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Kenneth Bok: Head of Growth and Strategy at Zilliqa, a Major Blockchain Platform, Talks About Major Stablecoin Use Cases

Kenneth Bok, head of growth and strategy at Zilliqa, an established blockchain project that provides infrastucture to StraitsX, a stablecoin initiative introduced by the Fintech payments provider Xfers, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Xfers is accredited by the Monetary Authority of… Read More

How Fintech Can Help Fight the Coronavirus

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Our biggest concern this year was going to be the Presidential election, or for some of us the Tokyo Olympics or the Warriors missing the NBA playoffs. Instead, the world’s population is experiencing an unprecedented shock that is… Read More

Banque de France Testing Central Bank Digital Currency, Issues Call for Applications

The Banque de France – the central bank of France – has issued a call for applications to conduct a central bank digital currency (CBDC) experiment with the bank. According to the publication, the work relating to the experiments is being coordinated by the Infrastructures,… Read More

Switzerland: FINMA Annual Report Highlights Fintech Development Including Digital Assets, ICO Enforcement Actions

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published its annual report for 2019. FINMA said that blockchain technology continued to “preoccupy FINMA intensively.” FINMA currently oversees over 29,200 financial services firms and products. FINMA said it is increasingly seeing the development of digital securities… Read More

Fintech Entrepreneur Charlie Javice Launched Frank to Help Students Afford School. The Platform Has Now Matched $12 Billion in Funding

Unless you are a student attempting to pay for university, or in the Fintech space, you may have never heard about Frank. But this Fintech has now matched about $12 billion in funding for over 400,000 students seeking higher education including scholarships, loans, grants and… Read More

Virtual Bank: Airstar Bank Launches Pilot in Hong Kong

Airstar Bank Limited, a licensed virtual bank in Hong Kong, has announced the launch of a pilot trial. The pilot is being conducted under the watchful eye of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Fintech Supervisory Sandbox. Airstar is a joint venture between Xiaomi Corporation (1810.HK)… Read More

COVID-19: LendingClub Increases Interest Rates for New Borrowers as Unemployment Rate Jumps

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the leading marketplace lender for consumers, is increasing interest rates for borrowers. The increase for new borrowers ranges from 2% to 4% depending on loan grade. The news was revealed in an 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and posted on… Read More

How Fintechs Can Build Trust with SMEs in Latin America

Small businesses in emerging economies are notoriously underfinanced. Despite making up over 99.5% of the economy in Latin America, SMEs face a financing gap in the trillions of dollars. For example, up to 78% of small businesses in Argentina and 45% in Peru struggle to… Read More

Digital Bank Moven to Shut Down Due to Inability to Sustain Operations Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Brett King established Movenbank back in 2011. At the time, it was one of the world’s very first mobile-only, low-fee banking services. Movenbank offered a convenient and intuitive banking app that allowed users to take care of their day-to-day financial transactions. King won the Innovator… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

How Did the Chinese Fintech Industry Respond to COVID-19? With the outbreak of the COVID-19, more and more people and groups have joined the fight against it. Among the entities, Fintech companies are giving full play to their advantages in providing financial services, contributing technical… Read More

UK: Why we MUST be Outraged & Why Those Banks, Who Would Steal the Bailout, Mustn’t be Allowed to Kill the Fintech Competition

Why we may not be surprised but we must be outraged! The banks are a danger to our society – and, according to the BIS (the Centralbank’s Central Bank)  an unnecessary one at that. The UK government has over the last two weeks taken unprecedented… Read More

What Will Change for Startups – and What Won’t – as Digital Natives Only Grow Younger

Do you ever step back and consider how quickly tech has changed, well, everything? Better devices spurred better internet connection and new cultural contexts. It is almost hard to remember a time when people did not always have connected computers in their back pockets. The… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Explains Why Firm’s MOVE Contracts Will Benefit Crypto Industry

Delta Exchange, a crypto asset derivatives exchange, reports that it has maintained a stable monthly trading volume of $400-$500 million. Delta Exchange’s management revealed on March 3, 2020, that they’re introducing their options products, including BTC-MOVE and ETH-MOVE contracts. Delta Exchange is reportedly the first… Read More

The Association of Online Investment Platforms Responds to SEC’s Proposed Changes to the Exempt Offering Framework

On March 4th the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal to amend multiple securities exemptions. If enacted, the proposed amendments would be the largest changes to securities law since the passage of the JOBS Act, and will strengthen the small business and startup… Read More

Flattening the Curve: CrowdStreet Goes Remote, Sees Opportunity in Real Estate with Favorable Terms

CrowdStreet is one of a group of real estate crowdfunding platforms that got in early and appears to have established a sustainable model. Founded to democratize investment opportunity in commercial real estate, CrowdStreet provides direct access to a range of vetted, institutional-quality commercial real estate… Read More

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving Coronavirus

Remember all those articles about whether venture was overvalued?  With blinding speed, they now seem quaint.  Bluntly stated, most venture-backed companies are in a fight for survival.    Although certain areas of life sciences may do somewhat better, I think the impact will be widely felt. … Read More

France: Blockpulse Pursues First Security Token Offering in Partnership with Lemonway, Plans Stock Exchange for Startups

Blockpulse is the first company in France to pursue a security token offering (STO). Blockpulse is a blockchain-based shareholding management solution. The company launched its service last week in partnership with Lemonway, a Fintech providing payment services. Blockpulse offers a blockchain-based software solution for digitizing… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Alibaba’s DingTalk Builds International Medical Expert Communication Platform to Help Combat the Outbreak of COVID-19 On March 19th, Alibaba’s DingTalk launched the International Medical Expert Communication Platform. It provides a means of free communication, hosted on Alibaba Cloud, for medical workers all around the world… Read More

Covid-19 Crisis Response: Investors of European SME Lending Marketplace October Approve 3-month Freeze on Loan Capital Repayment

The management of October, the Paris-headquartered European SME lending marketplace, announced today a three-month freeze on capital repayment in order to support the business continuity of its SME borrowers during the coronavirus crisis. A Capital Reimbursement Freeze The moratorium concerns loans granted by October to… Read More

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