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Ciphertrace: Crypto Criminals Stole $1.2 Billion in First Quarter

Cryptosecurity firm Ciphertrace has published their Q1 report tallying scams, frauds, and other nefarious acts in the crypto sector and the first three months of 2019 were productive ones for the bad guys. According to Ciphertrace, during the first three months of 2019, $1.2 billion… Read More

Fintech Report: VC Backed Fintech Funding Declines in Q1, US is Top Market for Deals, India Rises as China Declines

This past week CBInsights published their quarterly report on Fintech investment. As a sector, Fintech investment remains robust but there was a bit of a market shuffle when it came to deal volume. According to the report, during Q1 2019 Fintech deals were up slightly… Read More

EU Report Says Blockchain Adoption to be Led by Permissioned Platforms, Must Solve Problems Such as Scalability

The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum has published a “thematic report” on blockchain adoption. The project is an initiative by the European Commission. This first report is one of a series of documents which is expected to be published over the coming months. The… Read More

Financial Conduct Authority Includes, AI, Regtech, and Distributed Ledger Technology in their 2019 Research Agenda

Alongside their 2019 Business Plan, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published their research agenda for 2019. The FCA states that research plays a fundamental role in their mission of evidence-based policy and staying ahead of trends in financial services. The regulator says their research… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Research: Fintech Can Boost Financial Inclusion if Regulatory Innovation Exists

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) states that if properly regulated, Fintech can “extend the benefits of financial inclusion to millions of unbanked and underbanked people around the world.” Fintech has the potential to provide enormous benefit for the less… Read More

Regtech: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches New Regulatory Benchmarking Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research institute for all things Fintech,  has launched its first survey of Regtech (regulatory technology) and Suptech (supervisory technology) firms. The new report is being completed in partnership with EY Japan. CCAF states that fieldwork is… Read More

Alternative Finance in France Grows Driven by Crowdlending While Equity Crowdfunding Continues its Decline

Baromètre du Crowdfunding en France 2018 Recently the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual report on alternative finance in France. The report, produced in partnership with KPMG, is now in its third year and provides an important snapshot of sector growth for online… Read More

A Fall in Seed Stage Deals that Must Be Corrected: Report Indicates UK Equity Investments Declined in 2018 but Crowdfunding Delivers Record Year

The Brexit claxon sounds loudly. A report released this week indicates a decline in both the number of deals and the total amount deals for the UK early stage equity market. Beauhurst has published their annual recap of total investment for 2018. The Deal quantifies the… Read More

Report: State of Regulation Crowdfunding Says No Gold Rush But an Undeniable Job Creator

Regulation Crowdfunding (or Reg CF), created by Title III of the JOBS Act, has been available for several years now. While not without its shortcomings, Reg CF has been leveraged by hundreds of issuers, typically smaller firms, raising over $100 million since May 2016. This past week, Crowdfund Capital… Read More

Report: Fintech Deals Top $39 Billion During 2018 for Record Year of Investment

Fintech deals backed by VCs hit a record during 2018. According to a report by CB Insight, Fintech rocketed 15% year over year raising $39.57 billion for 1,707 different deals globally. This number was helped by the good number of “mega-deals” or funding rounds in… Read More

CipherTrace Report: Bad Actors Scammed and Stole $1.7 Billion in Cryptocurrency in 2018 – and the Fraud is Predicted to Get Bigger

CipherTrace is out with a report on cryptocurrency scams and fraud. It is widely known that crypto suffers from rampant acts of theft and cons as these digital assets have become the targets of global criminals seeking an easy payday or simply to launder illicit… Read More

Fintech Sandboxes & Innovation Hubs: European Report Outlines What’s Working Now

A joint report by the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Banking Authority (EBA), and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), addresses the topic of Fintech Sandboxes, the approach by regulators to partner with emerging Fintech firms by creating a safe place… Read More

Alternative Finance is Booming in Latin America: Diego Herrera from the Inter-American Development Bank Provides Deeper Perspective into the Fast Emerging Fintech Market

Last month, CI covered the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) Americas Report. Overall, alternative finance grew 26% with the US dominating the sector as the largest market in the region. But digging into Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), this market grew by a huge 94%… Read More

St. Louis Fed Says Flood of Altcoins Competing with Bitcoin Likely to Place Significant Downward Pressure on All Cryptocurrencies

A few days ago the St. Louis Federal Reserve entered the debate regarding crypto and specifically, the price of Bitcoin. In brief, the Fed is not very impressed. “Whither Bitcoin” asserts that the future price path is more likely to remain bounded between these two… Read More

A Ruse Unchanged: Crypto Pump and Dump Groups “Pervasive,” Academics Claim

A team of seven economist scholars has found that pump and dump schemes in cryptocurrency trading are ‘pervasive’: “The surge of interest in cryptocurrencies has been accompanied by a proliferation of fraud. This paper examines a pervasive tactic long known to financial markets: pump and… Read More

EY Report: In the UK, Crowdfunding Tops Bank Financing as Preferred Option

EY has published their second annual “Fast Growth Tracker” report that surveys founders and entrepreneurs in the UK. The brief report provides an interesting perspective into the UK innovation economy that is vital to economic growth and prosperity. An interesting finding from the report is… Read More

Researcher: Asia Still the Big Driver in “Crypto Assets”

Researchers at the Mosaic “cryptoasset data and research platform” have assembled a report showing that Asia is still the centre of the universe when it comes to crypto-price action. The company begins by describing “key headline events” in China, Korea and Japan during the course of… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Americas Report: Sector Grows by 26% as US Market Leads with 97% of Market Share

“Reaching New Heights” The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published their annual report on alternative finance covering the Americas. According to Reaching New Heights: the 3rd Americas Alternative Finance Industry Report covering data for 2017, across the Americas alternative finance grew by 26%… Read More

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

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