BSO, ImpactScope to Help Crypto Traders With Carbon Offsets

BSO, in partnership with Geneva-based ImpactScope, a social enterprise providing carbon offsetting solutions to digital asset exchanges and crypto mining companies, now offers its cryptocurrency traders the means to calculate and offset the excess carbon emissions of their operations. The criticism of cryptocurrencies’ energy consumption… Read More

Regulation by Intimidation? Coinbase Decides to Axe its Lending Feature Following SEC Threat to Sue

On September 7, 2021, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) published a blog post stating the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had informed the company it would sue over its forthcoming Coinbase Lend service. Now, Coinbase has submitted to the significant threat of a lawsuit and abandoned its Lend… Read More

“Just in Time” Payment Cards Provider Arroweye Solutions Appoints Dan Oswald as CEO

Arroweye Solutions, which claims to be the only provider of “just-in-time” payment cards, production, and fulfillment, has appointed payments professional Dan Oswald as its Chief Executive Officer (effective immediately). Oswald has worked in several senior management roles across different sectors during his extensive 35 years… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Reveals Benefits of Pension Plans from Penfold, PensionBee

UK-based digital bank Starling has shared important information about pensions. In order to mark National Pension Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, Starling teamed up with their partners in the Starling Marketplace, PensionBee and Penfold, to help consumers gain a better understanding of pensions. As… Read More

Global Fintech Circle Says USDC Stablecoin on TRON Facilitates High-Speed, On-Chain Value Transfers

Digital assets firm Circle notes that at the beginning of July 2021, they had announced support for stablecoin USDC on the TRON blockchain, which is one of the largest open (or permissionless) blockchain networks. TRON aims to support a wide crypto ecosystem “popular within Asian… Read More

Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder of Kabbage Discusses Amex Acquisition: “We are coming from a position of strength”

In mid-2020, Kabbage, one of the best-known online lenders for SMEs in the US, was acquired by American Express (NYSE:AXP). At that time, co-founders Rob Frohwein and Kathryn Petralia said this was their first time sitting in the seat of the entrepreneurs selling a company… Read More

Crypto.com Announces Expansion of Insurance Program to one of the Blockchain Industry’s Largest at $750M

Crypto.com revealed on Monday (September 20, 2021) that it has expanded its total insurance coverage to $750 million, after increasing its policy coverage – which has been led by Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s Syndicate 2012. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the… Read More

Secondary Market Transactions Increase Significantly on Bondora Platform, Supported by Diverse Investment Growth

The Bondora secondary market experienced a “complete trend reversal” in August 2021. The European P2P lender reveals that there was a substantial 107.9% growth when compared to the month of July 2021. This growth equates to “a total of €338,235 being transacted on the Secondary… Read More

Kernolab Raises $1 Million Pre-Seed Round Led by Lighthouse Ventures

Kernolab, a firm that seeks to provide embedded finance services as a turnkey solution, has raised $1 million in Pre-Seed Round funding led by Lighthouse Ventures. Startup Wise Guys also joined in the early funding. Kernolab wants to become the bridge between Fintech and non-finance… Read More

Crypto Asset Exchange Dacxi Announces Dacxi Chain for Securities Crowdfunding

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Dacxi,  a crypto-asset exchange, has announced a new investment crowdfunding service that utilizes its Dacxi Chain, a bespoke blockchain. According to a release, the tokenized crowdfunding system is “designed to close the innovation-funding gap.” Ian Lowe, CEO Dacxi, says “the global enterprise economy comprises of… Read More



Tokenized Real Estate Market Remains Stable at $31M+ in Aug 2021, As Total Security Token Market Exceeds $1B: Report

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which serves as an information resource for blockchain-enabled security tokens, recently published their August 2021 edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate report. The report, which now has an updated structure for their monthly real estate analysis,… Read More

London based Crypto Regtech Coinfirm Secures $8M via Series A, Appoints Dr. Mihaescu as CEO

London-headquartered crypto Regtech firm Coinfirm reveals that it has finalized an $8 million Series A round. The company has also announced the appointment of Dr. Mircea Mihaescu as their new CEO. Coinfirm’s investment round has been co-led by SIX Fintech Ventures, which is the corporate… Read More

EstateGuru Reports Solid Monthly Performance with Investors Financing 84 Loans Valued at €17.M

In August 2021, investors remained quite active on European online investment platform EstateGuru and financed a total of €17.0M worth of loans (84 loans). As expected, the top-performing markets on EstateGuru this past month were Estonia and Germany, with loan volumes of €5.3M and €6.9M,… Read More

Transact, Provider of Payment and Credential Services for a Connected Campus, Appoints New EVP for Payments

Transact, the provider of payment and credential services for a connected campus, reveals that it has appointed Laura Newell-McLaughlin as Executive Vice President, Payments. Recently, Newell-McLaughlin worked as Chief of Staff to the CEO and was responsible for leading payments strategy, helping to implement and… Read More

Zopa Survey: Over 40% of UK Consumers would use Open Banking to Access Quick Loan Approvals, Improved Rates from Banks

As new lending starts to overtake the repayment boom seen during the COVID-19 crisis, research from digital bank Zopa reveals that more than 40% of UK-based consumers would make use of Open Banking to “apply for credit if it improved their chances of getting an… Read More

Switzerland based Valyo, a Capital Market Platform, Issues a Digital Bail-in Bond

Raiffeisen Switzerland, a cooperative of cooperatives (the union of independent Swiss Raiffeisen banks), has reportedly secured a CHF 165 million bail-in bond via Valyo’s capital market platform. As noted by its management, Valyo aims to “open the door to the world of finance, across borders”… Read More

Why Ethereum Will Continue to Dominate DeFi

Will a new competitor to Ethereum emerge, or will the acknowledged Web 2.0 winner dominate the DeFi space for years to come? It’s an interesting question for several reasons. One is that the DeFi space is still early in its evolution. Sometimes early mover advantage… Read More

Binance Hires Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol, Exchange Is Reportedly being Investigated for Insider Trading, Market Manipulation

Digital assets firm Binance has expanded its Audit and Investigations team with the appointment of Nils Andersen-Röed from Europol where he served as a specialist on the Dark Web team. As mentioned in the update from Binance, Nils will be tasked with focusing on conducting… Read More

Indian Fintech Pine Labs Acquires $100M from Invesco Developing Markets Fund

Pine Labs, which is one of Asia’s leading merchant commerce platforms, revealed earlier this week that it has finalized a new investment round in the company “with the entry” of Invesco, a US-headquartered investment management firm. Invesco Developing Markets Fund has reportedly invested $100 million… Read More

European Online Lender October Explains How Repayments are Handled Via its Platform

European online lender October explains that they aim to effectively connect borrowers and lenders. Lenders are able to invest their savings “usefully” and “profitably” in order to facilitate the funding of the “real economy” while companies or businesses “find new, simple and effective sources of… Read More

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