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Turbocharging Digital Content Creation With Blockchain Technology

The advent of the internet has, without a doubt, forever changed the face of digital content, whether it’s movies, music, eBooks or games. Providing creators with a radical new way to instantly publish content and have it reach huge audiences globally is a vast improvement… Read More

X Financial on IPO: We Have Built One of the Strongest Fintech Businesses in China

Earlier today, China based X Financial (NYSE:FXE) traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in its initial public offering raising approximately $104.5 million as 11 million shares were floated at $9.50/share. The shares quickly jumped higher in early trading and eventually closed about 25%… Read More

UK Parliament Treasury Committee: Need for Cryptocurrency Sector Regulation “A Matter of Urgency”

The UK can no longer rely on “feeble” warnings to consumers from its securities regulator and should swiftly extend existing legislation to govern the cryptocurrency and digital asset sector in country, says a Parliament Treasury Committee established in February to examine the matter. After doing its… Read More

World’s Largest: OurCrowd Still on Track to Top USD $1 Billion in Investment Crowdfunding

In many ways, OurCrowd epitomizes the aspirations of what investment crowdfunding has the potential to deliver for both issuers and investors. By providing access to quality deals to smaller (accredited) investors, OurCrowd has opened up an asset class previously closed off to all but the… Read More

Bain: Most People Want a Bank of Amazon and that’s Bad for Traditional Banks

Consulting group Bain is out with some interesting numbers on the foregone conclusion that a Bank of Amazon will be reality someday. While this is great news for team Bezos it is not so good for traditional retail banks – a sector of finance that is… Read More

CryptoMom: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Talks Crypto, Cautions that Regulators Can be Too Risk Averse thus Undermining Fintech Innovation

Securities and Exchange Commissioner (SEC) Hester Peirce delivered a speech at the Cato Fintech event in SF this week tackling an important topic: That of regulators (and policymakers in general) being too risk averse. This is a truism in policy. We elect, or appoint, public… Read More

Perspective: Equity Crowdfunding Isn’t Your Only Option

Sugru is a good product. The moldable glue is pliable and somewhat resembles modeling clay, although it cures to a rubber-like texture. It adheres well to glass, leather, metals, and even plywood. In 2010, Time Magazine dubbed it one of the 50 best inventions of the year,… Read More

Bitcoin Cash – Is the End Near?

Bitcoin Cash Basics Bitcoin Cash was born in August 2017 as the result of a hard fork from the Bitcoin network. Discussions began in early 2017 among the Bitcoin community to rollout the SegWit update which would allow scaling of the blockchain. However, a subset… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Beijing Launches Internet Court, Accepting and Hearing Cases of Online Lending On September 9, Beijing unveiled its Internet court. The court, located in Fengtai District, mainly accepts cases regarding the Internet and intellectual property rights, including disputes caused by online loans, online shopping contracts, and… Read More

“The Case Will Proceed to Trial”:  Taking the RECoin / Diamond & Other ICO Actions One Step at a Time

As has been reported widely, digital token sales (sometimes referred to as initial coin offerings or ICOs) arguably are becoming increasingly important as a new form of capital raising.  To date, certain regulators (including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)) have provided ongoing… Read More

The Success Story of the Fintech Revolution in China

In the last couple of years, China has emerged as the global leader when it comes to the Fintech sector. It accounts for approximately 75% of the world market when it comes to online lending. It has seen tremendous growth in internet loan and third-party… Read More

Will Paris Become the Capital of ICOs? French National Assembly Approves Key Framework for Initial Coin Offerings

A Special Commission of the National Assembly in France approved a key framework today in pursuit of bespoke regulation for initial coin offerings (ICOs). This is according to a report in Les Echos that stated “Article 26” was adopted earlier today – part of the… Read More

Finally! Parliament of Australia Approves Proprietary Firms to Utilize Investment Crowdfunding

Earlier today, the Parliament of Australia finally legalized the ability of “proprietary firms” to use “Crowd-Sourced Funding” (CSF) or investment crowdfunding. The change in the existing law has been a nagging concern for some time now as the previous law only allowed “unlisted public companies”… Read More

US District Court Rules RECoin ICO May be Considered a Security, Crypto Industry Responds [u]

This past February, RECoin initial coin offering (ICO) Creator Maksim Zaslavskiy filed a motion to dismiss pertaining to a lawsuit brought against him by the federal government and his allegedly fraudulent offering. Zaslavskiy, via his attorney, argued in US District Court that tokens are not securities and… Read More

European Financial Ministers: ICOs Can Be a Valuable Tool for Access to Funding but No Rules Yet

At the meeting of EU financial ministers in Vienna last week, Austria’s Minister of Finance Hartwig Löger said that Europe is working on rules and regulations for crypto assets to support the development of the sector. The meeting included all of the economic and financial affairs… Read More

Aspen Coin: Elevated Returns is Tokenizing Real Estate Investments, Expects Marketing Partnership with Indiegogo to Grow

In early August, CI reported that Templum – a registered ATS targeting digital assets, was working with Aspen Digital to tokenize a security based off of common stock in the St. Regis Aspen Resort. Using the Reg D (506c) exemption, the tokenized security has been… Read More

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Update: China, Trade Wars, and NEO

As the second largest world economy, China is important to examine when considering the crypto market. For most of us, the world revolves around markets, news, and innovation within the United States. However, many may be missing moves made by the Chinese government as it… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The PBOC Sets Up a Financial Technology Company in Shenzhen On September 5th, the Digital Money Research Institute of People’s Bank of China established “Shenzhen Financial Technology Co., Ltd.” in Shenzhen. People familiar with the project said the company was involved in the development of… Read More

Music on the Blockchain

Blockchain, as we all know, is the technology behind cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and now it is all set to revolutionize the music industry.  Other industries across domains have started leveraging Blockchain technology to explore functions such as transparency, automation of execution, direct payments in… Read More

Wonga: A Post Mortem

Wonga enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame. The company achieved £300 million of revenue in 2012, just six years after it was founded. Managing growth of this nature is enormously challenging and one doesn’t need to look far to spot similar issues at other warp… Read More

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