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Blockchain-Based B2B Payments Platform PayStand Announces Operation Expansion; Opens New Office in Mexico

PayStand, a blockchain-based, B2B payments firm, announced last week it has expanded its operation into Mexico by opening a new office in Guadalajara. According to PayStand, the new office bolsters the company’s continued focus to deliver a robust digital payments network for businesses. While sharing more details… Read More

Big Ten: The SEC Schedules Annual Government-Business Forum at Ohio State

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled the annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation for this coming December and this year they are taking the event to the Buckeye state. The SEC announced today the Forum will be held at the Ohio State… Read More

Sberbank & Yandex.Checkout Introduce B2B Payments Service

Yandex.Checkout and Sberbank have launched a new B2B Payments service allowing companies to accept online payments from corporate clients.  The new feature aims to reduce the payment process time frame to 1–3 minutes. Yandex.Checkout and Sberbank claim the title for the first platforms to offer… Read More

Gibraltar Update: Coinfloor Bitcoin Exchange Issued DLT-License & New Tech Classes at Uni

According to the GFSC, Gibraltar “is committed to being a sound and safe place to do business with and is considering a complementary regulatory framework covering the promotion and sale of tokens, aligned with the DLT framework.” As expected, crypto platforms are taking advantage the… Read More

Binance Opts for Chainalysis’ KYC & AML Compliance Solutions: Building Trust

Chainalysis, a cryptocurrency compliance and investigation solutions provider, has completed a global roll-out of its compliance solution with Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume, to help address the challenges at the intersection of cryptocurrencies, regulators and traditional financial institutions. “Cryptocurrency businesses of… Read More

UK Electronic E-Money Institution Moneynetint Completes Integration Phase With Ripple

Moneynetint, a UK-based electronic e-money institution which provides cross-border money transfers and currency exchange for corporate clients around the globe, announced on Wednesday it has completed the integration phase with Ripple. Founded in 2005, Moneynetint notably provides money transfer service for Forex Traders and Brokers… Read More

Crowdfunding in France: Alternative Finance Jumps 59% in First 6 Months of 2018, Equity Crowdfunding Sinks

Recently, KPMG and Financement Participatif France (FPF – The French Crowdfunding Association) published a report pertaining to crowdfunding sector performance during the first half of 2018. The term crowdfunding relates to both debt and equity online capital formation, similar to many other parts of the… Read More

OnDeck Introduces ODX, Brian Geary Selected as President

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, has introduced ODX, a new company that will focus on helping banks digitize their small business lending process.  ODX will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of OnDeck. “OnDeck is a pioneer of online lending to small… Read More

Tandem Adds New Credit Card Blocking Feature: Stop that Purchase!

Last week UK fintecher Tandem launched its second credit product, Journey Credit Card. Now, in addition to the digital banking platform’s recent  auto-saving rules, customers may block their card’s purchases in real time without having to go through a formal cancelation process. Tandem said that this new… Read More

Q&A: Streamr CEO Henri Pihkala Aims to Deliver Unstoppable Data to Unstoppable Applications

Launched to create an open source platform for the free and fair exchange of data utilizing blockchain, Streamr continues to thrive, having recently partnered with Japan-based AI platform Daisy AI, CRYPTICS, HPE, Fysical, won the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award for Performance from innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN,… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Big Banks Hit Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages in September 2018

Biz2Credit recently announced the results of its latest small business lending index, which revealed small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another high point in September 2018. According to the index, September 2018’s approval percentage for big banks (assets of $10 billion+) rose two-tenths of… Read More

Must See Live Stream: Problems with the JOBS Act and How They Can Be Fixed

This just popped into the inbox and for US based online capital formation platforms – this will be a must view live stream. On Tuesday, October 23rd, The Heritage Foundation will be hosting a live presentation at their office in Washington, DC. The topic of… Read More

Danske Bank Launches 10-Week Sustainable Business Training Program for Nordic Startups

Danske Bank announced on Thursday it kickstarted a 10-week training program for 10 specifically selected Nordic start-ups. According to Danske, the program aims to help them fine-tune their business plan and increase their growth opportunities. Danske reported that from October 2018 to January 2019, all… Read More

European VC Funding Rises in Q3 but Deal Flow Declines

Dow Jones VentureSource is out with their quarterly report on VC activity for Q3 of 2018. According to their numbers, European VC fundraising increased during Q3 but investment in European companies “showed a notable decline in deal flow activity and investment levels.” The report states… Read More

Dr. Doom Does DC: Blockchain Industry Execs Fire Back at Roubini’s Comments from US Senate Hearing

This morning, well known economist Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Peter Van Valkenburg, Director of Research at Coin Center testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. The topic of discussion was cryptocurrency and the emerging blockchain technology. Roubini attacked and Van… Read More

No RSVP from Congressman Sherman for Crypto Invest Summit

Congressman Brad Sherman has been one of the most outspoken critics of the crypto / blockchain sector. Granted, many elected officials are sitting on the fence as to what, if anything, they should legislate to facilitate, or curtail, the emerging crypto sector. Just this week,… Read More

Full Streamr Ahead: Daisy AI & CRYPTICS Added to Global Network

Streamr, an open-source, real-time data platform just selected as one of PwC’s Crypto Valley’s Top 50 Projects, continues to expand its network with a new partnership with Japan-based Daisy AI, an AI platform focused on using blockchain for deep learning. Daisy AI will use Streamr… Read More

Standard Chartered Bank Partners With Huawei to Develop IoT Solution to Expand Ecosystem Lending

Standard Chartered Bank announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with  Huawei to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) powered solution in an effort to revolutionize the way corporates communicate with banks for financing or payments. According to the duo, this new solution combines IoT and… Read More

Binance Funds CertiK, Delists BCN, CHAT, ICN & TRIG and Opens Incubation Program

Yesterday, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, announced that the platform would donate all listing fees to charity indicating that the change would increase the use of Blockchain for greater good. The company did not provide specifics as to how the charities would be… Read More

Downing Crowd Adds £2.5 M Bond Energy Project Raise: Here Come the Funds

Investment platform Downing Crowd has launched a ‘7-day access’ bond which will invest a further £2.5 million for renewable energy generation and reserve power company, Bagnall Energy.  More than £201,4854 has already been secured for the raise which will close on Halloween morning. “The renewable energy… Read More

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