Fintech Focus For October 9, 2020

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Quote Of The Day: The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fintech Movers: Electronic trading giant Citadel Securities will bolster its already huge presence at the New York Stock Exchange by buying the NYSE market-making business of smaller rival IMC Financial Markets, the companies said. - WSJ

  • Affirm filed confidential IPO paperwork.
  • Ripple launches Line of Credit service.
  • Qontigo to launch SRI indices offering.
  • Virtu eyes a conditional order standard.
  • Revolut growing crypto with Fireblocks.
  • PPP scammers prefer fintech lenders.
  • Blockchain, crypto investments in 2020.
  • Rappi seeks to improve cash solutions.
  • Square put 1% of total assets in Bitcoin.
  • South Korea will test a CBDC next year.
  • BoA eyes micro consumer loans space.
  • Caliber Loans IPO and mortgage tech.
  • KPMG unveils blockchain infrastructure.
  • Instacart value rose on a $200M round.

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Watch For This: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would not participate in a debate with Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden under a new format announced Thursday by the debates commission in which each candidate would appear at remote locations. - Al Jazeera

  • JPM, HSBC telling Paris staff to WFH.
  • Calculating maker-taker market costs.
  • Adidas looks to supplier sustainability.
  • Trading venues and better executions.
  • California reports on rotating outages.
  • Let’s Roam explores adventure books.
  • Robot spy vessel found near UK base.
  • Japan’s bullet trains hit a speed bump.
  • Ruby Tuesday has filed for bankruptcy.


Market Moving Headline: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said legislation to help airline companies survive the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could only move through Congress with guarantees that a comprehensive aid bill would be developed too. - Reuters

  • IEA: Iron and steel technology roadmap.
  • Oil climbs on threatened supply outlook.
  • Reviewing the bond market meltdown.
  • Waymo eyes public ride-hailing service.
  • Einride launches a global fleet of trucks.
  • Big tech denying House antitrust report.
  • Global oil outlook, equilibrium for 2021.
  • IBM will break up and hone in on cloud.
  • Auto suppliers scramble to fill factories.
  • Venture capital funding report Q3 2020.
  • Citigroup fined $400M for risk problems.
  • Tesla a top pick among millennials in Q3.
  • Fed’s Powell says US faces tragic risks.
  • SPACs driving a third quarter IPO surge.

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