Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Huobi Derivatives Markets Introduces Crypto-based Perpetual Swaps to Help Investors Hedge Against Risk and Access Arbitrage Opportunities

Huobi derivatives markets (DM), a trading platform that supports cryptocurrency futures and perpetual contracts, has introduced perpetual swaps, which are a new type of derivative product that allows users to better hedge risk and access leveraged arbitrage opportunities during volatile or unstable market conditions. As… Read More

German Solar Crowdfunding Platform Ecoligo Announces Guarantee Fund to Safeguard Investors Against Possible Coronavirus Impact

Solar crowdfunding platform Ecoligo recently announced a new guarantee fund that will safeguard investors against potential COVID-19 impact. The fund will notably be initially funded with €50,000 from Ecoligo, which will cover payments that are upcoming in the next months.  Ecoligo also revealed the guarantee… Read More

Mr. Wonderful: Kevin O’Leary Becomes Advisor to Crowdfunding Platform StartEngine

StartEngine. a full stack crowdfunding platform, has added Kevin O’Leary as a strategic advisor. O’Leary has become well known in the US as one of the “Sharks” on CNBC’s Shark Tank show – affectionately referred to as “Mr. Wonderful.” StartEngine says that as well as… Read More

FundedByMe Set to Relaunch Donation-Based Crowdfunding Services to Help Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

FundedByMe, a multi-national investment crowdfunding platform, recently announced it is re-launching its donation-based crowdfunding services in order to help small businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The platform reported that in the suites of the financial crisis following the Coronavirus, many people, as well as… Read More

BOX Exchange Requested Rule Change Denied Again by SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied a requested rule change by the BOX Exchange to amend the fee schedule affiliated with entities that connect to the BOX network. On March 29, 2019, the Division of Trading and Markets at the SEC issued an… Read More

Digital Asset Marketplace Apifiny Hires Execs from Google, Kraken & More, Plans Global Trading Service

Digital asset marketplace Apifiny, a platform that seeks to enable institutional trading across multiple regulated exchanges, has announced that it will be launching GlobalX, an API platform. By using this new service, professional traders are said to be able to easily execute their strategies across… Read More

COVID-19: LendingClub Increases Interest Rates for New Borrowers as Unemployment Rate Jumps

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the leading marketplace lender for consumers, is increasing interest rates for borrowers. The increase for new borrowers ranges from 2% to 4% depending on loan grade. The news was revealed in an 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and posted on… Read More

Biz2Credit Introduces Biz2X Accelerate SBA Platform For Banks & Credit Unions to Start Lending Under CARES Act

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Monday the launch of Biz2X Accelerate SBA, a platform that enables banks and other financial institutions to efficiently respond to the influx of loan requests from small businesses seeking to take advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)… Read More

Seedrs Founder Comments on COVID-19 and UK Government Support

Seedrs founder and Chairman Jeff Lynn has distributed his thoughts on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the UK government’s approach to aid the struggling economy – more specifically for early-stage firms. Lynn dices the issue up between the Good, the Bad and… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance to Delist All 25 of its FTX Leveraged Digital Tokens

Leading digital asset exchange Binance will be delisting all 25 of its FTX leveraged cryptocurrency tokens. The exchange operator wrote in a company blog post published on March 28, 2020: “Due to lack of understanding of how leveraged tokens work by many of our users,… Read More

Robo.cash Tops €150 Million Loans Funded

Global peer to peer lending platform Robo.cash has announced topping €150 million in loans funded. Robo.cash is a Croatia-based P2P platform with a buyback guarantee on certain investments operating within the European Union and Switzerland. The online lender is part of the holding company Robocash… Read More

Fintech Zopa Says Customers May Access their Loan “As Usual” Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

Fintech Zopa, which recently celebrated 15 years of operation, says that its services are up and running, even during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Zopa, which provides online lending services in a fund based fashion, notes in a blog post that customers can access their loan… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Explains Why Firm’s MOVE Contracts Will Benefit Crypto Industry

Delta Exchange, a crypto asset derivatives exchange, reports that it has maintained a stable monthly trading volume of $400-$500 million. Delta Exchange’s management revealed on March 3, 2020, that they’re introducing their options products, including BTC-MOVE and ETH-MOVE contracts. Delta Exchange is reportedly the first… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Groundfloor Adds Short Term Offering Backed by Property

GroundFloor, a real estate investment platform, has added a new investment product that may appeal to individuals interested in shorter-term investments. The new product called GroundFloor Notes, is said to be similar to publicly issued, non-traded secured debt. The security includes a guaranteed rate of… Read More

Wefunder Announces Crowdfunded Small Business & Startup Accelerator to Help Founders Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Leading Reg CF crowdfunding platform Wefunder announced earlier this week a new loan product to help small businesses struggling with the economic impact of coronavirus. According to WeFunder, the Coronavirus Crisis Loan, is available now to any small business, enables businesses to crowdfund a loan… Read More

CrowdOut Capital Announces Continuous Support of Punch Bowl Social During COVID-19 Outbreak

Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced on Wednesday its continued support to Punch Bowl Social as the restaurant group works to navigate through the difficult times during the COVID-19 outbreak. According to CrowdOut, Punch Bowl Social is claimed to be the first experiential food… Read More

COVID-19: Linked Finance Now Offers Deferred Start Loans to Businesses

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer to peer lender, has announced a new product for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The online lender is now offering a “Deferred Start Loan” that includes no payments for the first three months of the security. The 15-month loan… Read More

Crowdcube: We expect that raising finance will now take longer than usual

Late last week, the UK’s largest investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube posted an update based on the impact of COVID-19. Crowdcube said it anticipated that raising capital will now take longer than usual: “… we suggest allowing for longer lead times when considering your next funding… Read More

DeFi: Balancer, a Decentralized Digital Asset Manager, Secures $3 Million via Seed Round Led by Accomplice, Placeholder

Balancer Labs, a non-custodial asset manager, has secured $3 million in funding through a seed round led by Accomplice and Placeholder. Established in 2018, Balancer began operating as an initiative under BlockScience, a data analytics company. The project has been inspired by the development of… Read More

COVID-19 Impacts Australian Stock Exchange Transition to DLT Based Replacement for CHESS

Earlier today, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) announced that its planned replacement for CHESS – the backbone system of the stock exchange has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The exchange said the implementation timetable has been altered due to the uncertainty created by the unfolding… Read More

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