All articles tagged Fintech (60)

MyBit: A Decentralized Investment Platform that Brings Transparency to Building Transaction-Based Products via Blockchain

MyBit: A Decentralized Investment Platform that Brings Transparency to Building Transaction-Based Products via Blockchain

In a Nutshell: Tech investment opportunities have traditionally only been available through specialized funds managed by firms. But investor and crypto enthusiast Ian Worrall wanted to provide those opportunities to more people. So he founded MyBit, a decentralized investment ecosystem based on smart contracts and blockchain technology. MyBit enables direct and group investment in revenue-yielding IoT devices, while providing an exchange for buying, selling, and trading. Under its... read more »

Crypto.com Aims to Bring Cryptocurrency to the Mainstream Market Through Secure Mobile Solutions and Innovative Financial Service Products

Crypto.com Aims to Bring Cryptocurrency to the Mainstream Market Through Secure Mobile Solutions and Innovative Financial Service Products

In a Nutshell: Cryptocurrency is poised to change the modern marketplace, just like ecommerce did before it. But it needs to achieve mainstream adoption before it can reach its full potential. Crypto.com encourages that widespread acceptance through its set of financial services products, including the MCO Visa Card, which allows cardholders to use cryptocurrency in daily transactions. The company’s suite of products — including a wallet, loan tool, and investment app — is... read more »

Sharetribe Enables Entrepreneurs to Easily Create Online Marketplaces to Rent or Sell Products, Services, or Spaces with Integrations for Stripe and PayPal

Sharetribe Enables Entrepreneurs to Easily Create Online Marketplaces to Rent or Sell Products, Services, or Spaces with Integrations for Stripe and PayPal

In a Nutshell: Sharetribe enables entrepreneurs and businesses to join the growing crowdsourced services industry by helping them launch their own online marketplaces. With Sharetribe Go’s plug-and-play platform, there’s no need to hire expensive developers to build an online store from scratch. For established businesses that need more customization or a personalized frontend, Sharetribe Flex offers options for nearly any marketplace scenario. The company maintains industry... read more »

With Its Crowdfunding ICO Platform, Starbase Helps Projects Garner Support by Connecting Them to Large Communities

With Its Crowdfunding ICO Platform, Starbase Helps Projects Garner Support by Connecting Them to Large Communities

In a Nutshell: Entrepreneurs who have in the past looked to venture capitalists or traditional crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter, to raise capital can now tap into new funding avenues via initial coin offerings (ICOs). Starbase helps to facilitate the ICO process for projects by lowering the barriers to entry into the relatively new funding space. The company also implements strict know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) policies to minimize risks for investors.... read more »

Bitso: The Cryptocurrency Exchange Aiming to Democratize Financial Services in the Mexican Market

Bitso: The Cryptocurrency Exchange Aiming to Democratize Financial Services in the Mexican Market

In a Nutshell: Many Mexican consumers choose not to have bank accounts or credit cards, while others simply don’t have proper access to financial institutions. On the other hand, many Mexican residents own smartphones and have access to the internet. Bitso is a cryptocurrency exchange that is seeking to democratize financial services in Mexico with its easy-to-use platform. The company prioritizes quality customer support in its mission to deliver crypto accessibility to Mexico.... read more »

MaxCoin Remains Focused on the Integrity of Its Technology to Create the Next Generation of Cryptocurrency

MaxCoin Remains Focused on the Integrity of Its Technology to Create the Next Generation of Cryptocurrency

In a Nutshell: MaxCoin has learned many lessons since its highly publicized 2014 launch. Without the financial backing needed to support its developers, the coin almost disappeared among the rush of cryptocurrencies that launched after it. But the token’s strong community of developers maintains its original philosophy to create a next-gen currency with superior security features and envelope-pushing innovations. As a result, MaxCoin is on its way to becoming one of the most advanced... read more »

Individuals and Enterprises in 55 Markets Use InstaReM as the Fastest Way to Send and Convert Currency with Transparent Fees

Individuals and Enterprises in 55 Markets Use InstaReM as the Fastest Way to Send and Convert Currency with Transparent Fees

In a Nutshell: Transferring money to foreign bank accounts has always been a time-consuming process that’s filled with unfair conversion rates and expensive transaction fees. InstaReM aims to make this process easier and less expensive for individuals, enterprises, and financial service firms by providing faster transfers and a transparent, what-you-see-is-what-you-pay fee structure. InstaReM’s service currently spans more than 55 countries and will soon include the option of... read more »

Bitwise Offers Secure, Liquid, and Transparent Access to the Cryptocurrency Market with Index and Single Coin Funds

Bitwise Offers Secure, Liquid, and Transparent Access to the Cryptocurrency Market with Index and Single Coin Funds

In a Nutshell: In the past year, investors have gone from asking what cryptocurrency is to how they can invest in the digital currencies. Bitwise Asset Management helps to answer these questions by offering the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund, the Bitwise 10 Private Index Fund, as well as single-coin funds for Bitcoin and Ethereum. We recently spoke with Martha Shear, the Managing Director and Head of Business Development for Bitwise, about how crypto index funds could... read more »

Lottery.com Highlights the Charitable Purpose of Lotteries and Increases Participation Through a Convenient Mobile App

Lottery.com Highlights the Charitable Purpose of Lotteries and Increases Participation Through a Convenient Mobile App

In a Nutshell: Lotteries benefit worthy causes -- 44 U.S. states use them to generate funds for education, the environment, and much more. But when people don't play, their money goes elsewhere -- and millennials tend to play less frequently than previous generations. Lottery.com is reimagining the lottery by highlighting its charitable purposes and creating an app that makes the experience of playing more fun and convenient. The company is giving the lottery a new lease on life for... read more »

Latin America’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange, Mercado Bitcoin Focuses on Delivering Freedom, Security, and Transparency

Latin America’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange, Mercado Bitcoin Focuses on Delivering Freedom, Security, and Transparency

In a Nutshell: Participating in the global marketplace is easier than ever with the advent of the decentralized cryptocurrency marketplace. Mercado Bitcoin is a Brazil-based crypto exchange geared toward helping Latin American consumers take part in the world of cryptocurrency investing. Consumers deposit Brazilian reais into their account to purchase Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, or Ripple. The company prioritizes providing a straightforward, quality user experience,... read more »