Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Blockchain: UK Investment Firm London Chelsea Limited to Offer London Digital Bonds Backed by Real Estate

  London Chelsea Limited says it has partnered with SolidBlock to offer a digital asset fund that invests in real estate. According to a release, London Chelsea Limited will sell a “London Digital Bond” described as a digital security backed by property. London Chelsea is… Read More

Binance Performs Massive Upgrade, Crypto Trading Engine Now 10x Faster, As Devs Rewrite Platform’s Source Code

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange that’s now averaging more than $11 billion in global crypto trading volume, claims that it has recently completed its largest system-wide upgrade ever. According to Binance, the major update was finalized on June 28, 2020. Changpeng Zhao (“CZ”),… Read More

StartEngine Says its On Pace for Record Year of Crowdfunding Offerings

StartEngine, a leading investment crowdfunding platform operating in the US, says it is on pace for a record year. To date, the platform reports over $50 million having been raised by issuers leveraging the Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) securities exemption as well as Reg A+/Reg… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Marketplace Paxful Overtakes LocalBitcoins in BTC Trading Volume, Considered One of the Safest Exchanges by Chainalysis

Paxful, a leading and fast-growing peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace, recently overtook  LocalBitcoins in weekly global BTC trading volume. Paxful users reportedly traded almost $39.8 million worth of Bitcoin (globally) during the week that ended June 6, 2020. Meanwhile, LocalBitcoins reported around $39.5 million… Read More

CapitalStackers, a P2P Lending Platform focused on Real Estate Finance, Repays Over $1.7 Million to Investors

UK-based CapitalStackers, a peer to peer (P2P) lending platform focused on real estate finance, has reportedly repaid £1.4 million (appr. $1.7 million) to investors, despite the socio-economic challenges created due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. CapitalStackers confirmed that it’s planning to introduce an Innovative Finance… Read More

Digital Asset Token Sales Platform CoinList to Distribute Filecoin (FIL) Tokens Following August 2020 Mainnnet Launch

CoinList, a platform for conducting digital asset token sales, is planning to distribute Filecoin (FIL) tokens after the initiative’s mainnet goes live at some point in August 2020 or later this year. At the time of the mainnet launch, FIL tokens will be sent directly… Read More

BlockFi Launches Mobile App, Currently Users May Earn 8.6% Interest APY via the App

Last week, Crowdfund Insider wrote about Jason Williams, General Partner at Morgan Creek Digital and founder of FastMed Urgent Care, and his experience earning over $200,000 in interest on BlockFi while parking his money ($2.5M). This week, BlockFi is announcing a new mobile app so users can… Read More

The Future of Real Estate Investing? NASDAQ and Lex Plan Real Estate Investing Marketplace with Reg A+ Issued Securities

Lex – an Oneline Marketplace for Real Estate Securities Real estate investment has historically been a challenging sector of opportunity for smaller investors. If you want to go it alone it takes a lot of time and knowledge to flip houses or rent flats. Of… Read More

BlockQuake and Secure Digital Markets Form Partnership on Digital Assets

Digital asset trading platform BlockQuake has formed a partnership with Secure Digital Markets (SDM) to provide users 24/7 liquidity in the digital asset marketplace. SDM is a digital asset focused brokerage and trading firm based in Toronto. The company reports relationships with clients in 60+… Read More

Republic Note, a Profit Sharing Digital Asset, Goes on Sale in July

Republic, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, has announced the offering of Republic Note – scheduled to go on sale July 16, 2020. Republic Note is a profit-sharing token with a funding cap of $8 million. According to the company, Republic Note is in line with… Read More

London Stock Exchange Pushes Deeper into Digital Assets with its SEDOL Masterfile Service Incorporating 169 Different Digital Assets

  The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is pushing further into blockchain by incorporating digital assets into its SEDOL Masterfile service, a global security identifier covering 100 million financial instruments. According to the LSEG, as of this week, SEDOL security identifiers have been assigned to 169… Read More

Lendio Partners With Lendistry to Provide Economic Opportunities & Progressive Growth For Minority Small Business Owners

  Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Lendistry, an online lender that focuses on providing economic opportunities and progressive growth for minority small business owners and those in underserved communities. Lendio reported that through this partnership, it… Read More

Balaji Srinivasan backed Options Issuance Platform Opyn Secures Over $2 Million to Help Protect DeFi Investors from Potential Losses

Ethereum based Opyn, an options issuance platform, has secured $2.16 million in capital via a round led by Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto-asset investment firm. Other investors in Opyn’s latest round included 1kx, an early-stage token fund focused on remittances, computation, storage, prediction, and the… Read More

Zopa Becomes a Bank. Fintech Announces Approval of Full Bank License as it Moves Beyond Online Lending

After an extensive regulatory journey, Zopa has been awarded a full bank  license as it transitions from a top online lender to a Fintech offering a growing portfolio of financial services. Zopa Bank will sit alongside its existing peer to peer business (Zopa Limited), as part… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol Compound Sees Dramatic Increase in Lending Activity due to COMP Token “Farming”

A new type of user reward scheme to distribute the Compound governance tokens (COMP) has led to a significant increase in the amount of value locked into the leading decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol. Traders using Compound are now “farming” COMP tokens. Notably, the total value… Read More

BlockFi Buttresses Asia Presence with New Hire of Former B of A Merrill Lynch Executive

  BlockFi, a digital asset financial services firm, has boosted its Asia presence with the new hire of Rishi Ramchandani as Director of Business Development, Asia. According to BlockFi, Ramchandani most recently led global and Asia equities teams for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As crypto… Read More

Options Trading Platform Sparrow Raises $3.5 Million Series A led by HDR Group, BitMEX Parent

Sparrow, an options trading platform has raised USD$ 3.5 million in a Series A funding round, according to a company release. The round was led by HDR Group, the parent company of BitMEX – a crypto exchange. The funding also included participation from Signum Capital, Du… Read More

Security Token Offering Platform Neufund Decides to Pivot Away from Digital Securities [u]

Neufund, once a leading voice in the European security token offering market, has decided to pivot away from its digital security mission. Based in Germany, Neufund was founded by CEO Zoe Adamovicz who announced several years ago their intent to conduct the first-ever legally binding… Read More

Republic’s First Three Real Estate Offerings Have Already Topped Their Funding Hurdles

Last week, Crowdfund Insider reported on Republic‘s move into real estate crowdfunding. Republic was initially launched as a Reg CF funding portal targeting early-stage firms with a focus on underserved markets. Since platform launch, Republic has expanded into additional verticals including Republic Crypto, a game… Read More

P2P Lender ArchOver Claims there’s “Unprecedented” Demand from its Investors as it Prepares to Again Offer Secured Lending

Peer to peer (P2P) business lender ArchOver recently claimed that it has seen a significant increase in demand from retail investors as the platform prepares to begin lending again via its secured loan offering. According to its website, ArchOver has funded over £119 million for… Read More

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