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ICOBox and Founder Nikolay Evdokimov Sued by Securities and Exchange Commission Targeting $14 Million ICO as Illegal Securities Offering

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:21

ICO Securities Fraud The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has continued its long march of enforcement actions regarding initial coin offerings (ICO) and the platforms that supported them. According to the SEC, ICOBox and founder Nikolay Evdokimov conducted an “illegal $14 million securities offering of... Read More

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Opportunity Zones: Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform EquityMultiple Provides Investors with Options to Take Advantage of Unique Tax Benefits

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:09

Opportunity Zones are new, tax-advantaged vehicles for investors to earn more on their money. Created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the first qualified opportunity zones (QOZs) first hit the market in early 2018. Designated by state authorities, there are now thousands... Read More

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BlueVine Appoints Dosh & PayPal Vet Brad Brodigan As New Chief Commercial Officer

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:36

Online lender BlueVine announced on Wednesday it has appointed Brad Brodigan as its new Chief Commercial Officer. BlueVine reported that through this role, Brodigan will be responsible for overseeing revenue-generating functions including sales, customer service, and partner management. According to BlueVine, Brodigan also brings more... Read More

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World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Invests in Chinese Media Firm Mars Finance

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:02

Malta-based Binance, the world’s largest crypto asset exchange by adjusted trading volume, has invested in Mars Finance, a Chinese media and data source company. Although the exact amount invested has not been shared publicly, the company is valued at $200 million, according to a press... Read More

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Harbor Tokenizes $100 Million Worth of Shares in Real Estate on Ethereum Blockchain

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 23:48

San Francisco-based firm Harbor has decided to help companies tokenize existing securities, instead of assisting them in issuing security tokens. On September 16, Harbor’s management announced that it has issued Ethereum-based tokens that represent $100 million worth of shares in four real estate funds.   The... Read More

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tZERO CEO Addresses Patrick Byrne’s Departure in Open Letter, “No Impact” on Operations, as Board is Committed to Company’s Long Term Success

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:47

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has been rattled in recent weeks as founder Patrick Byrne departed from the firm he created as both an executive and a board member. Byrne left Overstock and multiple blockchain-focused projects following revelations of a long time relationship with alleged Russian agent Maria... Read More

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Dutch Medtech Firm is First Pan European Crowdfunding Offering on aescuvest

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 16:24

Germany based investment crowdfunding platform aescuvest has kicked off pan-European securities offerings with Surge On Medical. The Dutch Medtech has developed technology aimed at setting new standards in precision and robotic surgery. Surge-On seeks to raise up to €5 million on aescuvest. A launch event,... Read More

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Following the Tokenization of a Property Investment, Smartlands Plans Tokenized “Disruptive Fund” Investing in Fintechs & More

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:43

This past June, Smartlands announced the first UK property to be tokenized and offered to investors. The crowdfunding platform now reports that the project has closed fully funded. The student accommodation in the UK sought £1 million for a 30% equity stake in a property... Read More

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CrowdBureau Secures $1.1 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Clydagh Limited, Estuary Holdings, & Alpama Limited

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:50

CrowdBureau, an information technology platform that offers asset and risk management tools for market players seeking more transparency in marketplace peer-to-peer lending and securities crowdfunding, announced this week it raised $1.1 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Clydagh Limited, Estuary Holdings... Read More

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Robo.Cash Says it Not Just About Euros as Loans in Rubles Garner Interest from European Investors

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:43

Peer to peer lender Robo.Cash says that beyond loans denominated in Euros, European investors are expressing interest in Ruble denominated loans. This comes at a time when the Ruble has risen against the Euro by 9%. Robo.Cash states that in a survey conducted on the... Read More

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Leading Southeast Asian Peer to Peer Lender Funding Societies Revamps with New Executive Team

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:50

Funding Societies, one of the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms in Southeast Asia, has revamped its executive team with new hires. Funding Societies provides access to capital to SMEs crowdfunded by both institutional and individual investors. To date, Funding Societies reports over S$ 800 million... Read More

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Japanese Crypto Exchange Coincheck Suspends New Orders for Margin Trades, Will Cut Existing Margin Trades by 20%

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:51

Japanese cryptocurrency trading platform Coincheck has suspended new orders for margin trading and will reduce margins on pending trades from 5X to 4X on October 31st, 2019. The company also warns (according to an automated translation): “The amount of margin required will change constantly, so... Read More

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Fundrise Opportunity Zone Fund Has Raised Over $22 Million

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:44

Real estate investment platform Fundrise has raised over $22 million for their Opportunity Fund. The information was revealed in a recent Form D 5o6c filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Fundrise Opportunity Fund benefits from the newly minted “Opportunity Zone” designation created... Read More

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Bitcoin Co., Thailand’s Biggest Crypto Trading Platform, Shutting Down

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 07:11

Thailand’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, Bitcoin Co., has announced it will be shutting down Sept 30th: “Bitcoin Co. Ltd. has decided to discontinue offering digital exchange services and wallet services at our BX.in.th website…” The company cites a desire, “to focus on other business opportunities,”... Read More

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OurCrowd Invests in Cartica AI Series B Funding Round

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 00:50

Cartica AI, a leading Israeli autonomous AI mobility startup, has closed on a Series B funding round for an undisclosed amount. Investors included leading investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd alongside BMW i Ventures, Continental, and Toyota AI Ventures. Cartica expects to use the funds to launch... Read More

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Better.com Completes Series C Round With $160 Million in Funding

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:44

U.S.-based homeownership platform Better.com announced on Monday it closed its Series C funding round at $160 million, bringing its total funding to $254 million in total. According to Better.com, Activant Capital, Ping An Global Voyager Fund, Ally Financial, Citi, AGNC, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan... Read More

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Crypto Exchange Edge Crowdfunds on BnkToTheFuture Led by Bitmex and Fenbushi Capital

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 11:53

Edge, a “non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange and wallet platform” is raising capital from a group of industry participants as well as smaller investors. According to a release, Edge has launched a “pre-series A” round seeking $2 million hosted on BnkToTheFuture. The round is said to be... Read More

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Hexindai-Backed Musketeer Completes Registration For P2P Platform With the Indonesian Financial Services Authority

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 01:39

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) announced last week its invested Indonesian online lending platform, Musketeer Group, Inc. (Musketeer) has completed registration for its peer-to-peer lending platform with the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK). Hexindai notably acquired a 20% equity stake in Musketeer in... Read More

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ASA: UK Advertising Regulator Sanctions Crypto Derivatives Platform BitMEX for “Misleading” Ad

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 17:41

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against crypto-derivatives trading platform BitMEX claiming the company violated UK advertising standards with an ad it published on the front page of a national newspaper in January. According to the ASA, the “misleading” ad featured a logarithmic... Read More

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Bakkt Clears Regulatory Hurdles, Plans to Launch Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures This Fall

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:54

Bakkt, a subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced it has received necessary permissions from the CFTC and the NYDFS to launch its “institution-grade” platform for physically-settled bitcoin futures trades September 23rd. “One year ago, we announced our ambitious vision to bring institutional infrastructure... Read More

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