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Fintech Focus For August 28, 2020


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Quote Of The Day: Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. - Babe Ruth

Fintech Movers: The US SEC approved the proposed Discretionary Limit, or D-Limit, order type from exchange operator IEX Group as three new exchanges are also slated to launch within the next month. - Markets Media

  • How TiiCKER unlocks stock perks.
  • How Raise helps save you money.
  • Fidelity launches first Bitcoin Fund.
  • Ally teams with Mastercard’s Vyze.
  • Finco brings AI, data to real estate.
  • BNY links API to Cais and iCapital.
  • Nubank fintech raised $300 million.
  • BlueCrest is now live at CDSClear.
  • QuantConnect pushes accessibility.
  • BBVA to test softPOS payment tech.
  • Alfi tackles government agreements.
  • Archax to create new product range.
  • Toshiba eyes contactless checkout.
  • Esusu taps $2M for credit inequality.
  • Delta intros calendar spread trading.
  • Klarna saw its losses rise sevenfold.
  • BlockFi taps CF for lending product.
  • Bison grows Coinbase partnership.
  • Frontier locks $1.85M for DeFi tech.

Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Spotlight: 

Every year Benzinga, a leading news and data platform, holds the Global Fintech Awards, a day of dealmaking, networking, and recognition in the fintech space.

Ahead of the November 10, 2020 event, this newsletter highlights disruptive innovators working to create positive and diverse change in financial services.

Today's disruptive innovator is Rally Road, a platform for buying and selling equity shares in collectible assets.

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Watch For This: Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank has changed how it views trade-off between lower unemployment and higher inflation. - WSJ

  • Tesla autopilot crashes into cop car.
  • UK pays people isolating from virus.
  • AI as a blueprint for fintech startups.
  • Exchanges become conglomerates.
  • Budgeting during uncertain periods.
  • Gulf hurricane disrupts food system.
  • Guide: Building a platform company.


Market Moving Headline: 84% of S&P companies reported actual EPS above estimated EPS--the highest percentage since FactSet began tracking. - FactSet

  • Learning about Micro E-mini options.
  • Labor recovers, but stimulus needed.
  • Amazon launches fitness band, app.
  • The Nasdaq eyes test of zero gamma.
  • The US purchases Abbott virus tests.
  • Citadel helps Asana with direct listing.
  • Europe to start 737 MAX flight testing.
  • Sales declines at restaurants improve.
  • United Air announces biggest pilot cut.
  • Walmart joins bid to purchase TikTok.
  • Cboe will list S&P ESG index options.

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