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Venture Funding of Payment Fintechs Tops $5.5 Billion in First 6 Months, 5X Year Prior

VC funding of Fintechs continues to boom as more established Fintechs capture outsized funding rounds and smaller firms continue to provide new spins on digital financial services. S&P Global Market Intelligence is out with a focused report stating that $5.56 billion went into the payments… Read More

Neobanks are Making Inroads in the United Arab Emirates with Fintech Adoption Rising in MENA: Report

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranked first among the Arab nations in FinxAr. As covered, the Arab Monetary Fund introduced the Index of Modern Financial Technologies in the Arab countries (called the FinxAr). The index aims to provide insights on the ongoing developments in the… Read More

Germany: Fraunhofer Publishes Study on Crowdfunding in the Time of COVID

The Fraunhofer Society has published a report on the crowdfunding sector in Germany during the time of COVID-19. Fraunhofer states that the year 2020 will “remain in special memories for all of us” as COVID-19 unpredictably changed all of our lives. The research took a… Read More

Biggest Quarter Ever: Global Fintech Funding Booms in Q2 as Pandemic (Hopefully) Recedes

Fintech, or financial technology, continues to capture outsized interest from venture funding. The transition from analog finance to fast-iterating digital finance is booming, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic (as the Delta variant rises). This publication believes we are still in the early innings of migrating… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Reports Investing Over $264M into a Diversified Portfolio this Year

At the beginning of 2021, the team at Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” had introduced an updated version of their proprietary fund infrastructure that “enabled the creation of a unified flagship product, which aims… Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Survey Reveals Growing Number of Institutions Plan to Gain Exposure to Crypto-Assets

Seven in 10 institutional investors are now expecting to purchase or invest in digital assets in the future, and over 90% of those interested in these financial instruments expect to have an allocation in their institution’s or clients’ portfolios “within the next five years.” This,… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Economics Improve in BTC Terms, but Weaken in USD Terms, Hashrate Might have Bottomed: Report

The team at BitOoda, a global digital asset financial technology & services platform providing next-gen risk management solutions, best-execution brokerage & expert market analysis, has released their Weekly Hash Report, dated July, 19 2021. As noted in the report from BitOoda, hashrate or the amount of… Read More

Visa Reports Strong Cashless Payments Adoption in Southeast Asia along with Rise in Online Shopping Post COVID

Visa (NYSE:V) notes in a comprehensive report that the past year and a half has been quite challenging for many individuals and businesses, with the global COVID-19 pandemic “vastly changing the way we live, work and shop.” Visa has released a detailed report in which… Read More

Digital Identity Verification Can be Improved by Adopting Consumer-Centric, Layered Approach: Trulioo Report

A new industry report, published by Trulioo, the global identity verification firm, and One World Identity, looks at the “nuances” of digital identity verification. As noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “In particular, it explores how adopting a consumer-centric and layered approach to… Read More

Croatia’s P2P Lender Robo.cash Survey Reveals that Investing as an “Expense” Doubled Since 2019

Digital investment platform Robo.cash reveals that it performed a survey in order to examine the most common spending habits or patterns among consumers. According to an update from Robo.cash, the “overwhelming” majority of European investors plan to include summer vacation as a major part of… Read More

Asset Management Apps Show Record Installs in the US: Report

Asset management apps or investment apps, like Robinhood or Coinbase, are rising in popularity according to a research report. Apps the enable crypto trading, more traditional stock investments, FOREX and more are seeing increased utilization states Sensor Tower. These types of apps grew 198% during… Read More

Mosaic Smart Data, a Real-time Data Analytics Provider for Capital Markets, Partners with Limeglass, a Financial Research Firm

Mosaic Smart Data, the real-time capital markets data analytics firm, and Limeglass, the financial research innovation firm, have teamed up to enable banking platforms to tap into the value that lies within the research reports associated with the transactions their customers have performed. Mosaic and… Read More

CCAF Launches Global COVID-19 #Fintech Market and Industry Resilience Study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has launched its next survey on the Fintech industry. According to CCAF, the research entity has kicked off the Global COVID-19 #Fintech Market and Industry Resilience Study. More recently, CCAF published its Global Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report outlining… Read More

Pay Over Time Service Provider Affirm Reveals when Consumers May Prefer to Use BNPL Options

“Have it your way” was the slogan that fast food joint Burger King adopted back in 1974 as a way to try to stand out or differentiate themselves from competitors while capitalizing on the “appeal of personalization,” the Affirm team writes in a blog post…. Read More

Ethereum Gas Prices Decrease Significantly, Active ETH Addresses Now Also Less than Active BTC Addresses: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics note that Ethereum (ETH) gas prices have dropped down to their lowest levels since March, of last year. Although a few months back, average gas price consistently reached 150-200 GWEI, the average gas price has now… Read More

Ethereum Whales Hit New All-Time High While Bitcoin Whales Sink to 13-Month Low: Report

The cryptocurrency markets had been “brimming” with excitement to start the year. However, as we get ready to enter the “dog days” of summer 2021, Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and other virtual currencies are “flatlining,” the Kraken team notes in an update while pointing out… Read More

Real-time Payments Becoming Widely Adopted across Southeast Asia, with Consumers Preferring Digital Transactions: Survey

Real-time payments are becoming increasingly common as cash as a payment solution or method for consumers in Southeast Asia, according to research from ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) and YouGov. Three out of five or around 60% of consumers residing in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore… Read More

Fintech Funding Sets New Records in 2021 with Unicorns like Robinhood, Klarna, Checkout.com Closing Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech firms are having a banner year 2021. During Q1 2021, venture capital-backed Fintechs secured $22.8 billion, which notably makes it the largest-ever funding quarter for Fintech companies since 2018, according to data from CB Insights. Fintech funding growth has been taking place across the… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Council Says BTC Mining Now Mostly Using Sustainable Energy, but Claims are Questionable: Report

As the Bitcoin hashrate (the amount of computing power securing the world’s largest cryptocurrency network) experiences its worst drop ever, the newly established Bitcoin Mining Council has revealed that global Bitcoin mining is now mainly being powered by “sustainable energy.” The report from the Mining… Read More

Real Assets Fundraising has been Lagging, but Digital Infrastructure Emerges as Red-Hot Sub Strategy: Report

Real asset fundraising figures have “lagged recently,” with fundraising during the past 4 quarters reaching its lowest levels since “late 2012,” according to a new report from Pitchbook. As noted in the report from Pitchbook, infrastructure has managed to continue attracting considerable funding, meanwhile, the… Read More

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