Tagged: germany

Big News: ICO Platform Neufund Announces First Security Tokens Complying with German Law

Uniti, Brille24, BlockState and More to Issue Security Tokens on Neufund. Neufund, a blockchain based security token site, has announced the first  companies to tokenize their equity on their platform. These “equity token offerings” or ETOs are said to be completely compliant within German securities law. Using… Read More

Digital Bank Penta Launches New Team Feature for Businesses

Digital bank Penta has launched a new feature entitled “Team Access,” where founders and co-workers may better manage expenses. Services similar to this are frequently found in large enterprise software programs or may be leveraged as a separate service. Penta is seeking to differentiate itself… Read More

Stryking is Giving Away 1000 STRYKZ Tokens for Predicting Correct Scores of World Cup Games

German Fantasy Sports company Stryking Entertainment is rewarding people with STRYKZ tokens for predicting the right scores of a variety of World Cup games.  All fans have to do is to join the STRYKZ telegram group and post their predictions ahead of selected games. The winner will… Read More

N26 Milestone: Reaches More Than €1 Billion in Monthly Transaction Volume; Over 1 Million Customers

German mobile bank N26 recently announced serves more than one million customers across the continent. The company reported that it has doubled its customer base over the last nine months. According to N26, the monthly transaction volume exceeds €1 billion, signaling high levels of user activity and… Read More

BAFIN asks: “Was ist Hype und was Bleibt?” – Addressing Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency in General

In a speech delivered by the President of BAFIN Felix Hufeld, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, addressed the topic of blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. According to BAFIN’s President, blockchain is a very promising technology. But when it comes to crypto, well not so… Read More

German VPN Service Provider ZenMate Now Looking to Raise £660,000 Through Crowdcube Round

ZenMate, a Germany-based VPN service provider owned by the internet security and privacy company ZenGuard GmbH, is now seeking £660,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company notably provides an array of multi-platform online security products and services that ensure the users’ anonymity and… Read More

Bundesblock Paper: GDPR is Outdated from the Beginning Because it Did Not Consider Decentralized Technology

On May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force. GDPR is a EU law on data protection and privacy for individuals – an area of profound importance in the digital universe. GDPR seeks to give more control to EU citizens over… Read More

Digital Receivables Company collectAI Partners with Hanseatic Bank

  collectAI has partnered with Hanseatic Bank. The collaboration was announced during the European Money2020 conference. Hanseatic Bank is a 75% subsidiary of the French bank Société Générale. It is one of the first banks to deploy collectAI’s B2B2C white label solution for digital payment… Read More

Insurtech Strategy: wefox Targets Brokers to Massively Reduce Acquisition Costs While ONE Provides Real Time Insurance

Insurtech is seeking to upend and address the shortcomings of a sector of finance that many love to hate. Insurance is a unique product you pay for that you hope you never have to use. And too frequently, when you do need to use an… Read More

Report: Goldman Sachs to Enter Online Lending Industry in UK & Germany as Marcus Expands

Marcus, a fast emerging digital only challenger bank, is poised to enter the UK market and then cross the channel to set up operations in Germany. This is according to multiple reports as the erstwhile online lender leverages its successful US tech in other markets…. Read More

German Insurtech Simplesurance Secures $24 Million During Series C Funding Round

German insurtech Simplesurance has secured $24 million during its Series C funding round, which was reportedly led by Allianz X, who also further invested in the company, with participation from Rakuten Capital.  Founded in 2012, Simplesurance stated it has created a platform that offers transparent and efficient… Read More

Zoe Adamovicz: Neufund is Going to be a Game-Changer

Zoe Adamovicz is the CEO and co-founder of Germany-based Neufund. Neufund is a blockchain-based equity fundraising platform specializing in Legaltech and Regtech. She and co-founder Marcin Rudolf are building more than a platform. They are building an ecosystem of smart contracts and a community of… Read More

Plug and Play & TechQuartier Announce First Five Corporate Partners to Join Fintech Europe Innovation Platform in Frankfurt

Innovative platform Plug and Play, along with startup hub TechQuartier, announced on Monday that Aareal Bank, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank and NETS Group are the first five corporate partners to join their fintech program based out of Frankfurt. According to the organizations, the partnership, known as “Fintech Europe,” will… Read More

SaveDroid Says No Scam Here, Just Another (Stupid) PR Stunt

Yes, we are still here, not gone actually … stated SaveDroid CEO and founder Yassin Hankir. SaveDroid in a bizarre PR stunt vaporized its website alleging the company had fled along with the gains of its recently completed initial coin offering. The internet erupted into collective anger… Read More

SaveDroid Raises $50 Million in ICO, Company Disappears with Mocking Website as CEO Taunts Backers

SaveDroid appears to be the latest in a long line of initial coin offering scams. Adding insult to injury, the website home page posted a mocking image stating “aannnd its gone” while the CEO tweeted photo stating Thanks guys! Over and out … #savedroidICO –… Read More

Neufund is Next Crypto Startup to Set Up Shop in Blockchain Friendly Malta

Neufund, a Berlin based Blockchain equity crowdfunding platform, has announced it will establish a “strong presence” in Malta to support its rapidly expanding ecosystem. Neufund has taking an interesting approach by enabling the tokenization of equity and raising capital on the blockchain. Malta has quickly… Read More

Dow Jones: European VC Investment Drops in Q1 of 2018

Dow Jones VentureSource is out with their quarterly report and their numbers indicate a decline in venture capital funding during the first quarter of 2018. According to the report, investment declined by 16% in the number of funds and delivered a 29% drop in capital… Read More

Neufund CEO Calls SEC Crackdown on Crypto a “War”

  Speaking Saturday at the Cryptochicks Conference in Toronto, Zoe Adamovicz, CEO of Neufund, an online equity token-investing platform based in Germany, characterized the current regulatory crackdown in the US as as much about “protecting investors” as a matter of “jurisdictional competition,” where countries, negotiate… Read More

Blockchain Bundesverband Publishes Recommendations for Regulating Initial Coin Offerings

Blockchain Bundesverband has published an extended version position paper on regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs). This is a follow on publication from a shorter document published this past February. The group seeks to advocate for a regulated market for ICOs in Europe. The aim of this… Read More

Spotcap Roundtable: Customers Expect More as Fintech Boosts User Expectations

Spotcap, an SME focused online lender based in Berlin, recently held a roundtable on the future of finance. Individuals from prominent firms joined with the Fintech lender to assess progress made so far. Representatives from Deutsche Bank, Figo, GP Bullhound, McKinsey along with Spotcap debated… Read More