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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Enterprise Data Search Engine Arctic Data Completes 20-million -yuan Pre-A Round Financing Enterprise Data search engine Arctic Data has recently completed a 20-million-yuan pre-A round of financing. The investment was led by Vitalbridge, and participated by Plum Ventures and Incapital. Established in 2018, Arctic Data… Read More

Sergey Gorbunov: Co-Founder at Axelar, a Decentralized Interoperability Network, Explains how Platform Connects Blockchains, Apps, Users

We recently connected with Sergey Gorbunov, Co-founder and CEO of Axelar, the decentralized interoperability network that connects blockchain ecosystems, applications and users. In August, Axelar had entered into a strategic partnership with Keplr, the largest Cosmos interchain wallet. The partnership had aimed to integrate the… Read More

Online Lending: LendKey’s Vince Passione is Making the Most of an Interesting Market

As LendKey celebrates $500 million in funded loans, there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate too, co-founder and CEO Vince Passione said. Passione said as the country is coming off a pandemic year there are plenty of encouraging signs. Education loans are bouncing back,… Read More

Tim Glover: Co-Founder at Chronicle Discusses How Businesses Can Leverage NFTs

We recently caught up with Tim Glover, Co-founder of Chronicle, an NFT marketplace, and studio that is committed to delivering eco-friendly NFTs of popular brands’ collectibles to their fans. In this conversation, Tim explored the problems that Chronicle is aiming to solve in the nascent… Read More

Plum Easily Tops £6 Million on Crowdcube Following $14 Million Series A

Plum, a fast-growing Fintech, has launched a securities offering on Crowdcube this week and the pitch has quickly topped £6.5 million backed by over 9750 individual investors. Plum is raising equity capital at a pre-money valuation of £90 million. Plum’s initial funding target was pegged… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform Republic Raises $150 Million Series B Round

Republic, a top investment crowdfunding platform that offers securities under the full stack of US exemptions, has raised $150 million in a Series B funding round. The valuation of the firm was not disclosed. Valor Equity Partners led the funding round indicating Republic was a… Read More

What’s Up with BNPL? Banking as a Service? Timothy Li of Alchemy Explains

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) is a red hot sector of Fintech. Combine this with banking as a service (BaaS) and you see two dominant trends in the transition from legacy banks to Fintech everywhere with embedded services and on-demand finance. Research and Markets predicts… Read More

First Bitcoin ETF Trades this Week

After an extended wait for financial services firms attempting to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on Bitcoin, the very first Bitcoin ETF is expected to trade tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Last week, it was revealed that ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF… Read More

Rachid Ajaja: CEO and Founder at AllianceBlock Explains Why Blockchain Interoperability Is Becoming Key Requirement

We recently connected with Rachid Ajaja, CEO and Founder of AllianceBlock, the first “globally compliant” decentralized capital market. Ajaja explained what his organization is doing to support the nascent DeFi space. He also commented on the rise of crypto-assets and how to create a sustainable… Read More

Chip Tops £11 Million on Crowdcube, Largest Ever For Platform [u]

Fintech Chip has raised over £11.5 million for its equity offering on Crowdcube. According to a note from Chip, 12,954 investors participated in the securities offering making it the biggest equity crowdfund of the year as well as the biggest equity crowdfund held on Crowdcube… Read More

Tether, Bitfinex Ordered to Pay Over $42 Million in Fines by CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has ordered Tether and Bitfinex (iFinex) to pay $42.5 million in fines, according to a statement by the regulator. Tether, a leading dollar-based stablecoin, must pay $41 million in regards to claims that Tether (USDT) was fully backed by… Read More

Goldman Sachs Beats Estimates, Consumer and Wealth Management Tops $2 Billion, Shares Rise

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) a global investment bank and fast-growing Fintech firm, has reported Q3 financial results and business is good. According to Goldman, during the first nine months of 2021, the company generated net revenues of $46.70 billion along with net earnings of $17.70 billion… Read More

Domenic Carosa: Founder and Chairman at Banxa Reveals Plans to Become the Leading Crypto to Fiat Gateway

We recently caught up with Domenic Carosa, Founder and Chairman at Banxa (TSX: BNXA), which powers one of the largest digital asset platforms by offering payments infrastructure and regulatory compliance across international markets. Banxa’s goal and vision is to develop the bridge that offers consumers… Read More

Fintech Founders Summer Survey: More Needs to be Done to Maintain UK’s Top Spot as Fintech Hub

Fintech Founders has published a survey in collaboration with the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). Once again the group notes there is significant optimism for the Fintech industry while calling for more government support in a rapidly changing and dynamic market. Originally called the… Read More

Perspective: What to Learn from Solana’s Scalability Glitch

The 17-hour outage has exposed a critical design flaw and grossly exaggerated TPS claims.   On September 14 at 12:38 PM UTC, Solana announced that it had encountered a denial-of-service [DoS] disruption caused by a surge in transaction loads, reaching as high as 400,000 attempted… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Silicon Prairie Acquires Funding Portal Miventure

Investment crowdfunding platform Silicon Prairie has acquired Miventure, according to a note from the company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Silicon Valley lists securities under Reg CF as well as other exemptions. Miventure is a FINRA regulated funding portal seeking to raise… Read More

Wefunder Touts Use of Preferred Securities in Crowdfunded Offerings

Wefunder, a leading investment crowdfunding platform that primarily issues securities using the Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) securities exemption, recently touted the fact that most securities offerings on its market are for Preferred shares. Wefunder stated that not 100% of offerings are for Preferred but said… Read More

Galina Likhitskaya: VP, Operation and Product at HashEx Discusses Importance of Online Security, Smart Contract Use-Cases

We recently connected with Galina Likhitskaya, Vice president, Operation & Product at HashEx, an audit and consulting firm for blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled projects. Galina talked about the importance of following the best or highest online security standards. She also discussed how smart… Read More

Paolo Ardoino: CTO at Bitfinex Explains Why Lightning Network (LN) Will Enable Greater Crypto, DeFi Adoption

  The Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network was recently tapped to enable Twitter payments and as of last week, the number of nodes that are running the LN reached a record high, increasing around 105% since 2020. Only about a year ago, the Lightning Network had… Read More

Go Big: Chip Raises Growth Capital on Crowdcube, Tops £1 Million in Ten Minutes, Crashes Servers

Chip, a Fintech that streamlines savings and investment, is seeking growth capital on Crowdcube. According to a note received from the company, the securities offering raised £1 million in under 10 minutes, crashing the Crowdcube servers. The offering was initially available to insiders but is… Read More

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