Category: Loans

General Motors Leads $23M Funding Round for Spring Labs Blockchain Firm

United States-based blockchain startup Spring Labs has raised $23 million in a Seed A funding round, according to a press release on June 12. Spring Labs will purportedly use the funds to improve its blockchain-based platform Spring Protocol and develop three new fraud protection products that are designed to combat […]

Bitbond Plans to Raise $3.9 Million in Germany’s ‘First’ Regulated STO

Blockchain-based lending platform Bitbond is launching a security token offering (STO) that it says is the first to be approved by a regulator in Germany. Through the sale, the firm aims to raise €3.5 million ($3.9 million), allowing it to continue providing loans to small businesses, Germany-based Bitbond announced Tuesday. The […]

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Turns to Blockchain to Speed Up Loan Issuance

Shinhan, one of the oldest and largest banks in South Korea, is using blockchain technology to speed up the approval process for loan products. Specifically, the bank will use a blockchain platform to verify the items of proof required for credit lending, such as qualification or certification documents, Yonhap reported […]

Korea’s Oldest Bank Launches National Blockchain-Based Loan Platform

Korea’s oldest bank, Shinhan Bank, has launched a blockchain-enabled lending platform to speed up the loan process, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports on May 27. Shinhan Bank’s blockchain-powered loan system intends to boost cost and time efficiencies in the lending process, reportedly enabling the public to apply for loans […]

Four Banks Successfully Test New Blockchain Platform for Processing Promissory Note Loans

A group of four banks have successfully issued a promissory note — a type of legally binding loan agreement — through a new blockchain platform, a news release on May 21 announced. The financial institutions used finledger to complete the transaction. According to Helaba, one of the banks involved, the platform reduces the […]

Crypto Platform Says It Launches Two Products to Challenge Banks and Empower Customers

A “next-generation” mobile payment platform has unveiled two products that are designed to help users smartly manage money matters and enjoy “greater financial empowerment.” Crypto.com’s first new offering, Crypto Earn, gives the public “the freedom to grow their assets.” Available through the platform’s flagship app, the service allows users to […]

New York Supreme Court Grants Bitfinex’s Motion to Modify Injunction

Justice Joel Cohen of the New York Supreme Court has granted the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange’s motion to modify an injunction from the New York Attorney General (NYAG), Bitfinex announced on May 16. Per the announcement, the court order will allow Bitfinex and affiliated stablecoin operator Tether to continue their normal […]