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Neufund Easily Doubles Soft Cap Raising €3 Million in “Equity Token Offering”

Neufund announced its first security token offering or “equity token offering” last month. The first primary issuance of a security on blockchain is for its parent company Fifth Force GmbH. The offering commenced on November 27th. Neufund’s offering is described as providing an example of a… Read More

Security Token Platform Neufund Partners with Ledger to Secure Digital Assets

Security token issuance platform Neufund has announced a new partnership with Ledger, a crypto wallet and secure custody platform for digital assets. Ledger’s solutions are already incorporated into Neufund’s platform and this new agreement builds on previous collaboration, which created a special edition of the Ledger Nano S… Read More

170 State Personnel Raid Deutsche Bank Headquarters in Money Laundering Probe

A raid initiated yesterday at Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt has continued into today as 170 police, prosecutors and tax officials look for evidence of money laundering described in the Panama papers, Reuters reports. The raid has involved a comprehensive search of the offices of… Read More

Mittelstand und Finanzierung 4.0: Data & Fintech Can Provide Faster, Better Loans

Germany based Fintech creditshelf has completed a study entitled “Industrial SMEs and Financing 4.0” (Industrieller Mittelstand und Finanzierung 4.0). Partnering with TU Darmstadt, the research queried 244 board members and managing directors to garner the results this past July. According to the study, SMEs are more… Read More

Malta Digital Exchange Signs MOU With P2P Platform finbc to List Security Token FBC

Malta Digital Exchange (MDX), a multi-asset digital exchange, which focuses on security tokens and virtual financial assets (VFA), announced on Wednesday it has signed an MOU with German P2P finance platform finbc for the listing of their security token FBC. According to MDX, finbc will perform a security… Read More

Neufund Provides Details on Upcoming Blockchain based Security Sale

Neufund, a full stack security token issuance platform, has announced the details of the forthcoming “equity token offering” (ETO) for their parent company Fifth Force Gmbh (token symbol FTH).  Announced last week, Neufund is poised to become the first European issuer to offer shares on… Read More

Germany: Online Lender creditshelf Reports Increase in SME Loans, Predicts €500 Million in Lending per Year

Peer to peer lender creditshelf has reported results for the first nine months of 2018. As of the reporting date, the company recorded requests amounting to € 750.6 million, more than twice as much as in the first nine months of 2017. creditshelf said it was able… Read More

Neufund to Issue First Security on Blockchain for Parent Company Fifth Force GmbH

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Berlin-based Neufund, an end to end security token platform, is set to host Europe’s first primary issuance of tokenized equity that is offered to the general public. The first company to use the blockchain based Neufund platform will be parent company Fifth Force GmbH which is… Read More

German Fintech Finleap Secures €41.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By the Ping An Global Voyager Fund

FinLeap, the fintech start-up platform behind Germany’s SolarisBank, announced on Monday it secured €41.5 million in its investment round, led by Ping An‘s Global Voyager Fund. As previously reported, FinLeap was co-founded by Jan Beckers, Ramin Niroumand and Hendrik Krawinkel to found and build digital start-ups within the financial industry. Its portfolio companies… Read More

Blockchain Bundesverband Announces European Blockchain Think Tank, Will Present EU Token Regulation Paper

The Blockchain Bundesverband, an association for the promotion of blockchain technology in Germany, has announced a new think tank for token regulation. “thinkBLOCKtank” will release a joint paper supported by various European countries entitled EU Token Regulation as the group seeks to drive the regulatory… Read More

Germany: Blockchain Industry Representatives Meet with Bundestag to Work on Common Sense Regulation

It has been a few choppy weeks in Germany for the blockchain / digital asset industry. Last month, a German court ruled that Bitcoin was not a financial instrument. The case centered around an enterprising teenager who launched a Bitcoin exchange five years ago. He was… Read More

BaFin Consultation on Virtual Currencies Scheduled to End this Month

Last month, BaFin, Germany’s security regulator, launched a public consultation on the subject of virtual currencies (or crypto). The regulator has published a draft circular regarding sector due diligence. The BaFin circular seeks a reasonable and risk-oriented approach to virtual currency. The proposed circular addresses credit, financial services, payments and e-money… Read More

Electric Car Startup Sono Motors Nears €6M Funding Milestone, Overfunding on Seedrs

Sono Motors GmbH, a Munich-based electric car startup, is revving up to surpass the €6M milestone in its most recent Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. At this writing, over 645 investors have plugged in funds into this overfunding campaign, surpassing €5,984,710 for 5.15% equity offered. Electric cars… Read More

N26 Expansion: German Challenger Bank Brings Services to Denmark, Norway, Poland, & Sweden

Germany-based challenger bank N26 is bringing its services to Denmark, Norway, Poland, and Sweden. This news comes just weeks after the fintech officially launched in the UK. As previously reported, N26 was founded in 2013 and stated it has redesigned banking to make it simple, fast and contemporary…. Read More

Insurtech omni:us Closes Series A Funding. Total Investment Stands at $22.5 Million

Insurtech omni:us has closed on a new funding round. The specific details of the funding were not reported but omni:us said that total funding to date now stands at $22.5 million. Crunchbase reports a seed round in 2016 of €4.2 million. The investment was led by… Read More

Neufund Publishes Open Letter to German Bundestag, Responds to Court Ruling that Bitcoin is Not a Financial Instrument

Neufund, a leading Germany-based Fintech startup and security token issuance platform, published an open letter to the German Bundestag today. The letter was in response to a recent court ruling in Germany that determined Bitcoin was not a financial instrument. The case centered around a… Read More

German Challenger Bank N26 Announces UK Expansion, is the US Next?

Germany-based challenger bank N26 has officially launched in the UK in setting up an interesting battle between other competing digital banks. The Fintech reportedly issued its first British accounts on Thursday. The launch of the UK accounts comes just a few months after N26 announced it… Read More

Just 2 of 8 German ICO’s Are in the Black

Ethereum’s mythical 17 000% 2017 price rise is but a distant memory in 2018’s long bear market, and for three-quarters of ICO (initial coin offering) projects initiated in Germany by German companies, a “loss is now closer than such dream returns,” WirtschaftsWoche reports. A total of… Read More

German Challenger Bank Kontist Secures Series A Investment

Kontist, a Berlin-based challenger bank, announced on Tuesday it secured a Series A investment to expand the financial services available to freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. The round was led by Haufe Group, one of Germany’s providers of digital workplace solutions and services with participation from… Read More

Security Token Platform Neufund Partners with Blocktrade.com on Secondary Transactions

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Neufund, Europe’s first security token issuance platform, has partnered with Liechtenstein-based Blocktrade to provide additional liquidity in security tokens. Neufund has previously announced partnerships with the Malta Stock Exchange, Binance and BitBay for secondary transactions.  The move is designed to boost liquidity in the nascent security… Read More

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