Tagged: germany

Browser CryptoMining Deemed Potentially Profitable Alternative to Website Ads

Researchers at Germany’s top technical university in Aachen have conducted what they claim is the, “first in-depth study of the prevalence and economics of browser-based mining as a new web business model,” and have found that mining crypto on website visitors’ browsers could prove a profitable… Read More

Schwarmfinanzierung: Deloitte Study on “Crowdlending” in Germany says Banks Win

Deloitte Germany has published research on the crowdfunding sector and when it comes to comparing new forms of online capital formation and old banks – banks win. That is, at least in the eyes of the Deloitte research. Deloitte states that when it comes to… Read More

Wirecard Teams Up With comdirect to Facilitate Contactless Payment Through Wearables During the 2018 German Beach Volleyball Championships

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it has partnered with German direct bank comdirect to facilitate contactless payment through wearables. According to Wirecard,  in partnership with Visa payment technology, the duo is offering contactless payment through wearable devices during the 2018… Read More

Petition the SEC: Raise the Crowdfunding Limit to $20 Million

“small businesses are still shut out from equity crowdfunding due to the current regulatory constraints.” Recently, a group of prominent small business advocates and crowdfunding industry insiders sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton. The group, which included representatives of… Read More

Malta based Crypto Exchange BitBay forms Partnership with Neufund

Neufund has inked another partnership agreement. This time the equity token offering platform has hooked up with Malta-based BitBay – said to be the third largest European cryptocurrency exchange in operation. Neufund continues to add secondary trading agreements and strategic partners to their growing blockchain… Read More

The Stuttgart Stock Exchange Pushes into Digital Assets, will Support Initial Coin Offerings & Trading in Cryptocurrency

The Stuttgart Stock Exchange (Gruppe Börse Stuttgart) has announced it is launching infrastructure necessary to trade and manage digital assets including the trading in cryptocurrencies, an initial coin offering platform, custody and wallet. Following the launch of cryptocurrency trading via BISON, a platform for ICOs,… Read More

German Fintech FinLeap Launches B2B2X Platforms For Contextual Finance

FinLeap, the fintech start-up platform behind Germany’s SolarisBank, announced on Friday it has launched B2B2X platforms Finreach Solutions and Infinitec Solutions for contextual finance. According to FinLeap, the new platform systems enable FinLeap’s cooperation partners to combine bundled solutions and all-in-one solutions with fintech companies, financial products,… Read More

Following Partnership with Hewlett Packard, Blockchain Startup Streamr Wins AutoBahn Global Innovation Award

Blockchain startup Streamr won the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award for Performance from innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN part of an event in Stuttgart last week. Streamr won for their pilot project with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which was established to drive data monetization. Streamr’s… Read More

Neufund Said to Become First End to End Primary Issuance Platform for Security Tokens in Partnership with Binance & Malta Stock Exchange

Germany base Neufund has announced an extended partnership with Binance and the Malta Stock Exchange that is predicted to become the first “end to end primary issuance platform” for security tokens. The partnership will enable the issuance and secondary trading of blockchain based securities while… Read More

German ASE Automated Video Gates System for Trains and Trucks Hits €1M Mark on Companisto: All Aboard

ASE, a company founded in 2002, uses its system to scan passing trains and trucks with fully automated “video gates” and saves companies time-consuming and error-prone manual checks. The company easily surpassed its €700,000 finding goal and has reached €1M milestone. 1224 investors have participated in the… Read More

Binance Invests in Malta based Founders Bank, Plans Equity Token Offering on Neufund Under German Law. Will Partner with “Major Stock Exchange”

Binance, one of largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has announced an investment in Founders Bank based in Malta. Several months back, Binance famously migrated operations from Asia to Malta – an important coup for the “blockchain island.” Malta has enacted legislation designed to encourage blockchain… Read More

TokenPay Partners With Litecoin Foundation to Acquire Stake in Germany’s WEG Bank

TokenPay, a blockchain project that incorporates Bitcoin cryptographic technology with advanced security and privacy features, announced this week it partnered with the Litecoin Foundation to purchase a 9.9% stake in WEG Bank, which is based in Germany. According to TokenPay, the 9.9% stake was transacted… Read More

As Blockchain’s Maturity Still Getting Sorted Out, solarisBank Places its Bets on the New Sector

The general unwillingness of banks to provide services to cryptocurrency firms is a well-known dirty secret in the Toronto start up scene. Any use of the word ‘bit’ in a business plan will have you politely shown the door by an account manager, even at… Read More

German SME Crowdfunding Passes the €500 Million Mark

Early-days monitor of the German crowdfunding market, Crowdfunding.de announced in its latest quarterly report that Germany passed the half billion-euro mark in cumulated in SME crowdfunding at the end of June 2018. The report monitors only equity crowdfunding and crowdlending on marketplaces open to German… Read More

German Decentralized Venture Capital Firm Iconiq Lab Announces Addition to ICO Accelerator Program

Germany-based decentralized venture capital group Iconiq Lab announced on Thursday its latest addition to its ICO accelerator program – Verv, the machine-learning startup behind the VLUX token. The firm confirmed that this new addition comes in as a move to acknowledge and further the universal need for renewable… Read More

Mowea Overfunding on Companisto: Small, Efficient, Scalable Modular Wind Turbines

Sponsored by EXIST-Gründerstipendium, Mowea’s Modular Wind Turbines aim to supplement solar/ photovoltaic facilities for an independent energy supply of private households and industrial plants. With Mowea, energy generated from the wind and sun can be injected into a common energy grid with very minor expenditure. Mowea… Read More

Germany raises the Equity Crowdfunding Limit to €8 Million

The German Crowdfunding Association announced today that the German parliament has approved the implementation of the European Prospectus regulation and, at the suggestion of the federal government, has decided to raise the upper limit of the prospectus exemption for crowdfunding issuance from the current €2.5… Read More

Neufund CEO Zoe Adamovicz Provides Additional Insight into Blockchain based Equity Token Offering Platform

Last week, Neufund, a blockchain based platform for the issuance of security tokens, announced the very first  companies were preparing to tokenize their equity using their service. These “equity token offerings” or “ETOs”, as referenced by Neufund, were said to be compliant within German securities… Read More

Fintech collectAI Boosts Executive Team

Max Bense has joined collectAI – a digital receivables management company and part of the Otto Group. collectAI recently announced a partnership with Hanseatic Bank, a subsidiary of Société Générale, and has officially launched in the UK this spring. collectAI provides AI-based receivables services, covering the… Read More

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