House Financial Services Committee Task Force on AI Schedules Hearing on AI, Contract Tracing and Exposure Tracing for COVID-19

  Tomorrow (July 8), the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, part of the House Financial Services Committee will hold a virtual hearing entitled, “Exposure Notification and Contact Tracing: How AI Helps Localities Reopen Safely and Researchers Find a Cure.”  Open to the public, the virtual… Read More

Block.one’s Blockchain based Voice Network has Officially Launched, Plans to “Take Social Media Back” from Big Tech

Voice, a blockchain-based social media platform created by Block.one, the company behind EOS, a leading distributed ledger tech (DLT) development platform, has confirmed that it has officially launched. Voice is presently available only in the read-only mode for the general public. The social media network… Read More

UK Fintech Wagestream Secures £20 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Northzone

Wagestream, a UK-based fintech, announced on Tuesday it has secured £20 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Northzone with participation from Balderton Capital, QED Investors, LocalGlobe, Fair By Design, Jigsaw VC, and Village Global. Founded in 2018, Wagestream explains it… Read More

Wirecard Insolvency Administrator Says there are Over 100 Interested Parties for Core Business and Associated Companies

Last week it was announced that Dr. Michael Jaffé had been appointed to oversee the bankruptcy process of Wirecard AG (WDI:DE). The once prominent Fintech dove into ignominy following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds. The financial scandal saw the CEO, Markus Braun,… Read More

Overfunding: Mobile Tech Platform Thyngs Quickly Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Campaign; Announces New Partnership With Judopay

Just days after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based mobile technology platform, Thyngs, has successfully secured its initial £200,000 funding target from nearly 240 Seedrs investors. Thyngs is offering 2.57% in equity at a £7,592,407 pre-money valuation.  As previously reported, Thyngs is… Read More

Telegram to Shut Down its TON Test Network Next Month, After Paying $18.5 Million Fine to SEC, and Returning Investors’ Money

Telegram, a major social network with hundreds of millions of users, had attempted to raise funds through a digital asset offering. However, it recently decided to settle an enforcement action initiated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While Telegram claims it terminated its… Read More

Chainalysis Announces Expansion of Series B Round to $49 Million With New Investment From Ribbit Capital & Sound Ventures

Blockchain security and analytics firm Chainalysis announced on Tuesday it raised an additional $13 million to expand its Series B round to $49 million with an investment from Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures.  Founded in 2014, Chainalysis claims it offers cryptocurrency investigation and compliance solutions to global law enforcement… Read More

EQIBank Introduces Global Secured Credit Card

Global digital banking group EQIBank announced on Tuesday the launch of its Global Secured Credit Card, which is now available for both corporate and private account holders.  “Booking flights, arranging hotel accommodation, and making purchases online is now so much easier regardless of where you… Read More

Digital Banking Group Penta Secures More Than €4 Million in New Funding

  Digital bank Penta announced on Tuesday it has more than €4 million in funding from new international investors. Penta reported that this second closing of its financing round increases the total investment of its Series B to more than €23 million. The new investors… Read More

ICICI Bank Milestone: Now Has One Million Users on WhatsUp Banking Platform

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced it has crossed a milestone of one million users on its WhatsApp banking platform. The bank reported it introduced banking services on WhatsApp three months ago to enable its retail customers to undertake a slew of banking requirements from… Read More


HM Treasury Update Shows Ongoing Rise of COVID-19 Support Schemes, Bounce Back Loans Top One Million, Future Fund at £380 Million

  HM Treasury has posted its weekly update on its COVID-19 business support schemes and as one would expect the numbers continue to push higher. HM Treasury reports that more than one million businesses have been approved to receive £45 billion in financing support. In… Read More

BitPay App Update: Now Supports Segwit, Dark Mode, & Manage Coinbase Wallet Capability

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay recently announced it has updated its mobile app to support Segwit as well as have dark mode available and the ability to directly among Coinbase wallets. “At BitPay, we constantly strive to improve our products and deliver you the best… Read More

Kraken Subsidiary & European Cryptocurrency Exchange Crypto Facilities Obtains Multilateral Trading Facility License from UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

Crypto Facilities, a subsidiary of Kraken and European cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Monday it has obtained a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Crypto Facilities reported with this new license, it will be able to expand its product range… Read More

Security Tokens: Kaspersky Confirms Security of Tokeny Solutions Smart Contract Protocol

Security tokenization platform Tokeny Solutions has announced today that a review by well-known cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has “confirmed” the overall security of its smart contract protocol – the Token for Regulated EXchanges or T-REX. Tokeny Solutions is a primary issuance platform for digital assets that… Read More

London’s P2P Lender, Lending Works, to be Acquired by Intriva Capital, Subject to Regulatory Clearance

The team at Lending Works, a London-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, confirmed on July 3, 2020, that it’s pleased to report that, pending regulatory clearance, the lending platform is being acquired by Intriva Capital. On July 5, 2020, Lending Works was fully acquired by… Read More

Bitcoin Magazine, Bittrex, bitFlyer, CipherTrace, Circle, ConsenSys, LedgerX, Messari, Among Many Other Blockchain Firms have Received Funding via COVID-19 Linked PPP Scheme

The Trump Administration has released additional information regarding the recipients of the COVID-19 linked Payroll Protection Program (PPP). Brooklyn, New York-based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio, and several digital asset exchanges were listed as beneficiaries of the recent PPP Coronavirus financial relief scheme…. Read More

UAE Fintech Spotii, which Offers a “Shop Now, Pay Later” Service without Charging Interest, Secures Additional Capital from Daman Investments

United Arab Emirates (UAE) based “Shop Now, Pay Later” Fintech Spotii announced on July 5, 2020 that Daman Investments had invested in its operations. Daman Investments is a non-banking financial services company that’s known for its involvement in the MENA region business sector. Spotii is… Read More

Cuy Sheffield, the Head of Crypto at Visa, Argues that Central Bank Digital Currencies Could be One of the Most Important Developments in the Coming Decade

Cuy Sheffield, the head of Crypto at Visa, says that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) could potentially prove to be one of most important developments in the coming decade. Sheffield, who previously worked in business development at TrialPay, is now responsible for overseeing Visa’s crypto-related… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Currency.com has Reportedly been Awarded a New DLT License by Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission

Currency.com, a regulated digital assets platform, has reportedly been awarded a new distributed ledger technology (DLT) license by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “The license allows [Currency.com] to use DLT for storing or transmitting value… Read More

South Korean Blockchain Project ICONLOOP Acquires $5 Million in Additional Investments, After Receiving Capital from $100 Million K-Growth Fintech Innovation Fund

South Korea’s ICONLOOP, a company that developed its own blockchain-powered engine, loopchain, which is used for various Internet services, has reportedly acquired KRW 6 billion (appr. $5 million) in additional investments.  The company has secured a total of KRW 16 billion (appr. $13.4 million) in… Read More

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