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Shortlist for Singapore Fintech Awards Revealed

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have revealed the 40 finalists have been shortlisted for the Fintech Awards to be presented at this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF x SWITCH)…. Read More

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network, Bridge+, PwC Singapore to Support Fintech Growth and Development

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) committed to two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on September 11, 2019, with Bridge+ and “Big Four” auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Singapore branch. Managing director of AFIN Manish Diwaan noted: “AFIN is delighted that industry leaders are coming together to… Read More

PwC Report: Significant Growth in Crypto M&A in Asian and European Markets

The majority of fundraising events and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in the crypto asset sector are being finalized in Asian and European markets, overtaking the once-dominant role of the Americas, according to a recent report from “Big Four” professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Released… Read More

Crypto Valley Venture Capital: Blockchain Startup Valuations Now Over $40 Billion

Blockchain focused investor Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC), in partnership with PwC’s Strategy& and IT partner inacta, has published a report claiming that the 50 largest companies in Crypto Valley, located in Switzerland, have risen in valuation from $20 billion at the end of… Read More

Crypto Valley – PwC Report: $3.3 Billion Raised via Token Offerings in 2019

PwC and the Crypto Valley Association have recently published an “ICO/STO Report” covering the first five months of 2019. According to the report, since the beginning of the year 250 token offerings have raised $3.3 billion. The largest funding rounds came from Bitfinex at $1… Read More

PwC Launches Auditing Crypto Transactions Tool

PwC announced on Thursday the launch of its solution, Halo, for cryptocurrency auditing. According to PwC the Halo solution can provide independent, substantive evidence of the “private key and public address pairing.” Halo can also securely interrogate the blockchain to independently and reliably gather corroborating… Read More

Report Shows Bitcoin is Grossly Energy Consumptive. But is Proof-of-Stake Relevant for Bitcoin?

Alex de Vries, Digiconomist.net founder and a blockchain specialist at PwC’s Experience Centre since 2015, has produced an important report on the Bitcoin network’s extreme energy consumption and waste production, which far exceed that generated by regular banking. De Vries conclusion that Bitcoin should “follow… Read More

Consulting Firm PwC Says Crypto Increasingly Facilitating Crime and Not “Decentralized” Economy

In its latest “Strategic Alliance Bulletin,” auditing firm PwC (formerly-known-as PricewaterhouseCoopers) has countered the sanguine narratives in crypto by stating unequivocally: “Cryptocurrency has increasingly been associated with serving criminal and nefarious purposes, rather than supporting the decentralisation of ‘traditional’ currency.” That said, the company does… Read More

The Request Network Foundation Partners with PwC France and Francophone Africa on Blockchain Development

The Request Network Foundation has formed a partnership with the PwC France and Francophone Africa Blockchain Lab. According to the Request Network, this partnership will shape and develop the future of professional services, taking a leading role in offering solutions to clients’ needs of on-boarding… Read More

Digital Transformation and Financial Services: What to Expect in 2018

It would be nice if digital transformation were something that firms could buy, like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all solution. What makes sense for one firm could be exactly wrong approach for another. But as we’re predicting that a lot of… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Electric Car Company Uniti Plans ICO

Uniti, a Swedish electric car company that is in the midst of an investment crowdfunding round, has announced the creation of a new cryptocurrency and forthcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Uniti states it is in the midst of  launching the “world’s first Certified Green” ICO. The… Read More

Uniti: Here is How You Crowdfund an Electric Car & the Pitch Video is Awesome

There are more than a few investment crowdfunding offers that are based only on a photo shop concept paired with outlandish valuations. Some of these will successfully raise money but investors are pretty much guaranteed to be aggressively diluted – if the company moves beyond… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Access to Capital

Last month PwC and the Crowdfunding Center partnered on a report regarding women and crowdfunding. Referencing data collected by the Crowdfunding Center that analyzed 450,000 rewards based crowdfunding campaigns, the document entitled “Women Unbound: Crowdfunding – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential,” showed that women-led campaigns reached their… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai Collaborates With PwC For New Fintech India Trends Report

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai announced this week it has collaborated with PwC for a new India fintech report that revealed that the “open innovative paradigm” is increasingly being adopted by many traditional institutions. “The FinTech ecosystem in India has evolved significantly since its emergence and has… Read More

PwC: Fintech Survey China 2017

PwC has recently published a report on the status of Fintech in China, which happens to be the largest Fintech market in the world. This week, PwC Chairman and CEO of Greater China Raymund Chao presented the research in Hong Kong to the LendIt China… Read More

LendIt China July 9th 2017 – Journal Entry: AMTD + LendIt: Fintech, The 4th Industrial Revolution.

Hong Kong AMTD-LendIt Conference officially kicked off today in one of the most metropolitan cities in the world, Hong Kong, China. This town, considered as one of the busiest financial centers of the world is now on the brink of another step in this city’s… Read More

PwC & Crowdfunding Center: Women Outperform Men in Crowdfunding Campaign Goals

PwC and the Crowdfunding Center have published a joint report based on two years of data on seed (rewards) based crowdfunding from 9 different platforms. According to the report, campaigns led by women reach their target more often than crowdfunding campaigns led by men. The… Read More

FinTech Association of Hong Kong Launches to Advocate & Promote Innovations in Finance

Yesterday there was a well attended event in Hong Kong to announce the launch of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). The FTAHK is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that is now the voice of the Fintech community in Hong Kong. Members range from Fintech… Read More

COUNTDOWN:  2 Weeks from Now Crowdfunding Will Change the World of Men & Women Forever

As impact goes it doesn’t get much bigger. Crowdfunding has been much misunderstood and, let’s be honest, has underperformed our best expectations. It was supposed to “democratise finance” – and much more. Much focus has been on equity, regulation and the JOBS Act. The friction… Read More

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