Tagged: world bank

Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne Purchases 43% of Blockchain Company Medici Land Governance

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) founder and CEO Patrick Byrne has purchased 43% of Medici Land Governance – an existing blockchain portfolio company of Overstock.  Details on the transaction were not provided. Medici Land Governance was founded in 2018 to help individuals around the world connect by using blockchain and… Read More

World Bank Blockchain Bond Easily Raises A $110 Million in Industry First

First announced earlier this month, the World Bank has revealed their first “blockchain bond” or bond-i easily raised A$110 million. Arunma Oteh, World Bank Treasurer, said he was delighted that the “pioneer bond transaction” was well received by investors. The bone was issued using a… Read More

World Bank to Issue Bonds on Blockchain. Works with Commonwealth Bank of Australia as Sole Arranger

The World Bank is issuing a bond on blockchain. The first of its kind issuance is being orchestrated via the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) as sole arranger.  According to the World Bank, the security will be created and managed completely using distributed ledger technology… Read More

Cryptocurrencies are Here to Stay: Dubai Has Spoken

“Is the future of cryptocurrencies gold or dust?” That million-BTC question was debated at one of the sessions of the recent World Government Summit – a “Davos forum” based in Dubai which is often called the City of the Future. More than 4,000 participants from… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore & the International Finance Corporation Join in Fintech Cooperation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a “Memorandum of Cooperation” agreeing to establish and develop the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN). AFIN will strive to increase the adoption of Fintech innovation and… Read More

TransferWise Goes Big. Sets up Office in Singapore for Asian Expansion & Global Domination

Transferwise is a great service. I know it is great because I am a customer. Awhile back I reached out to my bank (big, multinational, global brand name with a storied history) and told them I needed to quickly transfer some money to an international… Read More

World Bank Invests in Myanmar’s Financial Inclusion, $100M in Credit

The World Bank established the Financial Sector Development Project to support Myanmar’s SMEs — the latest sign of progress in the country’s economy.  The five-year project includes $100 million in credit, which will be used to allow SMEs increased access to financial services.  The project will… Read More

Six Things You Need to Know About Crowdfunding in Developing Countries

If you are an entrepreneur in emerging markets, you have probably heard a lot about crowdfunding, but wondered how it could be useful for your early-stage business. In developed markets, crowdfunding is swelling the ranks of early-stage entrepreneurs and bolstering the pipeline of enterprises that… Read More

Brief: Outernet Exceeded $637K in Indiegogo Pre-orders; Partners with Fundable for Next Fundraise

Fresh from its successful late 2014 Indiegogo campaign for its Lantern reciever which raised more than $637K from 6,642 backers,  New York-based Outernet Hardware has returned to the crowd, this time on its private fundraise on Fundable.  Outernet, ‘Humanity’s Public Library,’ enables anyone to receive data anywhere in… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Appoints World Bank Vet & Opens New Nairobi Office: Expanding the Power of Microfinance Funding

Cloud Lending Solutions, an end-to-end lending solution built natively on salesforce.com, announced the appointment of  Harold Rosen to the company’s Advisory Board, bringing his more than 30 years of experience in the microfinance industry, including driving social impact investing at the World Bank. In addition, the company is expanding… Read More

Crowdfunding and Climate Innovation: The Next Steps are in Funding Impact Investing

The future of Impact Investing and Crowdfunding was on display in Nairobi, Kenya last week.  At the World Bank/infoDev’s annual funding meeting their budget was divvyed up among the creation of Climate Innovation Centers (CIC) in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Vietnam and the Caribbean and… Read More

WATCH: Richard Swart’s Macro Take On The World Bank Report

Crack The Crowd has released part one of what is to be a three-part interview with Dr. Richard Swart, who is a partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and the head of the crowdfunding research program at UC Berkeley. He was instrumental in the recently released… Read More

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