Tagged: interview

Kenneth Bok: Head of Growth and Strategy at Zilliqa, a Major Blockchain Platform, Talks About Major Stablecoin Use Cases

Kenneth Bok, head of growth and strategy at Zilliqa, an established blockchain project that provides infrastucture to StraitsX, a stablecoin initiative introduced by the Fintech payments provider Xfers, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Xfers is accredited by the Monetary Authority of… Read More

Alex Batlin: Founder and CEO at Trustology Explains How Regulated Cryptocurrency Trading Requires Effective Custody Solutions

There are many outstanding or unanswered regulatory questions, after the recent guidelines provided by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. They require virtual asset fund managers to work with licensed custodians as they are tasked with controlling or managing assets both on-chain, and on… Read More

Eden Amirav: CEO at Become, an Online Funding Platform for SMEs, Explains How Fintech has Improved Lending Ecosystems

Eden Amirav, CEO at Become (formerly Lending Express), a leading online platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find and optimize funding solutions, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Become uses its proprietary technology to assist and nurture businesses throughout the… Read More

Alex Tinsman: President at NEM Foundation Discusses LuxTag’s Use of XEM Tokens for its Crowdfunding Campaign in Malaysia

Equity crowdfunding continues to fill the gap for startups looking to raise capital. Malaysia-based LuxTag, an anti-counterfeit, track and trace, and anti-theft solution provider, recently secured $360,000 in funding, with 51% of the capital denominated in Bitcoin (BTC) and NEM blockchain project’s native token, XEM. … Read More

Tom Trowbridge: President at Triterras, a Blockchain-based Fintech for Trade Finance, Explains Motivation Behind New Project After Leaving Hedera Hashgraph

Tom Trowbridge, former president at Hedera Hashgraph and current president at Triterras, a blockchain-powered Fintech solution for the trade finance sector, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Triterras was established in 2012 in order to meet the rising demand for commodities that… Read More

Shaun Djie: Co-founder at Digix, a Smart-Asset Firm Leveraging Blockchain to Manage Gold Investments, Reveals Keys Industry Trends

We recently caught up with Shaun Djie, co-founder and chief operating officer at Digix, one of the first “smart-asset” companies leveraging blockchain tech to account for the authentication and provenance of 99.99% investment-grade gold bullions. Shaun currently serves as a board member for Singapore’s IT… Read More

Dr. Xiang Xie: Algorithm Scientist at PlatON, a Global Trustless Computing Network, Discusses Impact of Lattice-based Cryptography on Digital Asset Platforms

We recently caught up with Dr. Xiang Xie, Algorithm Scientist of PlatON, a globally accessible “trustless” computing network, which recently revealed that it co-organized and supported the second iteration of the “Crypto Innovation School” (CIS). CIS is reportedly accredited by the International Association for Cryptologic… Read More

Glenn Austin: Chief Financial Officer at Dash Core Group Explains Why the Cryptocurrency Is Not Considered a Privacy Coin

We recently caught up with Glenn Austin, the chief financial officer at Dash Core Group (creator of DASH or Digital Cash), a major digital currency platform. Austin, a former VP at Morgan Stanley Investment Management who has worked at other big Wall Street names like… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Reveals Motivations Behind Launching a Masters in DLT Program at University of Malta

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and director of centre for DLTs at the University of Malta. Last month, the island country of Malta introduced a Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology program. The crypto-friendly jurisdiction… Read More

Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse Discusses the Fintech Company’s Blockchain Technology Bet

Ready to share Ripple’s insight on the blockchain industry, CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse sat down with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson to discuss the San Francisco-based fintech company’s bet on cryptocurrency’s technology. Founded in 2012, Ripple notably provides global financial settlement solutions to enable the world… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Shares His Insight on Start-Up Challenges & Entrepreneur Lifestyles

This week, Luke Lang sat down with his Crowdcube co-founder, Darren Westlake, to discuss start-up challenges and the entrepreneur lifestyle. The interview’s description reads: “Listen to Luke’s perspective about the challenges of starting a business in a new sector, in the tail end of a… Read More

SoFi’s Mike Cagney Discusses Future Plans & Competition on “Bloomberg Technology” (Video)

Earlier this week, CEO of online lender SoFi, Mike Cagney, sat down with Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Technology” to discuss the platform’s plans for 2017 along with revealing details about the lender’s competitors. SoFi, which was founded in 2011, currently offers various types of lending options…. Read More

Growth Street’s James Sherwin-Smith: Over £34M Has Been Matched on Platform to Date

Growth Street announced last week it would now accept individual retail investors on its peer to peer lending platform. They may do this now as they are an FCA registered Appointed Representative pursuant to a partnership with another firm.  Growth Street, which was founded in 2013 by Sherwin-Smith… Read More

Even Financial’s Phill Rosen on P2P Lending Industry’s Future: I Think We Will See Some Consolidation in the Space

Earlier this week, fintech firm Even Financial announced it increased loan originations by 205% quarter over quarter since the beginning of 2016 and surpassed $1.5 billion in loan requests. The company has experienced solid growth since it was founded in 2014. Even Financial is aiming… Read More

Dominic Pandiscia Reveals Why He Decided to Take on the Role As PledgeMusic’s CEO

Earlier this year, PledgeMusic, a crowdfunding platform that’s dedicated to music, announced it appointed Dominic Pandiscia as its new CEO. Pandiscia notably has more than 20 years of experience in music and media. He was previously president of Caroline, Capitol Music Group’s independent services division and achieved in partnership… Read More

GoHenry Alex Zivoder: “We Believed Crowdfunding Offered a Viable Route to Raise a Meaningful Amount of Capital”

Just a couple months after GoHenry captured nearly £4 million through its Crowdcube initiative, CEO of the digital bank solution, Alex Zivoder, shared details about the epic campaign and the company’s future. As previously reported, goHenry is an application and pre-paid debit card that is designed… Read More

Pod Point’s Erik Fairbairn Reveals Why He is Investing in Crowdcube

This week, Crowdcube caught up with Pod Point’s founder, Erik Fairbairn, to discuss why he decided to back the equity platform’s crowdfunding platform, which has so far raised £6.7 million from nearly 3,200 investors. POD Point turned to the crowdfunding method in 2015 and first captured  £1.5m through… Read More

SeedInvest Ryan Feit Discusses His Role in Passing the JOBS Act & Title III Rules (Video)

On Tuesday, SeedInvest CEO and co-founder, Ryan Feit sat down with Jason McCabe Calacanis on This Week in Startups to share details about his involvement in passing the JOBS Act and his work on the Title III rules (which went into effect on May 16th). The discussion’s… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Discusses Flow Hive’s Crowdfunding Success (Video)

Indiegogo’s co-founder and chief development officer of Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann, recently caught up with Inc. to discuss the crowdfunding platform’s most successful crowdfunding campaign, Flow Hive.     As previously reported, Flow is described as a revolutionary beehive invention, allowing anyone to harvest honey without… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann: “The Key to Thriving & to Making It All Happen is to Turn Those Obstacles Into Challenges” (Video)

Co-founder and chief development officer of Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann, recently sat down with CNBC to discuss the global crowdfunding platform’s growth over the years along with its beginning failures. During the interview, Ringelmann revealed that the funding portal was indeed rejected 90 times by venture capitalists before… Read More

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