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Security Token Issuance Platform Tokeny Forms Partnership with PwC

Digital asset primary issuance platform Tokeny has announced a new partnership with PwC. Tokeny is a Luxembourg based Fintech that enables companies, banks, funds, real estate assets and more to tokenize these securities using blockchain technology. Tokeny enables institutional grade, issuance, transfer and servicing management… Read More

Blockchain-enabled Smart Contract Auditing Solution Developer ChainSecurity Partners PwC to Streamline Auditor’s Services

The blockchain-enabled smart contract auditing solution developers at ChainSecurity have teamed up with the Switzerland-based division of Big Four auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in order to streamline the services the multinational auditor provides. According to statements shared with Cointelegraph, a PwC representative confirmed that no… Read More

PwC’s Financial Services Leader in Malaysia: “There’s a Very Good Opportunity Here for Banking Challengers”

Malaysia now appears to be a promising market for virtual or challenger banks, according to Big Four auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Malaysia division. The country’s reserve bank is planning to introduce its virtual or digital banking licensing guidelines for industry consultation. In a recent interview,… Read More

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Publishes Report on Artificial Intelligence and Banking

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a report entitled “Reshaping Banking with Artificial Intelligence.” The Report is part of a series of publications on applying AI technology, including Robo-advisors, to the banking industry. Hong Kong has emerged as a top Asian Fintech hub… Read More

Fintech Firms in Vietnam Acquired $410 Million in Funding During First 9 Months of 2019

Fintech companies in Vietnam acquired $410 million, or 36% of the total global capital invested into Southeast Asia’s economies between January and September of this year, which is right behind Singapore. Vietnam’s market share of regional VC funding allocated to Fintech-related projects increased from only… Read More

Luxembourg House of Financial Technology and Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship Launch a Digital Finance Academy

The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), a dedicated Fintech center focused on promoting the development of innovative financial services, and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) are establishing the Luxembourg Academy of Digital Finance. According to a release shared with CrowdFund Insider,… Read More

Shortlist for Singapore Fintech Awards Revealed

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have revealed the 40 finalists have been shortlisted for the Fintech Awards to be presented at this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF x SWITCH)…. Read More

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network, Bridge+, PwC Singapore to Support Fintech Growth and Development

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) committed to two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on September 11, 2019, with Bridge+ and “Big Four” auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Singapore branch. Managing director of AFIN Manish Diwaan noted: “AFIN is delighted that industry leaders are coming together to… Read More

PwC Report: Significant Growth in Crypto M&A in Asian and European Markets

The majority of fundraising events and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in the crypto asset sector are being finalized in Asian and European markets, overtaking the once-dominant role of the Americas, according to a recent report from “Big Four” professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Released… Read More

Crypto Valley Venture Capital: Blockchain Startup Valuations Now Over $40 Billion

Blockchain focused investor Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC), in partnership with PwC’s Strategy& and IT partner inacta, has published a report claiming that the 50 largest companies in Crypto Valley, located in Switzerland, have risen in valuation from $20 billion at the end of… Read More

Crypto Valley – PwC Report: $3.3 Billion Raised via Token Offerings in 2019

PwC and the Crypto Valley Association have recently published an “ICO/STO Report” covering the first five months of 2019. According to the report, since the beginning of the year 250 token offerings have raised $3.3 billion. The largest funding rounds came from Bitfinex at $1… Read More

PwC Launches Auditing Crypto Transactions Tool

PwC announced on Thursday the launch of its solution, Halo, for cryptocurrency auditing. According to PwC the Halo solution can provide independent, substantive evidence of the “private key and public address pairing.” Halo can also securely interrogate the blockchain to independently and reliably gather corroborating… Read More

Report Shows Bitcoin is Grossly Energy Consumptive. But is Proof-of-Stake Relevant for Bitcoin?

Alex de Vries, Digiconomist.net founder and a blockchain specialist at PwC’s Experience Centre since 2015, has produced an important report on the Bitcoin network’s extreme energy consumption and waste production, which far exceed that generated by regular banking. De Vries conclusion that Bitcoin should “follow… Read More

Consulting Firm PwC Says Crypto Increasingly Facilitating Crime and Not “Decentralized” Economy

In its latest “Strategic Alliance Bulletin,” auditing firm PwC (formerly-known-as PricewaterhouseCoopers) has countered the sanguine narratives in crypto by stating unequivocally: “Cryptocurrency has increasingly been associated with serving criminal and nefarious purposes, rather than supporting the decentralisation of ‘traditional’ currency.” That said, the company does… Read More

The Request Network Foundation Partners with PwC France and Francophone Africa on Blockchain Development

The Request Network Foundation has formed a partnership with the PwC France and Francophone Africa Blockchain Lab. According to the Request Network, this partnership will shape and develop the future of professional services, taking a leading role in offering solutions to clients’ needs of on-boarding… Read More

Digital Transformation and Financial Services: What to Expect in 2018

It would be nice if digital transformation were something that firms could buy, like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all solution. What makes sense for one firm could be exactly wrong approach for another. But as we’re predicting that a lot of… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Electric Car Company Uniti Plans ICO

Uniti, a Swedish electric car company that is in the midst of an investment crowdfunding round, has announced the creation of a new cryptocurrency and forthcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Uniti states it is in the midst of  launching the “world’s first Certified Green” ICO. The… Read More

Uniti: Here is How You Crowdfund an Electric Car & the Pitch Video is Awesome

There are more than a few investment crowdfunding offers that are based only on a photo shop concept paired with outlandish valuations. Some of these will successfully raise money but investors are pretty much guaranteed to be aggressively diluted – if the company moves beyond… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Access to Capital

Last month PwC and the Crowdfunding Center partnered on a report regarding women and crowdfunding. Referencing data collected by the Crowdfunding Center that analyzed 450,000 rewards based crowdfunding campaigns, the document entitled “Women Unbound: Crowdfunding – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential,” showed that women-led campaigns reached their… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

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