Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Lists Stellar for Trading

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) continues to add new digital assets for trading on its regulated and insured token sale platform. Today GBX has announced the addition of Stellar Lumens (XLM) to its Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX). GBX is part of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange… Read More

Pre-IPO Securities Marketplace Equidate Rebrands as Forge Global, Tops $1 Billion in Trading

Equidate has rebranded to become Forge Global, Inc. (Forge). Forge is an online marketplace for pre-IPO securities, like Spotify, Lyft, 23 and Me and others. Forge reports having topped $1 billion in transactions. Alongside the change of name Forge announced the expansion of its Series B funding… Read More

A Fireside Chat With EstateGuru, the P2P Lender that Takes Property Finance Across Borders

The Paris Fintech Forum gathers more than 2,500 participants this week in Paris at the old stock exchange to meet hundreds of Fintechs and listen to more than 200 CEOs, heads of government and regulation agencies, as well as luminaries such as Ms Christine Lagarde,… Read More

Asia: Securitize Partners with Coinstreet Partners and STO Global-X on Digital Securities

Securitize, Coinstreet Partners, and STO Global-X, a security token exchange platform, have inked a strategic agreement to bring one-stop, end-to-end digital security offering services to the Asian market. Securitize is a compliance platform and protocol for issuing and managing digital securities on the blockchain, including… Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Welcomes Coinbase Ventures & Able Partners to List of Investors

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Tuesday it has added Coinbase Ventures and Able Partners to its list of investors. This news comes just a little over a month after BlockFi secured $4 million in convertible debt investments led by Akuna Capital with participation from Susquehanna Government Products, LLLP,… Read More

Lending Works Milestone: Surpasses £150 Million in Loans

Peer to peer lender Lending Works announced on Tuesday it has surpassed £150 million in successful loans to households and firms. The online lending platform reported it has so far helped more than 25,000 people to get a better value personal loan since its launch in January… Read More

Trustwire Surpasses $100K Milestone on Wefunder for File Exchange & Storage Solution

Trustwire, a secure, file exchange and storage solution, aims to dethrone Dropbox. The newly launched platform recently synced with Wefunder to raise a $1,000,002 maximum target. At this writing, the campaign has surpassed $102K with the confidence of more than 113 investors, thereby meeting its minimum… Read More

Chatter: Investment Crowdfunding Platform Crowdfunder May Restructure as Company Struggles

US-based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder (not to be confused with the UK based Crowdfunder) may be in trouble. Recently, CI viewed a copy of an email that appears to indicate that the company will restructure soon. According to a Dear Fellow Shareholders email, while certain shareholders… Read More

Due to Lack of Liquidity, Crypto Exchange Liqui Shuts Down

While there seems to be a newly minted crypto exchange or marketplace minted every week, today we learn about on that is shutting down. In a “Dear Users” post, Liqui announced that its “Crypto Exchange journey” had come to an end. Due to insufficient liquidity… Read More

Overstock’s tZero Starts Trading Tokens, What Does this Mean for Blockchain based Securities?

tZERO, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK), began trading its very own security token on Friday. Long anticipated, the event was foreshadowed earlier in the week when Overstock founder and Blockchain advocate Patrick Byrne said he was “ready to hit the button” and turn tZero on…. Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding: A Discussion with William Skelley, Former CEO of iFunding

iFunding was an early entrant into the real estate crowdfunding sector. Once Title II of the JOBS Act became law (Reg D 506c), it opened up a new world of online promotion for securities offerings and real estate almost immediately became one of the hottest… Read More

Neufund Schedules Token Payout for February 12

Neufund, a security token offering platform, completed its first issuance of digital securities in their parent company, Fifth Force GmbH, company last month. The purchased tokens will be minted for shareholders on February 12, if everything goes as planned. The equity token raised an equivalent of €3… Read More

Lendio Provides More Than 5,000 Kiva Loans to Support Women-Owned Businesses (Infographic)

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday it has donated more than $130,000 to underserved business owners nearly 80 countries through Kiva microloans. According to Lendio, the donations were given through continued efforts to support business growth around the world, the Lendio Gives program has funded more than 5,000… Read More

Crowd2Fund Launches Self-Crowdfunding Campaign Seeking £2 Million

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund has launched their third equity offering providing outside investors the opportunity to own shares in the company. Crowd2Fund says it hopes to grow its private ownership base from 121 high net worth individuals to 450. According to the campaign page, Crowd2Fund… Read More

To Boost Trader Interest, Huobi Drops Fees for Institutions and High Volume Crypto Traders

Huobi Global has dropped their fees “in order to better serve the needs of institutional and professional traders.” As of yesterday, transaction fees are as low as 0.015% for “makers” and 0.025% for “takers” for very high volume transactions. Before the drop in fees, all… Read More

PINTEC Announces Zhou Jing to Lead International Business Expansion

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Thursday its President, Zhou Jing, is now set to lead its international business expansion efforts. According to PINTEC, Zhou has served as the president of the Company since January 2018. From May 2016 to January 2018, she served as the CEO of the Dumiao… Read More

French SME Lending Marketplace Credit.fr Acquires Real Estate Lending Marketplace Homunity

French SME crowdlending platform Credit.fr has announced the acquisition of Homunity, a real estate crowdlending platform. The acquisition is a welcome move in a fragmented marketplace. The acquisition of Homunity, France’s leading independent real estate crowdfunding platform, enables Credit.fr to strengthen its position in the… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Ablrate Crowdfunds on Crowdcube Seeking £350,000

Peer to peer lender Albrate is raising growth capital on Crowdcube. The asset backed online lender recently opened up the offer privately raising just shy of £100,000 from 58 individual investors. Albrate has a crowdfunding target of £350,000. Ablrate is a peer to peer lender… Read More

Overstock Expected to Switch on tZero within the Week

tZero, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) and part of Medici Venture’s blockchain portfolio, is expected to go live within days. This is according to multiple reports of Overstock CEO and founder Patrick Byrne stating he was “ready to hit the button and go live”… Read More

Spain: Finance Regulator Blacklists Unauthorized Crypto Exchange

Spain’s finance regulator, The Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), has blacklisted a purported crypto and Forex brokerage called FX Trading corporation after the CNMV determined the company was facilitating “asset” trades for Spanish investors without being licensed to do so in the country,… Read More

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