Regtech & Legaltech

Legaltech Monax Uses Blockchain to Help SMEs, Targets Real Estate Industry & More

Monax is a blockchain based platform that seeks to lead the sector regarding “digital legal infrastructure.” While finance may be the immediate focus for much of the blockchain industry, other early-stage firms are using the tech to improve a diverse sector of businesses. Edinburgh-based Monax… Read More

Banktech: Synapse Closes on $33 Million Series B Funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

Banking financial service software provider Synapse has closed on a Series B Funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Synapse raised $33 million in the funding round with participation from existing investors Trinity and Core Innovation Capital. As part of the investment, Angela Strange (General… Read More

EY Releases Research on Nightfall, Experimental Tools to Enable Privacy Transactions on Ethereum

Global consulting firm EY (Ernst & Young) has released its research into  the creation of “…a set of smart contracts and microservices,…(using the) ZoKrates zk-snark toolkit, to enable standard ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens to be transacted on the Ethereum blockchain with complete privacy.” Software for… Read More

Fintech: The US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group Meets in DC, New Financial Innovation Partnership Announced

The governments of the US and the UK held its second meeting of the US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group in Washington, DC. The inaugural meeting of the Working Group took place in September 2018. The Working Group was formed to improve “bilateral regulatory cooperation with… Read More

Legal Platform SeedLegals Raises $4 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Index Ventures

SeedLegals, a Legaltech platform for startup funding rounds, announced on Tuesday it secured $4 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by venture capital firm Index Ventures with participation from Kima Ventures, The Family and existing investor Seedcamp. Founded in 2017, SeedLegals… Read More

Barclays Accelerator Grad Regtech ClauseMatch Raises $2.5 Million in Venture Debt

London based Regtech ClauseMatch has received venture debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The $2.5 million loan package will be used to support the company’s growth in Europe and Asia. Recently the company started operations in South East Asia based in Singapore. ClauseMatch received… Read More

Blockstation Wants to Provide the Solution for Traditional Exchanges to Get into Digital Assets

Last month, Canada-based Fintech Blockstation announced a relationship with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). As part of a pilot program, the Blockstation trading platform is being used by the JSE for listing, trading, clearing, and settlement of digital currencies (BTC and ETH). Security tokens are… Read More

Regtech: FCA Opens Survey to Regulated Firms to Better Understand Costs of Reporting

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has long pursued and promoted beneficial Fintech innovation. One very important, and perhaps underappreciated subcategory of Fintech is Regtech or regulation technology. While some jurisdictions have been slow to research the potential for digital regulation and compliance, the FCA… Read More

FCA Announces Cross Border Tests with GFIN, Most Participants are Blockchain Focused

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced the first cross border tests of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) – a grouping of global regulators seeking to collaborate on Fintech innovation. The FCA states they received 44 applications for the pilot. After this initial… Read More

Insurtech + Legaltech: LawCloud and Assurely Partner to Provide Discounted Insurance for Online Capital Formation

Legaltech LawCloud has formed a new partnership with Insurtech Assurely to provide discounted insurance for the securities crowdfunding and online capital raising industries, according to a note from the two firms. Users of LawCloud’s iDisclose service will now receive a credit on the “CrowdProtector” insurance… Read More

Law Firm of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole Signs Licensing Agreement with Legaltech LawCloud

Previously doing business as iDisclose, LawCloud – a Legaltech firm based in New York City, has signed a licensing agreement with the law firm of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP (EGS). LawCloud provides several legal services including software that automates a portion of the legal… Read More

Financial Conduct Authority Includes, AI, Regtech, and Distributed Ledger Technology in their 2019 Research Agenda

Alongside their 2019 Business Plan, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published their research agenda for 2019. The FCA states that research plays a fundamental role in their mission of evidence-based policy and staying ahead of trends in financial services. The regulator says their research… Read More

CipherTrace CEO: “It is a constant challenge to keep pace with crypto crimes and scams”

CipherTrace is a cryptocurrency cyber assurance and compliance firm that has recently formed some interesting partnerships. In February, CipherTrace was backed by $15 million in venture funding to help fulfill its mission on crypto security. In January, CipherTrace published a report on the global cryptocurrency… Read More

Post-Disaster Clean Up: ICO Class-Action Portal Goes Online

Regulatory drag around the regulation of initial coin offerings (ICOs) combined with arguably excessive risk-tolerance have produced the disaster that has so far characterized crypto-investing for the average guy. If most ICO tokens were indeed circulated in what Professor Jorge Stolfi has argued are “negative… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Research: Fintech Can Boost Financial Inclusion if Regulatory Innovation Exists

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) states that if properly regulated, Fintech can “extend the benefits of financial inclusion to millions of unbanked and underbanked people around the world.” Fintech has the potential to provide enormous benefit for the less… Read More

iComply Integrates with Hedera Hashgraph

Regtech iComply Investor Services says it will be releasing integrations for Hedera Hashgraph, a public, distributed ledger platform. iComply says its technology automates compliance requirements for both the traditional and decentralized financial markets in over 150 jurisdictions. iComply CEO Matthew Unger says that Hedera Hashgraph’s… Read More

Regtech: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches New Regulatory Benchmarking Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research institute for all things Fintech,  has launched its first survey of Regtech (regulatory technology) and Suptech (supervisory technology) firms. The new report is being completed in partnership with EY Japan. CCAF states that fieldwork is… Read More

Blockchain RegTech Startup TRM Secures $1.7 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Blockchain Capital

TRM, a U.S.-based blockchain regtech startup, announced on Thursday it secured $1.7 million through its seed funding round, which was led by Blockchain Capital with participation from Tapas Capital, Green D Ventures, the MBA Fund, and strategic angel investors. The company revealed it has built… Read More

iDisclose No More: Legaltech Rebrands as LawCloud

Legaltech iDisclose is rebranding as LawCloud, according to a release by the firm. While the regulatory disclosure side of the business will continue to operate under the iDisclose brand, LawCloud has been deemed more appropriate to the company’s aspirations. LawCloud CEO Michael Knox said that the… Read More

Cross River Teams Up With Railsbank to Enable Global Market Access for Fintech Companies

Cross River, a bank that delivers advanced financial and compliance products/services to the fintech industry, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Railsbank Technology Limited, a UK-based open banking and RegTech technology services platform, to provide Railsbank a variety of API-powered, banking and… Read More

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