Tagged: European Crowdfunding Network

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

Oliver Gajda of the European Crowdfunding Network Updates on EC Fintech Plan, European Regulatory Approach for Crowdfunding

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) is the leading independent advocate for Fintech innovation, including crowdfunding, in Europe. The ECN has earned a reputation of engaging with a broad group of industry participants, thought leaders and public officials to help guide the evolution of new forms… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Voices Support for European Wide Regulatory Framework for Crowdfunding

The European Commission recently revealed its plan to support Fintech Innovation across Europe – a vital aspect of the EU economy. Included within the plan, was a statement and outline of improving the environment for pan-European crowdfunding. In many ways, investment crowdfunding is core to the… Read More

UKCFA Comments on European Commission Move to Improve Crowdfunding Market in Continental Europe

The UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) has shared a brief comment regarding proposed rules released by the European Commission yesterday that are expected to be enacted. These updated rules are designed to streamline cross border crowdfunding offerings to the benefit of issuers, investors and platforms. By… Read More

European Commission Publishes Report on Obstacles to Cross Border Crowdfunding

In the works for some time now, the European Commission has published the final report on “Identifying market and regulatory obstacles to cross- border development of crowdfunding in the EU.” The report comes under the Directorate‑General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Paper Promoting the Benefits of Civic Crowdfunding

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the leading advocacy group in Europe for all things alternative finance, recently published a paper entitled, “The European Dimension of Civic Crowdfunding.” Specifically, the document discussed the potential for investment crowdfunding to boost economic effectiveness within the parameters of the… Read More

ECN Convention Debates Technology & Cross-border Future in EU Alternative Finance & Crowdfunding

Two main topics of the 6th Annual Convention of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) on October 19th and 20th were technology innovation and cross-border finance. The discussions showed that alternative finance has only scratched the surface of its technological innovation’s potential ‒ the potential to… Read More

The ECN Updates Review of Crowdfunding Regulation in the EU, Israel & the USA

On October 20, at its 6th Convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the European association of alternative finance platforms, released its Third Edition of the Review of Existing Regulations of crowdfunding and related alternative financing in the 28 countries of Europe, as… Read More

6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention – Vilnius

Join the 6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention – New technologies for accessing finance. Organized by the European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN), the group is a professional network supporting transparency, (self) regulation and governance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building. ECN… Read More

Recommendations Provided to EU to Boost Crowdfunding in Renewable Energy

CrowdfundRES is a group of policy recommendations to improve the regulatory and market framework to boost investment in renewable energy across the European Union. A group of 14 different partners worked on the project that saw the participation of the European Crowdfunding Network and four… Read More

Ending Soon: ECN Reminder to Complete Cross Border Crowdfunding Survey

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) is reminding alternative finance industry types to complete the survey on cross-border crowdfunding and online lending (IE P2P lending, marketplace lending etc.).  The survey deadline is 12 Noon this Friday, July 14th. ECN seeks help in generating input for Capital… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Launches Survey on Cross-border Crowdfunding & Online Lending

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has launched a survey dedicated to addressing the challenges of cross border transactions in the investment space. More specifically, the ECN is seeking input on cross border crowdfunding and online lending, including peer to peer / marketplace lending. The ECN… Read More

The European Crowdfunding Network Schedules General Assembly for June 21st

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has scheduled its Assembly of Members to take place on June 21, 2017. The gathering will be held at the ECN offices in Brussels. All ECN members are invited to stand for and vote on the ECN Board of Directors. The Board… Read More

Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency Raises Great Hopes & High Expectations: Taxation Viewed as Major Issue by Crowdfunding Leaders

On Monday, Emmanuel Macron was officially inaugurated as President of France. He is France’s youngest President ever, and the youngest democratically elected head of State worldwide. He is also a known proponent of Fintech and crowdfunding. To give a bit of background to those who… Read More

Crowdfunding4Culture: Get Involved! EU Initiative Launches Publish Discussion

In Europe, the cultural and creative sectors (CCS) are not very familiar with crowdfunding. In order to better understand and evaluate the potential of crowdfunding for creatives and cultural organizations, the European Commission has launched Crowdfunding4Culture. The initiative seeks to pinpoint what actions public authorities should take… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Calls for Members to Assist with EU Crowdfunding Regulatory Review

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), a pan-European alternative finance advocacy group, is asking members to participate regarding input on the Capital Markets Union.  Specifically, the ECN will be working with the Directorate‑General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) regarding input on… Read More

Three Crowdfunding Sectors to Watch in in the US in 2017

Since Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect September 23, 2013, crowdfunding has been gaining traction. With investors becoming increasingly more comfortable with new Fintech platforms, the amount of money invested in crowdfunding in the Americas jumped from $11.4 billion in 2014 to… Read More

EU Horizon 2020 Future & Emerging Technologies Applications Due January 2017

Backed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant, the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative aims to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to work on research and design projects focused on technology that advance European interests domestically and internationally. The Horizon 2020… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Crowdfunding Convention – Paris

5th Annual ECN Crowdfunding Convention Learn   Latest and upcoming trends in the alternative finance industry Best practices in crowdfunding in all its models Emerging technologies and processes in the sector Updates on legal frameworks of crowdfunding in the EU What role EU institutions are… Read More

ECN Set to Tackle Tough Topics at Annual Crowdfunding Convention

The 5th annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) convention is scheduled to take place in Paris this fall and ECN has set high expectations regarding the diverse range of topics to be covered. Oliver Gajda, ECN Executive Director, labeled the gathering a must attend event as… Read More

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