Posts Tagged ‘USA’

SEC Introduces Online Form for FinTech Investors Seeking ICO Advice

On October 19, 2018, the U.S. SEC made available a new form which allows FinTech investors and companies to request meetings and additional information to help them comply with the regulation. Interested parties can only submit one request and will have to wait for the answer. This new feature provided by the SEC is supposed to […]

Univ. of Washington launches fintech incubator with BECU in Seattle, unveils initial startups

The University of Washington’s innovation arm is partnering with the state’s largest non-profit credit union to launch a new fintech incubator. BECU and CoMotion this week will open the BECU Fintech Incubator, a new group housed inside Startup Hall near the UW campus in Seattle. The first two startups joining the incubator include Noonum, a Seattle […]

Queen City Fintech VC Conference to feature startups & investors

The Southeast Fintech Venture Conference is back for a full-day program highlighting the freshest innovations in fintech from companies throughout the region. The event, taking place November 14 at Barings in downtown Charlotte, is organized and hosted by Queen City Fintech, a Charlotte-based accelerator that supports financial technology startups through mentoring, capital and connections. The […]

See ya, seed? Decline in seed-stage startup funding deals may impact venture ecosystem

A record amount of investment dollars are going to U.S. startups. But that doesn’t necessarily mean good news for founders trying to raise seed-stage capital. While total capital invested rose, VC-backed deal volume dropped to the lowest amount in nearly six years, following a trend of more money going to fewer, later-stage deals. There were 16 […]

Cryptocurrency: Compliance challenges and IRS enforcement

While cryptocurrency and its utilized technologies could radically change business processes, its inherently decentralized nature could serve as a vehicle for sinister activity and a challenge to those charged with compliance with the law. The IRS is investing significant resources to combat potentially staggering levels of tax noncompliance with reporting income associated with cryptocurrencies, highlighted […]

Congress members ask SEC chairman for clarity on cryptocurrency regulation

More than a dozen members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Chairman Jay Clayton Friday urging his agency to tell investors, in plain English, how it plans to regulate cryptocurrency. The letter comes on the back of a four-hour meeting on Capitol Hill this week, attended by representatives from Wall […]

Unregulated Fintech Could be the Source of the Next Market Crash

Ten years after the start of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy is currently booming. But some industry experts fear that, without regulation, fintech companies could bring about the next market crash. So why aren’t governments acting? Because of an ongoing debate over who should oversee this new industry– states, or the federal government? Meanwhile, industry […]

Google ends cryptocurrency ad ban — but only for certain kinds of ads

Google is ending its sweeping ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising and plans to allow regulated crypto exchanges to buy ads in the United States and Japan. The new policy starts in October. Google’s updated policy applies to advertisers all over the world, though the ads can only run in the U.S. and Japan, and interested parties will […]

World Crypto Con: An Interactive 3-Day Event With Industry’s Brightest

World Crypto Con, the world’s largest cryptocurrency convention, will host a three-day conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 31 – November 2, 2018. The event will focus on the future of Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency, presenting industry leaders that will highlight projects and technologies. The convention will feature over 150 exhibitors. This event will assemble […]

Blockchain Shift To Hold 2-Day Blockchain Event With Industry Leaders

Blockchain Shift, a two-day event aimed at educating the public on the transformative prowess of blockchain technology is set to take place on October 11-12, 2018, in Miami, Florida. The event will congregate speakers from global organizations to address the capabilities of blockchain technology in a variety of industries. There will also be attendees from other […]