Foxberry expands in Australia with foxf9 developed BetaShares ETF

Foxberry will support BetaShares in their product expansion and see the indexing capabilities of foxf9 gaining recognition around the globe.


Fintech Kyckr scales back raising

Fintech business Kyckr has scaled back the size of its proposed initial public offering and increased the size of the free float to bankroll its global expansion plans. After initially proposing to raise between $6 million and $8m by floating on the ASX in June, Kyckr slowed down the listing process and will now raise a maximum of $6m and offer 35 per cent of the company to new external investors. “We have purposely slowed it down because we didn’t want to fall into a listing amid all the noise of the June-July period. There will be more clear air in the August period,’’ said managing director David Cassidy. “Time […]


Fintech floater convinced blockchain its future

David Cassidy, the managing director of Irish float hopeful KYCkr says blockchain is the future of its business identity check business. KYCkr is raising between $6 million and $8 million by floating between 30 million and 40 million shares at 20¢ each on the Australian Securities Exchange in June. This would give it a market capitalisation of between $25 million and $27 million. The funds will be used to market the business in Europe and Asia as well as move its systems to a blockchain, or distributed ledger. The company, which has direct links with government business registries around the world, verifies the business customers of banks and other companies […]


Blockchain technology to impact financial services sector

Blockchain technology has the potential to improve client’s end-to-end experience but the legal profession must consider its regulation, according to Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers. Nick Abrahams, APAC head of technology and innovation, told those gathered at Norton Rose Fulbright’s Unlocking the Blockchain event last week that “Blockchain will radically impact the financial services sector”. Mr Abrahams – along with Norton Rose Fulbright consultant Tessa Hoser and senior representatives from ASIC, CBA and the ASX – were part of a panel discussion about blockchain technology and regulation at the event. The session focused on the potential applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and the key legal and regulatory considerations for […]


Foster Stockbroking readies KYCkr for ASX boards

Global fintech business KYCkr will meet investors for a proposed initial public offering this month, as it seeks to raise capital for growth. KYCkr has hired Foster Stockbroking to handle the proposed $8 million IPO which, if successful, would value the company at $28 million. KYCkr has a suite of KYC (know your customer) products which help payments companies such as PayPal and Swift gain greater visibility over their customer books. The software is all about enabling payments companies to say in compliance with anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing legislation. KYCkr is expected to begin marketing the IPO in late April and list before June 30. The offer comes […]


Blockchain and how it will change everything

In May, British billionaire Richard Branson invited a select posse of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technology advisers to his Caribbean residence for an exclusive pow wow on an issue occupying some of the top markets minds in the world. The topic for discussion on the picturesque Necker Island was the “blockchain”. “Every now and then, something comes along that might just change everything. And this is one of those moments,” ASX chief executive Elmer Funke Kupper. In case you’re one of the many yet to wrap your head around the promising technology, blockchain, on a simple level, uses computer code to engender trust in digital-economy transactions. One of the attendees […]