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Fintech Focus For August 7, 2020


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Fintech Movers: Google for Startups in Brazil recently announced the latest group of companies accepted into its triannual accelerator program. Among the 10 selected enterprises, the majority are B2B companies. - Contxto

  • Building a payment system for future.
  • Fintech startups raise record $100M.
  • Dan Gilbert: Acquisitions are coming.
  • ICE bought Ellie Mae mortgage tech.
  • RJ O’Brien acquires Lombard Forte.
  • Mini VIX futures to launch August 10.
  • Banexcoin aims to be a crypto bank.
  • Afterpay unveils new identity system.
  • Paystand intros pre-paid Zero Card.
  • Cboe prepares to close trading floor.
  • Liquidnet to automate fixed income.
  • Banked partners with British Airways.
  • Coinbase Pro will add band protocol.
  • Global Payments signs an AWS deal.
  • ASX tests blockchain-based settlement.

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Watch Out For This: Camera-equipped street lamps were supposed to gather traffic data; instead, their video footage went to police. Now lawmakers are pushing back. - CityLab

  • NY AG lawsuit takes aim at NRA.
  • Jobless rate may be topping 30%.
  • Future airports will not have lines.
  • Baldness a coronavirus symptom.

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Market Moving Headline: U.S. private employers hired far fewer workers than expected in July as companies exhausted loans to help with wages and new COVID-19 infections flared up across the country, supporting the view that the nascent economic recovery was faltering. - Reuters

  • Why the Ford Fusion is now dead.
  • Capital One to pay an $80M penalty.
  • Weekly claims fall, job market stalls.
  • SPX sectors and industries by size.
  • Brokers see 59% increase in PFOF.
  • Oil majors write-down, cut dividends.
  • Airbus deliveries surge close to 36%.
  • Carvana races to a new all-time high.
  • Hilton: Demand to rebound by 2022.

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