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Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex Bolsters Cash Offering with FDIC Insurance, Appoints Chief Legal Officer, Katie Biber

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex, the company that’s “reimagining” financial systems for growing businesses, revealed on July 22, 2020, that it has introduced new features and FDIC insurance on its zero-commission cash management account, Brex Cash. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “These… Read More

Coinbase Pro to Support Crypto Trading Pairs for Algorand (ALGO), Chainlink (LNK), Tezos (XTZ), XRP on July 21, 2020

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase announced on July 16, 2020, that it will support Algorand (ALGO) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers will be able to purchase, sell, convert, send, receive, or store ALGO. The digital asset exchange confirmed… Read More

The Need to Modernize with the Cloud will “Supercharge the Competitive Advantage” of Innovative Banks over Slower Rivals, Fintech Professional Explains

The global COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted businesses in many different industries throughout the world. Remote working is increasingly becoming the “new normal” for many people. Employees are able to perform most of their daily tasks from home, and don’t need to be at a… Read More

US Secret Service has Awarded Four-Year Contract to Coinbase to Use its Blockchain Analytics Software

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is offering its blockchain analytics software to the US Secret Service, a federal law enforcement agency that operates under the Department of Homeland Security. The agency performs criminal investigations and aims to protect the country’s leaders and their family members…. Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol Compound’s COMP Tokens Now Supported by Coinbase Earn

DeFi protocol Compound’s native COMP token is now available on Coinbase Earn, a platform that allows users to earn cryptocurrency while they learn about how digital assets and blockchain tech work. Coinbase Earn allows users to earn many different crypto-assets including EOS, stablecoin Dai, and… Read More

Fintech Karat to Offer Customized Credit Cards for Digital Content Creators, After Securing $4.6 Million in Seed Funding

San Francisco-based Karat, a company founded by an Instagram alum and backed by the co-founder of Twitch, is reportedly planning to offer a new credit card for upscale clients who are focused on creating digital content. The Silicon Valley firm’s management attended the recent Y-Combinator… Read More

Crypto Lender Cred Hires Former US National Security Agency and Western Union Executives

Cred, a global blockchain-enabled financial services platform serving clients in around 190 countries, has hired Daniel Goldstein as its new CTO. Bethany De Lude has also joined Cred. She’ll be taking over the company’s security operations as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As mentioned in… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Synapse Reportedly Lays Off Half its Workforce, Now Focused on Restructuring Business Due to COVID-19

San Francisco-based Fintech firm SynapseFI has reportedly cut down the number of employees on its payroll. The company is also planning to expand its operations in Texas in order to diversify its business strategy and survive the COVID-19 crisis. Synapse offers several back-office financial products… 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

Coinbase Claims Most of its Trades Executed Smoothly via its APIs during Recent Outage as Bitcoin (BTC) Price Surged

Digital asset exchange Coinbase confirms that it experienced an outage on June 1, 2020, that reportedly affected the operations of Coinbase.com (mainly for regular or retail traders), Coinbase Pro for professional or institutional traders, and it also impacted the exchange’s mobile applications. Not all cryptocurrency… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that was Focused on Becoming a Digital Bank, Introduces Checking Account Features for its Cash Accounts

California-based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that had been focused on becoming a digital bank, has revealed that its checking account features are now live for the Wealthfront Cash Account. In statements shared with Crowdfund Insider, Wealthfront’s management noted that they’re on track to deliver what… Read More

Coinbase Adds Maker (MKR) Governance Token, Will Support MKR-BTC, MKR-USD Trading, but No ETH

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has confirmed that on June 8, 2020, it will begin taking inbound transfers of Maker (MKR) to Coinbase Pro, the platform for professional digital asset traders. The exchange operator said that users may start trading MKR via Coinbase “on or… Read More

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex Lays Off 62 Workers, Will “Restructure” Operations After Recently Raising $150 Million

San Francisco-based Brex, a company focused on developing B2B financial products, recently acquired $150 million in capital, in order to further strengthen its existing balance sheet and help it maintain operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, the company has announced (on May 29) that it… Read More

UX focused Ethereum Startup Formatic from San Francisco Secures $4 Million in Seed Funding from AngelList’s Naval Ravikant, Placeholder, Others

Fortmatic, a company that aims to improve the user experience, or UX, (which can be poor with digital asset wallets) by allowing users to access their Ethereum (ETH) funds from their app, has secured $4 million in seed funding. The firm’s app aims to allow users… Read More

Coinbase Introduces Tezos (XTZ) Staking to Earn Rewards by Passively Holding Crypto on the Exchange in the UK, certain EU Countries

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is focused on providing more ways for users to earn financial rewards by simply holding digital assets. Coinbase recently introduced Tezos (XTZ) staking rewards for its US-based customers. The exchange will now be offering this option to its UK clients… Read More

Digital Asset XRP Liquidty Sets All-Time High Just Weeks After New Lawsuit Filed Against Fintech Ripple

XRP liquidity via the Mexican and Australian corridor recently reached another all-time high. The digital asset’s European corridor liquidity has also increased significantly. San Francisco-based Fintech firm Ripple’s on-demand-liquidity (ODL) solution has experienced an considerable increase in overall usage and adoption this year. The company’s… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Fundbox, a B2B Payment and Credit Network Provider, Receives Investment from Japan’s MUFG

Fundbox, a Fintech firm focused on “disrupting” the global $21 trillion B2B commerce ecosystem with its payment and credit network for B2B transactions, confirmed on May 26, 2020, that it received a fresh equity investment from MUFG Innovation Partners Co., Ltd., the corporate VC division… Read More

Insider Trading? OmiseGo (OMG) Surges 200% Just 15 Minutes after Coinbase Listing, but then Crashes Immediately

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase began supporting trading with OmiseGo (OMG) on May 21, 2020. The OMG token price surged 200% in only 15 minutes after the listing, however, it then crashed immediately. OMG is trading at $1.88 at the time of writing, down 5.44%… Read More

Coinbase Enables Cosmos (ATOM) Staking, Adds OmiseGO (OMG) Support, Becomes Primary Custodian for FTX Crypto Exchange

Coinbase Custody, the digital asset custody solutions offered by San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase, has introduced staking for blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos’ ATOM tokens. Coinbase Custody was reportedly the first digital asset custodian to provide staking and “active governance” for cryptocurrencies residing in cold wallets (offline… Read More

San Francisco based B2B Financial Products Developer Brex Secures $150 Million in Capital from DST, Lone Pine Capital, Others

San Francisco-based Brex, a company focused on developing B2B financial products, has secured $150 million in capital from DST, Lone Pine Capital, and several other investors. Brex offers a corporate credit card for technology firms. The financial services firm helps startups of all sizes (from… Read More

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