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Digital Asset Exchange Kraken to Donate $150,000 to Brink, an R&D Center for Bitcoin Developers

US-based crypto exchange Kraken has reportedly agreed to donate $150,000 to Brink, which is a research and development (R&D) center that’s focused on educating the “next generation” of Bitcoin developers. Established by Chaincode Labs developer John Newbery and Bitcoin Optech contributor Mike Schmidt, Brink aims… Read More

Los Angeles based Banking Challenger, HMBradley, Secures $18.25 Million via Series A Round led by Chime Investor Acrew Capital

Los Angeles-headquartered banking challenger, HMBradley, had introduced its own digital banking platform in April 2020. As previously reported, the new platform was developed to reward savers. HMBradley recently finalized an $18.25 million Series A funding round that was led by Acrew Capital (which also invested… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Coinbase to Disable Margin Trading as Response to New CFTC Guidance

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at crypto exchange Coinbase, has confirmed that they’ve disabled margin trading on the platform. Grewal says that the move has come as a response to new guidance provided by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Grewal noted in a… Read More

San Francisco based Tally, a Personal Finance Management Firm, Hires Executives for Growing its Product and Marketing Operations

Tally, a company that assists borrowers with paying off their credit cards and managing their spending, recently recruited two executives with considerable experience in Fintech while working at Betterment and SoFi. The San Francisco-based firm has appointed Anthony Schrauth as Tally’s new VP of Product… Read More

Seattle based Fintech Secure to Help Employers with Offering Financial Wellness Benefits to Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial burden for millions of workers throughout the US as many people have lost their jobs or may not be earning as much due to reduced hours or pay. The Coronavirus crisis has also affected the firms that people… Read More

Texas based Insurtech Bestow Claims its Business has Grown Significantly during COVID, Plans to Hire More Workers

A Texas-based Insurtech firm has been able to grow its operations despite the socio-economic challenges created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bestow in Dallas has witnessed increased demand as it offers various life insurance plans through an all-digital service that allows customers to easily sign… Read More

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex’s Co-Founder Says Startup Space Is Booming Again in Post COVID Environment

Henrique Dubugras, Co-Founder at Brex, a Silicon Valley-based Fintech Unicorn, recently noted that companies were forced to cut many jobs and were also more focused on retaining customers following the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year. Dubugras now claims that the startup space is booming once… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) has Become Less Volatile than Many S&P 500 Stocks, As it Approaches its All-Time High of Nearly $20,000

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading digital currency that’s trading at over $18,000, has become less volatile than many S&P 500 stocks. The team at VanEck, a New York-based investment management firm, has noted: “Historically, Bitcoin has been discussed in the news and among investors as… Read More

Fintech Innovation Lab in New York Is Accepting Applications for 2021 Training Programs

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the business operations of small and large companies across the globe, it has also accelerated the adoption of all-digital platforms and services. Large banks like Santander and the Lloyds Banking Group have shut down many physical branch locations as… Read More

DTCC Survey: Certain Post-Trade Processing Costs for Cash Securities at Broker-Dealers May be Reduced by 25% via Automation

New York-based Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a post-trade financial services firm offering clearing and settlement services to the capital markets, recently published the findings of a survey of nine major broker-dealer companies. The survey’s results revealed that various post-trade processing costs for cash… Read More

Chase Bank Enters Buy Now, Pay Later Market with Flexible Payment Plan Options for Purchases Over $100

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), the largest bank in the US and sixth-largest in the world in terms of assets, is reportedly planning to enter the rapidly evolving Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) market. Chase revealed that it will be offering its credit card customers the option… Read More

PayPal Partners with Even, a Salary On-Demand Platform, so that Employees Can Get Paid Early to Meet Expenses

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has partnered with Even, a salary on-demand platform, so that all of the payment giant’s US workers can get paid early and can also access a budgeting tool via an app. PayPal’s partnership with Even has come after PayPal Ventures took part… Read More

Global Payments Platform Adyen Partners Affirm to Support Flexible Purchasing Plans

Global payments solution provider Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), which claims it’s the platform of choice for many major international businesses, has partnered with Affirm, which provides a payment method that offers consumers a “transparent” way to pay over time via online platforms and in-store. Affirm was… Read More

Former NYSE President Tom Farley, Files for Second SPAC to Acquire a Fintech, Seeks $550 Million

The former NYSE President Tom Farley has filed for a second Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) initial public offering (IPO). Once again, Farley will be gunning for a Fintech, according to a post on Renaissance Capital. Previously, Farley’s Far Peak Acquisition (NYSE: FPAC) closed on the… Read More

Fintech Firm Truebill Secures $17 Million in Capital to Launch Personal Finance Management App

Truebill has secured $17 million in capital through a Series C investment round in order to help it with growing from a subscription management service to a comprehensive personal financial management (PFM) app. Truebill’s round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Eldridge, Cota Capital, Firebolt… Read More

Prashant Fuloria: CEO at Fundbox Explains how Fintech Platforms Can Leverage Machine Learning to “Democratize” Access to Funding

  We recently connected with Prashant Fuloria, CEO at Fundbox,  an AI-driven credit platform for B2B commerce. Fundbox focuses on “disrupting” the $21 trillion B2B commerce market by developing the first B2B payment and credit network. Sellers (of all sizes) are able to use Fundbox’s… Read More

Texas-based Fintech AppBrilliance, which Offers Payments and Money Movement Software, Secures $3 Million in Seed Funding

    Texas-based Fintech firm AppBrilliance, which offers an open payment platform, has acquired more than $3 million through a seed funding round that was joined by Studio VC. Headquartered in Austin, AppBrilliance aims to disrupt the $4 trillion payment processing sector by offering non-custodial… Read More

Qatar Development Bank CEO Says Country will Work with US Firms to Diversify its Economy, Supported by Fintech and Digital Technologies

Qatar’s private sector is now ready to work cooperatively with US-based companies and businesses, according to Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa. As previously reported, the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) offers financial services, banking, and loans to support the development of the… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says COVID-19 Is “Fundamentally Accelerating” Adoption of Fintech and Software as a Service Solutions

Adena Friedman, CEO at Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of around $17 trillion, notes that the COVID-19 pandemic is “fundamentally accelerating” the adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. According to Friedman, the current environment has also led to the increased usage… Read More

Money Transfers via Fintech Platforms have Surged due to Increased Adoption of Digital Banking in the US: Report

The transactional value of the US Fintech market is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% over the forecast period of 2019-2024, according to a new report. The report from Industry Research states that Fintech is beginning to transform the… Read More

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