India has slashed its corporate tax rates in order to encourage companies to make investments and help grow the nation’s struggling economy. Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman noted that the base corporate tax rate would be reduced from 30% to 22%. Shortly after the announcement,... Read More
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Deutsche Bank has acquired a 4.9% stake in Deposit Solutions Gmbh, a Hamburg-based firm that develops accounting software for the real estate and financial services industry. Both parties have decided not to share details regarding the volume of the investment. CEO and founder of Deposit... Read More
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Wefunder, the leading crowdfunding platform using the Reg CF securities exemption, has posted a comment letter on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s concept release authored by Wefunder co-founder and CEO Nick Tommarello. The SEC’s concept release is an ongoing consultation on the current regulatory environment... Read More
Financial services company Square Inc. (NASDAQ:SQ), co-founded in 2009 by Jim McKelvey and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, has announced three new hires to the company’s Bitcoin-services development division. According to the company, Wallace is a former developer from Lightning Labs, the company behind the Lightning Network,... Read More
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Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Enuygun, a Turkey-based online travel agency for flights, to optimize digital payments for Enuygun customers. Wirecard reported that it processes incoming credit card payments on Enuygun for... Read More
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The US House Financial Services Committee is planning to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide additional information about a litany of topics including cryptocurrencies and Facebook’s stablecoin project Libra. Other topics include the discussion on private markets vs. public markets as well... Read More
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Digital asset manager Scalable Capital announced on Friday it has formed a new partnership with European cross-border savings platform Raisin. According to Scalable Capital, customers with a portfolio account at Baader Bank can invest in fixed-term deposits with select European banks as part of a... Read More
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Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Friday it has officially achieved Level 3 compliance with the Cryptocurrency Security Standard (CCSS). According to Crypto.com, Level 3 is considered the highest and strictest level achievable. After rigorous security audits by a team of cybersecurity and compliance... Read More
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Peer to peer platform Robo.cash has published a report indicating growing interest from Germany regarding P2P lending. In a study conducted by the platform, the company said that in 2015 the monthly number of requests related to P2P lending in the country was less than... Read More
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A 35-year-old man from Toledo, Ohio, has been sentenced to one-year-and-a-day in prison and three years of supervised release for, “manufacturing fake IDs in a large-scale scheme funded in part with Bitcoin cryptocurrency,” Toledo Blade reports. Aaron Kuns was sentenced on Wednesday, September 18th, after... Read More
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