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Germany’s Bavarian State Bank’s Report: Bitcoin Is Designed as an “Ultra-Hard Type of Money,” Poised to “Take a Big Leap” in 2020

BayernLB (Bavarian State Bank), a publicly regulated bank in Munich, Germany, recently published a report that analyzes the claim made by some investors that Bitcoin is outperforming gold. The report states that the “hardness” of an asset in the traditional commodities market is determined using… Read More

Report: Over 500 Fintech Firms Now Operating in Brazil, Up from 377 in 2018

Brazil’s Fintech industry has been growing steadily with most local companies focusing on providing B2B services, according to a recent study. There are at least 504 Fintech firms based in Brazil across 10 different segments. Last year, there were only 377 Fintech companies operating in… Read More

CCAF Publishes ASEAN Fintech Benchmark Study: The Emergence of Fintech Start-ups in the ASEAN Region Has Progressed at an Unprecedented Pace

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at Cambridge Judge Business School, is out with the Asean Fintech Ecosystem Benchmarking Study published in partnership with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and FinTechSpace in Taiwan. CCAF is the leading research institute covering the global alternative… Read More

Report: Blockchain Tech Market Revenue to Surpass $16 Billion By 2024, Asia Pacific Market To Record 87% CAGR

The global blockchain technology market will be led by financial institutions that are expected to increasingly adopt systems powered by distributed digital ledgers in the coming years, according to a press release from Global Market Insights. The report noted that blockchain-enabled systems can significantly enhance… Read More

Research: Beijing and Shanghai Top the List in Global Fintech Ranking

China’s capital Beijing and global financial hub Shanghai have topped the list of cities that are recognized for fostering a rapidly evolving Fintech industry. This, according to a semi-annual survey performed by Shenzhen-based think tank China Development Institute (CDI) and London-headquartered think tank Z/Yen Partners…. Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 2nd Global Blockchain Report: Enterprise Utilization and Network Development

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 2nd Global Enterprise Blockchain Benchmarking Study. CCAF is the leading Fintech research in the world. The Centre has published multiple reports on the global alternative finance market which are frequently referenced by policymakers and industry… Read More

Blockchain Devices Market Is Projected to Grow to $1.125 Billion By 2024: Report

The global blockchain devices market is projected to grow by 42.5% at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2024, according to a report by Indian consulting firm MarketsandMarkets. Released on September 12, 2019, the company’s report is titled, “Blockchain Devices Market by Type (Blockchain… Read More

Gartner: Blockchain Might “Change Retail Business Models Forever,” May Help Avoid Centralization of Markets

Connecticut-based consulting services and research firm Gartner said that distributed ledger technology (DLT) will transform how most businesses operate within the next 10 years. Currently, however, blockchain-based systems are in their early stages of development and it could take several years before the technology has… Read More

Update: Diabetes Research Company Gendius Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £475,000 in Funding

Gendius, a UK-based diabetes research company, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £475,000 in funding from nearly 385 investors. The campaign was launched earlier this summer and quickly raised its initial £400,000 funding target. As previously reported, Gendius… 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

Brexit Report: 55% of UK Fintechs Feel Well Prepared for Brexit with a Deal. If No Deal, Percentage Drops to Just 22%

Innovate Finance, an advocacy association for the development and support of the UK Fintech industry, has published a report on Brexit and the impact it may have on UK based Fintechs. According to the report, 55% of Fintechs feel well prepared for Brexit but that… Read More

CCAF Benchmarking Report: Global Regtech Tops $5 Billion in 2018 as Startup Activity Surges

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its first “Global RegTech Benchmarking Report,” sponsored by EY Japan. According to the research, the Regtech industry has topped $5 billion in revenue in 2018 following a five-year surge in startup activity. CCAF reports that, while… Read More

Overfunding: Diabetes Research Company Gendius Quickly Secures £400,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Gendius, a UK-based diabetes research company, has quickly secured its initial £400,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company launched the campaign to raise the funds for to develop intellin, which is described as an app that takes an individual’s clinical history and… Read More

Report Says STOs in Europe Have Experienced a 17% Success Rate, Led by Switzerland

According to a report by Fintelum, a tokenization platform for primary issuance and secondary trading, 17% of security token offerings have been successful in Europe (EU + Switzerland and the UK). Granted, it is still very early in the digital asset realm so while the… Read More

Outlier Ventures Study: $23.7 Billion Has Been Raised by Blockchain Startups Since 2013

Outlier Ventures, a venture platform that funds seed and growth stage blockchain firms, has published a report on blockchain investment. According to Outlier, since 2013 approximately 3,738 blockchain companies have raised $23.7 billion. Funding for blockchain firms in 2019 appears to be on track to… Read More

CypherTrace Crypto Report: Scammers Stole $4.26 Billion in First 6 Months of 2019

Cryptocurrency sleuth CypherTrace is out with their H1 Crypto report covering scams, rule changes, and major trends. The document claims that crooks stole $4.26 billion during the first 6 months as fraudsters continued to fleece good money from the unsuspecting. According to CypherTrace, insider thefts… Read More

Accenture Fintech Report: Huge Jump in Funding in UK & US While China Declines Following Big 2018

Global Fintech funding declined during the first half of 2019, driven by a drop in China. But while China dipped, Fintech investment jumped in other countries led by the US and the UK, according to a report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider reported… Read More

What’s Going On? VC Fintech Deals Fall to 10 Quarter Low But Sector Still Hot as Fintech Unicorn Herd Now Numbers 48 at $187 Billion Valuation

Digital Banks are the New Shiny Global Fintech deals tallied 838 rounds worth $15.1 billion in the first six months of 2019 but the number VC backed Fintech deals dropped to the lowest number since Q4 of 2016, according to CBInsights quarterly Fintech report. While… Read More

Research: Since 2014 $32.3 Billion Has Gone Into Blockchain Investments with Record Amount in 2018. During First Half of 2019, Blockchain Deals Have Dropped

A recent research report has quantified blockchain investment activity during the past five years. According to TeqAtlas, from 2014 to the first half of 2019 approximately $32.3 billion has been invested into blockchain startups. In 2018, that number hit a record amount of $15 billion… 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

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