Fintech Focus For November 6, 2020

Quote Of The Day: One man with courage makes a majority. - Andrew Jackson

Fintech Movers: The Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging Visa’s proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid. - TechCrunch

  • WhatsApp to expand payments tech.
  • A Biden win could be good for fintech.
  • Citadel grows its European presence.
  • Coinbase on a Japanese hiring spree.
  • Fidelity adds an engineering initiative.
  • Accern recognized for innovative tech.
  • Nasdaq, HKEx look to DLT disruption.
  • EML’s FINLAB invested in Hydrogen.
  • HSBC to launching Transferwise rival.
  • Quantopian closes, joining Robinhood.

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Watch For This: With daily U.S. cases edging toward 100,000, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan were among states reporting record Covid-19 infections on Thursday. Ohio’s governor called the state’s numbers “shockingly high,” while Coloradans were urged to cancel any plans for big Thanksgiving get-togethers. - Bloomberg

  • USPS worker blows whistle on fraud.
  • Facebook shuts down poll watchers.
  • Slack can track employee efficiency.
  • Unpacking stock splits using options.
  • Newer, modern car designs lack soul.
  • Florida voted in favor of a $15 wage.

Market Moving Headline: At a virtual news conference following a two-day policy meeting, during which Fed officials voted unanimously to leave interest rates near zero, Powell said that economic growth and the jobs market are recovering, but improvements are “moderating” [and] below pre-pandemic levels. - Al Jazeera

  • Claims drop as the labor market gains.
  • US plans to greenlight antibody drug.
  • Uber sees slow recovery in US market.
  • Oil price path depends on virus control.
  • GM pulls $4B in profit post-shutdown.
  • Apple must face a shareholder lawsuit.
  • Bombardier faces a UK bribery probe.
  • Trade deficit narrows as exports jump.
  • Square reported $1.63B in BTC sales.
  • GM boosts spending on EV innovation.
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