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Savings App Guac Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Over the past few months, the FinTech industry has seen a slew of funding rounds — including some that have climbed even after their original announcement. While these traditional venture capital-led rounds are certainly the norm, they aren't the only way for startups to raise funds. Case in point: this...

Robinhood Adjusts Options Trading Features Following Criticism

As the free stock trading app Robinhood continues to explode in popularity, the platform has also garnered some criticism and scrutiny. This not only includes a 2018 misstep that found that company backtracking on plans for a "Checking & Savings" account but has also continued with the Securities and Exchange...

Neobank Revolut Officially Expands to Japan

Over the past few years, neobanks have become some of the largest players in the FinTech space. While many of these startups are based in the United States, Europe has also seen an explosion of challenger banks — with some making their way to America as well. Now one Britain-based...

Fireblocks and X-Margin Partner to Offer Crypto Derivatives

Even as most laymen are still wrapping their heads around the basic concept of cryptocurrencies, investors are already taking the possibilities to the next level. One example of this is crypto derivatives, which have gained popularity as of late despite some risks and limitations that the current trading platforms hold....

CB Insights Reveals Third Annual "FinTech 250" List 2

The results are in! This week, research CB Insights revealed their "FinTech 250" list for 2020, recognizing the fastest-growing companies in the space. Of the 250 startups featured, 32 are considered "unicorns," meaning they're valued at more than $1 billion. What's more, 87 of those selected have raised "mega-rounds" of...

Payments API Company Finix Raises $75 Million as Series B Expands

Continuing what's turning out to be a bit of a trend this year, another FinTech has just announced the expansion of its latest funding round. Earlier this week, Finix revealed that it had added another $30 million to its Series B. The newly-raised money brings the round's total to $75...

Celsius Network Announces 6.2% APY Earnings on Bitcoin Holdings

Ever since cryptocurrencies have crept into the mainstream, startups have been finding unique ways to leverage these assets and make them attractive to customers. In 2018, Celsius Network did just that with their HODL & Earn program, which manages more than $1 billion in crypto assets today. Now, Celsius customers...

Cross River Bank Reaches Settlement with Colorado Regarding FinTech Partnerships

As regular FinTech sector watchers can tell you, there are a handful of company names that tend to come up again and again when new initiatives and partnerships are announced. Cross River Bank is certainly in this category as the institution is a frequent partner for startups. Now, thanks to...