Tagged: chile

Chilean Finance Minister Announces Plans to Regulate Country’s Crypto Sector

Chilean Minister of Finance Felipe Larraín has announced that his ministry is sending a bill to the Chilean congress which is designed to regulate Fintech and cryptocurrencies, Ahora Noticias reports. Promising “proportional rules,” Larraín announced from the United States last week: “Taking into account the different forms taken by the business models… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches New Fintech Collaboration Network with UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research group on all things Fintech, has launched a new Fintech collaboration network in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). According to a release by the UK government,… Read More

Cryptocurrency Gains Officially Taxable in Chile

“Due to the boom that the commercialization of these assets,” profits from the sale and trading of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies are now taxable in Chile, Diario Bitcoin reports. Chilean tax authorities have added a special provision to tax form 22, a deliberately vague, catch-all… Read More

Chilean Supreme Court Rules Banks’ Closing of Crypto Exchange Accounts Lawful

The Third Chamber of the Supreme Court of Chile has ruled that Chilean banks had every right to abruptly stop serving the OrionX cryptocurrency exchange last spring, Emol reports. The decision has been nine months in the making. Last April, 10 Chilean banks cut services to… Read More

HCS Capital Partners Invest $3 Million into Insurtech Startup Jooycar

U.S. based private equity and operating firm HCS Capital announced on Tuesday it invested $3 million in Jooycar, a Chilean insurtech that is seeking to disrupt the auto insurance and telematics space in Latin America. HSC Capital reported that the insurtech investment marks the most recent… Read More

Chilean Bank Ordered to Restore Banking Services to OrionX Crypto Exchange

An appeals court in Santiago, Chile has ordered the Chilean bank, Banco Estado, the ensure the restoration of banking services to the OrionX cryptocurrency exchange, LT Pulso reports. In early April, 10 Chilean banks cut services to cryptocurrency firms in the country. Three cryptocurrency trading… Read More

Chilean Anti-Monopoly Courts Order Banks to Restore Services to Crypto Firms

Bloomberg is reporting today that a Chilean anti-monopoly court has ordered Chilean banks Estado de Chile and Itau Corpbanco to restore account services to the Buda cryptocurrency exchange, at least until a lawsuit brought against the banks by Buda is resolved in court. Crypto-trading services… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Tackles the Future of Finance at Annual Event

At the end of June, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) hosted its second annual conference that saw participants from the world of finance from all over the world. The conference was entitled Navigating the Contours of Alternative Finance and sought to provide a… Read More

UChicago Polsky Center Director E.J. Reedy: Still Time to Complete 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey

“Having trusted, independent research is critical to cutting through some of the noise from a fast-changing space like alternative finance…We cut across to give a big picture view which isn’t typically available in other research.” It’s official, alternative finance platforms have been granted an extension… Read More

Gabriela Andrade & Diego Herrera of the IDB Explain the Importance of Alternative Finance to the Americas

The Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation team at Chicago Booth School of Business have joined forces to initiate the  2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey.  This landmark survey is the first comprehensive and empirical assessment of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending (marketplace lending)… Read More

LATAM STARTUPS CONFERENCE – Chile

The LatAm Startups Conference will bring together 50 North American VC and angel investors and the 200 best startups in Latin America. Startups must have previously received seed capital from an incubator or bona fide investor to participate. This is not a competition. You won’t… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Moore in a Bag, allGreenup, Xpressivo & Coxswain Beard Care

For this weeks edition of #Crowdfunding Mailbox we have four projects.  Tons of emails this week and I am still sorting through them.  For those of you who have forwarded your campaigns while still in preview mode (IE not yet launched) please ping us again… Read More

Crowdfunding, a financing source for sustainable town planning

(Staff Translation) Chile / South America How to finance city projects without going to the banks? Two architect friends have found the answer by creating the first crowdfunding platform in Santiago. An initiative that stimulates urban creativity and transforms each citizen into a potential donor…. Read More

The Chilean Band “We Are the Grand” seeks financing for its new album via crowdfunding

(Staff Translation) The Chilean Band We Are the Grand announced last Wednesday the kick off of its Crowdfunding campaign via the Argentinian site idea.me. The mechanism of this system, born in England, is simple. First people are invited to contribute financially to the recording of the… Read More

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