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  Hayden Adams, the inventor of Uniswap, a widely-used non-custodial digital asset exchange, claims that decentralized trading platforms are “already beating centralized ones for a ton of ETH/ERC-20 pairs.” Adams acknowledges that trades involving fiat and cross-chain cryptocurrency pairs are still mostly being done on... Read More

The post Non-Custodial Exchange Uniswap Recorded $1.9 Million in 24-Hr Stablecoin DAI / Ethereum (ETH) Trading Volume, Coinbase Pro Only $0.2 Million appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently allowed users to set up direct debits in Australian dollars (AUD), in order to settle bills and pay for subscriptions across Australia – which can now be done directly from users’ TransferWise accounts. As confirmed by the money transfer service provider,... Read More

The post UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Australian Dollar (AUD) Direct Debits, Introduces “Pay with TransferWise” with Xero appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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  Efi Pylarinou, a Fintech and Blockchain Advisor based in Switzerland, notes that funding is “on everybodys’ mind,” which might particularly be true for early-stage startups that have not yet acquired a significant user base. Pylarinou confirms that the valuations of later-stage Fintech companies have... Read More

The post China and India Reportedly have Highest Fintech Adoption Rate, but New VC Funds Mainly Focused on Revenue-Generating Fintechs, According to Efi Pylarinou appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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UK-based RateSetter, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, notes that its Provision Fund has been designed to assist investors with managing credit risk and to simplify the investment process. As explained by Jonathan Hodge, the chief operating officer at RateSetter, the Provision Fund aims to... Read More

The post UK’s P2P Lender RateSetter’s Chief Credit Officer, Michael Hoare, Explains how the Platform’s Provision Fund Aims to Buffer Against Credit Losses appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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  Jon Deane, CEO at InfiniGold,  a company focused on the digitization of physical commodities, recently explained how gold-backed stablecoins can be used to track the spot price of the gold bullion. InfiniGold leverages patented technologies and works with commodity partners to support the wider... Read More

The post Jon Deane: CEO at InfiniGold Talks About Benefits of Gold Backed Stablecoins and Why Premiums for Physical Gold Increased appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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San Francisco-based Brex, a company focused on developing B2B financial products, recently acquired $150 million in capital, in order to further strengthen its existing balance sheet and help it maintain operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, the company has announced (on May 29) that it... Read More

The post Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex Lays Off 62 Workers, Will “Restructure” Operations After Recently Raising $150 Million appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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The developers of the Digital Dollar project have published a detailed whitepaper that outlines the steps required for the US to issue its own virtual currency. As confirmed in the paper, the Digital Dollar Project is being developed with the assistance of the Digital Dollar... Read More

The post Digital Dollar Team: COVID-19 Socio-economic Crisis Is a “Call to Action” for Fintech to Address “Persistent Deficiencies” in Money Distribution appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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Fortmatic, a company that aims to improve the user experience, or UX, (which can be poor with digital asset wallets) by allowing users to access their Ethereum (ETH) funds from their app, has secured $4 million in seed funding. The firm’s app aims to allow users... Read More

The post UX focused Ethereum Startup Formatic from San Francisco Secures $4 Million in Seed Funding from AngelList’s Naval Ravikant, Placeholder, Others appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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China Merchants Port, the largest port operator in the country, has teamed up with e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), and its Fintech-focused subsidiary, Ant Financial. Through the partnership, the companies will work towards developing a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled platform, which will aim... Read More

The post World’s Most Valuable Fintech Ant Financial Partners with China Merchants Port to Launch Blockchain Platform for Local Banking and Logistics Businesses appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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CoinShares, a crypto asset management company that provides financial products and services for professional investors, has launched the CoinShares Gold and Crypto assets Index (CGCI). The CGCI is reportedly the first EU Benchmark Regulations (EU BMR) compliant index for the digital asset sector that combines... Read More

The post CoinShares Introduces the First Gold and Crypto Asset Index on Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Aims to Create “Investable” Benchmark Products appeared first on Crowdfund Insider.

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