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Digital Banking Challenger Chime Now Allows Users to Send Money to “Anyone and Everyone”

Earlier this week, digital bank Chime revealed that you can use their platform to pay anyone. Chime users can send money to anyone, “even if they’re not on Chime.” As noted by the banking challenger, the users can claim funds to their bank account “instantly… Read More

US Dept of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Individuals, Entities for Attempting to Undermine 2020 US Presidential Election: Report

On April 15, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 16 individuals and 16 entities for “attempting to undermine and influence the 2020 US presidential election,” blockchain security firm CipherTrace noted in a blog post. CipherTrace also mentioned… Read More

American Fintech Council Expands to Include Over 75 Members, Regulatory Tech and Legal Advisory Committees to Support Policy Development

The American Fintech Council has reportedly expanded to include over 75 members. The Council has also announced several new leadership initiatives, according to a release. As noted in the announcement, the newly formed committees will be including the Regulatory Technology Committee and Legal Advisory Committee… Read More

Citi API, the Bank’s API Connectivity Platform, has Processed Over 1 Billion API Calls Since Launching in Late 2017

Manish Kohli, Global Head of Payments and Receivables at Citi (NYSE:C), notes that at the leading banking institution, they’re using APIs to facilitate payments, to digitize the “client experience” and “ultimately to help change our client’s evolve to real-time, 24×7 direct to consumer business models.”… Read More

Venice, California based UNA Blockchain Introduces a DLT focused Ecosystem for the Automotive Industry

UNA Blockchain, a subsidiary of Hopium, the car manufacturer that develops “high-end” hydrogen sedans, is launching its new blockchain ecosystem. Based in Venice, California, UNA Blockchain aims to position itself as a leader within the automotive sector, according to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider…. Read More

Insurtech: Austin’s The Zebra, an Insurance Comparison Tool Provider, Secures $150M via Series D, Achieves Unicorn Status

Austin-based The Zebra, a company that provides an insurance comparison solution, has secured $150 million in capital through its Series D round. The Zebra has reportedly achieved Unicorn status (valued at $1 billion or more) following its latest round. The Zebra’s latest investment round size… Read More

Coinbase Adds 1inch (1INCH), Enjin Coin (ENJ), NKN (NKN), Origin Token (OGN) for Coinbase.com, Pro, and for Android, iOS Apps

Beginning on Saturday (April 10, 2021), digital asset exchange Coinbase will be supporting trading with 1inch (1INCH), Enjin Coin (ENJ), NKN (NKN) and Origin Token (OGN) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase users are now able to purchase, sell, convert,… Read More

10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

CME Group to Expand Crypto Derivatives Offering with New Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract, Pending Regulatory Approval

CME Group, one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, recently revealed that it would be expanding its suite of cryptocurrency derivatives with the launch of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, 2021 (subject to regulatory review and approval). Micro… Read More

Neobanking Fintech StashFin Secures $40M via Series B Extension led by Prominent Global Investros

Singapore-headquartered neo-banking platform StashFin has finalized a Series B extension equity financing valued at $40 million from several international investors. New investors taking part in StashFin‘s investment round included Altara Ventures and Uncorrelated Ventures along with contributions from investors such as Integrated Capital, Kravis Investment… Read More

Court Enters Order Authorizing IRS to Serve John Doe Summons on Fintech Circle to Obtain Info on US Taxpayers’ Crypto Transactions

A federal court in the District of Massachusetts recently entered an order that authorizes the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a John Doe summons on Circle Internet Financial Inc., “or its predecessors, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates, including Poloniex LLC.” According to a release,… Read More

Dan Burstein from Paxos Reveals how the Firm Is the “Most Trusted” Operator in Digital Asset Infrastructure Space

Dan Burstein, General Counsel at Paxos, claims in a blog post that the company is the “most trusted” operator in the digital asset infrastructure space. Burstein explains that trustworthiness is key to their business model and overall success at Paxos. They believe that by serving… Read More

Spiral Acquires $14M in Capital and Launches a Banking App for Charitable Causes, and Individuals “Committed to Giving”

Spiral, the banking solution developed specifically for the charitable sector, revealed on April 1, 2021 that it has acquired $14 million in capital via a round led by venture group Team8 along with with participation from Communitas Capital, Phoenix, Nidoco AB, MTVO, and several other … Read More

Open Banking in the US Is Popular with those Earning $250k+ and Younger Generations: Report

Open Banking adoption or usage in the US has been increasing due to a significant rise in customer demand and growing pressure or competition. This, according to a recent from the Financial Technology (FT) Partners. As noted in a report titled, Open Banking: Rearchitecting the… Read More

Centre Consortium, Formed by Fintech Circle and Coinbase, Reports USDC Stablecoin Crosses $11B

The Centre Consortium, an entity established by global Fintech firm Circle and Coinbase, reports that the first quarter of this year has been one of “explosive growth” for Centre and for the USDC stablecoin, which is the world’s “most trusted” stablecoin (according to Centre Consortium)…. Read More

Chain of Events Update from Blockchain.com Reveals that it Supports Instant Transfers in the US and Faster Payments in the UK

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform and block explorer service that recently acquired an additional $300 million in capital, notes that in the crypto space, “one month can feel like an entire quarter — a lot happens.” Blockchain.com points out… Read More

BNPL Fintech Affirm Partners Digital Commerce Investor Clearbanc to Provide Financial Tools for Businesses

Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL Fintech Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM), which is now a “remote-first” company with most of its roles being carried out anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec), has teamed up with Clearbanc in order to help clients power… Read More

Fiserv Enters Agreement with Fintech Pineapple Payments to Extend Delivery of Innovative Solutions to Merchants

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, announced on Thursday (March 25, 2021) that it had entered an agreement with Pittsburgh’s Fintech Pineapple Payments. The terms of the deal have not been shared publicly. Established in 2016, Pineapple… Read More

Tax Preparation Firm H&R Block Is Reportedly Planning to Offer Digital Financial Services to Middle-Income Households

Tax preparation service provider H&R Block had been working with external banking platforms, however, the company is now planning to offer digital financial services to middle-income US households. The Kansas City headquartered company has been focused on supporting its clients by helping them deposit their… Read More

Bank Closures Continue Across the Globe, as Digital or Online Banking Becomes the Norm in Post COVID World

George Holland, Mayor of Moorhead, Mississippi, recalls the feeling he experienced when  Regions Bank announced it was shutting down its physical branch in his town just a few years back. As reported by NPR, Holland noted that it was the only banking service provider in… Read More

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