Tagged: research

Bank for International Settlements Calls Bitcoin Mining an “Environmental Disaster,” Hammers Crypto as Fragile & Lacking Trust

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) is out with a report on cryptocurrencies that hammers the new technology. Created in 1930, a time of profound economic uncertainty, BIS serves central banks by promoting financial stability and cooperation. The BIS is actually owned by 60 central banks,… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Global Research to Provide the Most Comprehensive Research on Fintech Available Today

    The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at the Judge School of Business at Cambridge University, has launched their annual research initiative pertaining to the global alternative finance industry. While in years past CCAF has staggered the research, this year they are commencing… Read More

Decentralized Platform Orvium Preps for Token Generation Event: Team Talent Gathered from CERN, NASA, Amazon and Oracle

Orvium, an open-source and decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data reportedly run by employees and technology solutions experts of several institutions and businesses, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Amazon, Oracle, as… Read More

Researcher at San Francisco Federal Reserve Concludes Bitcoin Overpriced, Possible Panic Sell Off Looming

In April, a policy advisor in Fintech working at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco took a stab at establishing the value of a Bitcoin. His conclusion?  Bitcoin is overpriced, informed investors are likely taking profits now and we may be about to enter… Read More

The Economist: Banks Must Become More Agile, Adapt to the Digital Banking Age

The Economist has published a report on digital banking and the need for established banks to become more agile and adapt to the changes in technology. The document has been published with the support of Temenos, a provider of banking and finance software. The Temenos… Read More

ICOData.io Reports Decline in ICO Investing So Far in 2018

ICOData.io, a company that rates Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) to remedy an “intelligence deficit” in the market, has published data showing that ICO investing dropped by almost two-thirds in the first four months of 2018. The organization has just published a chart showing that funds… Read More

Innovate Finance: Post Brexit Clarity on Immigration Demanded as UK Fintech Sector is Dependent on Global Talent

Innovate Finance has published a report addressing the UK Fintech sector and the need for qualified executives to staff this burgeoning sector of finance. The UK association that represents the Fintech industry states the failure to maintain a flexible immigration policy could hinder the UK and… Read More

Report Says that 2018 is on Track for Record Investment into Fintech

Last week, CB Insights published their quarterly report on global investment into Fintech and following the numbers from Q1 the authors are making a bullish prediction. They expect global Fintech investment to hit a new high during 2018. The first quarter of 2018 saw 323… Read More

Dow Jones: European VC Investment Drops in Q1 of 2018

Dow Jones VentureSource is out with their quarterly report and their numbers indicate a decline in venture capital funding during the first quarter of 2018. According to the report, investment declined by 16% in the number of funds and delivered a 29% drop in capital… Read More

Sweden: “Gräsrotsfinansiering” Report Supports Growth of Investment Crowdfunding

Sweden recently published a report on domestic growth of crowdfunding. Daniel Daboczy, CEO and co-founder of FundedByMe based in Sweden, commented; “It’s good to finally have the Ministry of Finance’s proposal written down on 549 pages, where they clearly take a stand on crowdfunding.” According to… Read More

US Small Business Administration Publishes Report on Small Business Equity Crowdfunding under Reg CF

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy, is out with a report reviewing the status of small business crowdfunding. According to the SBA, equity crowdfunding was particularly popular among very young firms. Nearly a third of firms were six months or younger when… Read More

PeerIQ Q1 Online Lending Report: A Specter is Haunting Financial Services – the Specter of Amazon

PeerIQ is out with their quarterly synopsis regarding all things online lending.  One of the interesting comments is on the growing acceptance that traditional financial firms won’t be Uberized, they will be Amazoned instead. PeerIQ says that Bank Fintech partnerships and M&A continues to be… Read More

Digital Currency Market in Australia Grows as Trading on Crypto-Exchanges Tops AU $3.9 Billion in 2017

Australia’s digital currency market is booming. This is according to a report by the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ACDA) and Accenture that tallied the numbers for 2017. During the year, over AU $3.9 billion was traded on cryptocurrency exchanges with more than 300,000 active traders…. Read More

There is Friction Between New Finance & Old Regulation. Milken Report Highlights Legislative Progress on Fintech, Makes Recommendations as to How Congress Can Do More

The Milken Institute is out with a comprehensive report this week that drills down into existing legislative action by Congress that addresses the emerging Fintech industry. This is the first report of its kind and provides a solid perspective on what Congress has accomplished to… Read More

Payments Platform WorldFirst Report: Number of UK SMEs Trading Internationally Declined by Half in 2017 Compared to End of 2016

WorldFirst, a global payments provider, has published their Global Trade Tracker that provides a glimpse of UK SME activity during the quarter. According to their numbers, international trading by UK SMEs declined by almost 50% in comparing Q4 of 2017 to the same quarter in… Read More

FinTech Australia, Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman, and theBankDoctor Join in Report on Transparency and Disclosure by Fintech Lenders

Three Australian groups have joined together to produce a report that outlines the steps taken by Fintech lenders to boost both transparency and disclosure. FinTech Australia, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, and theBankDoctor published a report today that reviews Fintech lending to… Read More

Report Updates on Reg A+ & Reg CF Investment Crowdfunding Progress During 2017

Earlier this year, Amit Singh, an attorney and shareholder in the west coast law firm of Stradling, compiled data for Reg CF and Reg A+ issuers for 2017. These two securities exemptions represent two of the three rules that enable crowdfunding in the US and… Read More

New York Federal Reserve: Fintech Has Improved the Mortgage Lending Market

The New York Federal Reserve has published a staff report pertaining to “The Role of Technology in Mortgage Lending”. Authored by Andreas Fuster, Matthew Plosser, Philipp Schnabl, and James Vickery, the research asserts that Fintech is improving the mortgage lending market by making it more efficient… Read More

January Best Month Ever for ICOs as $1.51 Billion Raised According to One Report

Even as jurisdictions around the world seek to get a handle on the frothy initial coin offering market, January appears to have delivered a gangbuster token month. According to TokenReporter, January was a record month for capital raised by ICOs at $1.51 billion. This topped… Read More

SyndicateRoom Publishes Growth Funders Report: Investors in Early-Stage Equities Have Experienced a 7th Consecutive Year of 30% Growth

SyndicateRoom, one of the leading UK equity crowdfunding platforms, has published research that indicates investors in early-stage equities have enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of 30% growth. Conducted in partnership with Beauhurst, this is the second piece of in-depth analysis of the financial performance of early-stage… Read More