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How Much Does a Reg A+ Offering Cost?

Manhattan Street Capital has circulated an email that outlines the cost of doing a Reg A+ securities offering. While I know not everyone may agree with their analysis, Manhattan Street Capital is a platform that facilitates Reg A+ offerings and thus has some boots on… Read More

Alon Muroch: CEO of Blox, a Crypto Accounting Platform, Reveals Common Accounting Mistakes Crypto Holders Make in Tax Filings

Individuals and organizations that use digital cryptocurrencies must begin reporting capital gains, and comply with regulatory guidelines. Firms must also implement appropriate auditing and accounting procedures for crypto assets and report such transactions to tax authorities.  On October 9, the Internal Revenue Service IRS released… Read More

A Good Example of Successive Crowdfunding Rounds: Hectare AgriMarketplace Cruises Past £1 Million on Seedrs

Hectare is raising capital once again on the pages of leading UK based crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Its current securities offering is for £1 million for a 5.88% equity stake that is now in over-funding mode as £1.44 million has been committed representing 8.27% equity in… Read More

Crowdfunding Report: Number of Restaurants Leveraging Reg CF is Increasing Dramatically

The number of restaurants leveraging Reg CF is increasing dramatically, according to a report published by Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). Reg CF is the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions utilized in the US. Under Reg CF, an issuer may raise up to $1.07 million… Read More

How Can Fintechs Onboard New Customers While Preventing Fraud

Financial technology (Fintech) companies are finding new ways to meet consumer demands and create more financial inclusion on a global scale. While Fintechs are on the rise, these companies still have to manage the same problems traditional financial institutions face: fraud. And while fraud permeates… Read More

An Issuers Point of View: Comments on Reg CF & the SEC’s Concept Release

The deadline for comments on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “concept release” on regulatory harmonization was yesterday. But even while the official deadline hit on September 24th, we expect that more comment letters from interested parties will be trickling in over the next few days… Read More

The Tax Man Cometh: Crypto Traders Cannot Avoid Paying the Governments Cut of Gains Sean Ryan, CTO of NODE4, Explains

Several weeks ago, Crowdfund Insider reported on letters being mailed by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals regarding possible taxes owed on crypto trading gains. These “CP2000” letters are largely driven by mandatory reporting from cryptocurrency exchanges. As CI has been told, many of… Read More

Observations and Thoughts on the SEC’s Harmonization Concept Release

The securities regulatory regime in the United States is one based on the principle of disclosure, disclosure, and more disclosure; only those who can fend for themselves may invest without the benefits of statutorily prescribed disclosure. Therefore in the United States, there are only three… Read More

DTCC and Accenture Forward Proposed DLT Governance Model

Accenture and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) are circulating a white paper which, “explores the generalized governance model that DTCC is implementing for its TIW-DDL system, a real-world implementation of DLT…(for the) financial industry.” DLT (distributed ledger technology) is an enterprise-adapted version of “blockchain”… Read More

Here are the Statistics on Curve’s Record Breaking £6 Million Crowdfunding Round

Fintech Curve knocked it out of the park this week in an investment crowdfunding round that crushed multiple records on the Crowdcube platform. In brief, Curve raised £6 million (about $7.4 million) in less than one day. Crowdcube reports that many of the prior records… 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

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

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

Active Participants and Digital Assets: The SEC Coins a New Term

Raising capital by issuing tokens that rely on distributed ledger or blockchain technology has been clouded by regulatory uncertainty since the practice emerged during the initial coin offering or “ICO” boom. As entrepreneurs seek to use blockchain technology to build new networks and tokens, this… Read More

North vs. South: Robocash Says Investors in Different Parts of Europe Invest Differently

Robo.cash, a peer to peer lending platform operating in Europe as well as parts of Asia, has surveyed their investors and come to the conclusion that individuals in different parts of Europe – invest differently.  According to Robo.cash, investors in Central Europe tend to make… Read More

Why the Next Fintech Wave in Latin America will focus on B2B

B2B: 3 Opportunities for Fintech in Latin America Latin America’s Fintech industry is booming, with more than 1,166 Fintech startups creating more inclusive financial systems and boosting economic growth in the region. According to the recently published report Fintech in Latin America 2018: Growth and… Read More

Point of View: Why Fractionalized Investing Is The New Diversified Portfolio 

    If an individual is interested in taking on investing, jumping directly into the stock market can be difficult, due to intimidation and the high required minimums. The initial perception floating around the industry is that in order to reap any benefits from investing,… Read More

World Economic Forum Publishes Report on the Value of Blockchain

The World Economic Forum and the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, with the support of Accenture, has published a report on the value of blockchain. While there has been more than enough hype regarding distributed ledger technology (DLT) and there remains an ongoing debate as… Read More

Leverage Moving the Needle on Bitcoin, Not New Money, Traders Say

Several professional cryptocurrency traders are claiming that leverage and “whales” are behind Bitcoin’s recent massive price fluctuations and not coveted “new money.” According to Jeff Dorman, chief investment officer at ArcaFunds: “The Bitcoin price ascent from $4k-$10k was based on a confluence of real factors (depreciating… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Announces 2019-2021 Non-Executive Board

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) recently announced it has welcomed its new non-executive Board for the period 2019-2021. The organization revealed that after the 4th ECN CrowdCamp: Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance, the ECN General Assembly of members convened in Berlin to explore strategic options for… Read More

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