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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs HB 1391, the State Now Welcomes Fintech Firms via its Regulatory Sandbox Program

Ron DeSantis, the 46th Governor of the US state of Florida, noted on July 2, 2020, that with the signing of HB 1391, Florida now welcomes Fintech firms that aim to “disrupt the status quo and gives them an opportunity to provide new types of… Read More

US based Digital Bank Chime Introduces Credit Builder, a Visa Credit Card that Works like a Debit Card, Only letting Users Spend Funds Available in their Accounts

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. has introduced a credit card, called Credit Builder, which aims to work somewhat like a regular debit card by allowing users to spend only the funds that are currently in their accounts. The Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card… 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

US based Core Scientific, a Blockchain Hosting Provider, to Acquire 17,595 Antminer S19 Bitcoin Mining Machines from Bitmain

Core Scientific, a US-based blockchain hosting provider, has teamed up with Bitmain Technologies Inc., a leading Bitcoin (BTC) mining equipment manufacturer, in order to facilitate the purchase of 17,595 units of cryptocurrency mining machines “on behalf of its growing list of hosting clients” and other… Read More

Crypto Mining Firm Ebang Is Now Listed on Nasdaq Global Market, Only Second Mining Company Listed on a US Stock Exchange

Chinese firm Ebang, a leading developer of cryptocurrency mining hardware, confirmed on June 26, 2020, that it had been listed on the Nasdaq Global Market (under the EBON ticker). Notably, Ebang is only the second Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer to go public on a US… Read More

Qatar Now Ranked 2nd in MENA Region for Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity as Fintech Sector Expected to Grow Rapidly

Randy Rivera, Executive Director of FinTEx, a member-led community focused on promoting innovation and collaboration within Fintech in Qatar and the MENA region, has said that his organization continues to work with international financial services industry participants. During a June 23, 2020 virtual panel discussion… 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

Payroll and Bookkeeping Software Firm ScaleFactor Shuts Down due to Declining Revenue Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Business software provider ScaleFactor is reportedly shutting down, after securing $100 million in capital during the past year from major investors including Bessemer Venture Partners and Coatue Management. In March 2020, the financial services company began experiencing challenges due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, which… Read More

California Fintech Even to Help Workers Achieve Financial Wellbeing, Secures Investments from PayPal, Valar Ventures, Others

Oakland, California based Fintech firm Even aims to improve the financial wellbeing of workers and also wants to help people become better money managers. PayPal Ventures, Valar Ventures, Founders Fund, and Marc Benioff have recently made investments in Even. Even claims it’s the only Fintech… 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

Morgan Creek Digital’s Jason Williams Earned Over $200,000 in Interest after Depositing $2.5 Million in Gemini USD with BlockFi

Jason “Parabolic” Williams, general partner at Morgan Creek Digital and founder of FastMed Urgent Care, recently revealed that he has made over $200,000 in interest alone after depositing $2.5 million in Gemini USD (a “scalable” stablecoin that has 1:1 “transferability” with the US dollar) on… Read More

Credit Improvement Fintech Dovly Secures $2 Million in Seed Funding from NFX, a Silicon Valley VC Firm

Dovly, a consumer-focused credit improvement firm, has reportedly acquired $2 million in seed funding. The US-based Fintech firm’s round was led by VC firm NFX, which helps companies expand their operations by leveraging network effects and strategic marketplaces. The capital acquired will be used to… 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

London Stock Exchange Group Partner, Global Accelerated Ventures’ CEO Christopher Malters Explains what his Organization is Doing to Help Fintechs After COVID-19 has Passed

  The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Global Accelerated Ventures (GAV) recently introduced a post-COVID-19 fundraising program that aims to assist Fintech and Healthtech firms that might need additional capital to support their growth and development after the pandemic has passed. The 24-month program… Read More

HSBC Bank USA Introduces Apple Business Chat via LivePerson’s Cloud Platform to Enhance Digital Banking Experience

The global COVID-19 crisis has limited the ability of consumers to visit physical bank branch locations to take care of their banking needs or requirements. Customer service departments at banks have seen a dramatic increase in calls from clients who may have many questions and… Read More

Wealthtech: US and Australia based Creativemass, a Wealth Management Firm, to Receive Investment from Republic Capital Group

Republic Capital Group, a company focused on offering investment banking services to the registered investment advisors (RIAs), asset and wealth management communities, will reportedly make a strategic investment in Creativemass, a US and Australia based financial services software firm. Creativemass provides wealth management solutions via… 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

Digital Bank Current CEO Stuart Sopp Says Fintech Firm will Remain Focused on Spending, as Large Banks Already “Great” at Lending, Deposits

Stuart Sopp, founder and CEO at digital bank Current, says that the COVID-19 outbreak has shown how his company serves employees whose roles are considered essential during the global pandemic. Sopp told Banking Dive that his members’ addressable market has increased considerably in size and… Read More

Smaller Fintech Firms Could be “Absorbed” within Two Years because they Won’t Be Able to Continue Independently, Finacle Executive Predicts

Investments in UK based Fintech businesses surged by 500% during the past five years, and has surpassed funding levels in the US, which also experienced a significant 170% growth during the same period. Meanwhile, Europe saw a 133% increase in total financial technology investments. UK… Read More

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