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Coinbase Appoints Former Google Distinguished Engineer and Ex- Dropbox CTO Bharat Mediratta as Fellow

Bharat Mediratta has reportedly joined digital assets firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) as Fellow. The former Google Distinguished Engineer and Dropbox CTO and SVP aims to bring his deep technical expertise to Coinbase, according to the announcement. As noted by Coinbase: “Today, we’re excited to welcome Bharat… Read More

Digital Lending Software Fintech Blend Is Now a Publicly Listed Firm on New York Stock Exchange

Digital lending software provider Blend (NYSE:BLND) has listed its shares on the NYSE after submitting its registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), earlier this year, in order to go public. The Fintech said will now focus on accelerating its ability to… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Implements New Credit Risk Scoring Model, CH-R Rating Mix Increases 26%

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, has shared its Performance Update Report for the month of June 2021. As noted in the report from Prosper, dated July 15, 2021: “In June, we… Read More

Top Blockchain or DLT based Smart Contract Risks Shared by Digital Assets Firm Coinbase

The team at digital assets firm Coinbase (COIN:Nasdaq) notes that securing smart contracts from risks still remains a significant challenge. As mentioned in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, Coinbase noted that unaddressed security vulnerabilities are “readily turning into existential threats to your token’s viability.”… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Reports that 78% of Originations Rated AA-B in May 2021, with $13K Avg Loan Size

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, has shared its Performance Update Report for the month of May 2021. As noted in the report from Prosper, dated June 15, 2021: In May 2021,… Read More

Fully Compliant Digital Asset Platform Abra Offering 0% Interest Option on Loans Against BTC, ETH

Abra, a “fully compliant” platform for purchasing, selling, and trading more than 100 digital currencies and earning interest of “up to 10.5%” on “select digital assets,” revealed on Wednesday (June 2, 2021) that Abra Borrow, its in-app feature for using crypto “as collateral to borrow… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Reports Relatively Stable Loan to Income Ratio for April 2021

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, recently shared performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for April 2021. Prosper Performance Update – April 2021: Highlights from the report include: In April, “approximately 78%… Read More

XRP Lawsuit: Attorney Says it’s “Clear” that SEC Failed to Comply with Order to Share Internal Documents Requested by Ripple

Jeremy Hogan, Parnter at Hogan & Hogan, reveals that CryptoLaw has shared American Fintech Ripple’s response to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) letter which is disputing (essentially) “parts of the Court Order” from earlier in April 2021 that are “related to internal communications.”… Read More

Enterprise Payments Platform Candex Secures $20M via Series A led by Altos Ventures

Enterprise payments platform Candex has reportedly secured $20 million in capital via a Series A funding round that was led by Altos Ventures along with participation from NFX, American Express Ventures, and JP Morgan. Launched in 2011, Candex serves as a master vendor for small… Read More

Digital Lending Software Provider Blend Confidentially Submits Registration Statement with SEC to Go Public

Digital lending software provider Blend Labs, Inc. revealed on April 15, 2021, that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock. As… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Chime Now Allows Users to Send Money to “Anyone and Everyone”

Earlier this week, digital bank Chime revealed that you can use their platform to pay anyone. Chime users can send money to anyone, “even if they’re not on Chime.” As noted by the banking challenger, the users can claim funds to their bank account “instantly… Read More

10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

Regulators are As Concerned about Consumer Preference in Debt Collection as Creditors, TrueAccord Exec Reveals

Regulators care “as much about consumer preference in debt collection as creditors,” according to Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Vice President Legal & Compliance at TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health.” Kelly, who’s based in the San Francisco Bay… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Releases Quarterly Investor Update, Borrower Rates on Platform Higher than Pre-Pandemic Levels

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, recently shared their Quarterly Investor Update – Q1 2021. Ashish Gupta, the Chief Credit Officer at Prosper Marketplace, writes in a blog post that the company… Read More

Digital Lending Software Provider Blend Explains What’s Required to Offer Best Online Banking Experience

The team at Blend, which provides digital lending technology, has shared some important features which can help provide “the best online banking experience.” As noted in a blog post by Blend, online banking clients are increasingly expecting interactions to be a lot simpler, faster, and… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Reports 81% Originations Rated AA-B, Avg Loan Size was $13k, Avg Borrower Income $103k for Feb 2021

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, recently shared their performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for the month of February 2021. Key highlights from the report are as follows: In February 2021,… Read More

San Francisco based Financial Services Firm Fairmint Introduces Continuous Agreement for Future Equity (CAFE)

In 2020, Fairmint had introduced the Continuous Agreement for Future Equity (CAFE). The company recently announced that Fairmint’s own CAFE offering had gone live on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Fairmint explains that making stakeholder capitalism “a reality” is quite bold objective and the firm plans… Read More

Fintech Blend Explains how its Digital Lending Platform Supports Data Connectivity so Borrowers can Connect to Asset, Payroll, Tax Accounts

San Francisco-based Blend, which claims to offer market-leading digital lending technology that makes the process of acquiring a loan simpler, faster, and safer, notes that in the increasingly competitive lending sector, it’s now more important than ever to work with technology that provides your clients… Read More

MoneyGram to Stop Using Ripple’s XRP based Fund Transfer Service due to “Uncertainty” Surrounding Ongoing Litigation with SEC

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a major cross-border P2P payments and money transfers service, has confirmed that it will no longer be using American Fintech Ripple Labs’ XRP-powered liquidity product. MoneyGram stated that it decided to stop using the technology due to the “uncertainty” surrounding… Read More

Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White, who’s Now Representing Ripple in SEC Lawsuit, Shares Views on XRP Sale and Court Case

When the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against blockchain-focused Fintech firm Ripple Labs in December 2020, the crypto industry and larger community had reacted with alarm and many were surprised. The SEC’s lawsuit also led to Ripple hiring high-profile legal experts… Read More

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