Weekly Funding Highlights – 28 July 2021

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For this funding news, we dive further into the fintech landscape and retrieve the latest transactions. Find out who the latest names are to receive fundings from cryptocurrency, APIs, payments, cyber insurance, accounting softwares, insurtech, investment platform, payment network, AI tools, financial expertise, loan services and collection operations. FTX closes $900 million (€761.5m) funding round […]

Weekly Research Highlights – 27 July

What are the latest tech findings worth being discovered this week? Read the research piece below to find out about topics such as: funding trends and corporate activity, cryptocurrencies, AI, cash, fintech, payment methods and retail. Discover the most relevant statistics and happy reading! AI In Numbers Q2’21: Funding Trends, Exits, And Corporate Activity (CB […]

Weekly Analysis and Opinion Highlights – 19 July

For this analysis & opinion piece, we give you an overview on identity verification and authentication, crypto regulation regime, digital banks, ransomware, green finance, ecommerce, customer experience, and buy now pay later service. Dive into the insights from top fintech experts and have a good start of the week! Strengthening Identity Verification and Authentication With […]

To ban or not to ban … that’s not the question…

This blog is in Dutch as it is aimed primarily at a Dutch audience. Cryptocurrencies zijn al jaren onderdeel van een hevig debat over nut, noodzaak en gevaar. De voorstanders geloven vooral in voordelen als het loskoppelen van geld en overheidsbeleid, het toegankelijk maken van universeel geld tegen lagere kosten en niet in de laatste […]

Research At A Glance: Week 17

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Global Cryptoasset Regulatory Landscape Study by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance  This report assesses cryptoasset regulation from three perspectives: their nature and form, their issuance, and intermediary actions during their lifecycle. It notes that intermediary activity bears resemblance to those of traditional assets and are more suited to being regulated as such (with few exceptions, […]

Blockport launches security token offering (STO) to fuel international market rollout


Amsterdam-based Blockport is one of the first European cryptocurrency exchanges to launch an equity-based security token offering (STO). The newly-issued token, Blockport Securities (BPS), is a fully compliant security token linked to company shares, entitling BPS holders to any declared dividends.  Blockport offers a cryptocurrency trading platform to buy and sell cryptocurrency directly with Euros. […]

Blockchain mavens discuss adoption trends for 2019

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Amsterdam-based blockchain experts at Maven 11 Capital have forecast the year to come for DLT, as they cast aside cryptocurrency price fluctuations to uncover the 5 top developments expected to pervade the industry in 2019.  Citing unscalable technology and complex interfaces as current barriers to mass adoption, the mavens expect 2019 to herald in an […]

Member Spotlight: Maven 11 Capital

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After noticing blockchain was largely being funded by idealistic or technically-oriented investors, Jochem Wieringa and Joost van der Plas saw an opportunity for serial entrepreneurs to disrupt the landscape. Since finalising the legal framework and welcoming their first cornerstone investors in 2017 as Cryptocrunch, they were joined by experienced investment banker and trader Balder Bomans, […]

Research At A Glance: Week 50

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In search of customers who love their bank. Customer loyalty in retail banking: global edition 2018 by Bain & Company This report investigates how consumers perceive banking through online surveys across the globe. Acknowledging that banks are under attack from many quarters, the report highlights a number of interesting insights including the elements of value that […]

Research At A Glance: Week 48

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Financial Regulator Development Focus  by Sherman & Sterling  This snapshot is an overview of European and global financial regulatory developments. In particular, it explores the legality and effects of Brexit, an updated MiFID2 suitability briefing and the exploration by three central banks of issuing Central Bank Digital Currencies. Is Open Banking open for business? by KPMG The […]