Whether Utility or Security Tokens, What We’re Really Talking About are Digitized Securities

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The crypto industry is in transition. The relatively young space that is built on an exciting, new technology platform called blockchain, or decentralized ledger technology (DLT), has enjoyed the attention of invigorated developers and investors. These players are working to define the future of the… Read More

Live on Wefunder: Orthogonal Inc Finds the Right Angle for Socially Conscious Capitalism

Orthogonal, a holding company and ecosystem that unites the desire to make money with doing good for the planet and society, has surpassed its minimum crowdfunding goal on Wefunder.  With the confidence of over 177 investors, Orthogonal has raised over $149,105 and now has set its… Read More

Update: Hiyacar Surpasses £1 Million During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube set to close next Thursday, peer-to-peer car rental platform Hiyacar has successfully secured more than £1 million thanks to over 500 investors. The funding round was launched less than two years after Hiyacar closed its second campaign on Seedrs…. Read More

Chilean Anti-Monopoly Courts Order Banks to Restore Services to Crypto Firms

Bloomberg is reporting today that a Chilean anti-monopoly court has ordered Chilean banks Estado de Chile and Itau Corpbanco to restore account services to the Buda cryptocurrency exchange, at least until a lawsuit brought against the banks by Buda is resolved in court. Crypto-trading services… Read More

Crowdfunder Lists First ICO: Augmate Aims to Raise $32M

Augmate expanded its initial coin offering onto Crowdfunder, reportedly the first ICO on the crowdfunding site, and a milestone for both companies. The offering, structured as a security token in a nod to recent Securities and Exchange Commission guidance on ICOs, gives investors a chance… Read More

CFTC Advocates Use of Blockchain for Swap Regulatory Reform

It’s about time. The Commodity Futures Exchange Commission (CFTC) has published a white paper on Swaps Regulation Version 2.0. Entitled, An Assessment of the Current Implementation of Reform and Proposals for Next Steps, the unique aspect of this document is the fact that CFTC Chair J. Christopher… Read More

Citizens Bank Partners With Finastra & Infosys For Trade Finance Solution

Citizens Bank announced on Thursday it is teaming up with Finastra and Infosys to power the trade finance solution it is offering to its corporate clients. According to Citizens Bank, the solution will enable its corporate clients to digitize traditionally paper-based trade processes, which may… Read More

Confirmed: Global Online Lender Kabbage Will Aquire Fintech Pioneer Orchard

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Orchard, a pioneer in developing technology and analytics for online lending and financial services. The acquisition will allow… Read More

F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator Announces Partnership With Crypto Valley Labs

F10 FinTech Incubator and Accelerator announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Crypto Valley Labs to bring more crypto and blockchain knowledge to Zurich and support fintech startups working with cryptocurrencies or blockchain technology. Founded in 2017, Crypto Valley Labs describes itself as… Read More

Japan: Crypto Exchange Everyone’s Bitcoin Hit with Administrative Punishment from FSA

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Japan has hit another cryptocurrency exchange with an enforcement action. According to the FSA’s site, “Everyone’s Bitcoin” has received an “administrative punishment” for not abiding by compliance rules for cryptocurrency exchanges. The FSA states that due to reports from… Read More

Cash Back Mobile App Dosh Secured $44 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Goodwater Capital & PayPal

Dosh, an app that gives consumers cash back every time they shop at participating merchants, announced on Thursday it has completed a $44 million Series A financing round to accelerate product innovation and technical capabilities. Goodwater Capital, PayPal, and institutional investors participated in the funding round. Founded… Read More


Swiss Fintech Avaloq Acquires 10% Stake in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Specialist Metaco

Avaloq, an international fintech providing services and digital solutions to banks and wealth managers, announced on Thursday it has acquired 10% stake in blockchain and cryptocurrency specialist firm, Metaco. Founded in 2014, Metaco is described as a company that has developed specialist cryptographic solutions that be… Read More

Gavin Wood Says Parity Will Not Fork Ethereum to Restore Frozen Funds

The cofounders of Parity.io, a company that lost or lost access to nearly half a billion dollars of client funds last year, have stated in a blog post today that they are “deeply sorry” and have no intention of forking the Ethereum blockchain to recover… Read More

Signed, Sealed & Delivered: ThinCats Loans £1M ‘Agile Finance Facility’ to Firtitudo

ThinCats has reportedly delivered a £1M ‘agile finance facility’ to fund MBO and contract win for Firtitudo Ltd. The transaction enabled the managing director of Firtitudo Ltd and database for business limited (dbfb) to acquire the remaining 45 per cent of secure communications specialist dbfb and… Read More

BBVA Teams Up With Indra to Launch Blockchain-Supported Corporate Loan Using Hyperledger & Ethereum

On Thursday, BBVA announced it has teamed up with Indra to complete its first global corporate loan transaction using blockchain technology. According to BBVA, the pilot enabled the closing of a €75 million loan using a solution it developed based on distributed ledger technology (DLT). For… Read More

Revolut: A Big Win for Early Investors on Crowdfunding Platforms

Revolut revealed its most recent funding round today as it raised $250 million at a valuation of $1.7 billion. In many ways, the success of Revolut is emblematic of the power and potential of investment crowdfunding. Until todays Series C round, each successive funding round… Read More

Revolut is a Crowdfunded Unicorn. Digital Bank Raises $250 Million at $1.7 Billion Valuation

Revolut has claimed Unicorn status. The UK based digital challenger bank has raised $250 million at a valuation of $1.7 billion making it one of the fastest UK Fintechs to top the billion dollar mark ever. Launched in 2015, Revolut will next expand in the… Read More

NASDAQ is Open to Becoming a Cryptocurrency Exchange

This should really come as no surprise. NASDAQ is open to becoming a cryptocurrency exchange. The regulated exchange says it is already providing its technology to other crypto exchanges so taking the additional step would not be that difficult. Speaking on CNBC today, NASDAQ CEO… Read More

Ethereum Votes “No” to Rectifying Junior Developer Error that Froze $360 Million in Parity Client Wallets

Ethereum users voted Tuesday not to patch a smart contract accidentally destroyed by a junior developer at Parity last November. The mistake has frozen access to $360 million dollars worth of client ether held in digital wallets managed by the company. The contract was reportedly… Read More

Origin Protocol Secures $28.5 Million Through Strategic Round

Origin Protocol, a California-based startup that is building the infrastructure for a decentralized-sharing economy, announced on Wednesday it has secured $28.5 million through its strategic funding round, which included participation from FBG, BlockAsset, and Silicon Valley Veterans.  As previously reported, Origin Protocol is described as a… Read More