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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Definitive Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their second annual report on cryptocurrencies and the digital asset ecosystem. The Global CryptoAsset Benchmarking study is a must read for any industry participant and policymakers engaged in the regulatory oversight of cryptoassets as the… Read More

SyndicateRoom Publishes Top 100 Fastest Growing UK Businesses Report

Prominent investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has published an interesting report outlining the fastest growing businesses in the UK. According to “Top 100: Britain’s Fastest Growing Businesses,” the UK is a noted hub of tech innovation. In fact the report states, in 2017 the number of… Read More

Insurtech: the Milken Institute Publishes Report on Innovations in Insurance, Questions Disruption

While insurance may not be considered a ‘sexy’  industry it is incredibly important (most people consume it) and absolutely enormous at an estimated $4.1 trillion of annual gross premiums paid. Innovations in the insurance sector may transform the industry to a degree far beyond what… Read More

EU Startup Monitor Profiles European Entrepreneurial Marketplace

Most innovation occurs in smaller businesses and most job creation takes place within these small firms. This is a truism for all developed countries and in recent years governments around the world have sought to foster an innovation-driven economy. The European Union (Brexit aside) is… Read More

UK Alternative Finance Market Grows 35% Aided by Institutional Participation, Some Segments Slow & Brexit Concerns are Significant

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its annual report on the UK alternative finance for 2017. This is the 5th UK benchmarking report CCAF has published. According to the research, overall the sector of finance grew 35% versus the year prior to… Read More

Shojin Property Partners’ Latest Research Reveals: Increasing Numbers of Millennials Are Investing in Property Crowdfunding

Young property crowdfunding platform, Shojin Property Partners, announced on Tuesday that its latest research revealed an increasing number of millennials are turning to property crowdfunding, as they struggle to get on the property ladder. According to the funding portal, 23% of its investor network are under the… Read More

Singapore or London: Which One is the Top Fintech Hub?

A report published a few days backed, addressed the question of which country is tops when it comes to Fintech innovation. For some time now, Singapore and the UK have both aspired to sit on the Fintech throne each providing unique characteristics to their entrepreneurial… Read More

Report Indicates Private Equity Investments Drop in UK, Crowdcube Continues to Lead the Crowdfunding Marketplace

Beauhurst is out with UK deal numbers for equity investment in Q3 and both the amount, and total number of deals, dropped in comparison to Q2. In fact, the total number of deals is the lowest since Q3 of 2014. The report indicates the following:… Read More

EY: Initial Coin Offerings from 2017 Sink as 86% are Below ICO Listing Price

Those high-flying initial coin offerings (ICOs) that launched in 2017 have lost their luster, according to a report by EY. The global consultancy firm has recently published a report that states in the first half of 2018, 86% of the leading ICOs that listed on… Read More

Princeton Researchers: Chinese Mining Concentration a Genuine Threat to Bitcoin Network Security

Five of the world’s six largest Bitcoin mining firms operate under Chinese jurisdiction, a fact that, among other factors, could seriously compromise the security of the network, researchers at Princeton claim in a new report. The report, “The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of… Read More

Deloitte & Innovate Finance Publish Report on UK FCA Fintech Sandbox

The Fintech Sandbox set up by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has now been in operation for the past two years. The trailblazing project has since been replicated multiple times around the world. The concept was simple: create a safe haven for Fintech… Read More

Researchers Find Variable Security at Top 100 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

$1.3 billion dollars has been stolen from crypto exchanges in the past 8 years and cryptocurrency investors using exchanges still bear a lot of risk, say researchers at ICORating, who yesterday issued a report detailing security levels at crypto exchanges handling more than $1 million… Read More

SharesPost Research: Even as Crypto Tanks, Long Term Investors Remain Bullish

SharesPost, a regulated ATS and global security token platform, has just published some research on the cryptocurrency market. SharesPost polled 2,490 consumers and 528 individual accredited and institutional investors to create the report. According to their data, even as cryptocurrency valuations have plummeted during 2018, consumers… Read More

Deloitte Survey: 44% of US Execs Suspect Blockchain Overhyped but Expect Future Disruption: “Not Quite Ready for Prime Time”

Though many executives at large enterprises still feel blockchain will disrupt their industries, exuberance for blockchain amongst them has deflated in the past two years, says Deloitte in a recent global blockchain survey report. The company’s 2018 global blockchain survey of 1053 “blockchain-savvy” managers at companies… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Document on Distributed Ledger Technology, Seeks to Provide Common Framework for Fast Emerging Blockchain Industry

Defining Distributed Ledger Technology Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), also frequently referenced as blockchain, is a fast emerging sector of finance but also has the capacity to extend into other sectors of industry. Yet DLT is frequently misunderstood and regularly terminology is at odds across sector… Read More

Schwarmfinanzierung: Deloitte Study on “Crowdlending” in Germany says Banks Win

Deloitte Germany has published research on the crowdfunding sector and when it comes to comparing new forms of online capital formation and old banks – banks win. That is, at least in the eyes of the Deloitte research. Deloitte states that when it comes to… Read More

Research: Marketplace Lending DOES Benefit Borrowers but Improving Credit Scores May Mean More Debt

There has been an ongoing debate regarding the benefits of marketplace lending when it comes to consumer loans.  A Federal Reserve study hammered peer to peer lending (ie marketplace lending) in late 2017 only to see the study pulled as industry advocates highlighted shortcomings in… Read More

KPMG Report on Fintech: 2018 Started with a Bang as Fintech Investment Gained Momentum

KPMG has published their Pulse of Fintech report highlighting global Fintech activity for the first half of 2018. According to KPMG, global investment in Fintech is going gangbusters as “Fintech market activity worldwide gained momentum during the first half of the year as the geographic… Read More

US Department of Treasury Report on Fintech Makes Recommendations to Boost Innovation, Advocates on Behalf of Regulatory Harmonization

The US Department of the Treasury has published its long anticipated report on Fintech. This is the fourth in a series of reports emanating from Treasury that address emerging innovations in finance. Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin commented on the reports release stating “American innovation is… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Benchmarking Study for Blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University in the UK, has launched their second annual Blockchain study following their first successful blockchain benchmarking report in 2017. CCAF recently completed their 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study and is in… Read More

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