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Fintech Focus For September 30, 2020


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Quote Of The Day: The man with a new idea is a crank, until the idea succeeds. - Mark Twain

Fintech Movers: Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, took a strong stance against employee-driven corporate activism over the weekend, explaining that, going forward, his company would be “mission focused.” - Coindesk

  • ButterflyMX secures $35M in round.
  • Goldman Sachs eyes digital assets.
  • Square rolls out QR-based features.
  • TMX provides market data to Yahoo.
  • MIT will prevent blockchain attacks.
  • Facet Wealth raised a $25M round.
  • USM rolls out mobile app for brokers.
  • Deposit Solutions launches in US.
  • Goldman launches FX trade engine.
  • Capitalize launched a 401K initiative.
  • CTIM taps Bloomberg for workflow.
  • Kadena embraced DeFi technology.
  • LendingTree added bank accounts.
  • Argentine fintech Ualá has launched.
  • Personal Capital eyes literacy, tech.
  • Congress is examining fintech banks.
  • Refinitiv is moving away from Eikon.
  • Azlo launches subscription banking.
  • Amazon launched a new way to pay.

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Watch For This: At least 39 states did not have enough money to pay all of their bills at the end of 2019, leaving them ill-prepared to shoulder the costs of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. - Accounting Today

  • Latin America struggles with hunger.
  • The most powerful women in finance.
  • Democrats released smaller relief bill.
  • Colorado’s startup scene flying high.
  • UK faces second wave, Brexit issues.
  • Florida lifted its restaurant restrictions.
  • Data: Robinhood users not reckless.
  • B2C know-how boon to supply chains.
  • Making life better for the middle class.
  • Masters behind JPMs spoofing, fraud.


Market Moving Headline: Based on [a] cross-country regression, the dollar should have depreciated by 12 percentage points more than it has (11 percentage points if we do not include Russia and Turkey). [I]nterpret these gaps as the appropriate measure of the dollar’s exorbitant duty in the COVID-19 crisis. - Tellimer

  • Allianz Global Wealth Report for 2020.
  • Japan’s factories are increasing output.
  • Oil holds lower on demand, recovery.
  • US to sue Google, DOJ seeks support.
  • Inflation targeting not formula based.
  • Stocks likely to return to record highs.
  • An analysis on oil market rebalancing.
  • Seattle intros a pay rate for Uber, Lyft.
  • Disney lays off nearly 28K employees.
  • Companies are curbing long-term debt.
  • Kroger, Ocado intro CFC in Michigan.
  • Mortgage market to weaken on relief.
  • Google, Fitbit fight for deal approvals.
  • SUV demand has grown significantly.
  • Gold buying from central banks climbs.
  • Consumer confidence posts big gains.

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