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The Lower East Side Receives Its First BitCoin ATM

The grocery section of N&N Delancey Smoke Shop is now home to the Lower East Side's first official BitCoin dispenser. CoinSource, a...

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FinTech for the Win: How Virtual Reality & Finance Join Forces to Boost the Finance Industry

When we think Virtual Reality (VR), we most likely envision the Oculus Rift or computer games. But some believe VR is going to affect our...

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60 Minutes: M-Pesa in Kenya and the Future of Money

Tonight's 60 Minutes covered the "mobile money" revolution that has swept Kenya, allowing people to send and receive money on their cell...

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Datacoup Wants to Buy Your Credit Card and Facebook Data

Many businesses depend on people’s personal data, but the people who own that data usually get no financial benefit from it. Datacoup...

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Would You Pay $19 for a Ticket Out of Airport Hell?

Attacking travel insurance from an oblique angle? Freebird resists the insurance analogy because there is no claim to file for...

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The Blurring Of The Public And Private Markets

Fred Wilson and the team at USV believe that the biggest difference between public and private markets is the amount of information that...

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Tencent Affiliate WeBank Looks to Raise Around $1 Billion

Tencent's online-banking affiliate, WeBank is seeking to raise around $1b to increase its financial-services offerings (loans and...

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Surge in Subprime Auto Lending Draws Attention

Subprime auto lending has surged in recent years, while subprime mortgage lending has remained flat. In the last 6 months more than $110b...

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AIG CEO to Face Critics Who Seek Breakup

Another day and another large Financial Institution gets an activist hedge fund manager who wants to see the firm broken apart.

A representative from hedge-fund Paulson & Co. and a prominent Wall Street analyst—with different but dramatic plans for how insurance...…

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Hanweck Gets $10M Funding Boost from Argentum

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Data Republic builds secure platform to share big data

Aussie start-up Data Republic are now actively tackling the concept of "data control", where contributors of data have full control of...

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Why Card.com Just Raised $9 Million

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Square Raises Less Than Sought in IPO, Testing Valuations

Square has finally priced its IPO and it hasn't gone terribly well. The $9 per share price came in below the proposed $11-$13 offering...

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CFPB Under Congressional Pressure And Increased Scrutiny

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Would You Pass the Global Financial Literacy Test?

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Barclays Took a Last Look at Its FX Trades

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London fintech startup Ebury just raised $83 million to take advantage of the 'unbundling' of banks

London-based online business finance startup, Ebury, secured $83m in Private Equity financing from Vitruvian Partners. The company helps...

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Tobey Maguire signs on with $50M Joe Lonsdale fund

So, that just happened. Former Formation8 founder, Joe Lonsdale, has added Hollywood actor Tobey Maguire to his new $50m seed fund -...

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Another Online Lending Upstart Wants to Take on Wells Fargo

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FinTech Startups Find Their Market Entry: MasterCard Announces Start Path Global Program

MasterCard announced it’s inaugural global Start Path class that includes 7 startups that were selected from nearly 200 applicants to...

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Mutual Funds Flail at Valuing Hot Startups Like Uber

The shortage of information about private technology companies and their tiny trading volumes are creating daunting valuation hurdles for...

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Snapchat Isn't the Only Startup in Fidelity's Crosshairs

Fidelity has become one of the most active investors in privately-held startups, but it looks like the investment giant is beginning to...

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Money Managers Are Stuffed With Corporate Bonds

No wonder trading participants are so concerned with corporate bond liquidity and volatility (the topic of our newsletter two weeks...

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Robo-advisor MoneyFarm raises EUR16m for UK launch

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Millennials Ditch Big Banks and Go Local With Their Money

Community and local banks are winning with one very important age group: millennials. Over the past year, community banks saw a 5%...

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Apple, Banks in Talks on Mobile Person-Person Payment Service

Apple will not charge banks for using the service, unlike ApplePay which currently does levy a charge to banks.

