Crypto-Security: BlockSafe Uses Tech We All Know to Protect Against Crypto Hacks & Scammers

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Cryptocurrency and cybersecurity are at a crossroads. We have all read about huge exchange hacks pilfering gazillions of dollars worth or crypto. Of course, there are the wallet hacks too.  As the blockchain / cryptocurrency industry continues to professionalize, defensive measures designed to mitigate security… Read More

Bitcoin Philosopher Antonopoulis Speaks in Panama About ‘Decentralized Globalization’

Bitcoin’s unofficial chief philosopher has released a video of a talk he gave on ‘globalized decentralization’ at the PanamaChain conference in Panama City May 6th. Andreas Antonopoulos is the author of two important books on Bitcoin: The Internet of Money (for lay audiences) and Understanding… Read More

Deutsche Bank Partners With Allianz & Auto1 to Launch Car Financing Platform “Auto1 FinTech”

Deutsche Bank announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Allianz and Auto1 to launch a new fintech called “Auto1 FinTech,” which will offer financing and insurance products to automobile dealerships buying and selling used vehicles via Auto1. The three partners closed the deal last Friday…. Read More

Insurtech Firm TheGuarantors Launches Security Deposit Replacement Offering

TheGuarantors, a U.S. insurtech platform for rentals, announced last week the launch of its Security Deposit Replacement (SDR)offering, which offers tenants a flexible, cost-saving alternative to meeting security deposit requirements while also reducing landlord administrative burdens and financial risks. According to TheGuarantors, SDR replaces the… Read More

B2B Commerce Platform HandShake Teams Up With Square to Provide B2B Ordering & Payments

On Tuesday, B2B commerce platform Handshake announced it has formed a partnership with Square to deliver streamlined B2B ordering and payments. Handshake reported that the integration provides a seamless workflow between Handshake and Square, and is now available on the Square App Marketplace. While sharing more… Read More

Fast Blockchain Zilliqa Creates $5 Million Grant Program to Boost Development Using Their Technology

Zilliqa, a company that has created a scalable blockchain designed to be used at the enterprise level, has announced the creation of a new grant program for developers building applications on their platform. The “Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Programme” is now providing $5 million to teams and… Read More

Fiserv Forms Partnership With Sioux Valley Community Credit Union & Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced on Tuesday it has partnered with Sioux Valley Community Credit Union, based in Sioux City, Iowa and Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, based in Coulee Dam, Washington, to create enhanced member experiences and streamline the credit unions’… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Announces New Fintech Partnership With Startupbootcamp

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Startupbootcamp to support the development of the growing fintech and venture capital ecosystem in the Centre as well as promote entrepreneurship in the region. According to the organization, this partnership… Read More

UK Fintech Plum Returns to Seedrs: Now Seeking £850,000 in Funding

Less than a year after securing nearly £925,000 through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Plum, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot for personal finance, has returned to the funding portal, seeking an additional £850,000 in funding. As previously reported, Plum was launched in January 2017 by the… Read More

World’s First Security Token Exchange: tZero & Box Sign JV to Trade Cryptocurrencies

tZERO and BOX Digital Markets LLC, have signed a joint venture (JV) that is expected to enable the two companies to launch the world’s first security token exchange. tZero said the JV will now seek approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The… Read More

Update: Restaurant Chain Brand Harts Group Surpasses £2 Million Through Crowdcube Round

Harts Group Ltd, the parent company of Barrafina and Quo Vadis restaurants, has successfully secured more than £2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube thanks to more than 600 investors. The funding round raised its initial £750,000 funding target just two hours after pre-sale launching. As… Read More


Fintech Saas Compay HighRadius Announces Houston Expansion

HighRadius, a fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in integrated receivables, announced on Tuesday it has expanded into Katy, Texas, which is near Houston, Texas. This news comes just a few months after the company secured a strategic investment from Citi Ventures and PNC.  As previously… Read More

India’s Kerala District Trying Several Types of Industry Blockchain

The Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC), an advisory board tasked with finding technological ways to enhance the economy in the southwestern coastal Indian state Karala, has undertaken two blockchain initiatives to streamline operation in food distribution and farm insurance, Business Standard reports. The… Read More

U.S. Fintech Brex Debuts Corporate Card For Startups

On Tuesday, U.S. fintech Brex announced the launch of its new corporate card that’s specifically designed to help startups qualify based on funding rather than credit history. This news comes just after Brex completed its Series B funding round, bringing its total funding to $57… Read More

CryptoKitty Flipping Has Powered Down. What’s Next for Ethereum’s Favorite Cats?

It seems the cutest bubble in crypto has popped for the time being, but don’t worry, Vancouver firm Axiom Zen are trotting out all kinds of ways to restore heat to Ethereum’s favourite cartoon cats. CryptoKitties are a set of limited-edition digital-cartoon collector cats registered… Read More

Forested Japanese Village Contemplating Municipal ICO to Fund Sustainability Measures

As part of its dedicated efforts to become ecologically and economically self-sustaining, a Japanese village called Nishiawakura is considering raising funds by ICO (initial coin offering) to replace revenue from government development grants that expire in 2020. The forested village, which sits in the mountainous… Read More

Yirendai Announces Institutional Funding from Goldman Sachs

Chinese fintech Yirendai announced on Tuesday global investment banking group Goldman Sachs has provided it with RMB 324 million of funding for a term of three years. While sharing details about the investment,  Dennis Cong, Chief Financial Officer of Yirendai, stated: “We are very excited to see the… Read More

Origin Protocol Initial Coin Offering Now on CoinList

CoinList has posted its first initial coin offering (ICO) of 2018. After a big start last year, CoinList is back in the market with Origin Protocol. Origin Protocol is a platform designed to enable developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain in… Read More

Fintech LendInvest Increases Fees Paid to NACFB Registered Brokers

LendInvest, an online property lending platform, is now offering NACFB-registered brokers an increased fee for NACFB registered brokers. LendInvest is increasing the fee paid from 1% to 1.2%. LendInvest describes this initiative as part of a series of measures implemented by LendInvest to support raising… Read More

Digital Bank Penta Launches New Team Feature for Businesses

Digital bank Penta has launched a new feature entitled “Team Access,” where founders and co-workers may better manage expenses. Services similar to this are frequently found in large enterprise software programs or may be leveraged as a separate service. Penta is seeking to differentiate itself… Read More