Top News In Fintech And Beyond For April 25, 2022


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👉 Top Things To Know In TradeFi:

  • Bitstamp, Benzinga chat at BTC22.
  • Fidelity is building new crypto ETFs.
  • supports MIT research. CRO/USD
  • GS looks to woo FTX in Caribbean. GS
  • added crypto trading.
  • Britannia has purchased Alphaplate.
  • Cboe launching curb session trade. CBOE
  • FTX: Algos must clear margin trade. FTT/USD
  • Kraken has tapped new leadership. 
  • Is Binance working w/ FSB agency. BNB/USD
  • ThinkMarkets getting in DeFi CFDs.

Graphic: Via @RobinhoodApp.

👉 Top Things To Know In Fintech:

  • Symbiotic makes utility w/DLT tech.
  • Citi and STT invested in FunGuard. C
  • Evolve, Trust and Bond partner up.
  • Chargebee, Razorpay teaming up.
  • Tencent is investing in a UK fintech. TCEHY
  • OCC orders Anchorage to revamp.
  • Skyflow, Plaid partnered on security.
  • NY lawmakers eye stop to rug pulls.
  • Billtrust grows KeyBank relationship. BTRS KEY
  • Archa added $24M bag to develop.
  • Twitter taps Stripe over creator pay. TWTR 
  • Plaid co-founder rebranding bank.
  • ADCB joined UAE DLT consortium.
  • Cowen rolling out crypto algorithms.
  • SALT pushes lending-as-a-service.
  • Stripe is leading in carbon removal.
  • Citi, Ebanx partner in Latin America.
  • FCA review highlights fintech issue.
  • C2FO surpasses $200B in funding.
  • Finextra, Jobbio eye talent curation.
  • Crypto not immune to macro trends.
  • MicroDesk, Nordigen partnering up.
  • A16z Crypto intros Web3 research.
  • Goldman growing Marcus beta test.
  • Ratio secures $120M in a Series A.
  • CB Insight: Fintech Q1’22 analysis.
  • MS: Crypto to be more widely used.
  • Fintech Brex acquires Pry Financial.
  • Macron wants to better regulations.

👉 Interesting Reads:

  • Large cannabis consolidation likely.
  • The affordability crisis is real & bad.
  • Fincourse brought a couple millions.
  • Will Fed tightening kill the markets.
  • Ziglu <> Robinhood, CS, & stability. CS HOOD
  • Libs of TikTok soars after a doxxing.
  • Netflix canceled shows amid losses. NFLX
  • CNN+ streaming service gets killed. T
  • Top 10 degrees in fintech in Europe.
  • GS: Apple, Meta lead in metaverse. GS AAPL FB
  • If you get a W-2, “you are a sucker.”
  • Elon Musk decimates Bill Gates life. TSLA MSFT

Graphic: Via @elonmusk.

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