Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

Online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, investment crowdfunding, security token platforms and more.

After a Long Wait, BitMEX Launches Spot Exchange

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BitMEX, better known for crypto derivatives trading, has launched its anticipated crypto spot exchange. BitMEX stated in a release that spot trading for digital assets is now available for both retail and institutional investors. BitMEX touted its ambition to emerge as a top ten global… Read More

European Marketplace Lender October Shares Steps Toward More Sustainable Activity

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A few months ago, October co-founder and Chairman Olivier Goy went on a trip in Antarctica “to shoot a part of the documentary ‘La vie est belle’ (Life is beautiful).” A quick question for you: “what do you think was the highest temperature level ever… Read More

UK’s Blend Network, a Specialist Development Finance Lender, Expands Regional Presence

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Following a £10 million equity funding round late last year and a period of “rapid expansion” at Blend Network, the team is now expanding their UK local and regional footprint “with the opening of a number of satellite offices across the UK regions.” In March,… Read More

Lithuania’s Debitum, a Borderless Financing Platform, Shares Updates About War-Affected Assets in Ukraine

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Debitum reports that it is continuously monitoring the current situation with ChainFinance issued loans to the borrower in Ukraine. Recently, upon their request, Debitum have received “more detailed information about what is going on and what are the plans for the future regarding investments in… Read More

inbestMe, a Digital Investment Platform, Acquires €2.1M+ from 160 Investors via Crowdcube

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inbestMe, a “smart” digital investment platform, “simple to use” and customized to deliver “better returns with lower costs,” has acquired 140% (€2,113,386) of its €1,500,000 target via Crowdcube from 171 investors (at the time of writing). After launching in Spain back in 2017, inbestMe claims… Read More

European Lender Bondora Shares Latest Financial Results

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European lender Bondora says it’s pleased to announce their platform’s 5th consecutive year of profitability. With their solid foundation, Bondora continues to “offer intuitive products that empower [their] customers to spend, grow and save their money.” Over the past 14 years, the Bondora community of… Read More

Binance Appoints Europol Crypto Expert, Jarek Jakubcek, as Head of Intelligence, Investigations APAC

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Binance, which claims to be the world’s “leading” cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure provider, has strengthened its team “with the recruitment of Jarek Jakubcek as the Head of Intelligence and Investigations for Asia-Pacific.” Jarek is “a leading global expert in cybercrime and former cryptocurrency specialist in… Read More

European Lending Platform Mintos to Launch Notes on May 25

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  Mintos is pleased to announce that Notes will be launching via the platform on 25 May 2022. In anticipation of the upcoming launch, Mintos has put together “some key information regarding the transition from the current set-up to investing in Notes.” As a licensed… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Announces Trading Support for BNC, FIDA and OGN Tokens for US, Canada

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Following Kraken’s listings of Bifrost (BNC), Bonfida (FIDA), and Origin Protocol (OGN) for most countries, the digital asset firm is pleased to announce “the availability of these tokens for residents of the United States and Canada.” Funding and trading are now live. You may keep… Read More

Oasis Pro Finalizes Oversubscribed $27M Series A Round

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Oasis Pro Inc. has completed a “significantly” oversubscribed $27+M Series A financing round. As mentioned in an update shared with CI earlier this week, the financing “included existing investor UDHC and included other strategic investors such as Blizzard the Avalanche Fund, Inveniam, Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT),… Read More

Digitial Securities Marketplace ADDX Tokenizes PE Fund of Funds

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ADDX, licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to facilitate the issuance and trading of digital securities, will list a private equity fund of funds on its marketplace. ADDX has partnered with Fullerton Fund Management, an Asia-based investment specialist, to offer the Fullerton Optimised… Read More

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Takes 7.6% Stake in Robinhood, Shares Rise After Hours

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Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, has purchased a 7.62% stake, or 56,273,469 shares in Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD). Bankman-Fried paid $648,293,886.33 for the shares. The share were purchased at an average price of $11.52/each. The purchase was revealed in a filing with the Securities and… Read More

CoinDCX Reinforces its Goal to Expand the Web3 Ecosystem in India, with CoinDCX Ventures

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CoinDCX, which claims to be one of India’s largest and “most valuable” crypto companies, recently announced the launch of CoinDCX Ventures, which is described as an investment initiative funding early-stage crypto and blockchain startups, “bolstering India’s digital asset ecosystem and accelerating the transformation of India’s… Read More

FTX US Applies for NYDFS Trust Charter, Hires New Chief Compliance Officer

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FTX US, part of FTX global, has applied for a trust charter issued by the New York Department of Financial Services. Under state law in New York, a digital asset business may conduct activity under either a BitLicense or a charger under New York Banking… Read More

Exodus Movement Reports Q1 Decline in Revenue, Loses $7.2 Million

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Exodus Movement (tZERO: EXOD, Securitize Markets: EXOD) has reported its Q1 earnings and the digital asset firm says revenue declined to $15.4 million a drop of 35% year over year. Exodus described the performance as “in line with market trends.” Exodus is a digital asset… Read More

Shade: Binance Discusses the Importance of Fiat Backed Stablecoins

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While TerraUSD (UST) has lost more than half of its dollar-pegged stablecoin value, Binance – the issuer of its own stablecoin – has published a blog post discussing the importance of fiat-backed stablecoins. As the crypto world knows, UST is an algorithmic stablecoin designed to… Read More

Funding Societies Expands into Vietnam

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Funding Societies, a Singapore-based digital finance platform, has launched in Vietnam today. This is Funding Societies 5th Asian market. Funding Societies provides smaller firms with access to capital with a credit marketplace. To date, Funding Societies has originated S$3.16 billion with just a 1.26% default… Read More

Coinbase Shares Sink as Firm Reports Revenue Drop, Loses $430 Million

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Shares in Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) are trading lower in after-hours trading following the release of Q1 numbers. According to Coinbase, revenue dropped from $2.49 billion in Q4 to $1.165 billion in Q1 2022. Year over year, revenue declined too as Q1 2021 was reported at $1.597… Read More

Republic Planning $700 Million Crypto Fund: Report

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Republic, a securities crowdfunding platform and venture ecosystem, is reportedly planning to raise $700 million for a crypt fund or series of funds. The news was first shared by Axios in a subscription newsletter but has since been picked up by other publications. According to… Read More

Crypto Exchange KuCoin Gets $10 Billion Valuation, Raises $150 Million

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Global crypto exchange KuCoin has raised $150 million in a pre-Series B round at a valuation of $10 billion, according to the company. In November 2018, KuCoin raised a $20 million Series A. KuCoin was launched in September 2017 and operates a digital asset marketplace… Read More

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