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5th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network Focusing on Sustainable Finance

In mid-June the 5th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) took place virtually from Prague in cooperation with Deloitte. For three days, crowdfunding platforms and representatives of the European institutions, such as the European Investment Bank, exchanged views on the topics of sustainable financing… Read More

European Commission is Being Asked to Use European Social Fund to Issue Loans via Crowdfunding and P2P Lenders

The European Commission (EC), the executive branch of the European Union that recommends legislation, implements various policies and decisions, among other duties, is being asked to use its European Social Fund (ESF) to issue loans via crowdfunding and peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms across… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network and Blockpool.eu Announces 25 SMEs Selected for Funding/Participating in Business and Technical Support Program

European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) recently announced that it and Blockpool.eu, funded under the ECs Horizon 2020, have selected 25 SMEs for funding and participation of the Business and Technical Support Program for blockchain and distributed technology (BDLT) implementation. The program is set to run for… Read More

The French Competition Authority has Released a Consultation Paper, Seeking Feedback on Fintech, Blockchain, and Digital Asset Regulations

The French competition authority (ADC) has launched a public consultation on the Fintech industry in the country. The ADC is looking for feedback on the potential role of large digital platforms in the payments sector. It’s also seeking input regarding  new payment service providers and… Read More

COVID-19: European Crowdfunding Network Survey of Platforms Indicates Negative Impact on Capital Inflow & Deals

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The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the group that represents online capital formation platforms across Europe as well as the UK, has recently completed a survey of member platforms and several non-member platforms seeking to gain insight as to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Reports Two Estonian Crowdfunding Platforms to Enforcement Authorities as Questions Arise Regarding Withdrawal of Funds

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has reported two Estonian debt-based crowdfunding platforms to the relevant regulatory authorities in light of numerous complaints received by platform users. According to ECN,  Kuetzal and Envestio, both lending platforms, may be in trouble: “ECN has received a large number… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network: Extremely Excited with Harmonized EU Crowdfunding Rules

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider reported on the agreed-upon legislation for harmonized pan-European crowdfunding rules. Having a single market for online capital formation has been a goal of crowdfunding industry leaders and industry participants for years. Industry advocates have worked diligently behind the scenes to push forward… Read More

European Crowdfunding Association Publishes Report on Blockchain – DLT Use Cases

The European Crowdfunding Association (ECN), the leading advocacy group for online capital formation in Europe, has published a report on blockchain – distributed ledger technology (DLT) and use cases in alternative finance. The report adds a new acronym “BDLT” thus representing the combination of the… Read More

What the European Crowdfunding Industry Recommends for Harmonized EU Rules

Last month, Crowdfund Insider reported on comments by EC Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, a Commissioner whose portfolio includes Financial Stability, Financial Services, and the Capital Markets Union, indicating harmonized crowdfunding rules may be forthcoming before the end of the year. In a tweet, Dombrovskis stated… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Announces 2019-2021 Non-Executive Board

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) recently announced it has welcomed its new non-executive Board for the period 2019-2021. The organization revealed that after the 4th ECN CrowdCamp: Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance, the ECN General Assembly of members convened in Berlin to explore strategic options for… Read More

Security Token Platform Smartlands Joins European Crowdfunding Network

UK based Smartlands has joined the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN). Smartlands is a blockchain based crowdfunding platform that tokenizes real estate investments. Earlier this month, Smartlands announced their first tokenized property investment while staking claim to being the first platform in the UK to accomplish… Read More

4th ECN CrowdCamp: Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance – Berlin

Blockchain promises to offer the potential to achieve considerable cost savings, efficiencies and resilience. This edition of the ECN CrowdCamp focuses on how to best leverage the potential of blockchain technologies in the alternative finance sector by analysing the state of the art, understanding challenges… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Launches ECN – Italian Strategic Group to Collaborate on Culture of Crowdfunding

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has announced the creation of a new group entitled the ECN-Italian Strategic Group (ECN-ISG). The ECN is the leading pan-European voice for investment crowdfunding. The objective of the ECN-ISG Working Group is to foster a more robust culture of crowdfunding in… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Open Letter to EU Member States Urging Fully Harmonized EU Crowdfunding Rules [u]

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has just published an Open Letter directed towards EU member states and the ongoing debate regarding pan-European crowdfunding rules. Proposed rules would impact, and perhaps improve, the marketplace for both debt and equity crowdfunding. The ECN believes the European Crowdfunding… Read More

Oliver Gajda Updates on Pan European Crowdfunding Legislation & Possible Inclusion of ICO Rules

Several weeks back, CI covered the draft legislation for pan-European crowdfunding rules from the European Parliament. At that time, initial coin offerings (ICO) were part of the possible legislation. Crowdfunding is part of the European Union Fintech Action plan that directly aligns with the Capital… Read More

Will the EC Pass Pan European Crowdfunding Regulations, Including Initial Coin Offerings?

For quite some time now, the European Commission has been discussing creating a pan-European approach to investment crowdfunding. This policy move absolutely makes sense and clearly aligns with the Fintech Action Plan and Capital Markets Union. In many ways, creating a single law for all… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Launches Blockchain Working Group to Explore Benefits for Alternative Finance

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has launched a new blockchain working group, Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance, to identify opportunities and challenges regarding distributed ledger technology. The ECN believes that blockchain “promises to offer the potential to achieve considerable cost savings, efficiencies and resilience.” The Network… Read More

3rd ECN CrowdCamp: The European Dimension of Civic Crowdfunding – Bologna

Join the 3rd ECN CrowdCamp – The European Dimension of Civic Crowdfunding – June 28-29, 2018 LOCATION: Library of the National Research Council (CNR), Bologna Research Area | via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy Civic crowdfunding and match-funding practices are becoming more and more relevant not only… Read More

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