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Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study: CCAF Updates on Digital Asset Ecosystem During Period of Growth

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the Cambridge Judge Business School has released its 3rd report covering the digital asset sector with the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study.  CCAF is the leading research institute in the world in regards to Fintech innovation including… Read More

European Commission Adopts Digital Finance Package and Legislative Proposals on Crypto-Assets

The European Commission has announced the adoption of a Digital Finance Package along with legislative proposals on crypto-assets (digital assets).  The announcement has been widely anticipated and earlier this month draft legislation pertaining to crypto-assets was leaked to the public. According to a statement by… Read More

CrowdStreet Provides Unique Perspective into Real Estate Crowdfunding: We feel that we are experiencing our “Zoom” moment

CrowdStreet: COVID Will Accelerate Trends Already in Place Real estate investing has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis – as it has many other industries. In the online investing sector, many platforms have reported a rapid decline in activity during the early days… Read More

OCC Issues Interpretive Letter on Banks and Stablecoins, SEC Comments on its Position Regarding Digital Assets

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), part of the US Department of Treasury, has issued an interpretive letter pertaining to banks and federal savings entities pertaining to “certain stablecoins.” Stablecoins are digital currencies that are based on a fiat currency or specific… Read More

Building the E-commerce Infrastructure for Small Businesses to Thrive in Latin America

The World Bank estimates there are up to 445 million micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises in the developing world. In Latin America, nearly 90% of all businesses fall into this category. However, many of these businesses operate informally due to a lack of market information… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cloud Computing PaaS Startup BoCloud Completes Series D Round of financing On September 17th, cloud computing PaaS [platform as a service] and multi-cloud management startup BoCloud announced the completion of its series D round of financing. The investment was provided by Guoxin Venture Capital, Xinhuan… Read More

Online Lender October Financed 100 Projects during July and August 2020, On Track to Finance 1000th Project by Next Month

October, a leading European online lender, notes that in the past 5 years, it has issued over 450 million euros in loans to different companies. The marketplace lender reveals that 100 projects, or 10% of all projects that have received loans through its platform, were… Read More

Fundnel Supported Private Securities Marketplace HG Exchange Commences Trading. Will Include Digital Assets Too

Hg Exchange (HGX), Southeast Asia’s first private securities exchange, has kicked off trading. Founding members of the exchange include PhillipCapital, Prime Partners, and Fundnel – a leading securities crowdfunding platform serving sophisticated investors across Asia. Richard Teng, formerly an executive at the Monetary Authority of… Read More

Fixing Reg A+ : Darren Marble’s New Venture Looks to Supercharge Reg A+ Crowdfunding with “Going Public”

Going Public Using Reg A+ Reg A+ is a JOBS Act exemption that launched with great hope but in some respects, soon fizzled.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) followed the guidance of Congress and took a moribund securities exemption, that no one used anywhere,… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Kraken Gets Bank Charter in Wyoming

The state of Wyoming has approved its first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) by approving Kraken Financial – part of the well known digital asset exchange. Tentatively called Kraken Financial and based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the new bank claims the title as the “first digital… Read More

New Report Says Reg CF is a Success, Highlights Funding by Congressional District: Creates Policy Opportunity for COVID Recovery

A new report pertaining to Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) says the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act) securities exemption is creating economic success for small business owners in need of growth capital. The report outlines Reg CF utilization by Congressional District – highlighting the… Read More

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Comes to the Defense of Unikrn and ICO Settlement

Earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a settlement with Unikrn, a digital asset issuer that was deemed to have transgressed securities law in the offering of an unregistered security via an initial coin offering (ICO). Unikrn agreed to pay a $6.1 million… Read More

European Draft Regulation of Crypto-Assets Seeks Innovation Friendly Approach as Usage of Blockchain in Financial Services Grows

Draft regulation crafted by the European Commission that pertains to crypto-assets (digital assets) and blockchain tech in financial services has surfaced on the web. Final legislation has been anticipated at some point this month as European policymakers seek to foster an “innovation-friendly” approach that assures… Read More

Diplomatic Thaw: As Arab Countries Open Relations with Israel, OurCrowd Sees Opportunity

Jon Medved

OurCrowd, a leading global investment crowdfunding platform that is based in Israel, is well-positioned to take advantage of the improving relations in the middle east. Last month, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. The official signing of the… Read More

SyndicateRoom Co-founder Crowdfunds on Seedrs for New Insurtech Startup Rnwl [u]

Insurtech Rnwl Crowdfunding for Growth Capital SyndicateRoom used to be one of the three top securities crowdfunding platforms in the UK. The Fintech has since morphed into an EIS fund that targets promising early-stage firms being backed by “super angels”. Co-founded by Gonçalo de Vasconcelos,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBIRC: Increasing Efforts to Crack Down on New Types of Illegal Commercial Insurance Activities Recently, the Anti-Illegal Financial Activities Bureau of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) published an article entitled “Analysis of Illegal Commercial Insurance Activities and Regulatory Suggestions” in “Observation of Insurance… Read More

Eran Haggiag: Executive Chairman at Blockchain Firm Clear Explains how Company is Streamlining B2B Trade Processes

Eran Haggiag, co-founder and Executive Chairman at Clear, a Fintech firm focused on transforming the current state of the B2B trading sector by enabling companies to easily transition from inefficient and manual processes to automated settlement and clearing systems, recently shared key insights with Crowdfund… Read More

Anaxago Moves Neo-Private Bank Strategy Forward by Launching a Green Bond

Founded in 2012 in France as an equity crowdfunding platform, the Anaxago group powers on with carrying out its strategy to be the first 100% digital neo-private bank. The group aims to give to the greater number access to financial products combining impact and performance…. Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Ask SEC to Immediately Boost Reg CF Cap to Help Alleviate Challenges of COVID-19

In a public statement, the Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to move quickly and to improve the regulatory environment to support small businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Addressed to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, and… Read More

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

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