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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

Chamber of Digital Commerce & Token Alliance Publish Digital Token & ICO Guidelines, Addresses Challenge of Utility Tokens

The Chamber of Digital Commerce’s and their Token Alliance, an initiative of more than 350 blockchain and token experts from around the globe, has published a set of guidelines to help shape the responsible growth of the token and initial coin offering (ICO) markets. The document called Understanding Digital Tokens:… Read More

Watch Out for Disruption! S&P Warns Banks More Fintech Disruption Ahead

This week S&P Global published the Global Banks Midyear report for 2018. While credit conditions remain relatively good, the trade dispute, largely with China, is causing concern. Beyond the overall good economic environment there is a pressing issue when it comes to traditional banks. The… Read More

Bank of Canada Study Finds Successful Attacks on Large Networks Like Bitcoin Unlikely

Researchers at the Bank of Canada have published a working paper stating that the proof-of-work reward system and large network size of Bitcoin protect it against attacks. The study, “Incentive Compatibility on the Blockchain,” is something of a vindication of Bitcoin’s high energy consumption. It… Read More

Financial Stability Board Produces Paper on Crypto-Assets for G20

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report on crypto-assets, including cryptocurrency and blockchain based securities, last week. The document is being presented to the G20. The document is a byproduct of the G20 meeting which took place in Buenos Aires in March. The member… Read More

What Brexit? Beauhurst Report Says Record Year for Foreign Investment into UK Firms, Fintech Helps to Fuel Growth

UK research firm Beauhurst published a report recently that highlighted foreign investment into high growth UK firms. According to their numbers, foreign investment is booming in the UK – in spite of Brexit induced jitters. The report states that during 2017 foreign investment hit £6… Read More

When it Comes to Online Lending, Size Matters: Deloitte Cost of Capital Survey

Earlier this year, the Deloitte Center for Financial Services (DCFS) and LendIt Fintech joined together to publish a survey on online lending and the current state of the ecosystem. The numbers were highlighted this past April during the LendIt Fintech conference but Deloitte has recently shared… Read More

Allied Crowds Publishes Directory of Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Emerging Markets

Allied Crowds, a tech firm dedicated to lessening information asymmetries, has published a director of cryptocurrency exchanges in emerging markets. Allied Crowd states: “[This report] establishes which cryptocurrency exchanges will trade which currency pairings. In other words, it answers the question where a member of… Read More

German SME Crowdfunding Passes the €500 Million Mark

Early-days monitor of the German crowdfunding market, Crowdfunding.de announced in its latest quarterly report that Germany passed the half billion-euro mark in cumulated in SME crowdfunding at the end of June 2018. The report monitors only equity crowdfunding and crowdlending on marketplaces open to German… Read More

European Banking Authority Report on Fintech: Distributed Ledger Tech a Bright Light for Trade Finance Though Challenges Remain

  The European Banking Authority (EBA), charged with harmonizing banking across the EU, has devoted 13 pages of its latest 56-page Fintech report to assessing two potential use cases in banking for “distributed ledger technology” (DLT, although sometimes called “blockchain”). And while its not all… Read More

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