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crowdfunding now legal (?!) + fresh fintech reports out of Money 2020, Stocktoberfest, more

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Wow, what a week. Money2020 has turned into a must-attend fintech event. Equity crowdfunding rules we
 
November 1 · Issue #4 · View online
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Wow, what a week. Money2020 has turned into a must-attend fintech event. Equity crowdfunding rules were announced on Friday –  creating utter chaos for some players and elation for others. Things are speeding up in fintech land as stock market holder ICE bought leading data provider IDC in a deal worth over $5B. 
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SEC offers crowdfunding rules...finally
The SEC (3 years late) finally officially approved equity crowdfunding for the masses, paving the way for more capital to flow to small businesses. Looks good on the outside, but some experts believe that though now your grandma can invest in startups, the types of startups that will raise via crowdfunding probably shouldn’t take your grandma’s cash.
It's official: Your grandma can soon invest in startups
Crowdfunding: It’s a start
Fintech event summaries
3 really important and influential fintech events – Money 2020, Stocktoberfest, and the Economist Buttonwood Gathering – all took place over the past 2 weeks. Here’s the skinny if you weren’t able to attend. Note to self: attend all 3 events in 2016.
2 major trends top investors and fintech entrepreneurs talked about at Stocktoberfest 2015
At Money20/20, VCs Aren’t Fretting Soaring Valuations in Fintech World
Money 2020 - Top 10 insights takeaways from the fintech conference
The Incumbents
Schwab’s roboadvisor assets increase 37% in 3rd quarter
ICE says to buy market data firm, Interactive Data Corp in $5.2B deal
MasterCard bids to make everything a payment device
Nasdaq launches blockchain platform Linq at Money 2020 in Las Vegas
Most Asset Managers Still Generating Positive DCIO Net Sales Amid Mounting Obstacles to Growth and Profits
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
OneVest Launches "1000 Angels" to Reinvent Venture Capital
$1 Billion In Small Business Loans From PayPal
Can This Startup Restore Privacy in Payments and Turn a Profit?
Bizfi Originates $127M in Financing in Q3 2015
ReadyForZero launches credit monitoring product
Groundfloor Announces Three New Tools to Expand Peer-to-Peer Real Estate Lending
Digital Asset Holdings Acquires Blockchain-as-a-Service Innovator, Blockstack.io
Lending Club Reports Q3 Results. Loan Originations Jump 92% Year-over-Year
Startups raising money this week
Spreedly Raises $2.5 Million in New Funding
Zebit Secures $10M investment; Launches Zero-Interest Credit to the Underserved
Issuer processor platform Marqeta closes $25m funding round, new customers
Tools of the trade
Following RBS, should your firm sign up for Facebook at Work?
The Rise Of The Smartphone Means The End Of Mobile Wallets From Carriers And Banks
Marketing and investor behavior
FinTech-Ing in ETF space: Growing AUM, shrinking fees, and crypto-currencies
TD Ameritrade invests in optimism
Gen Z and The Future of Money
Fintech patents: where finance meets technology
How Fintech Can Win On Financial Crime
New financial products
A week after selling to Nasdaq, SecondMarket founder raises money for blockchain venture
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
Tilt arrives in the UK
BCTIA and PayPal Canada partner to launch Vancouver FinTech cluster
Why 3 of India’s unicorns are backing this fintech startup
A deeper look at roboadvisors
The Flavors Of Robo-Advising
Are Robo Advisors Following The Path Of Internet-Only Banks?
Study calls out State Street and Invesco to join the robo-game
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