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FinTech Startup Astra Joins Visa's Fast Track Program

For FinTech startups, speed is the name of the game. As we've seen time and time again, it's important for these firms to acquire customers as quickly as possible, with venture capital often helping fuel their race against the clock. That's where the Visa Fast Track program comes in, making...

Bitcoin IRA Reaches $400 Million in Crypto Transactions

A company facilitating the ability to invest in cryptocurrencies via a retirement account has just reached a monetary milestone. Launched in 2016, Bitcoin IRA announced this week that it had surpassed $400 million in cryptocurrency transactions. The accomplishment also comes a year after their 24-hour-a-day self-trading crypto platform launched. News of...

FinTech Lender LendUp Hits $2 Billion in Loans

It seems that, every few months or so, another survey shows that the majority of Americans would be unable to cover an unexpected expense of a few hundred dollars or more. As a result, despite the best efforts of regulators, so-called "payday loans" continue to be a popular albeit expensive...

Banking API Startup Teller Raises $4 Million

While it's clear that Teller's team is feisty and hungry for a shot to complete with Plaid, the head start the latter has enjoyed will certainly be a major factor.

FinTech SoFi Announces Partnership with Mastercard

Over the past few months, the FinTech firm SoFi has been quite busy. For example last year it introduced a hybrid money management account called SoFi Money, offering high-yield interest, reimbursed ATM fees, and other perks. Now the company is looking to expand on that success, announcing a multifaceted partnership...

Apple Card Adds Ability to Export Transactions Spreadsheet

When the Apple Card launched in August of last year, it was perhaps the most high-profile example of FinTech seen to date. At the same time the card itself wasn't exactly built to play nice with other FinTech products as it offered no way for users to link their accounts...

Chainalysis Suggests $2.8 Billion in Bitcoin Was Laundered Last Year

For as much mainstream success and acceptance as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have enjoyed in recent years, there are still those who remain skeptical of digital currency. In addition to those who criticize crypto for not having any "real value," regulators have repeatedly pointed to the ability to "launder" funds...

Chime, Robinhood Top FinTech VC Investments in Q4 2019

Looking back at 2019, it's fair to say that it was a pretty good year for FinTech. From startups launching new products to major acquisitions being announced, there was plenty of news to keep up on. Of course 2019 was also a big year for investments. In fact, the latest...