to the company, the net loss for the quarter was $423 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared with net income of $13 million,… Read More

Yieldstreet: Online Investment Platform Launches Art Equity Funds Boosting its Alternative Investment Options

Earlier this month, Yieldstreet – an investment crowdfunding platform, added a new art equity fund to its list of alternative investment options. Yieldstreet has emerged as a dynamic online investment platform providing smaller investors with options like short-term debt offerings, real estate, supply chain finance,… Read More

Coinbase Rival FTX US Finalizes $400M Series A Round at $8B Valuation

West Realm Shires Services Inc. (FTX US) has announced the closing of a $400 million Series A round valuing the firm at $8 billion. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this investment round is notably the first for FTX US and included contributions… Read More

Coinsmart Reveals Multi-year Partnership with the Canadian Hockey League

Canadian crypto exchange CoinSmart (NEO: SMRT; FSE:IIR) has announced a “long-term national sponsorship agreement with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).” CoinSmart will become the CHL’s Official Crypto Trading Partner across its three-member leagues, the OHL, WHL, and the QMJHL. The CHL is the world’s largest… Read More

Finvault Exchange OÜ, Finvault’s Licensed Digital Asset Exchange in Estonia, Introduces Waiting List to Clients Internationally

Finvault Exchange OÜ, the Fintech firm that’s licensed and regulated by the Estonian FIU as an authorized digital currency exchange, is transforming the way individual consumers and businesses save, invest, transfer and spend their funds and digital wealth. Finvault announced that it has opened up… Read More Welcomes £300K to Develop Data-Driven Audience Engagement Platform

Growth Capital Ventures has led a £150,000 seed investment round into, a technology company using data to influence how audiences engage and experience leisure, visitor, and sporting attractions. Growth Capital Ventures is an online capital formation platform that enables private investors to invest in… Read More

UK’s WiseAlpha, a Digital Bond Market, Teams Up with Fintech Fortu Wealth

WiseAlpha, the United Kingdom’s digital bond market platform, is pleased to confirm its strategic partnership with UK-headquartered Fintech firm, Fortu Wealth. This collaboration marks another key milestone for the Fintech companies, both planning to offer a smart financial solution to private banking customers. As noted… Read More

BitMEX’s Acquisition of Bankhaus von der Heydt is Another Step in the Rehabilitation of the Crypto Trading Platform

Last week, BitMEX announced its intent to acquire Bankhaus von der Heydt. The deal is actually structured so that BXM Operations AG, founded by BitMEX CEO  Alexander Höptner and CFO Stephan Lutz, will acquire the bank located in Munich, Germany. While the purchase is subject… Read More

EstateGuru Reports 2021 Financial Results

Marketplace lending platform EstateGuru has posted its 2021 financial results. According to the investment platform loan volumes increased by 69%, revenues 58%, new investors by 35% compared to 2020. EstateGuru said that all of the countries where they operate exceeded their targets with total lending… Read More

Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal Explains How Firm Offers Fair, Transparent, “Equal” Experience

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at digital assets firm Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN), has shared an update titled, Proof of Alignment, which explains what the company has done to align themselves with their clients and what they’re planning to do next. As noted by Grewal, Coinbase… Read More

Groundfloor Creates New Lending Company in Hot Jacksonville Market, Commits $50 Million to Real Estate Developers

Jacksonville, Florida is one of the hottest Fintech markets in the US. A combination of low taxes, great weather, and a business-friendly government has helped Jacksonville to generate over 62,000 in Fintech jobs. In recognition of this ongoing phenomenon, Groundfloor, a real estate crowdfunding platform,… Read More

Mintos Says Major Priority for 2022 Is Completing Transition to Notes

Earlier this month, the team at European lender Mintos had released their extensive Insight Report. Mintos noted that their monthly publication offers an overview of what’s been happening on their platform, including commentary from their team of experts, recent investor activity, educational topics, and other… Read More

European SME Lender October Reports More Projects Funded Last Year than 2018, 2019, 2020 Combined

Earlier this month, the team at marketplace lender October had shared an open letter with their community. October wrote in its open letter that last year, they had committed to working hard, “with enthusiasm and curiosity.” They had promised to lend more efficiently to businesses,… Read More

Bahrain based Crypto Exchange Rain Financial Secures $110M via Series B Round

Bahrain-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial has secured $110 million in capital via a Series B round. Rain Financial reports that its investment round has been co-led by Paradigm and Kleiner Perkins along with contributions from Coinbase Ventures, Global Founders Capital, MEVP, Cadenza Ventures, and CMT… Read More

MarketFinance Explains Why Investors are Committed to Funding Small Businesses in the United Kingdom

The team at UK’s MarketFinance notes that investors have continued to commit to funding small businesses in the United Kingdom despite “lingering anxieties” over the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and various other factors. MarketFinance VP Capital Markets, Marion Delille, has taken a look into just why –… Read More

Mastercard Approved for Coinbase NFT Buys Later in 2022

Mastercard users will soon be able to use their plastic to buy NFTs on Coinbase’s upcoming NFT marketplace, the two companies announced this week. Coinbase had announced Coinbase NFT in October of 2021. “Our mission at Coinbase is to increase economic freedom in the world,”… Read More

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