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Automated Finance App Tally Raises $50 Million

When Silicon Valley looks at FinTech, they still see dollar signs. At least that's what the recent string of investments would suggest, with the automated finance app Tally being the latest recipient. As Fortune reports, the app has just closed a $50 million funding round. The Series C round was...

Bitcoin Price Returns to $10,000+

For the first time in more than a year, the price of a single Bitcoin is now higher than $10,000. While that's nearly half of its all-time high, it's more than double where it was late last year and into early this year. So could the world's largest cryptocurrency be...

Google, PayPal Reportedly Nixed OCC Bank Charter Opportunity

It's now been nearly a year since the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency opened up applications for their Special Purpose National Bank charters — more commonly referred to as FinTech bank charters. In that time state regulators have taken issue with the plan, with some filing lawsuits against...

Facebook Officially Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency Plans

After months of speculation, reports, and some incorrect guesses to what its name would be, yesterday Facebook finally announced plans for its cryptocurrency - Libra. As expected the project includes partnerships with multiple brands and companies that will accept the token. Meanwhile Facebook will launch a wallet called Calibra for...

CoinBits Aims to Be the "Acorns of Crypto"

Bitcoin has been on a bit of a roll the last few months. With its price back over $8,000, there's hope that some new life can be breathed into the world's largest cryptocurrency. Still, the coin has a long way to grow, which is why Erik Finman — who MarketWatch...

Uber Reportedly Looking to Expand into FinTech

Just over a month after its initial public offering, Uber is apparently looking to diversify its offerings while still pleasing their target demographic. According to a CNBC report the ride-hailing company is now eyeing an expansion into the realm of FinTech. While it's unclear exactly what these plans would entail,...

Chase Closing Down Its Finn Mobile Bank App

Back in October 2017, JP Morgan Chase announced the launch of a Millennial-targeted mobile bank called Finn. In addition to offering customers access to Chase ATMs and allowing them to deposit checks, it also had some unique features such as the ability to rate transactions using emojis. Now, 18 months...

SEC Suing Kik Over "Kin" Initial Coin Offering

It seems that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is cracking down on initial coin offerings (ICOs). As Bloomberg reports, the agency is now suing the popular messaging app Kik over the 2017 launch of "Kin." That ICO reportedly raised $100 million for the app, but the SEC...