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Experienced European P2P Investors Choose Liquidity on Secondary Markets, Robo.Cash Reveals

Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash notes that 62% of European P2P investors “support the opportunity” of purchasing loans via the secondary market. The increasing demand for this option is mainly driven by experienced clients with adequate funding, the Robo.cash team writes in a blog post. During… Read More

Germany Crowdfunding Report: 75% Know About Crowdfunding

Perception of investment crowdfunding in Germany continues to tick up, according to crowdfunding.de. In its annual barometer report, almost 3/4 of surveyed individuals are aware of the ability to raise money online at 74.3% The segment of people that understand crowdfunding is almost half at… Read More

Steady Fintech Investments in MENA Region Now Fueling Growth of Digital Economy: Report

Fintech investments are fueling growth in the MENA region’s digital economy as consumers increasingly begin to conduct cashless transactions, following the Coronavirus outbreak. The region’s financial technology space is also benefitting from updated regulatory guidelines that may be more conducive for growth, according to consultancy… Read More

Survey by Fintech Kabbage, an American Express Co., Reveals Small Businesses’ Average Total Sales Reached 80% of Pre-COVID Levels

Small businesses’ average total sales reached 80% of pre-COVID levels, according to a recent Kabbage Survey. COVID-19 vaccination rates among small business owners have outpaced the US national average while issues with recruitment and reopening protocols “persist,” the Kabbage team noted earlier this month. Kabbage,… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK Property Price Growth Remains in Double Digits, but Declined to 10.5% in July 2021

UK-based P2P lender Blend Network notes that annual house price growth has “remained in double digits,” however, it “fell back to 10.5%” last month, according to the Nationwide House Price Index. It’s now down from the 17-year high of 13.4% that was recorded during the month… Read More

Crypto Survey Reveals that 67% of Singapore Investors who Own Personal Investment Products Now Hold Digital Assets

The team at digital asset firm Gemini has released their Singapore market report, which reveals that the COVID-19 crisis led to two-thirds of investors in the Southeast Asian country to increase their cryptocurrency holdings. As noted by Gemini: “Today (August 14, 2021), we are excited… Read More

Crypto Launderers Now Have Blockchain Analytics Tool to Check If their Funds have Been Linked to Criminal Activity: Report

A blockchain analytics tool has reportedly been introduced on the dark web, enabling Bitcoin or BTC addresses to be checked for “links to criminal activity.” Known as Antinalysis, it allows cryptocurrency launderers to test or determine whether their funds will be “identified as proceeds of… Read More

Robo.cash Survey Reveals that Nearly 80% of European Investors Now Use Digital Tools to Track Spending

Nearly 80% of European investors now use digital tools to keep track of their expenses, according to an update from Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash. Robo.cash notes in a blog post that 78.9% of investors have been monitoring their spending or transactions via an app or… Read More

Open Banking Survey Reveals that Most Americans Want Greater Control Over their Financial Data

A survey by API Management firm Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA) reveals that half of Americans have “never heard” of the term “Open Banking,” however, 84% agree with its “central tenet” that they should have “control of their financial data.” As mentioned in an update shared with… Read More

Biometric Authentication, Contactless Payments, Digital Commerce Adoption Continues to Rise in Post COVID Environment: Report

Juniper Research recently published a whitepaper titled, “Cash is No Longer King: How Contactless Payments are Becoming the Norm.” The paper from Juniper Research notes that bricks-and-mortar retailers are now “under pressure” to provide increasingly “frictionless” shopping experiences. Consumers have started expecting quick, secured, and… Read More

Over 18,000 ETH Burned Since EIP-1559 Went Live on Ethereum MainNet: Report

The latest report from EthHub, the “essential” resource for Ethereum information, curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar), notes that Ethereum Improvement Proposal or EIP-1559 is now live on the Ethereum (ETH) network. Since the major upgrade went live this past week, the… Read More

Lightning Protocol Mitigates Bitcoin Network’s Deficiencies as High-Cost, Slow Settlement System like Visa does for Fed Reserve: Report

Bitcoin’s (BTC) usage growth during the last 10 years has been “strong” and “steady,” and on this journey, from its “humble” beginnings, the flagship crypto has progressed through various phases of “differing usage,” according to a new report from CoinShares. Starting as a “worthless geeky… Read More

Private Debt Fundraising Remains Steady in H1 2021, Private Capital Market in Europe Growing: Report

The researchers and analysts at Pitchbook have released updated reports this month covering the global private debt market and the European private capital market. Following a “resilient” 2020, private debt fundraising has remained on a “steady course” during H1 2021, the update from PitchBook reveals… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise to Lower Entry Barrier for New Class of Investors

Real estate investment platform Fundrise recently revealed that it’s lowering the entry barrier for a new class of investors, which means “higher potential for the next generation.” Fundrise CEO Ben Miller notes that the platform has remained committed to making the world’s “best alternative investments”… Read More

Ethereum based NFTs Axie Infinity, NFT Bots, Mirror Making Considerable Impact on Blockchain Space: Report

Spencer Noon, an investor in Variant, a first-check cryptocurrency venture capital fund, has released their latest Network report, which covers Axie Infinity, NFT Bots, and Mirror. Spencer Noon notes in their weekly update that Axie Infinity has “steadily” seen about 25,000 daily users “with on-chain transactions”… Read More

Employer Payments Platform Branch Shares Latest Updates on Financial Status of Hourly Wage Earners

Branch, which assists businesses with streamlining payments to empower working US residents, has shared findings from its third annual Branch Report, which has examined the financial, work, and lifestyle interests of today’s hourly workers. As noted in an update shared with CI: “In surveying over… Read More

DeFi Report from ConsenSys: 2.91M Unique Ethereum Addresses Using Decentralized Finance Protocols in Q2 2021, a 65% Growth from Q1

The team at Brooklyn, New York based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio, has published its latest report on the Current State of DeFi. The report from ConsenSys provides a detailed analysis of Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem and its ongoing growth during Q2 2021…. Read More

LendingClub Financial Health Officer Anuk Nayar Reports that No US Region Is Immune to Falling into Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), the parent firm of LendingClub Bank, the leading digital marketplace bank in the US, has shared key findings from its second Reality Check: Paycheck-To-Paycheck research series. The first report revealed that most US residents (54%) are living paycheck-to-paycheck; this second August… Read More

Open Earth Foundation has Been Awarded a Chainlink Grant to Develop Open-Source, Planetary CO2 Concentration Oracle

The Open Earth Foundation has reportedly been awarded a Chainlink Grant to develop am open-source, planetary CO2 concentration Oracle. As mentioned in the announcement, Climate impacts everyone, from multinational corporations overseeing complex supply chains to individual farmers “managing unpredictable crop yields.” While the totality of… Read More

Banking, Fintech Report Highlights UK’s Fast-Growing Financial Tech Space, while Challenges Include Centralized Cloud Providers

Payments specialist Banking Circle notes in a recent update on the payments, banking and Fintech space that there have been record-level investments in the UK’s vibrant Fintech sector, with $5.7 billion of VC invested across 317 deals so far in 2021. Banking Circle‘s CIO, Michel… Read More

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