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Perspective: Institutional Adoption of STOs and Digital Assets in 2020

Back in December, I wrote a piece for Coindesk’s Year in Review 2019 entitled “Security Token Offerings Are (Finally) Set for Takeoff in 2020”.  This was before word of COVID-19 became widespread and before many of the cataclysmic events of 2020 were even imaginable.  Thus… Read More

Goldman Sachs Crushes Earnings, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management Book Record Net Revenues [u]

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) blew the doors of its earnings report this morning as it announced net revenues of $10.78 billion and a record quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $9.68 and annualized ROE of 17.5%, the highest quarterly ROE since 2010. Wall Street had… Read More

Block.one Hires Former Goldman Sachs Executive, while Google Cloud Prepares to Become an EOS Network Block Producer

EOS.io on iPhone

Block.one, the company behind the development of EOS, a major blockchain platform for developing decentralized applications (dApps), will be working cooperatively with the Google Cloud team. Google Cloud is a global hyper-scale cloud and infrastructure provider. According to a release, Google Cloud will be joining… Read More

Goldman Sachs: Marcus Adds “Insights,” Provides Aggregated View of Outside Accounts

Marcus, the digital-only bank offered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), has launched a new service to generate more value for its users. According to a note from the firm, Marcus Insights will enable users to link external accounts from thousands of institutions to get personalized insights… Read More

Second Thoughts? Goldman Sachs Takes Another Look at Crypto

At one point in time Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), the most prominent investment bank in the world and emerging Fintech powerhouse, was poised to create a crypto trading desk. In May of 2018, Goldman Sachs executive Rana Yared indicated the bank would enter the crypto space… Read More

Goldman Sachs Reports Consumer Deposits Rocket by $20 Billion During Solid Q2

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), the top global investment bank, is out with Q2 numbers and they are pretty good. Earnings per share (EPS) were reported at $6.26 – a big beat versus what the street was anticipating. During the quarter, net revenues came in at $13.30… Read More

California based Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Might Conduct an IPO, After Raising $150 Million at a $4.3 Billion Valuation

US-based Marqeta Inc, a major payment card issuing Fintech firm whose investors include giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs, is reportedly planning to work with various investment banks in order to potentially launch an initial public offering (IPO). As reported by Reuters, which cited… Read More

Going Down? Robinhood Experiences Another Period of Platform Outages

Robinhood, a modern trading platform that offers both traditional securities as well as crypto, endured another period when account holders were unable to access the application. Via Twitter, Robinhood explained the issue: “We encountered an issue involving a third-party service, which led to degraded performance… Read More

There are Over 30 Partner Banks Representing Hundreds of Fintech Relationships, Rex Salisbury, Partner at a16z Reveals

Rex Salisbury, partner on the Fintech team at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) and founder of Cambrian, a community at the “white-hot center” of Fintech, reveals that partner banks have “exploded” in recent years. Salisbury confirmed that today, there are over 30 partner banks, which… Read More

Goldman Sachs’ Digital Bank Marcus to Provide Credit to Amazon Sellers

Marcus, the digital-only bank created by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), is extending its reach further in a new partnership with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). According to CNBC, Amazon merchants, independent sellers using the Amazon marketplace, will be invited to access credit provided by Marcus with rates ranging from… Read More

Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin (BTC) and other Cryptocurrencies are Not an “Appropriate” Asset Class

Research analysts at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), a New York-based multinational investment bank and financial services company with around $1 trillion in assets, is still not convinced that Bitcoin (BTC) and other decentralized cryptocurrencies would be a worthwhile investment for its clients. The Wall Street… Read More

After Predicting Bitcoin will Not Hold Value, Goldman Sachs to Hold Economic Outlook Conference Discussing Gold and BTC Investments

Giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs will be hosting a conference call on May 27, 2020, which has been titled “US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.” Interestingly, the conference has been scheduled after the bank published a… Read More

Fintech Spark Systems Raises S$ 15 Million

  Singapore based Fintech Spark Systems has closed on a “Series BB” funding round raising S$15m (USD $10.5m). The funding comes from Citi and HSBC as well as OSK Ventures. They will join the existing investor base including; Vickers Venture, Dymon Asia Ventures, Dymon Asia… Read More

Flywire Secures $120 Million Through Series E Investment Round Led by Goldman Sachs; Announces Acquisition of Healthcare Technology Platform Simplee

Flywire, a U.S.-based fintech firm that provides global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and commercial enterprises, announced on Thursday it has acquired healthcare technology platform Simplee. The acquisition comes just after the company raised $120 million through its Series E funding round, which… Read More

Banking as a Service: Goldman Sachs Sizes Up Cloud based Financial Services for Fintechs & Other Banks

Marcus by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), a digital bank serving customers in the US and UK, is expected to play a significant role in the future of the world’s most successful investment bank. During the recent Investor Day, Goldman outlined its vision for both corporate and… Read More

Goldman Sachs Investor Day Sheds Light on Company Strategy, Retail Ambitions

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) presented the firm’s vision for the future today in an Investor Meeting that charted the roadmap for the bank over the next few years. Goldman said the investor day reflects their ongoing commitment to providing the market with a “clear… Read More

Goldman Sachs Promotes Marcus App, Explains Delay as Utility Not that High at First

Digital-only bank Marcus, part of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) was recently announced after a several year delay. The app is now available on the Apple App store with Google Play availability this spring. Marcus is the first digital-only bank to have a federal charter in the… Read More

Goldman Sachs Disappoints On Q4 Bottom Line, Consumer & Wealth Management Generates “Record Revenues”

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is out with Q4 earnings reporting good topline numbers with a miss on the bottom line. Shares are trading marginally lower in pre-market activity. Goldman’s net revenues for the year ending December 31st came in at $36.55 billion with net earnings of… Read More

Goldman Sachs Launches Mobile App For Digital Bank Marcus

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has launched a mobile app for its digital banking service, Marcus.  The fact that such a prominent entrant into the digital bank sector has existed minus an App has long been a shortcoming of the Fintech. Goldman Sachs spokeswoman, Kristen Greco,… Read More

Goldman Sachs to Provide More Details on Consumer Segment Including Digital Bank Marcus

Goldman Sachs  (NYSE: GS), the leading global investment bank, will be segmenting out its business operations in the upcoming Q4 earnings report scheduled for January 15, 2020. This will include breaking out its emerging consumer division, a portion of its business that includes its digital… Read More

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