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Fintech Focus For October 12, 2020


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Quote Of The Day: The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. - Tony Robbins

Fintech Movers: The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, the research and development wing of the United States Department of Homeland Security, has given close to a million dollars to five blockchain startups. - The Block

  • Robinhood reports hacking incident.
  • Zeppelin raised $2.5M for SME tech.
  • YCharts sold to LLR to spur growth.
  • Clair closed $4.5M for payday tech.
  • Schwab is one of the biggest banks.
  • Euronext, LSEG cleared Borsa deal.
  • UK’s FCA banned crypto derivatives.
  • Bloom Credit closes $13M Series A.
  • Morgan Stanley to buy Eaton Vance.
  • Revolut launches 4.5% savings rate.
  • Citi to automate treasury operations.

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Today's disruptive innovator is Voyager Digital, a crypto brokerage.

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Watch For This: At least nine people have been killed in overnight Armenian bombardment in Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja, the Azeri Prosecutor General’s Office said, less than 24 hours after a ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory was agreed. - Al Jazeera

  • Iraqi fighters plan to halt US attacks.
  • The UK plans to add new measures.
  • Disney layoffs bad news for tourism.
  • NASCAR, Barstool are parting ways.
  • How companies are managing cash.
  • Exploring Airbnb’s summer recovery.
  • Travis Scott is now a go-to pitchman.


Market Moving Headline: The Trump administration on Sunday called on Congress to pass a stripped-down coronavirus relief bill using leftover funds from an expired small business loan program as negotiations on a broader package ran into resistance. - Reuters

  • Stock market update for week ahead.
  • Britain wants gaps in EU talks closed.
  • Venture capital funding for Q3 2020.
  • Boeing cut its rolling 20-year forecast.
  • Demand for steel is expected to grow.
  • Hurricane Delta deals blow to energy.
  • The recovery is facing two major risks.
  • Nvidia to build UK’s largest computer.
  • Saudi Arabia to cancel oil output hike.

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