Chainalysis Shares Detailed Classification System for Cryptocurrency Services based on Level of Risk, Other Factors

Since Bitcoin’s (BTC) launch back in 2009, virtual currency has managed to drive new markets, while spurring advancements in modern financial infrastructure. It has also led to innovative thinking in how to address the global economic requirements, the Chainalysis team writes in a blog post…. Read More

Iron Finance Meltdown as Crypto “Bank Run” Destroys TITAN Value, Mark Cuban Among the Affected

Iron Finance was left to explain itself today after a “bank run” left its TITAN token worthless, leaving investors including Mark Cuban to wonder what happened. Cuban was a liquidity provider in decentralized exchange QuickSwap. He announced his participation just four days ago but has… Read More

Crowdfunded Fintech Nutmeg Acquired by JP Morgan, Will Compliment Launch of JPM – Chase Digital Bank

Earlier today in a blog post, Robo-advisor Nutmeg announced that it was being acquired by JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM). Nutmeg has emerged as the leading digital wealth manager in the UK with over 140,000 customers enabling smaller investors a sophisticated portfolio of investment options including ISAs,… Read More

TRM Labs Raises $14M Series A

Blockchain intelligence firm TRM Labs has closed a $14 Million Series A funding round led by Bessemer. Additional participants include from PayPal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Jump Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Operator Partners, Blockchain Capital, and executives from Google. Existing investors who re-upped are Y Combinator, Alumni… Read More

SEC v. Ripple: Implications of Ripple’s Fair Notice Defense

In December 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint in a New York federal court against Ripple Labs, Inc. and two of its executives alleging that Ripple had sold $1.3 billion in XRP cryptocurrency tokens in a series of unregistered securities offerings…. Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority: More People Hold Crypto Now

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has been tracking crypto holdings in the UK for some time now. Earlier today, the top securities regulator provided an update indicating the more people in the UK are now holding crypto in contrast to prior data. This is the… Read More

UK’s Investment Platform easyMoney Explains Differences between IFISA and P2P Lending Options

UK’s easyMoney, the investment platform from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands that claims that it has “never lost a penny on its loans,” notes that sometimes, the world of finance can appear to be quite complicated. In their opinion, this can also be… Read More

Digital Pound: Bank of England Updates on CBDC Progress

In a speech delivered at the Future of Fintech Conference, Tom Mutton – Director responsible for Central Bank Digital Currency at the Bank of England, provided an update on the progress of central bank-issued digital currency. According to Mutton, CBDCs are viewed by the bank… Read More

Digital Banking: UK Fintech Revolut Is Now Offering “Smarter” Invoices, Improved Expense Management Features

Digital bank Revolut has shared the latest updates on its platform for June. The Revolut team writes in a blog post that the world is now beginning to open up “a bit more” and they’re hoping that (if you can) you’re enjoying (somewhat of) a… Read More

Zopa Partners with CreditLadder to Help Renters Improve Borrowing Score

Digital bank Zopa has partnered with CreditLadder to help renters improve their credit score thus increasing their eligibility for a Zopa loan. Zopa notes that the integration was accomplished using open banking technology. As renters do not have monthly rental payments added to their credit… Read More



CipherTrace Shares Report on Blockchain Analysis that Helped US Seize $2M+ in DarkSide Ransom Paid by Colonial Pipeline

On June 7, 2021, the US Department of Justice announced that they had managed to seize 63.69 BTC (valued at around $2.5 million) of the 75 BTC ransom Colonial Pipeline was forced to pay to DarkSide. This ransom recovery is notably the very first undertaken… Read More

EstateGuru Board Member Gabriella Kindert Shares Why She Became Interested in Debt Markets

Gabriella Kindert, who is considered an expert in private debt markets and has reportedly managed billions (currently serving as a Board member at EstateGuru), says that she encourages investors to check out different lending platforms. In a recent interview, Kindert talked about  how they should… Read More

Remittance Payments to El Salvador can be Improved by Using Bitcoin or Other Crypto Rails Instead of Regular Money Transfers: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics have shared their latest State of the Network Report. Published on June 15, 2021, the report from Coin Metrics notes that on June 9, 2021, the El Salvador Congress introduced a bill that officially made Bitcoin… Read More

Fintech Veteran Frank Rotman Talks Building Wealth with Investments, Real Estate, Business Ownership

Frank Rotman, who claims to be a 27+ year Fintech veteran and the Co-founder of QED Investors, notes that small businesses are quite important to our communities. Rotman points out that minority-owned small businesses do not have equal access to capital and the appropriate tools…. Read More

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Partners with R3 on CBDCs

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) has partnered with R3 to build and test central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs have emerged as a hot topic of governmental innovation – fueled in part by the rise of stablecoins utilized as digital references of fiat currency…. Read More

TrustSwap Acquires The Crypto App

TrustSwap, a full-service digital asset ecosystem, this week acquired The Crypto App, a cryptocurrency mobile app featuring tracking services from more than 3,000 cryptocurrency assets and 100-plus exchanges. Since its debut in 2017, The Crypto App has close to two million downloads and more than… Read More

Visa Reveals that its Practical Business Skills Platform has Been Offering Valuable Educational Resources to SMEs

Small and micro businesses (SMBs) account for over 90% of global businesses, and more than half or around 50% of global employment, and contribute over 60% of the GDP of developing nations, the Visa (NYSE:V) team writes in a blog post. However, 2020 was quite… Read More

Coinbase Pro Is Adding Trading Support for Chiliz (CHZ), Keep Network (KEEP), and Shiba Inu (SHIB) Tokens

The team at digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) notes that beginning today Tuesday (June 15, 2021), users may transfer Chiliz (CHZ), Keep Network (KEEP) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) tokens to their Coinbase Pro accounts ahead of scheduled trading. The Coinbase team notes that support for… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Reports that 78% of Originations Rated AA-B in May 2021, with $13K Avg Loan Size

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, has shared its Performance Update Report for the month of May 2021. As noted in the report from Prosper, dated June 15, 2021: In May 2021,… Read More

Decentralized, Community-Owned Digital Currency Platform MUNCH Establishes Bridge to Binance Smart Chain

The MUNCH Project, which is described as a decentralized and community-owned currency (a charitable project that has reportedly given away $2.7 million in four weeks), with a “deflationary” model that gives back to the community, recently revealed that they have made MUNCH “more available” and… Read More

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