Fintech Focus For October 13, 2020

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Quote Of The Day: We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus. - David Nabarro

Fintech Movers: Hackers have stolen $22 million from users of the popular bitcoin wallet Electrum by enticing people to install fake software updates. - The Block

  • Revolut eyes a California bank charter.
  • OptionsSwing intros a mentorship chat.
  • State Street, SimCorp form partnership.
  • HedgeTrade added Nervos to platform.
  • September VC funding stats for fintech.
  • Bitfinex to launch EOS, Litecoin swaps.
  • Telegram added Ecommpay payments.
  • MackeyRMS launched ESG Scorecards.
  • Deutsche introduced new warning tech.
  • Advisor Group launches MyCMO fixes.
  • Longevity intros health-focused fintech.
  • N26 looks to launch new funding round.
  • LendingClub exits the P2P loan space.
  • Ninjacart landed funding from Walmart.

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Watch For This: Small businesses see risks in the months ahead, and if conditions do deteriorate, it is unclear if these businesses will be able to easily access credit. - Goldman Sachs

  • What Turkey’s S400 missile tests mean.
  • Protesters knock down Lincoln statues.
  • How to find actionable advice on selling.
  • Twitter flags Trump’s tweet on the virus.
  • 17-year-old is making travel germ-free.


Market Moving Headline: [T]he cumulative virus impact will ultimately be a fraction of that of the 2008 financial crisis. - BlackRock

  • Oil lower as Libya, Norway raise supply.
  • Deutsche’s riskiest bonds get upgrade.
  • Disney reshuffles media, entertainment.
  • Twilio buys cloud customer data startup.
  • SPAC filing to include Shaquille O’Neal.
  • Apple iPhone 12 will offer next-gen 5G.
  • Roblox confidentially files to go public.
  • Caterpillar betting on autonomous tech.
  • Goldman’s financial targets jeopardized.
  • S&P 500 likely reports earnings decline.
  • TikTok rival Triller explores an IPO deal.
  • Walmart, Target master curbside pickup.
  • Southwest to introduce O’Hare service.
  • G7 opposes launch of Facebook’s Libra.

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