Finally. Canadian Securities Administrators Announce Intent to Harmonize & Improve Crowdfunding Exemption

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Crowdfunding has been legal in Canada for some time now but in Canada, securities are managed and regulated at the provincial level thus creating a bit of a regulatory mishmash which proves difficult and costly to firms. Issuers must be certain to manage any provincial… Read More

First Security Token Sale of the Year: CoinList Offers Ocean Token

CoinList, a platform for security tokens, is offering its first investment of the year. The securities are being issued under Reg D and Reg S. Ocean is described as an ecosystem that “securely exposes data, storage, compute, and algorithms for consumption.” The data feature incorporates… Read More

Insurtech Startup Hippo Insurance Partners With Neptune Flood to Create Online Home & Flood Insurance Solution

Insurtech startup Hippo Insurance announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Neptune Flood, a data-driven flood insurance company, to launch a new online home and flood insurance solution. Launched in 2017, Neptune Flood allows users to quote and buy flood insurance in under two minutes, removes the… Read More

Ping An’s Fintech Subsidiary OneConnect Commences Operations in Indonesia

OneConnect, a subsidiary of China’s insurance giant, Ping An, announced on Thursday it has commenced operations in Indonesia to enable local banks and financial institutions to accelerate their efforts in digitization of financial services and move towards a more inclusive financial industry. This news comes just a few months… Read More

College Ave Student Loans $65 Million Credit Facility from Guggenheim Investments

Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Thursday it secured a $65 million credit facility from Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners.  College Ave Student Loans claimed the credit facility is another marker for it as… Read More

Online Lender Upgrade Closes $225 Million Securitization backed by Personal Loans

Upgrade, an online lender in the consumer credit sector, has closed its second securitization of personal loans. Upgrade Receivables Trust 2019-1 (UPGR 2019-1) issued $225 million in notes backed by personal loan assets facilitated through the Upgrade platform. The Upgrade Receivables Trust securitization was rated… Read More

Spanish CryptoMining Company to Return $68 Million Raised in ICO, Distances Self from “Loser” Token

CryptoSolarTech, a Spanish cryptocurrency mining company that raised $68 million USD (60 million euros) in an ICO fundraise last spring has sent a letter to investors announcing that the company will cease operations and return the money collected in the ICO, Cointelegraph reports. A copy… Read More

Adviser-Led Funding Platform Capitalise.com Secures £3.5 Million Through Series A investment Round Led By QED Investors

Capitalise.com, the FCA regulated financial marketplace for accountants announced on Thursday it secured £3.5 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by QED Investors and supported by existing investor Hambro Perks, as well as Gauss Ventures. Founded in 2014, Capitalise.com stated it helps… Read More

Data Clouds “Main Focus for Hackers Looking to Mine Cryptocurrency” Bitglass Cla

Australian cloud access security brokerage (CASB) Bitglass has published an article in Security Briefing Australia warning that “cloud resources” have become the most coveted target of hackers pervading cryptocurrency mining malware. “Cloud computing” is essentially the outsourcing of data storage to firms running large data… Read More

Crypto OTC Trading and Wallet Firm Blockchain Opens Lithuania Office

Blockchain, an early Bitcoin wallet startup that has lately expanded its services to include institutional crypto trading services, has announced it is “thrilled” to be opening a fifth location in Vilnius, Lithuania. Blockchain says that after considering “several options,” Vilnius was selected for its, “vibrant… Read More

Apple and Goldman Sachs to Partner on Credit Card Linked to iPhone Wallet

Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) are hooking up with a new credit card scheduled to launch this spring, according to a report in WSJ.com. Rumblings of a Goldman – Apple partnership first emerged in May of 2018, again reported by WSJ. At… Read More


20/20 Gene Systems Biotech SeedInvest/Crowdcube Campaign Now 1090%+ Overfunding

Machine learning, algorithms, early cancer detection, successful intervention? 20/20 GeneSystems, a digital diagnostics company with the core mission of reducing cancer mortality in the U.S. and around the world through early detection, sells what it believes to be the first multi-cancer blood test powered by real-world… Read More

Coinbase Announces launch of Coinbase Earn Page to Allow Users to Earn Zcash

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently announced the launch of its Coinbase Earn Page, which allows users to earn Zcash (ZEC). According to Coinbase, Zcash is a cryptocurrency that uses recent advances in cryptography to give users the option to protect their financial privacy when transacting with cryptocurrency. Zcash does this… Read More

Temenos Acquires Big Data & Analytics Solutions Provider hTRUNK

hTrunk, an India-based company that provides big data and analytics solutions to the banking industry, announced this week it has been acquired by banking software firm Temenos. Founded in 2015, hTRUNK stated its product enables smarter data application development on Apache Hadoop leveraging Apache Spark as… Read More

India Opens New “Comprehensive” Cyber Safety Centre and Lab

Citing cybercrime as the “biggest threat to digital India,” Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a new national cyber forensic lab and Delhi Police cybercrime unit, ‘CyPAD,’ on Monday, The Hindu reports. According to the outlet, Minister Singh described cybercrime as “a challenge to policing,”… Read More

Crowdfunding Vet JIVR Bikes Cycles Near Latest Seedrs’ Goal

JIVR, a UK-based foldable, electric and chainless bike brand, is closing in on €850,000  on its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign goal, having raised over €693,630 from more than 145 investors. Funding will be used to establish a comprehensive sales channel mix of B2C, B2B and… Read More

Hedera Hashgraph Announces Governing Council Members, Selects Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, Nomura Holdings and More

Speedy blockchain Hedera Hashgraph has announced the first members of the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council. The group will guide changes to the software run by Hedera distributed nodes over time. Hedera says the initial Council members will be Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, Magazine Luiza, Nomura Holdings,… Read More

The SEC Wants to Extend Test the Waters for Issuers and That’s Good Thing

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a reform that would permit potential issuers to gauge investor interest prior to pursuing an offering. According to the SEC, the new rule and related amendments would expand the “test-the-waters” process, currently available to emerging growth companies or “EGCs,”… Read More

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