Tagged: perspective

On the Second Anniversary of the DAO: The Token Universe’s Cat Food Moment

Recently we marked the second anniversary of the SEC’s issuance of an Investigative Report finding that the DAO Tokens were securities.   While this killed the hopes of those who had interpreted SEC silence to mean consent to the unregulated issuance of tokens, it still… Read More

Quote: Private capital raising is now outpacing capital raising in our public markets, yet our Main Street investors have no effective access to investments in private capital offerings

In the US, the definition of an “Accredited Investor” is an individual who earns over $200,000 a year or has $1 million in net assets minus their primary residence. If you are married, that number moves higher. Yet, as it stands today, this definition does… Read More

Future Fintech: The Fight for the Digital Banking Crown

As 2019 moves into its third quarter, the once burgeoning industry of digital banking is starting to make serious waves in the financial world – and investors are taking notice. Big players like Monzo, Starling, N26, Revolut, and EQIBank have recently completed massive funding rounds… Read More

P2P: Why SME Debt Is A Must-Have For Any Investor Portfolio

Thanks to the rise of peer-to-business (P2B) lending, the concept of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) debt as an asset class has altered for the better. With low risk of default and high-interest rate returns, it is now possible to invest in SME debt at… Read More

Digital Banking: LendingClub Gets Some Fintech Love as it Pursues National Bank Charter

Shares in LendingClub (NYSE:LC) are rising during another down market day as the trade war with China has no end in sight and political tempers flare. Shares are currently trading over 10% higher following yesterday’s Q2 earnings report where LendingClub said it expected to finally… Read More

A Global Phenomenon: The Benefits of Coordinated International Regulation for the Blockchain Industry

“Regulation” is not often a word associated with “benefits” in blockchain and cryptocurrency circles. Indeed, many governments have been sharply criticised following the roll-out of regulatory guidelines addressing the flourishing blockchain industry. Some even suggest that it is a lack of regulation which has allowed… Read More

Arca: It’s All Speculation, Crypto No More So. Also, Please Buy Our Tokens

The latest blog post from “full-service (digital asset) investment management firm” Arca tries to contend that crypto-asset investing is not much more speculative than traditional sorts. But Arca is not a neutral commentator. The company has invested early in LEO tokens, for example. LEOs are… Read More

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Visits Fintech Hotspot Singapore, Comments on Cross Border Regulation of Digital Assets

SEC Commissioner  Hester Peirce is in Singapore, a noted Asian Fintech hub, talking about digital assets. Peirce, speaking at the SUSS [Singapore University of Social Sciences] Convergence Forum, addressed the audience about innovation – something that frequently makes regulators nervous. Change is hard. Alluding to… Read More

Why the Next Fintech Wave in Latin America will focus on B2B

B2B: 3 Opportunities for Fintech in Latin America Latin America’s Fintech industry is booming, with more than 1,166 Fintech startups creating more inclusive financial systems and boosting economic growth in the region. According to the recently published report Fintech in Latin America 2018: Growth and… Read More

Deja Vu: Betterment Reportedly Receives Regulatory Questions Regarding Interesting Bearing Savings Accounts & Checking Product

Fintech Betterment announced yesterday it was becoming more like a bank. The Robo-advisor with more than $15 billion under management revealed “Betterment Everyday”. The new service offered FDIC-insured checking and savings accounts minus all of the typical fees that traditional banks tend to slap on…. Read More

Attorney Doug Ellenoff Comments on Blockstack Reg A+ Offering: “Chameleon Tokens – sometimes they are securities and sometimes they are arguably not”

Blockstack has kicked off the first qualified Reg A+ token offering. Blockstack has reportedly worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to get the offering approved. Multiple issuers have been attempting to use the JOBS Act exemption to facilitate security token offerings due… Read More

Point of View: Why Fractionalized Investing Is The New Diversified Portfolio 

    If an individual is interested in taking on investing, jumping directly into the stock market can be difficult, due to intimidation and the high required minimums. The initial perception floating around the industry is that in order to reap any benefits from investing,… Read More

UK Department for International Trade Launches Fintech Survey:

The UK  Department for International Trade (DIT) is in the process of doing a survey on Fintech. The survey appears to be designed to enable DIT to better understand how the government may more effectively support UK Fintech development asking specifically “what support can DIT… Read More

Breaking Down What’s Wrong with Rep McCarthy’s Blockchain Panacea Claims

House minority leader and a Republican Congressperson from California Kevin McCarthy repeats appealing claims in his New York Times missive espousing the virtues of blockchain, “Don’t Count on Government to Protect Your Privacy: Let’s look to technologies like blockchain and other innovations to keep our… Read More

Steve Mnuchin’s Comments on Libra: “Bullish news for the future of cryptocurrencies”

US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin held a press conference yesterday in advance of Capitol Hill hearings this week addressing concerns surrounding Facebook’s stablecoin Lira. Mnuchin cautioned the audience that Facebook, and any other crypto creator, must adhere to the high standards of KYC and… Read More

Here is Draft Legislation from Congress Designed to Block Big Tech from Finance and Limit Competition

During the past few days a draft House Resolution has been circulating with the title, ‘‘Keep Big Tech Out Of Finance Act.’’ As it is a draft bill, the legislation may never get beyond being run up the flagpole to capture feedback from a wider… Read More

5 Household Brands Actually Innovating with Blockchain

While Facebook has stolen the show with news of Libra and its cadre of notable brand partners, the community also values the many other household brands that have pioneered with blockchain. Just a few short years ago, distributed-ledger technology was the domain of a small… Read More

A Global Transformation: Siam Commercial Bank in Thailand Says Online and Digital Services Key to Survival

Digital banking and online lending is a huge portion of the future of finance. The days of brick and mortar dominance is slowly drifting away as the next generation of consumers prefer banking on their iPhone or Android smartphone. Last week, Deutsche Bank announced a… Read More

Comments on President Trump’s Tweets on Bitcoin & Libra: “Mr. Trump appears confused by what a currency is”

Crowdfund Insider has received multiple comments on President Trump’s latest policy by Twitter approach to governing the US and his thoughts on cryptocurrency. As was previously reported, President Trump is no fan of Facebook’s Libra, as well as other cryptos. Trump believes that Facebook needs… Read More

How AI is Shaking Up the Finance World

While artificial intelligence (AI) might sound like something out of science fiction movies or a Philip K. Dick Novel, it’s fast becoming a key feature of many of America’s biggest and most dynamic industries. The financial services industry, where small margins can mean millions of… Read More

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