Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

LinkedFinance CEO Warns on Rising Inflation

LinkedFinance is warning businesses to “avoid feeding dangerous 1980s inflationary spiral.” LinkedFinance is a peer-to-peer lender serving Irish SMEs. While business optimism remains high, nearly one-third of Irish companies are charging higher prices as the labor market tightens, states the company. According to the Linked… Read More

Circle, Owner of SeedInvest, Invests $10.5 Million in Crowdcube in Move to Expand Securities Crowdfunding

Circle, a digital asset firm that is a top stablecoin issuer and owner of investment platform SeedInvest, has invested $10.5 million in Crowdcube. The total funding round was $13.5 million. Circle’s investment in Crowdcube was made via USD Coin (USDC) – a dollar-based stablecoin. The percentage… Read More

Asian Investment Crowdfunding Platform AngelHub Updates on Activity: One Exit at 19X, Multiple Follow On Rounds

Hong Kong Licensed investment crowdfunding platform AngelHub has shared an update on platform operations. AngelHub is licensed and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission for Type 1 (Dealing in Securities) and Type 4 (Advising on Securities) activities in Hong Kong. AngelHub was the first… Read More

UK based MarketFinance Explains How to Support Business Operations with Loans, Invoice Financing

Businesses require cash to grow their operations. That’s something company founders and CEOs know really well – even when business is picking up, the MarketFinance team writes in a blog post. UK-based MarketFinance, which is a leading online lender that recently raised £280 million in… Read More

Republic Announces Republic Local to Bring Securities Crowdfunding to Main Street Businesses

Republic, a lead investment crowdfunding platform, has announced Republic Local –  a vision of bringing securities crowdfunding to main street businesses. Republic Local is said to be an extension of NextSeed, a crowdfunding platform acquired by Republic in late 2020. At that time, Republic said… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Recovery of Nearly €1M in Missed Payments

European P2P lender Bondora notes that after a “booming” September, where the platform managed to recover over €2.3 million in missed payments, these figures “subsided” during the month of October 2021. As mentioned in a report from Bondora, there was a total of €977,354 that… Read More

Private Digital Securities Exchange ADDX Tokenizes Credit Fund by Temasek

ADDX (formerly doing business as iSTOX) has tokenized a credit fund by Temasek-owned SeaTown. According to the company the deal reduces the fund’s minimum investment size from US$5 million to US$20,000, enabling fractional access to a private credit fund with more than USD $1 billion… Read More

Real Estate Report: Typical UK House Prices have Surpassed £250K for First Time Ever

The Nationwide House Price Index for the UK reveals that the price of a typical home has exceeded £250,000 “for the first time.” As noted in a blog post by Blend Network, the annual house price growth “remained close to double digits for the sixth… Read More

OurCrowd is First Israeli VC Approved by Abu Dhabi Global Market

Online investment platform OurCrowd has become the first venture capital firm to be approved by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a find manager in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). OurCrowd said in a statement that it hs incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary, OurCrowd… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Funding Societies Partners with MUFG Bank Malaysia to Introduce Referral Scheme Program

Southeast Asia-based online financing platform Funding Societies announced earlier this week that it teamed up with MUFG Bank Malaysia, which operates as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, in order to introduce a Referral Scheme Program exclusively for the banking institution’s corporate customers in… Read More

EstateGuru Explains How to Determine Potential Risks When Making P2P Lending, Investing Decisions

As with any investment, it’s vital to know the different risks involved in peer-to-peer lending before you put up your cash. Equally important is how platforms evaluate, manage, and “present those risks,” according to a blog post published by EstateGuru. As noted by EstateGuru, P2P… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Robo.cash Says Peer to Peer Loans are Creating Competition for Traditional Banking Services: Report

Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash says that P2P loans increase competition with traditional banking. Robo.cash writes in a blog post that European nations with stable and developed economies are leading “in terms of consumer and business lending.” The complete digitalization of the financing process “becomes one… Read More

European Personal Finance Firm IuteCredit Shares Latest Unaudited Operational, Financial Results

IuteCredit has shared its unaudited results for 9M 2021. The firm has released its operational, strategic, and financial highlights along with comments from the company CEO. These details were provided to the AS Mintos Marketplace by IuteCredit, a cooperation partner of Mintos that provides investment… Read More

Bpifrance Leverages October Connect Tech to Streamline its Digital Risk Analysis

European online marketplace lender October notes in a recent blog post that as part of the economic support plan following the Covid-19 outbreak, Bpifrance introduced the digital Prêt Rebond (Rebound Loan) back in in April 2020, in partnership with the French Regions, allowing SMEs of… Read More

OKCoin Earn Adds Algorand (ALGO), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), Tron (TRX)

The team at digital assets firm OKCoin notes that now you can access 20 different cryptocurrency staking and decentralized finance (DeFi) offers right via their mobile app. This week, OKCoin is introducing four new assets on Earn: Algorand (ALGO), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC) and Tron… Read More

SEC Files 434 new enforcements in FY21, Crypto, Dark Web, DeFi Among New Targets

A review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) enforcement actions in this fiscal year show a growing threat posed by cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi) scammers. The year ended Sept. 30. The SEC filed 434 new enforcement actions in FY2021, and that is a… Read More

Voyager Token or VGX Now Available on Coinbase for Trading

Beginning today (November 18, 2021), the Voyager Token (VGX) is available via Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) clients are now able to trade, send, receive, or store VGX “in most Coinbase-supported regions, with certain exceptions indicated in each asset… Read More

Crypto.com is Everywhere. Gains Naming Rights to LA Arena Staples Center

If you have not encountered Crypto.com you are off-grid. From the ubiquitous television commercials starring Matt Damon to widespread promotions, the digital asset marketplace is everywhere. Today, crypto.com is entering a different realm by purchasing the naming rights of the Los Angeles Staples Center – soon… Read More

Binance Founder CZ Calls for Global Crypto Regulation

Zhao Changpeng

In a blog post on Binance today, founder Changpeng Zhao, or CZ, has issued a call for global crypto regulation to “help ensure the industry will continue to innovate responsibly while ensuring a healthy path forward for future growth.” Crypto is deemed as lacking sufficient… Read More

NFTfi , an NFT Marketplace for Collateralized Loans, Raises $5 Million

NFTfi, a marketplace for non-fungible token (NFT) collateralized loans, says it has raised a $5 million Series A funding round. According to NFTfi, the round was led by 1kx, an early-stage crypto fund and will allow NFTfi to grow its operations, marketing, and product development… Read More

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