Tagged: italy

FinecoBank Adds More Options with Inclusion of Canadian Stocks

FinecoBank, a more traditional bank that is seeking to burnish its Fintech credibility, has added the Canadian Stock Exchange to its options for investors. According to a release, traders and investors can now access an additional 250 shares and over 600 ETFs available on the… Read More

Wirecard Teams Up With Sisal Group’s SisalPay to Drive Digital Payments in Italy

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Friday it has formed a new partnership with Sisal Group, through its brand SisalPay, to continue to drive digital payments in Italy. According to Wirecard, SisalPay already offers one of the most successful payment… Read More

Owner of WEX, Rebranded Crypto Exchange That May Have Processed Bitcoins for Russian Spies, Arrested in Italy

Dmitry Vasiliev, a 32-year old Russian who took over and rebranded the notorious BTC-e exchange when its alleged admin, Alexander Vinnick, was arrested in Greece in 2017, is now under arrest in Italy, the BBC reports. Vasiliev rebranded BTC-e, “the largest Russian-language platform for the… Read More

Overfunding: Italian Cryptocurrency Exchange Young Platform Surpasses €500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, Young Platform, has successfully secured its initial €500,000 funding target. As previously reported, Young Platform is on a mission to make crypto accessible for everyone. The platform further explained: “Our first… Read More

Italian Crypto Exchange Young Platform Now Seeking €500,000 on Seedrs

Young Platform, an Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, is now seeking 500,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Started in 2017 (launched in 2018), Young Platform is on a mission to make crypto accessible for everyone. “Our first step on this journey has been the development of… Read More

Banq to Raise Capital for Helbiz in Advance of Planned IPO and Dual Listing on Nasdaq and AIM Italia

Banq, a digital platform that is part of investment bank Tripoint Global, is raising capital for Helbiz in advance of a planned initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. Simultaneously, the shares are expected to list and trade on AIM Italia in what is being described… Read More

Italian Bank Startup Illimity Forms Partnership with Raisin

illimity, a banking start-up listed on Borsa Italiana’s MTA exchange, has formed a partnership with Raisin, Fintech marketplace for online savings and investments in Europe. illiminity is a “new generation Italian bank” formed by the merger between SPAXS and Inter-provincial Bank. It plans to reach… Read More

Plug and Play Launches Accelerator Program in Italy

Plug and Play announced on Monday it has opened a new office in Italy together with its newest corporate partners Esselunga, Lavazza, Tetra Pak, and UniCredit. The accelerator reported that office will service key partners in the region such as UniCredit, which is also joining… Read More

Crowdsourcing Week Announces BOLD Award Winnners

Crowdsourcing Week recently held their inaugural BOLD Awards near Venice. Organizers selected winners in 12 categories plus three special awards. The event itself was organized and hosted by H-FARM, a startup business development and accelerator hub in Europe. Crowdsourcing Week’s CEO Epi Ludvik and Emil… Read More

Looking for Nominations: Women in Finance – 2019 Italy Awards

The British Embassy Rome and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in collaboration with Borsa Italiana are calling for nominations for the “Women in Finance – 2019 Italy Awards.” The Awards strive to celebrate female talent and the value of diversity in the financial sector. The Awards are… Read More

BitGrail Exchange Operator Who Lost $170 Million in Crypto Ordered to Return Lost Funds to Investors

An Italian court has ordered the owner of the BitGrail cryptocurrency exchange, Francesco Firano, to declare bankruptcy and forfeit assets so they can be used to reimburse investors harmed when Firano “lost” 17 million Nano tokens (worth $170 million), a post by affected investors claims…. Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Launches ECN – Italian Strategic Group to Collaborate on Culture of Crowdfunding

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has announced the creation of a new group entitled the ECN-Italian Strategic Group (ECN-ISG). The ECN is the leading pan-European voice for investment crowdfunding. The objective of the ECN-ISG Working Group is to foster a more robust culture of crowdfunding in… Read More

NANO and BitGrail Hit by Another Class Action Lawsuit Related to Crypto Theft that Allegedly Saw $153 Million Disappear

Happy New Year. Filed on January 3rd, the busy law firm of Levi & Korsinsky filed a class action lawsuit against Nano cryptocurrency and failed crypto exchange Bitgrail along with its founder Francisco “the Bomber” Firano. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of plaintiff James… Read More

Italian Regulators Shut Down Two Crypto Firms, Project Crypto GreenEarth and Bitsurge

Consob (Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa) the Italian agency that regulates the securities industry, has put a halt to two crypto-based offerings, according to postings on their site. Both companies have received a 90 day suspension on a “precautionary basis” and are banned… Read More

Following OurCrowd Investment, Alpha Tau Medical Launches Clinical Trials for “Breakthrough” Treatment

Alpha Tau Medical

Alpha Tau Medical, developer of a breakthrough alpha-radiation cancer therapy, has initiated new clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of their Alpha DaRT  or “Dіffusіng Alpha-emitters Radіatіon Therapy” with two leading medical centers in Rome, Italy. “Building on our recent successful round of $29 Million in… Read More

SIA Group Launches Open Banking Platform for Banks, Corporates, Fintechs & More

SIA Group, a consortium of eight European companies, has launched a new platform for financial service firms as they move to become compliant to Open Banking rules under PSD2. Their new digital platform is said to allow European banks, Fintechs, corporates, SMEs and public sector… Read More

While Still Comparatively Small, Italian Crowdfunding Market Experiencing Rapid Growth

A report from the Politecnico Milano School of Management in Italy, indicates that the volume investment crowdfunding is picking up pace in Italy. In Italy, as is with the rest of Europe, crowdfunding denotes investment in both debt and equity. According to the numbers provided… Read More

Younited Credit Tops €100 Million in Lending in Italy, Partners with Online Insurer ConTe

Two years after an expansion into Italy, Younited Credit is reporting having topped €100 Million in loans. The online lender says that today 40% of its credit activity is outside its base in France. “Many start-ups are embarking on European and global development ambitions, but international… Read More

Katipult Releases Blockchain based Secondary Market, Launches First on WeAreStarting in Italy

Katipult (TSXV: FUND)( Frankfurt: K10) has announced the first install of its blockchain based secondary market product. Adhering to a previously posted release time frame, Katipult has launched the secondary market as a pilot on WeAreStarting Srl, an investment crowdfunding platform in Italy. According to Katipult, capabilities of… Read More

OurCrowd Signs MOU with Intesa Sanpaolo to Promote Access to Capital

OurCrowd and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, subsidiary of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent of Ourcrowd promoting access to capital for Sanpaolo startups. Global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd reports it has made significant strides in Western Europe, expanding… Read More

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