Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Coinsquare Negotiates with Canada Revenue Agency to Protect Most Client Information

CoinSquare, a Canadian crypto exchange,  has announced that it has come to terms with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in regards to the information provided regarding CoinSquare users. CoinSquare notes that in late 2020, the CRA filed an application in court to compel Coinsquare to… Read More

loanDepot Joins Forces With Home Builder Schell Brothers to Launch Henlopen Mortgage Venture

  loanDepot.com, LLC, a subsidiary of loanDepot, Inc. (NYSE:LDI”), a U.S.-based retail nonbank mortgage lender, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with home builder Schell Brothers to launch a new venture, Henlopen Mortgage. The duo reported that through the venture, Schell Brothers will have… Read More

WiseAlpha Launches Bond Academy on Open University

WiseAlpha, a digital bond investing platform, shares that its Bond Academy education platform has launched on the Open University. Regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, WiseAlpha is an online investment platform that makes corporate bonds available to private investors at affordable sizes, via its… Read More

CrowdProperty Hires New Executive to Lead Business Development as Team Grows

Property investment marketplace CrowdProperty has hired Rupert Lowe MRICS as Business Development Manager. Lowe joins alongside five other CrowdProperty appointments so far in 2021 and a total of 21 new appointments in the past 12 months since lockdown 1.0 began. CrowdProperty states that significant growth… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Loanpad Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With Nearly £300,000 Raised

  Loanpad, a UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £300,000 raised. The funding round, which launched last month, originally sought to raise £250,000. It has so far attracted more than 210 Seedrs investors. Founded in 2015, Loanpad… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Solid 17.4% Return Rate for Second Consecutive Month

European peer to peer lending platform Bondora confirmed in a blog post on March 19, 2020, that its performance remained steady during the month of February 2021. While commenting on its annual performance, Bondora notes that the return rate remained steady at 17.4% for the… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company SaNOtize Moves Forward with Anti-COVID Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray, Approved for Sale

OurCrowd portfolio company SaNOtize Research & Development Corp. has received interim approval to sell its COVID-19 treatment Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS). The spray is said to protect users from viruses that enter the body through the upper nasal pathways. The spray will be sold… Read More

Alternatives like YieldStreet, RallyRoad, Fundrise are “Going Mainstream” as Investors Plan to Diversify, Milind Mehere Says

  Milind Mehere, founder and CEO of YieldStreet, a digital wealth management platform that aims to transform the way financial products are delivered and how wealth is created, notes that the world had to deal with major challenges during last year’s “roller coaster ride” due… Read More

What Did We Learn from the House Financial Services Committee Hearing on GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood?

This past week, the House Committee on Financial Services held part two of three anticipated hearings on the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood saga. As most people are aware, in recent months a short-squeeze caused shares in GameStop (NYSE:GME) to jump dramatically higher compelling short sellers to purchase shares… Read More

Equity Management Platform Capdesk Acquires £5M in Capital via Series A led by Fidelity, MiddleGame Ventures

Capdesk, an equity management solution provider, has acquired £5 million in capital via a Series A extension that was led by Fidelity International Strategic Ventures and MiddleGame Ventures. Capdesk’s latest investment round has come after the firm secured £3 million in funding last year. That… Read More

Gemini Surpasses $20 Billion in Digital Assets Under Custody as Unprecedented Bitcoin and Crypto Bull Market Continues

Digital asset exchange Gemini recently revealed that it now has over $20 billion in crypto-assets under custody. The US-based firm confirmed in a blog post: “Tracking with the impressive growth of the crypto market this year and increased participation from institutional investors, we have doubled… Read More

Digital Asset Platform CoinList Announces its First Liquid Token Sale and Distribution: $RLY Starting Apr 1, 2021

Digital asset platform CoinList recently announced its first liquid token sale and distribution ($RLY). The CoinList team confirmed that beginning on April 1, 2021, qualified or eligible CoinList users may take part in the $RLY sale and distribution (via the CoinList platform). CoinList explains that… Read More

CFTC Hits Coinbase with $6.5 Million Penalty for Wash Trading and More

The Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order requiring Coinbase to pay a $6.5 million penalty for “false, misleading, or inaccurate reporting and wash trading.” Coinbase has settled the civil penalty with the CFTC. The wash trading was said to be affiliated with… Read More

SeedInvest, Wefunder, and Other Funding Portals are Beneficiaries of Updated Crowdfunding Rules, but Private Funds with Security Token Capabilities May Also Benefit

Peter Gaffney from the Security Token Group (STG), which is focused on the emerging blockchain-based security token space, notes that the significantly outsized return potential of angel investing, venture capital, and private equity are “well-known” in the finance industry. Gaffney explains that traditionally, direct access… Read More

Netcapital Inc. Announces Alternative Trading System Partnership With Rialto Markets

Netcapital Inc., the parent of crowdfunding platform Netcapital, recently announced it has formed a partnership with Rialto Markets, a registered broker-dealer operating an alternative trading system (ATS). Netcapital reported that through the partnership, it will use Rialto’s ATS to provide issuers and investors with the… Read More

UK’s Asset-backed P2P Lender Ablrate Reports Third Year of Profitability, Platform Generated £93,000 in Profits in Latest FY

Asset-backed lending platform Ablrate has recorded its largest full financial year (FY) profits to date, even though there was a significant decline in turnover following the COVID-19 outbreak. As first reported by P2P Finance News, Ablrate’s owner, Aviation and Tech Capital, reveals that the P2P… Read More

Cardano Native Digital Asset ADA to Launch on Coinbase Pro, Trading to Begin March 18, 2021

Beginning on March 16, 2021, Coinbase Pro users may transfer Cardano (ADA) into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. Support for ADA tokens will be available at all of Coinbase’s “supported jurisdictions.” Trading will begin “on or after 9AM Pacific Time (PT) Thursday March 18,… Read More

Republic CEO Kendrick Nguyen Posts Letter Commenting on $36 Million Series A, Platform Raises More in One Day than All of 2018

Earlier today Republic announced a material $36 million Series A funding round led by Galaxy Interactive. The additional capital arrives at a key time as two crowdfunding exemptions have had their funding caps boosted to higher amounts – thus making crowdfunding platforms more viable going… Read More

Republic Receives $36 Million Series A Funding Led by Galaxy Interactive

Republic, a top funding portal and broker-dealer providing online capital formation to early-stage ventures, has closed on a $36 million Series A funding round, according to a note from the company. The funding was led by Galaxy Interactive with participation by Tribe Capital, Motley Fool… Read More

Coinbase Files Amended S-1 as it Inches Closer to Becoming a Publicly Traded Firm

Coinbase, the largest digital asset trading platform in the US, has filed an updated S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The amended document indicates that Coinbase will float 114,850,769 shares on the NASDAQ in an initial public offering (IPO). Coinbase expects to trade… Read More

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