PopMuse: Crowdfunding http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Report: Fintech Solutions to be Increasingly Adopted by Banks and Governments in 2020 https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154222-report-fintech-solutions-to-be-increasingly-adopted-by-banks-and-governments-in-2020/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154222-report-fintech-solutions-to-be-increasingly-adopted-by-banks-and-governments-in-2020/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:34:58 UTC Omar Faridi at Crowdfund Insider In order to encourage the development of innovative solutions while supporting financial inclusion, banks and world governments are expected to increasingly adopt Fintech-based solutions next year. This, according to a recent report from Ecosystm, a “disruptive” technology research and advisory service. The report, titled “Ecosystm... Read More The post Report: Fintech Solutions to be Increasingly Adopted by Banks and Governments in 2020 appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Reg CF Funding Portals: 50 in Total with Several Exits and Several Additions. Is Reg CF Ready to Scale? https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154240-reg-cf-funding-portals-50-in-total-with-several-exits-and-several-additions-is-reg-cf-ready-to-scale/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154240-reg-cf-funding-portals-50-in-total-with-several-exits-and-several-additions-is-reg-cf-ready-to-scale/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:00:32 UTC JD Alois at Crowdfund Insider Periodically, Crowdfund Insider revisits the Reg CF sector of online capital formation. Reg CF or “Regulation Crowdfunding” may have garnered most of the attention from popular media but really there are three individual crowdfunding exemptions including Reg A+ and Reg D 506c. Under Reg A+... Read More The post Reg CF Funding Portals: 50 in Total with Several Exits and Several Additions. Is Reg CF Ready to Scale? appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Crowdcube Alum & Mobile Tech Platform Thyngs Now Seeking �250,000 in Funding on Seedrs https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154248-crowdcube-alum-mobile-tech-platform-thyngs-now-seeking-250000-in-funding-on-seedrs/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154248-crowdcube-alum-mobile-tech-platform-thyngs-now-seeking-250000-in-funding-on-seedrs/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:54:08 UTC Samantha Hurst at Crowdfund Insider Thyngs, a UK-based mobile technology platform, is now seeking �250,000 through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. This new funding round comes less than two years after Thyngs raised �301,310 through its Crowdcube campaign. The company is offering 4.77% in equity at a �4,992,476... Read More The post Crowdcube Alum & Mobile Tech Platform Thyngs Now Seeking �250,000 in Funding on Seedrs appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Karatbars International GmbH is “Not Authorized to Render Any Financial Advice and Intermediary Services”, South Africa’s Financial Regulator Warns https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154246-karatbars-international-gmbh-is-not-authorized-to-render-any-financial-advice-and-intermediary-services-south-africas-financial-regulator-warns/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154246-karatbars-international-gmbh-is-not-authorized-to-render-any-financial-advice-and-intermediary-services-south-africas-financial-regulator-warns/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:30:20 UTC Omar Faridi at Crowdfund Insider South Africa’s financial regulator, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), has issued a warning against Karatbars International GmbH, a German company that has been promoting a digital currency, called KaratGold Coin, which is allegedly backed by gold. According to FSCA’s release: “Karatbars International GmbH is... Read More The post Karatbars International GmbH is “Not Authorized to Render Any Financial Advice and Intermediary Services”, South Africa’s Financial Regulator Warns appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Oops. No privacy here, as Mimblewimble’s Privacy Claim is Claimed to Be Flawed https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154243-oops-no-privacy-here-as-mimblewimbles-privacy-claim-is-claimed-to-be-flawed/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154243-oops-no-privacy-here-as-mimblewimbles-privacy-claim-is-claimed-to-be-flawed/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:24:56 UTC JD Alois at Crowdfund Insider MimbleWimble, a privacy-oriented blockchain that seeks to cover users’ tracks, is said not to be very private at all, according to a blog post. Other privacy coins have gained popularity as much of the early usage of crypto was because of its ability to complete... Read More The post Oops. No privacy here, as Mimblewimble’s Privacy Claim is Claimed to Be Flawed appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nestlé and French Multinational Retailer Carrefour Apply Blockchain Technology to Infant Nutrition “for the First Time” https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154220-nestle-and-french-multinational-retailer-carrefour-apply-blockchain-technology-to-infant-nutrition-for-the-first-time/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154220-nestle-and-french-multinational-retailer-carrefour-apply-blockchain-technology-to-infant-nutrition-for-the-first-time/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:34:38 UTC Omar Faridi at Crowdfund Insider Switzerland-based Nestl�, a food and drink processing conglomerate, has teamed up with Carrefour, a French multinational retailer, in order to “apply blockchain technology to infant nutrition for the first time.” According to a recent press release: “After being the first to apply blockchain technology to... Read More The post Nestl� and French Multinational Retailer Carrefour Apply Blockchain Technology to Infant Nutrition “for the First Time” appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Report: US-based VC Firms Continue to Increasingly Invest in London-headquartered Fintech Startups https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154223-report-us-based-vc-firms-continue-to-increasingly-invest-in-london-headquartered-fintech-startups/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154223-report-us-based-vc-firms-continue-to-increasingly-invest-in-london-headquartered-fintech-startups/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:38:44 UTC Omar Faridi at Crowdfund Insider According to a new report, US-based venture capital firms have been increasingly investing in London-headquartered companies this year. New data shows that UK-based Fintech firms continue to attract a large number of investors. US investors have reportedly contributed around in $4.4 billion (appr. �3.4 billion)... Read More The post Report: US-based VC Firms Continue to Increasingly Invest in London-headquartered Fintech Startups appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ New Milestone: More than 6,000 Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs Have Been Installed Globally https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154221-new-milestone-more-than-6000-bitcoin-btc-atms-have-been-installed-globally/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154221-new-milestone-more-than-6000-bitcoin-btc-atms-have-been-installed-globally/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:30:50 UTC Omar Faridi at Crowdfund Insider The number of Bitcoin ATMs installed globally has now hit a new milestone by exceeding 6,000 machines. According to CoinATMRadar, which tracks the number of Bitcoin ATMs worldwide, there are currently 6,003 cryptocurrency ATM machines installed globally. The majority, or more than 65%, of these... Read More The post New Milestone: More than 6,000 Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs Have Been Installed Globally appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ HSBC Says there’s No Need for a Virtual Bank License to Provide Digital Banking Services https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154224-hsbc-says-theres-no-need-for-a-virtual-bank-license-to-provide-digital-banking-services/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154224-hsbc-says-theres-no-need-for-a-virtual-bank-license-to-provide-digital-banking-services/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:23:40 UTC Omar Faridi at Crowdfund Insider HSBC has been focusing on improving its digital banking platform in order to attract more tech-savvy clients, as the giant financial institution continues to face competition from Fintech firms and new payment services companies. There are reportedly eight new virtual banks that are expected to... Read More The post HSBC Says there’s No Need for a Virtual Bank License to Provide Digital Banking Services appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Digital Securities Platform iSTOX Raises $5 Million in Funding Led by Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154225-digital-securities-platform-istox-raises-5-million-in-funding-led-by-tokai-tokyo-financial-holdings/ https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2019/11/154225-digital-securities-platform-istox-raises-5-million-in-funding-led-by-tokai-tokyo-financial-holdings/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:18:05 UTC JD Alois at Crowdfund Insider iSTOX, a regulated capital markets platform that provides digital security issuance and trading, has raised $5 million in funding from Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings. According to a release from iSTOX, the funding also brings a valuable partnership that provides a gateway to accredited and institutional... 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