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Round 2: Following Spring Success, Crypto Invest Summit Schedules Fall Edition

The “West Coast’s Largest Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Event” has scheduled a second event for later this year. Following the gangbuster success last month, Crypto Invest Summit will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 22nd. The organizers say that after the Spring event… Read More

FinTech Hive at DIFC Opens Applications For 2018 Accelerator Program

FinTech Hive at DIFC, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced over the weekend that it is now accepting applications for its 2018 program, kicking off a competitive search for the top fintech and insurtech innovators in the region…. Read More

Kickstarter Success OSSIC Shuts Down; Leaves Backers With No Highly Anticipated OSSIC X Headphones

Just a little over two years after securing $2,708,472 from 10,263 backers through its Kickstarter campaign, tech startup OSSIC announced it was officially shutting down and will not be delivering its highly anticipated OSSIC X headphones. As previously reported, the OSSIC X headphones supposedly calibrate… Read More

OCC to Hold Innovation Office Hours in San Francisco to Promote Responsible Federal Banking System Innovation

On Thursday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced it will hold Innovation Office Hours, on July 17th-19th, in San Francisco to promote responsible innovation in the federal banking system. According to the OCC, the Office Hours are one-on-one meetings with OCC… Read More

Crypto News: Rene van Kesteren Joins Team BlockFi from BOA

What began as an advising board position developed into job opportunity for former BOA Merrill Lynch Managing Director of Equity Markets Rene van Kesteren, who joined BlockFi as its new Chief Risk Officer. BlockFi, based in New York City, serves crypto investors by offering USD loans… Read More

Indorse Partners with ICOCrunch to Drive ICO Project Transparency

Indorse, a blockchain-powered social network for professionals, has partnered with ICOCrunch, an independent research platform that showcases ICO projects. Through this partnership, Indorse will help ICOCrunch add an “additional layer of legitimacy” to projects on the platform. Once a project has been verified through Indorse,… Read More

In the Money! Jirnexu Nabs US$11M to Spend Toward Growth

Jirnexu is in the money, as the old song goes. The Kuala Lumpur-based financial services provider has nabbed US$11 million in a Series B finding round led by SBI Group and new investor SIG Asia Investments, according to Tech in Asia. The new funding will be… Read More

The 2018 Finnie Finalists from FinTech Australia

FinTech Australia has revealed the finalists for their 2018 Finnie Awards. Fintech focused companies are competing for 23 different categories. Overall, 89 companies were selected as finalists from over 200 submissions. The finalists were reviewed by 81 domestic and international judges. The Finalists are as follows:… Read More

Bitcoin Philanthropist and Founder of Pineapple Fund Bids Adieu

Recently on Reddit, a Bitcoin philanthropist called “Pine” announced that he or she had completed the last in a serious of donations made on behalf of a “Pineapple Fund” project he or she started late last year. The Pineapple Fund donated almost $56 million dollars… Read More

Blockchain Week New York In Full Swing and Crowdfund Insider is There

New York City takes a shot at being the blockchain capital of the world this week as it hosts a string of massive blockchain and cryptocurrency events. Crowdfund Insider’s JD Alois is there. “New York Blockchain Week” kicked off this past weekend in a breezy… Read More

Tech Bureau Releases Catapult Blockchain Software and Launches On-Demand Developer Lab

Tech Bureau, a blockchain software and services provider, has released mijin v.2, also known as Catapult, a full-featured, blockchain engine delivering a new version of the NEM protocol for both public and private networks for enterprise. The company is also launching a self-service, on-demand developer… Read More

Swarm Fund Lists FarmCoin Venture: Providing Investment Opportunity to Support Africa’s Unbanked

Swarm, a blockchain for private equity, has opened an investment opportunity in the FarmCoin pan-African financial and commodities ecosystem via its marketplace. This will give investors not only a unique investment opportunity in one of the prime “unbanked” global markets, but also the chance to… Read More

FIDO Alliance Appoints Facebook to Board of Directors

The FIDO Alliance, an organization that enables an interoperable ecosystem of hardware, mobile and biometrics-based authenticators that may be used for apps and websites, announced on Tuesday that Facebook has been appointed to its Board of Directors. According to the organization, the social media giant joins other global… Read More

High Score! Mobile Gamer ALAX Touts $3.8M Token Raise

ALAX, a Hong Kong and Geneva based mobile game distribution platform, has raised US$3.8 million from its token-based fundraise. With its fresh funding, ALAX plans to strengthen its commitment toward bringing quality mobile gaming content to Asia. Funding will also help drive product development, international… Read More

Coindesk Livestreaming Enormous Consensus 2018 New York Conference Now

You can pretend you are there alongside 8000 in-the-flesh attendees and watch live streaming talks at Consensus New York, today through Wednesday, at Coindesk’s live streaming web portal. Coindesk’s 4th annual Consensus conference early this week features more than 250 presenters from private and public… Read More

BrewDog Appoints Coca Cola Veteran Jason Marshall as New Chief Financial Officer

Crowdfunded brewery BrewDog announced earlier this week it has appointed Jason Marshall as its new Chief Financial Officer as it continues its global expansion. According to BrewDog, Marshall brings more than 20 years of experience of beverage experience and was reportedly a key member of the financial… Read More

Cross River Milestone: Surpasses $600 Million in Monthly Loan Originations

Earlier this week, Cross River announced it set a new monthly loan origination record of more than $600 million in April. The company reported that this loan origination achievement puts its growth into “impressive context” due to the fact that the April 2018 volume represents approximately 60%… Read More

FinTech Scotland Announces New Strategic Partners & First Chairman

On Friday, Fintech Scotland announced its inaugural chairman and its new strategic partners. According to the organization, these appointments were confirmed at the joint Scottish Government and industry Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB) meeting chaired by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and Chair of Scottish Financial… Read More

Streamr Connects with HPE to Rev Up Real-Time Vehicle Data Monetization

Just last week, Streamr, the blockchain-backed data platform, partnered with Singapore-based Fysical to “reshape” human location data market. Today Streamr announced an ongoing partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of the world’s leading technology solutions and innovation companies. The partnership has been formed to integrate the technology… Read More

Bloomberg & Galaxy Digital Capital Management Introduce Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index

Last December Bloomberg added Cryptocurrencies to its globally ubiquitous Terminals. Now, Bloomberg and Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP, a digital asset management firm founded by Michael Novogratz, have launched the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI). The index is designed to track the performance of the… Read More