Category: FinTech

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AI Tax Platform FlyFin Raises $8 Million

With the number of self-employed individuals, freelancers, and side hustlers continuing to grow, many Americans are discovering the complexities that can come with business income taxes. In turn, major FinTechs like Intuit have expanded their products to meet the needs of these taxpayers, while other startups have launched what they say are superior options. Among the latter group is FlyFin, which has just completed a new round of funding. Recently,...

BitPay Adds Shiba Inu, Enables Acceptance Among Merchants

At this point, a good number of everyday Americans have likely at least heard of Bitcoin and perhaps even Ethereum. Meanwhile, however, there are a number of other notable cryptocurrencies — including some with very vocal enthusiasts. A prime example is the token Shiba Inu (SHIB). Now, the coin is getting a boost as BitPay has announced it will now support the token and allow retailers that use BitPay to...

7 Ways to Earn Free Crypto: Options and Tools to Try

It wasn't that long ago when buying or trading cryptocurrency required a level of tech literacy that most people simply don't possess. Yet, in a relatively short amount of time, the landscape has evolved dramatically. Now, there are plenty of easy-to-use options that can help people get into the world of crypto. But what if you don't even want to invest your own money just yet? As it turns out,...

BlockFi Rewards Visa Now Supports Earning in Other Cryptocurrencies

As crypto credit cards grow in popularity and the crypto market continues to diversify, one card offering has announced a new feature. Now, BlockFi Rewards Credit Card customers will be able to choose what crypto they want to earn rewards in. With Rewards Flex, cardholders will be able to stick with the default of earning Bitcoin back on their purchases or can opt to earn Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Chainlink...

Square Inc. to Become Block as FinTech Continues to Diversify

Since its debut in 2009, the FinTech Square has certainly evolved. Making a name for itself with its small business POS and payment platforms, the company has since entered into the worlds of peer-to-peer payments, cryptocurrencies, and even music streaming. Now, in a move meant to acknowledge this evolution, Square is changing its corporate name. This week, it was revealed that Square, Inc. will soon become Block, Inc. The company...

Robinhood Announces Incoming Investment Transfer Tool

Robinhood is closing out 2021 by unveiling yet another new feature. Today, the trading app announced a new service that will make it easier for customers to transfer over assets from other brokerages. According to a blog post on the company's site, eligible assets include stocks, ETFs, and certain options contracts along with cash balances. Margin balances will also be transferable if the customer has a margin-enabled Robinhood account. Additionally,...

Thought Machine Raises $200 Million, Earns Unicorn Status

Although 2021 is now rolling towards its finale, FinTech's record fundraising year isn't over yet. This week, London-based Thought Machine announced it had closed a $200 million round. The Series C was led by Nyca Partners, who were joined by some of Though Machine's banking clients, including ING Ventures, JPMorgan Chase, and Standard Chartered Ventures. Additionally, returning investors such as Lloyds Banking Group, British Patient Capital, Eurazeo, SEB, Molten Ventures,...

FinTech TiiCKER Launches Android App

Recent years have brought about a retail investor revolution. Look no further than the advent of commission-free trading apps as well as the “Gamestonk” incident for evidence of this shift. Now, one FinTech app that enables shareholders to claim perks for their ownership is expanding its platform to a new medium. This week, TiiCKER announced the launch of its Android app. Previously, the platform was offered via an iOS app...