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Four Reasons Why Digital Security (Security Token) Liquidity Has Lagged

How fundamental misunderstandings about the function, behavior, and purpose of digital securities have stymied the path to liquidity — but there is hope… We’re nearly 18 months into the digital security (security token) market and it’s fair to say that meaningful liquidity hasn’t yet materialized…. Read More

Cofounder Talks about Chain Accelerator Joining ON-X, Paris Blockchain Week, Deep Tech, and the Future of Blockchain in France and Elsewhere

  Chain Accelerator, an international startup accelerator specialized in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector, announced it has been acquired by ON-X, a larger French consulting group specialized in digital innovation and digital integration. Chain Accelerator was founded in 2018 by Michael Amar and Nicolas Cantu,… Read More

Jonah Schulman: Head of Marketing at Security Token Market Discusses Benefits of Using Blockchain-based Security Tokens

  We recently caught up with Jonah Schulman, the Head of Marketing at Security Token Market, a US-based company focused on a listing website for Security Token Offerings (STOs) from all over the world. The firm’s STO listings include basic information about the company and… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The People’s Bank of China and State Administration for Market Regulation Sign Data Sharing MoU On May 20th, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) and State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Data Sharing (hereinafter referred to as the MoU),… Read More

Lex Sokolin: Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys Predicts Greater Convergence Between Fintechs and Incumbents in Coming Years

We recently talked to Lex Sokolin, the Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio based in New York. Before joining ConsenSys, Sokolin was the Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a firm that was eventually acquired by… Read More

Connie Gallippi: Founder at BitGive Talks About How Bitcoin (BTC) Donations Will Provide Financial Relief to Individuals Affected by COVID-19

Connie Gallippi, founder and Executive Director at BitGive, recently shared her views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. BitGive is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between practical philanthropic solutions for nonprofit and humanitarian work globally made possible through emerging blockchain technology. Established… Read More

On Anniversary of Reg CF, there are Now 51 Active Funding Portals. Almost 1,500 companies Have Raised $367 Million

This past week, Reg CF (or Regulation Crowdfunding) celebrated its 4th birthday. Reg CF is one of three securities crowdfunding exemptions that were created by the JOBS Act of 2012. While Reg CF became law back in 2012, it took the Securities and Exchange Commission… Read More

Monzo Founder Tom Blomfield Steps Aside as CEO as US CEO TS Anil Takes Over

Monzo founder Tom Blomfield has exited the CEO role at the digital bank and will now become President of the company according to multiple reports. The current US CEO TS Anil is said to become the new “UK Bank CEO” according to Techcrunch. Anil is… Read More

Igal Rotem: Founder of Fintech Credorax Discusses Business Continuity Plans During COVID-19 Crisis

The economic downturn due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to small businesses re-evaluating their operations and business plans, in order to survive during these challenging times. Fintech firms and digital banks have been forced to lay off their employees as they try to cut… Read More

Binance.US CEO Catherine Coley: Speed & Fees Will Help Us Compete

Last summer, Binance, the largest digital asset exchange in the world, announced a partnership with “BAM Trading Services” to launch crypto trading services for users in the United States. That same week, Binance updated its terms of service to exclude “any U.S. person.” Binance explained:… Read More

UK Government Provides Details on the Future Fund, Platforms Can Participate

The previously announced Future Fund will open for applications beginning May 20, 2020, following a period of deliberation where the UK government sought to sort out the details as to how, and for who, the COVID-19 support program would provide capital. The British Business Bank… Read More

Digital Assets: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Looks to Blockchain to Improve Public & Private Markets

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the platform that provides clearing and settlement services to the financial services markets, says it plans to “explore the benefits of digitalization in the public and private markets.” DTCC is looking to leverage blockchain or distributed ledger technology… Read More

Zon Chu: CEO at Cryptocurrency backed Peer to Peer Lender Constant Talks About Millenials Looking for Agile Fintech Services

    We recently caught up with Zon Chu, CEO at Constant, a “fully secured” peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform. Constant started as a stablecoin project in 2019 (CONST) announced at CES but has since morphed into a lending platform. Constant notes that P2P lending has… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBC, CBIRC, CSRC and SAFE Release Opinions on Providing Financial Support for the Development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area To fully implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, upon the approval of the State Council, PBC, CBIRC,… Read More

Lendit Fintech Digital – First Impressions

Hello everyone, my last series on the Latin American Fintech revolution was inspired by LendIt Latam conference hosted in Miami back at the beginning of 2020. The Fintech world was abuzz with new ideas, innovation, and of course new territories to explore. Fast forward four… Read More

Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Philip Moustakis Comments on Telegram Decision to Abandon Token Offering: Facts & Circumstances Rule

Earlier this week, it was reported that Telegram has decided to abandon its initiative to launch a blockchain platform called TON (Telegram Open Network) and a cryptocurrency named Gram. The decision was the direct result of an ongoing enforcement action launched by the US Securities… Read More

How Fintechs are Helping Businesses in Latin America Deal with COVID-19

The first case of Covid-19 in Latin America was diagnosed in Brazil at the end of February. Since then, the number of cases has soared into the thousands in at least 20 countries. In response, many countries have implemented strict social distancing policies, requiring businesses… Read More

A Discussion with StartEngine CEO Howard Marks

StartEngine is one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the US by funds raised. A full stack platform, StartEngine is raising capital under Reg CF, Reg A+ and, in the past, under Reg D. But the platform’s vision for the future of online capital… Read More

Transparency, Interoperability and Systemic Risk Considerations for CBDCs

In the wake of the announcements of Facebook’s Libra and the Chinese government’s intention to have a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the topic of CBDCs as a new component of a country’s legal tender has become popular with governments and commentators. The basic idea… Read More

Sumit Gupta: Co-founder at CoinDCX Reveals How India’s Banks Have Responded to Crypto Businesses After Supreme Court Lifted RBI’s Banking Ban

  In March, it was reported that CoinDCX had secured $3 million in funding through a Series A investment round, led by Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) operator, HDR Group. At that time, Sumit Gupta, co-founder and CEO at CoinDCX, said the crypto space in India was developing… Read More

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