Strategy

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

Seedrs Launches Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Accelerator Program

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Investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has added a new program to boost the food and beverage sector of crowdfunding.  Noting that consumer-facing companies in the food and beverage sector have been a popular category for retail investment, Seedrs has launched the FMCG Accelerator program (Fast-Moving Consumer… Read More

Free Crowdfunding Guidebook Available Now

The “(Almost) Complete Guidebook to Crowdfunding for SMEs” is a free publication that provides over 200 pages of tools for launching and managing a crowdfunding campaign. Supported by Interreg Central Europe, the guidebook is authored by Karsten Wenzlaff and Wolfgang Gumpelmaier-Mach. Gumpelmaier-Mach and Wenzlaff have… Read More

Why P2P Lending is a Primary Investment Opportunity

The Fintech space has seen significant investment growth in recent years. Out of 310 private companies valued at over US$1 billion globally, 10 percent are in the Fintech sector, according to CB Insights. Only two other sectors claim a larger share of the unicorn pie,… Read More

Nasdaq to Offer Cryptocurrency Pricing Product in Partnership with CryptoCompare

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Nasdaq has partnered with CryptoCompare to launch a new cryptocurrency pricing product: the Nasdaq/CryptoCompare Aggregate Crypto Reference Prices. The new product will be available on the Quandl platform, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nasdaq, headquartered in Toronto, that provides alternative data for financial professionals. Quandl… Read More

An Update on France’s Emerging Initial Coin Offering Regime

France is moving forward to embrace blockchain technology and the issuance of digital assets. While security tokens will be regulated just like the securities they are, France has crafted a regulatory regime that supports the issuance of utility tokens. Last December, the French Government issued… Read More

Perspective: Why it’s Time to Ask Your Wealth Manager About P2P Lending

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a form of crowdfunding, a method of raising capital that is nowadays often facilitated via the internet. Rather than rely on large amounts of funding from a handful of entities, crowdfunding uses small investments from a large pool of individuals. For… Read More

Gartner: 90% of Blockchain Tech Will Be Obsolete by 2021, Sector Will Continue to Be Fragmented

90% of the blockchains so far implemented by companies trying to stay current will be obsolete by 2021, global business advisory company Gartner claims in a recent news release: “By 2021, 90% of current enterprise blockchain platform implementations will require replacement within 18 months to… 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

Standard Tokenization Protocol Raises $7 Million in Funding

Standard Tokenization Protocol (STP) has raised $7 million in funding, according to a release. The STP-Standard is said to be an open source standard that defines how tokenized assets are created, issued, transmitted, and received in compliance with all necessary regulations. STP states that their… Read More

CrowdEngine Partners with Polymath Adding Security Token Issuance to List of Crowdfunding Services

CrowdEngine, a leading software provider in the online capital formation sector, has formed a new partnership with Polymath to facilitate the issuance of security tokens. CrowdEngine, a white label platform that already supports Reg D, Reg A+ and Reg CF, is now a full stack… Read More

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