Apple has been talking with a number of banks about the service, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Capital One Financial Corp., Wells...…

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Beyond Vegas - Israel plays host to fintech

There's a two day conference in Tel Aviv this week, hosted by Leumi, with Glocer, Pandit and others.

Here's the running chat on Twitter |

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Beyond Banking: under attack on all sides

The FT has a 3 part series on the turmoil and decline of the banking industry. There are 3 schools of thought about what is going on. 1)...

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Bessemer Backs Consumer Lending Startup Bread

New York-based alternative lending startup, Bread, secured a $14.3m Series A round, led by Bessemer Ventures. Bread developed a...

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The Uberization of Money

One takeaway from Zach's good Sunday-read is that we are just beginning....

"Over the next decade, the familiar 20th-century modes of...

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Facebook Q3 2015 Earnings - The power of mobile

Facebook's quarterly results came out last week. Facebook now has 1bn daily active users, 894m of them on mobile.

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Ex-CFPB bigwig talks regulating fintech innovators

Raj Date, former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spoke on Thursday at American Banker's Marketplace Lending...

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FactorTrust Announces Addition of Industry Veteran Michael Heller as President in Conjunction with S

Atlanta based alternative credit buerau, FactorTrust, closed a $42m investment led by ABS Capital Partners and MissionOG, both late stage...

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ACI Worldwide (ACIW) enters agreement to acquire PAY.ON

Publicly traded company, ACI, anounced that it will acquire German based eCommerce payment gateway services company, PAY.ON. The deal is...

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The CEO of NYC's SeedInvest, Ryan Feit, digs into 5 big developments of the recent Title III ruling

1) Funding portals will be permitted to curate and vet companies subjectively

2) Companies do not have to perform ongoing audits or...

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Tech ‘unicorns’: life in the goldfish bowl

From the FT Lex - If you are a privately owned tech co. with a valuation greater than $1bn you may want to think twice before IPO. 'A...

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Big Banks Lock Horns With Personal-Finance Web Portals

J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo are snarling the flow of data to popular financial manager platforms. It's very clear that banks fear this...

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CME in Agreement with FinTech Sandbox for Data Access

Publicly traded company, CME Group, said in a press release this week that it has signed an agreement with non-profit FinTech Sandbox, to...

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KPMG Acquires G2 FinTech U.S. Tax Software

Global accounting firm giant, KPMG, recently acquired G2 FinTech's U.S. tax software for an undisclosed amount. The intention of the deal...

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Bitcoin surges as Chinese flock to Russian fraudster’s site

This week the price of bitcoin reached close to $500, a price hike that hasn't been seen in over a year. Apparently, the reason for the...

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Why Title III Of The JOBS Act May Be A Flop

For all the potential benefits that Title III of the JOBS Act intends to provide there are many challenges that entrepreneurs and...

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Alternative credit bureau FactorTrust scores $42m

The Atlanta based, alternative credit bureau, FactorTrust has secured $42m in funding. ABS Capital Partners and MissionOG led the round.

FactorTrust, the alternative credit bureau, announced today that Michael Heller, an information and analytics industry leader, has joined...…

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Mobile invoicing app Invoice2go snags $15 mln Series C

Mobile invoicing app Invoice2go has secured $15m in Series C funding.Ribbit Capital led the round with participation from Accel Partners.

Invoice2go has also hit a new milestone, with customers invoicing more than $1 billion per month, positioning the company to make an...…

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The Demise of the Back Office?

Management of reference data is a hefty expense (~$10b/year) for the financial services industry. Each firm devotes man power and...

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The 12 hottest Nordic fintech startups

You've most likely heard of the payments companies Klarna and iZettle, but here is a list of 10 other Nordic startups that are helping to...

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What made Visa Europe worth $23B?

Cash. Cash. Cash.

Globalization and the significant % of the world that still transacts in cash are key drivers for what seems like a big...

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