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Fintech unicorn Nubank expects twin public listings next month, invites app users to become partners

Brazilian fintech Nubank is now publicly listed in the US and Brazil

advertisement Brazilian fintech unicorn Nubank listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Brazil’s B3 this week, starting its journey as a public company. Nubank listed on the NYSE (NU) and Brazil’s B3 exchange (NUBR33) on Dec. 9, after announcing tentative dates last month. According to Reuters, Nubank is now the most valuable listed …

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UK's Payhawk raises $112 million as expenses fintech race heats up

UK’s Payhawk raises $112 million as expenses fintech race heats up

advertisement Automated expenses fintech Payhawk has closed a $112 million Series B round, valuing the company at $570 million, according to an announcement. Greenoaks led the round whilst existing investors QED Investors, Earlybird Digital East and Eleven Ventures participated.  The news comes with competition among expense management startups in Europe heating up. Spendesk, Soldo and Revolut …

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French Fintech Lydia Taps Bitpanda to Let 5.5M Users Trade Crypto

French Fintech Lydia Taps Bitpanda to Let 5.5M Users Trade Crypto

Austrian crypto exchange Bitpanda has teamed with French mobile payments app Lydia to offer Lydia’s 5.5 million users the ability to invest in digital assets. Bitpanda announced Monday its digital asset investment product is now fully integrated with Lydia’s payments app, which will enable Lydia customers to invest in over 170 digital assets from cryptocurrencies …

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Fintech unicorn Nubank expects twin public listings next month, invites app users to become partners

Fintech unicorn Nubank expects twin public listings next month, invites app users to become partners

Nubank has revealed expected dates for when it will go public in the U.S. and Brazil as part of its upcoming initial public offering (IPO). In a Portuguese-language blog post, Nubank said it estimates Dec. 9 and 10 as the dates when its parent Nu Holdings will list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) …

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Fidelity Digital Assets plans big headcount boost in response to institutional interest in crypto

Bitpanda hires JPMorgan fintech executive to lead Pro product

advertisement Bitpanda, the $4.1 billion Austrian fintech firm, has announced the hire of JPMorgan executive Joshua Barraclough to lead Bitpanda Pro – a platform targeting experienced traders and institutional investors. Barraclough most recently served as co-head of digital innovation at the investment bank, responsible for creating new businesses and products. Before that, Barraclough was the …

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Neobank Monese is the latest fintech firm to explore crypto products

Neobank Monese is the latest fintech firm to explore crypto products

London-based neobank Monese is exploring offering new crypto products through its mobile money app, according to two people familiar with the matter. The sources said that Monese has held talks with crypto exchanges over potential partnerships to help launch the new tools. But the exact timeframe for such a move is unclear, and a spokesperson …

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The FDIC wants to hire a legal counsel with fintech and blockchain expertise

The FDIC wants to hire a legal counsel with fintech and blockchain expertise

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — a U.S. government agency that provides insurance to banks — is looking to hire a legal counsel with expertise in the area of financial technology and blockchain, per a job ad. The “FinTech Counsel” role, as outlined in the post, would provide the agency with “support in the areas …

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Crypto-friendly fintech firm Ziglu receives e-money license, launches P2P payments

Crypto-friendly fintech firm Ziglu receives e-money license, launches P2P payments

Ziglu, a crypto-friendly fintech firm based in London, has received an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority and has launched peer-to-peer (P2P) payments for both fiat and cryptocurrencies. The EMI license, which allows Ziglu to issue e-money and provide payment services, was issued on September 1. The firm initially applied …

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ConsenSys fintech exec says Libra could become a ‘developer magnet’ if the stablecoin project takes off

ConsenSys fintech exec says Libra could become a ‘developer magnet’ if the stablecoin project takes off

Lex Sokolin is worried that Libra could be detrimental to open-source crypto development in the long-run. Sokolin, ConsenSys’s co-leader for fintech and DeFi, recently sat down with The Block’s Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd for an episode of The Scoop. Conversation topics ranged from how Libra could be a tool that governments use to “fight …

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