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Fintech Focus For August 10, 2020


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Daily Perspective: Only the paranoid survive. - Andy Grove

Fintech Movers: Goldman Sachs is seriously considering its own cryptocurrency, possibly a stablecoin, as it significantly expands its digital assets team and appoints a new head to spearhead efforts. - Coindesk

  • Capital markets DLT on cusp of acceleration.
  • Eurex expands in Taiwan with new futures.
  • Giving credit where credit is due: Robinhood.
  • One Inc has acquired Invenger Technologies.
  • Brazilian Stock Exchange, Avelacom connect.
  • Quantum Group acquires Tail rewards app.
  • Nasdaq, Trumid collaborate on bond trading.
  • RBC to pump up AI models with new platform.
  • Grayscale files trust for reporting company status.
  • REDD raises $5.8M to expand research offer.
  • Evolve hits $1B assets under management.
  • SoFi introduced a financial assistance program.

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Watch Out For This: The world’s most successful people, from Ray Dalio to Warren Buffett, are not necessarily leagues above the rest of us in raw intelligence – they have simply developed and applied better mental models of how the world works, and they use these principles to filter their thoughts, decisions, strategies, and execution. - Visual Capitalist

  • Your essential revenue software stack.
  • NY Attorney General to dissolve NRA.
  • 1/3 renters will miss August payments.
  • Trump sidesteps Congress on stimulus.
  • US uncovers most sophisticated tunnel.
  • 17 cars available for less than $20,000.
  • The COVID virus and going to school.
  • Twitter froze @TeamTrump’s account.


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Market Moving Headline: U.S. companies’ profit growth forecasts for the next five years are still intact, according to Refinitiv data, suggesting that the impact inflicted on companies by the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be more fleeting than that in previous crises. - Reuters

  • Stock market update for the week ahead.
  • ARK on policy, the market, and innovation.
  • Fitch revises US outlook on public finance.
  • Twitter and TikTok discuss a combination.
  • More than 20GB of Intel code was leaked.
  • Fed headed for clash with shadow lenders.
  • Uber delivery is now larger than ride-hailing.
  • Alipay, WeChat face antitrust investigation.
  • 30-yr mortgage rate fell to a new low, 2.88%.
  • DoorDash launches a convenience store.
  • The disconnect between consumers, stocks.

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