• CBInsights Fintech 250 snubs crypto
    Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Just seven crypto companies make CBInsights’ Fintech 250

    It’s a disappointing showing for the booming crypto sector—but the usual suspects including Coinbase and Binance still have a place in the list

    Coinbase topped the Fintech 250 list released on Sept. 1 as the most-funded business in the crypto category. Given how rumors have been swirling of a potential stock market listing—potentially as early as this year—it’ll likely be one to watch.

  • State of fintech report
    Technology

    CBInsights State of Fintech report reveals some opportunities for crypto companies

    Unprecedented levels of growth in eCommerce could be an opportunity for crypto-focused companies to reduce friction in digital payments

    The State of Fintech Q2 2020 report, produced by CBInsights, estimates that eCommerce could represent 27% of U.S. retail sales in 2020—two-thirds higher than in 2019. According to the report’s authors, reducing friction in payments will be crucial as levels of online spending remain heightened.

  • Telegram token sale illegal
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Court to Telegram: $1.7 billion gram token sale is likely illegal

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has a ‘substantial likelihood’ of winning an ICO test case against the messaging app firm’s planned sale of gram tokens for its TON blockchain

    A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction stopping Telegram's planned resale of $1.7 billion in gram tokens, saying it is "part of a larger scheme to distribute those Grams into a secondary public market."

  • Crypto funding shifting from US to China
    Cryptocurrencies

    Go East: Crypto funding shifting from US to China, report says

    In 2015, just 2% of cryptocurrency and blockchain deals were for Chinese companies. Fast forward four years to 2019, and the figure soared to 22%

    In it Blockchain Report 2020, CBInsights said 51% of deals in the industry were for US-based companies four years ago, while only 2% was earmarked for Chinese businesses. According to the latest figures, China’s share of deals is 22% in 2019, while America’s share dwindled to just 31%.

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