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Circle, Owner of SeedInvest, Invests $10.5 Million in Crowdcube in Move to Expand Securities Crowdfunding

Circle, a digital asset firm that is a top stablecoin issuer and owner of investment platform SeedInvest, has invested $10.5 million in Crowdcube. The total funding round was $13.5 million. Circle’s investment in Crowdcube was made via USD Coin (USDC) – a dollar-based stablecoin. The percentage… Read More

SEC Files 434 new enforcements in FY21, Crypto, Dark Web, DeFi Among New Targets

A review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) enforcement actions in this fiscal year show a growing threat posed by cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi) scammers. The year ended Sept. 30. The SEC filed 434 new enforcement actions in FY2021, and that is a… Read More

Super-app Grab Sees Service Disruption Weeks Ahead of Expected $40B SPAC Completion

Southeast Asian “super-app” Grab is working to restore service today, the company said. Customers across Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have reported trouble using the super-app, with some voicing their frustrations on social media. “We experienced a service disruption this morning that impacted a number… Read More

TradeStation Group Going Public Via $1.43B SPAC

TradeStation Group, an online broker, announced today it is going public through a SPAC with the Quantum Fintech Acquisition Corporation. The new company will list on the NYSE under the symbol QFTA after the transaction closes some time in the first half of 2022. It… Read More

Akazoo, a Music Streaming Service, Settles With SEC in $38.8M Alleged SPAC Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced a $38.8 million settlement of charges against Akazoo S.A., a purported music streaming business based in Greece, for allegedly defrauding investors out of tens of millions of dollars in connection with a 2019 SPAC business combination. Akazoo’s… Read More

Shares in MoneyLion to Trade on NYSE on September 23rd as SPAC Deal Approved

MoneyLion Inc., a neo-bank Fintech that reports over 2.8 users and an annualized net revenue run-rate of over $150 million, will commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow (September 23, 2021) as the SPAC deal is approved. Following a special meeting yesterday of… Read More

MoneyLion SPAC Deal Moves Forward, Will Trade on NYSE Under Ticker ML

MoneyLion, a neobank that announced a SPAC deal earlier this year, is moving closer to becoming a publicly-traded company. According to a release, the S-4 registration statement has become effective. A special meeting of Fusion Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FUSE), the SPAC sponsor, on the 21st… Read More

eToro Releases Q2 2021 Interim Financial Results in Advance of SPAC Float

eToro Group Ltd, a modern investment platform that combines both traditional, including fractional shares, as well as digital assets in a social environment, has posted interim Q2 2021 financial results in advance of its forthcoming float on the Nasdaq in a SPAC deal. Yoni Assia,… Read More

US Fintech Firm Aspiration Partners to Go Public via SPAC Merger

Aspiration Partners Inc., a Marina del Rey-headquartered Fintech firm that provides clients with tools to help with prioritizing sustainability in their spending habits, is set to go public through a merger with a blank check company. As mentioned in a release, the deal with InterPrivate… Read More

Circle: USDC Stablecoin is Just Another Set of Payments Rails but Better

Circle is a Fintech that is best known for its dollar-based stablecoin, USDC, that has grown rapidly in recent months. Today, USDC is the second most popular stablecoin following Tether, with a market cap of over $27 billion. While about half the size of Tether… Read More

Circle Wants to Become a Full-Reserve National Commercial Bank

Stablecoin creator and payments rails operator Circle says it intends on becoming “a full-reserve national commercial bank.” In a blog post, Circle founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire expanded on their mission to become a federally chartered bank. Allaire stated: “We are embarking on this journey alongside the… Read More

Kredivo, a Digital Consumer Credit Platform in SE Asia, to Become Publicly Traded Firm via Merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II

FinAccel, the parent of Kredivo, an AI-powered digital consumer credit platform based in Southeast Asia, and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II (NASDAQ: VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Victory Park Capital, revealed on August 2, 2021 that they have finalized a definitive agreement… Read More

Insurtech Hippo Now Valued at $5B after Going Public via SPAC, Company to Focus on Tech, Data, Engineering

Hippo Holdings Inc (HIPO.WS) says it aims to improve homeowners’ insurance by leveraging customer data in order to make it quicker and simpler to obtain coverage. This, according to the Insurtech firm’s CEO. As reported by Reuters, Hippo is valued at $5 billion and went… Read More

SEC Announces Charges in SPAC Fraud Caper, Warns of SPAC Risks

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a group of people and companies for misleading claims about a recent special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC), assertions which stood to gain one CEO $200 million in shares. Facing charges are SPAC Stable Road Acquisition Company, its… Read More

Digital Assets Focused Tech Firm Bullish to Go Public on New York Stock Exchange via SPAC Merger

Bullish, a tech firm focused on creating financial services for the digital assets sector, recently revealed its plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) via a merger with Far Peak Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: FPAC), a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC…. Read More

Digital Asset Firm Circle to Go Public in $4.5 Billion SPAC Deal, SeedInvest Along for the Ride

Circle, a digital asset firm that has gone big into stablecoins and services, will become a publicly traded firm in a SPAC deal. Circle is the principal operator of the dollar based stablecoin USD Coin (USDC). Of interest is the fact that Circle also owns… Read More

Recently Publicly Listed SoFi Receives Higher Price Target on Potential to Challenge Old Banks

SoFi (NASDAQ:SOFI), a leading Fintech that recently went public in a SPAC deal, has received a positive analyst report due to the company’s potential to disintermediate old financial services firms. According to multiple reports, Rosenblatt has given SoFi a $30 price target for the Fintech…. Read More

SoFi to Allow Retail Investors to Invest in Certain SPAC IPOs

Following SoFi’s public float via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the Fintech said it will allow retail investors to participate in IPOs in certain blank check firms. SoFi (NASDAQ:SOFI), a one-stop-shop that offers a multitude of financial services, challenges Robinhood in targeting a younger… Read More

Challenger bank Dave to go public through $4 bn SPAC deal

American Challenger bank and personal finance app Dave has announced that it plans to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm sponsored by investment firm Victory Park Capital. With this, the banking app’s valuation has ballooned to $4 billion amidst a pandemic that… Read More

SoFi Trades on Nasdaq Following SPAC Deal

Leading Fintech SoFi (NASDAQ:SOFI) has successfully listed on the Nasdaq as part of a SPAC deal with Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. V. SoFi was valued at $8.65 billion post-money and the deal is expected to provide up to $2.4 billion in cash… Read More

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