Top News In Fintech And Beyond For June 13, 2022

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👉 Top Things To Know In TradeFi:

  • Aplo hones singular crypto access
  • Freetrade cuts nearly 15% of staff
  • Coinbase CEO addressing culture COIN
  • Abrdn kills a deal w/ investing app
  • Trade Republic bagged new funds
  • DelphX issues first CPOs & CRNs DPXCF
  • RoboMarkets founded CFD broker
  • Huobi intros Ivy Blocks invest arm
  • Wealthsimple combining products
  • CaixaBank launching FXNow offer CAIXY
  • Pintu bagged $113M in a Series B

👉 Top Things To Know In Fintech:

  • Valkyrie announces new fundraise
  • Coin Center suing Treasury & IRS
  • Revolut added USD B2B transfers 
  • Citi and others invested in LiquidX C
  • Safaricom, Visa intro a virtual card
  • EU nearing agreement over crypto
  • Ualá to push Wilobank acquisition
  • Razorpay helped HostBooks raise
  • Lawsuits over Zelle keep piling up
  • Request Finance adds $5.5M seed
  • MoneyGram added crypto-to-cash MGI
  • Mastercard teams w/NFT markets MA
  • Apple’s BNPL nightmare for others AAPL
  • Circle to buy crypto-tech CYBAVO 
  • Abra adds 1st crypto rewards card
  • Zelle is growing faster than others
  • LendingClub seeks profitable user LC
  • BlockFi lobbying after record fines

💭 Executive Perspective: Benzinga spoke with Oliver Yates, the CEO and co-founder of Aplo, an EU-licensed broker to institutional investors.

We asked for his thoughts on the Terra-apocalypse. He said this:

Half of Terra was premiums from loans due to the protocol. The other half was a gift from the foundation itself. That’s unsustainable.

At the end of the day, there’s no free lunch. Crypto is no different.

There’s no free 20% return. If you’re lending, you can potentially make 10% but there’s default risk.

You’ve got to ask the right questions. Does the yield come from anywhere apart from inflation?

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