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Risk Mitigation: Assurely Co-Founder David Carpentier Shares Insight into Future of Insurtech & Online Capital Formation

Assurely is a unique Insurtech platform that is first targeting online capital formation platforms to provide a new level of confidence for the issuance of securities be they traditional or digital. The company was co-founded by two established entrepreneurs, CEO David Carpentier and Chief Insurance… Read More

Alternative Finance is Experiencing an Unprecedented Boom Worldwide

Ten years after the financial crisis, Alternative Finance continues to exhibit strong growth. The sector is estimated to account for nearly €300 billion of inflows worldwide, a market exhibiting 25% annual growth and largely dominated by the Chinese (75%), which percentage was already recorded in… Read More

Fintech Unison Considers Exiting San Francisco. Will Others Follow?

In a report from last week, Fintech Unison was highlighted as considering an exit from the tech startup epicenter of San Francisco. According to SF Business Times, Texas, Idaho, and other states are looking to lure companies away from the Bay Area as the cost… Read More

Synthetic Hegemonic Currency: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Proposes Global Digital Currency

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has proposed the creation of a global digital currency as a way to stabilizing global financial systems being disturbed by trade and currency wars. The proposal was delivered during a speech at the US Federal Reserve sponsored Jackson Hole… Read More

Digital Asset Marketplace Openfinance Trades “Tokenized” Hedge Fund Protos, Sees Opportunity for Reg A+ Issuers

OpenFinanance, a registered Alternative Trading System (ATS) for digital assets, recently opened up trading for tokenized hedge fund Protos (PRTS). The company states this is the first-ever tokenized hedge fund to trade on an ATS. The security is available for accredited US investors as well… Read More

Chair of House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters Comments on Trip to Switzerland & Facebook’s Libra Plan: “My Concerns Remain”

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Chairwoman of the influential House Financial Services Committee, has issued a statement on her Bipartisan trip to Switzerland to learn more about Facebook’s plan to launch a stablecoin dubbed Libra. Facebook has incorporated Libra in the crypto-friendly jurisdiction of Switzerland like… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China issues “Fintech Development Plan (2019-2021)” On August 22nd, the People’s Bank of China issued a three-year development plan for the country’s emerging Fintech industry. According to the plan, China will improve the top-down design of the Fintech industry, further boost the… Read More

How Small Business Should Think About Financing in 2019

It’s no secret that over half of small businesses close their doors within the first five years. One of the critical problems that often occur has little to do with the innovation, ingenuity, or work ethic of the small business owners themselves, but rather the lack… Read More

Overstock CEO and Blockchain Visionary Patrick Byrne Resigns Following “Deep State” Comments

In a “Dear Shareholders” letter, Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) CEO and blockchain visionary Patrick Byrne submitted his resignation as both CEO and board member effective immediately. In afternoon trading, shares in Overstock are up by around 7%. The move by Byrne came following the fallout from comments… Read More

Moving Money: Derek Chau, Partner at Acorn Pacific Ventures, Shares insight into Faster Payments

Faster payments and electronic transfers is a hot sector of Fintech. For quite some time, traditional banks sat on the sidelines watching Fintechs push into their business. Today, they are stepping things up but questions remain as to whether or not old finance has the… Read More

On the Second Anniversary of the DAO: The Token Universe’s Cat Food Moment

Recently we marked the second anniversary of the SEC’s issuance of an Investigative Report finding that the DAO Tokens were securities.   While this killed the hopes of those who had interpreted SEC silence to mean consent to the unregulated issuance of tokens, it still… Read More

Chatter: Seedrs Agrees to Terms on £4.5 Million Funding Round Led by Big Investors

Last week Crowdfund Insider covered a report where it was revealed that Seedrs is in the midst of a sizable funding round. Today, we are hearing that the leading UK based crowdfunding platform has agreed to terms on a significant £4.5 million round led by institutional… Read More

Lightening Strikes Twice? Mike Cagney’s Blockchain Focused Fintech Venture Figure Reported to Raise Funding at $1 Billion Valuation

SoFi is a Fintech that claims one of the largest Fintech funding rounds in the US of all time. Founded Mike Cagney, the entrepreneur departed the firm following revelations of a corporate culture that was lacking in professionalism. Cagney took a short break from the… Read More

Future Fintech: The Fight for the Digital Banking Crown

As 2019 moves into its third quarter, the once burgeoning industry of digital banking is starting to make serious waves in the financial world – and investors are taking notice. Big players like Monzo, Starling, N26, Revolut, and EQIBank have recently completed massive funding rounds… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent-backed WeBank Fined ¥2 million for multiple violations WeBank, China’s first internet bank, was fined for ¥2 million for multiple violations against Law of the People’s Republic of China on Commercial Banks. In an inspection last year, the Shenzhen branch of the China Banking and… Read More

SEC Settles with Blockchain based Health Care Platform SimplyVital Health in Regards to Initial Coin Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an Administrative Proceeding earlier this week regarding an initial coin offering (ICO) affiliated with SimplyVital Health – a company that pursued an ICO in late 2017 and early 2018. The SEC claims that SimplyVital sold unregistered securities. SimplyVital… Read More

Attorney Lewis Cohen of DLXLaw Discusses Pocketful of Quarters Digital Asset No Action Letter from SEC

DLXLaw, a boutique law firm that specializes in blockchain and smart contracts, recently helped a digital asset issuer receive a no-action letter (NAL) from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). By receiving the NAL, the issuer, Pocketful of Quarters, received an implicit green light to… Read More

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Joins with World Economic Forum in Research Project Regarding Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to jointly launch a research project addressing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in financial services. CCAF is an academic research institute at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and is the… Read More

Fintech P2Binvestor has Financed Over $1 Billion in Lending: A Discussion with Founder Krista Morgan

P2Binvestor (P2Bi) is an online lender providing access to capital for businesses which are typically not able to access traditional bank financing. The 5-year-old Fintech lender provides term loans and lines of credit based off of a borrowers assets – mainly accounts receivable. P2Bi explains… Read More

P2P: Why SME Debt Is A Must-Have For Any Investor Portfolio

Thanks to the rise of peer-to-business (P2B) lending, the concept of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) debt as an asset class has altered for the better. With low risk of default and high-interest rate returns, it is now possible to invest in SME debt at… Read More

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