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The advent of the internet has, without a doubt, forever changed the face of digital content, whether it’s movies, music, eBooks or games. Providing creators with a radical new way to instantly publish content and have it reach huge audiences globally is a vast improvement… Read More

Funding Options Receives £5 Million Investment from Global Bank ING, Will Expand Internationally

Funding Options, a UK Fintech that provides a “supermarket” of financing options for SMEs, has received a £5 million investment from ING Ventures – the VC arm of the global bank. The additional capital is expected to be used for Funding Options to expand its… Read More

OTC Markets Group Introduces Small Cap Listed Compliance Product 

The OTC Markets Group has introduced a new service: Small Cap Listed Compliance Product. According to OTC, this service allows firms to enhance their due diligence and establish a standardized framework to analyze securities across the listed and OTC equity small cap market, providing users… Read More

CoAssets Stirling Fort Absolute Return Fund Receives USD $25 Million from BMFA Group

CoAssets Limited (ASX: CA8), a Singapore based Fintech that focuses on providing funding solutions for small to medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs), has announced that their CoAssets Stirling Fort Absolute Return Fund Pte. Ltd (CASFAR) has entered into an agreement with BMFA Group to invest USD $35… Read More

GAW Miners Fraud Perp Homero Joshua Garza Sentenced to Prison

The saga of the GAW Miners / ZenMiner fraud has come to an end. On September 13, 2018, the perpetrator of the fraud, Homero Joshua Garza, was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment. The criminal action was completed alongside an SEC civil enforcement action. The US… Read More

SEC Co-Director of Enforcement Discusses Initial Coin Offering Misconduct, Emphasizes Need for Balance in Fostering Innovation

In a speech delivered this week, Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), discussed their approach to dealing with the avalanche of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and digital assets in general. Avakian said that as of the Q2… Read More

Poloniex Pulls Eight Cryptocurrencies From its Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced it will de-list eight cryptocurrencies – effective September 25 at 12:00 noon ET. The eight crypto listings in question include: BTCD, BTM (Bitmark), EMC2, GRC, NEOS, POT, VRC, XBC. Poloniex gave users until October 25th to close any existing trades in… Read More

Brazil Antitrust Authority Investigating Possible Bank Suppression of Crypto Industry

Brazil’s antitrust body, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)  has launched an investigation into whether or not Brazilian banks have been, “abusing market power to undermine the performance of crypto-currency brokers,” Reuters reports. The Brazilian Association of Cryptomoedas and Blockchain (ABCB) reportedly requested the investigation… Read More

Swiss Bankers Association Partners with Crypto Valley Association as New & Old Meet to Support Blockchain Companies

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) has published guidelines for opening corporate accounts for blockchain based firms. The SBA action was taken with the support of the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) in an interesting alliance of new finance and old. Switzerland has gained a global reputation as… Read More

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting, Will Consider Fintech Cooperation Arrangements

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled an open meeting to be held next Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following items: Proposed Rule Amending Registration and Compliance Obligations for Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs) and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) Fintech Cooperation… Read More

Mayor of London Announces Winners of the UKBAA Awards

The Mayor of London, as part of the London C0-Investment Fund (LCIF), has announced the winners of the UKBAA Awards for 2018. In its 12th year, the UKBAA Awards celebrates the achievements of some of the most innovative and disruptive businesses across the United Kingdom. The… Read More


Japan Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked for $60 Million

A licensed crypto exchange in Japan has been hacked for an estimated 6.7 billion yen ($60 million USD), two-thirds of which belonged to customers, Nikkei Asian Review reports. The exchange, Zaif, which is licensed in Japan, reportedly did not discover the hack for three days. Three… Read More

BlockEx Throws Support Behind UK Treasury Committee Suggestions for Regulated Crypto-Asset Market

UK blockchain startup BlockEx has formerly thrown its support behind some of the recommendations pitched by the UK Parliament Treasury Committee that issued a pointed report pertaining to cryptocurrencies this week. BlockEx is a digital asset exchange and also a participant in the Financial Conduct… Read More

TokenSoft Proposes Security Token Standard ERC-1404

TokenSoft, a security token issuance platform that can provide compliant offerings in 50+ countries, has proposed a new security token standard: ERC-1404. The engineering team at TokenSoft have developed this new standard with banking and securities law in mind. The “Simple Restricted Token Standard” is… Read More

Singapore Tightens Financial Cooperation with China

According to a release from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, China and Singapore have “achieved new milestones in financial cooperation.” During the 14th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), co-chaired by Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean,… Read More

Bloomio CEO Maxim Lyadvinsky Comments on Key Issues, Growth and Blockchain Sector Predictions

Last week Bloomio AG, a Swiss-based blockchain-based equity crowdfunding platform that allows investors to fund startups in return for tokenized shares, added a new board of independent experts to conduct due diligence of  potential strength and scalability of startups applying to raise on the platform.  New members include NeoFelis… Read More

Humaniq Announces 24 Country Expansion

UK-based fintech Humaniq announced on Thursday it has launched the Humaniq App with full functionality, both wallet and crypto emissions, in an additional 24 countries. According to Humaniq,  the launch, which is from Asia to Latin America, takes the total list of nations Humaniq App operates… Read More

CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meets on October 5th

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to take place on October 5th at the CFTC HQ in Washington, DC. The meeting begins at 10AM and continues to approximately 3:30PM ET. According to the CFTC, the… Read More

Negligence Hack: Hackers Create Fake EOS Tokens on EOS Platform, Trade Them for Real

Hackers have used the EOS cryptocurrency platform’s own token-generating service to create a knock-off “EOS” token then steal about $58 000 of real crypto from users of the “decentralized” crypto exchange Newdex, The Next Web reports. Newdex reportedly issued a statement confirming the hack: “EOS account oo1122334455 issued 1,000,000,000 fake… Read More

AlphaFlow Boosts Executive Team, Opens Office in NYC to Drive More Access to Real Estate Bridge Loans

AlphaFlow, an online investment platform for real estate assets, has announced the hiring of two new Fintech executives and the opening of a New York City office. AlphaFlow connects institutional and accredited investors with high yield real estate bridge loans by partnering with local hard money… Read More

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