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Barclays Accelerator Grad Regtech ClausMatch Raises $2.5 Million in Venture Debt

London based Regtech ClauseMatch has received venture debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The $2.5 million loan package will be used to support the company’s growth in Europe and Asia. Recently the company started operations in South East Asia based in Singapore. ClauseMatch received... Read More


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Crypto.com Announces Listing of Ontology’s ONT Token

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Monday it has listed Ontology’s ONT Token to its Wallet and Card App. According to Crypto, the listing of ONT marks the 20th token to be added to the platform, joining cryptocurrencies and stablecoins such as Bitcoin (BTC),... Read More


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1 year ago

Seoul Building Data-Surveilling “Smart City” Undergirded by Blockchain, AI

Seoul’s blockchain-enthused mayor, Park Won-soon, has announced at the Korean Future Forum his administration’s plans to turn Seoul into a data-accumulating “smart city” using a network of 50 ooo censors, blockchain databases and AI (artificial intelligence), Korean media outlet Queen reports. A cadre of business,... Read More


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1 year ago

United Overseas Bank Teams Up With Mastercard to Launch New Regal Business Metal Card For SMEs

United Overseas Bank (UOB) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Mastercard to launch its new regal business metal card specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). While creating the card, UOB reported that it and Mastercard conducted face-to-face interviews and surveys with senior executives... Read More


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Growth Street Surpasses 2,500 Investors & Launches IFISA

UK-based business lender Growth Street announced on Tuesday it has surpassed 2,500 investors, while simultaneously launching its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). The lending platform reported that by offering a 5.8% annual fixed rate of return, the Growth Street ISA has a one-year fixed term, and... Read More


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1 year ago

Proposed Amendments to the GST/HST Treatment of Cryptocurrencies

Davies Lawyers | John J. Lennard, Ariane Hunter-Meunier and Eytan Dishy | May 27, 2019 The Department of Finance (Canada) (Finance Canada) has released, for public comment, draft legislative proposals (Draft Proposals) to amend the Excise Tax Act (ETA) in order to address certain issues regarding the treatment of virtual currencies for the purposes of

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Financial Markets Data & Infrastructure Provider Refinitiv Announces Acquisition of Cloud-Based AlphaDesk

Refinitiv, a provider of financial markets data and infrastructure that has served more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, recently announced it has acquired AlphaDesk, a cloud-based Order Management System (OMS) that offers order and portfolio management, risk, and compliance solutions for buy-side clients.... Read More


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Overfunding: Pavegen Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Surpasses £1 Million in Funding

Less than four years after securing more than £1.9 million through its previous Crowdcube round, UK-based tech startup Pavegen has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already surpassed £1 million in funding. Prior to launching the funding round, the company raised  £513,000 which... Read More


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1 year ago

Swedish Fintech Open Payments Secures 1.2 MEUR Through Latest Seed Funding Round From Brightly Ventures & Luminar Ventures

Swedish fintech startup Open Payments announced on Tuesday it secured 1.2 MEUR through its latest seed funding round, which included investments from Brightly Ventures, Luminar Ventures, and selected angel investors. Founded in 2017, Open Payments provides what it believes the “groundbreaking market infrastructure” that is... Read More


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IPO Fail: It’s Better to Invest Early in Private Markets as Public Offerings are Too Often Just an Exit for Big Money

For years, there has been a discussion regarding the initial public offering (IPO) conundrum. Back in the day, smaller investors could join alongside institutional money to capture wealth in an IPO. Today, too frequently, that is simply not the case. The big money has been... Read More


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1 year ago

Marketplace Lending: RiverNorth Nears NYSE Listing for Fund

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending says the final day to purchase their unlisted fund is June 7, 2019. RiverNorth said that their Fund’s shares should trade on the New York Stock Exchange on June 12, 2019 under the ticker symbol RSF, and the NAV tracker is XRSFX,... Read More


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1 year ago

Wirecard Announces Expansion of Offering With Unified Commerce Solution For Small & Medium Size Merchants

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Tuesday is supporting small and medium-sized merchants throughout Europe in their digital transformation by providing an expanded version of its SUPR online shop system. According to Wirecard, the system enables every retailer to set... Read More


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1 year ago

Legal Platform SeedLegals Raises $4 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Index Ventures

SeedLegals, a Legaltech platform for startup funding rounds, announced on Tuesday it secured $4 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by venture capital firm Index Ventures with participation from Kima Ventures, The Family and existing investor Seedcamp. Founded in 2017, SeedLegals... Read More


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New Estonian Government Proposes Tighter Anti-Money Laundering Restrictions, Higher Standards for Crypto Businesses

For the past few years, cryptocurrency businesses have been flocking to Estonia, attracted by the relaxed regulatory climate the country provided as it vied to be a leader in digital banking in the Baltics. According to ERR News: “The rapidity and ease with which foreign... Read More


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1 year ago

Portag3 Ventures Announces Appointments of Six New Senior Advisors

Portag3 Ventures, the venture capital arm of multi-asset class alternative investment platform Sagard Holdings, recently announced it has appointed six new senior advisors. Founded in 2016, Portag3 claims to be an early-stage investor that’s dedicated to backing the new generation of innovative, global financial services... Read More


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