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Coinbase Earn Aims to Educate Users About Cryptocurrencies 2

Just because cryptocurrencies are an often discussed and debated topic these days doesn't necessarily mean that the public at large fully understands them. That's where the popular crypto exchange Coinbase is looking to make a difference. In a blog post this week, the company announced their Coinbase Earn platform that...

Robinhood Walks Back "Checking & Savings" Announcement

When Robinhood announced their "Checking & Savings" product this past week — something that they had apparently been working on for over two years — they were probably hoping to grab headlines. However, as it turns out, they may have received more than they bargained for when, after announcing their plans...

SIPC Says "Not So Fast" to Robinhood's Savings Account Plans

Yesterday, the investment app Robinhood made headlines by announcing a new checking and savings product that would pay users 3% interest on their money while skipping many of the fees that traditional banks charge. As part of that announcement, the company said that account funds up to $250,000 would be...

Robinhood Gets Into Banking with Checking and Savings Product

The free investment app Robinhood made a splash earlier this year when it announced it would allow users (in certain states) to trade cryptocurrencies on the platform. Now the FinTech is making big news again, but this time with fiat currency. Today, the company announced Robinhood Checking & Savings and...

Majority of Americans Foresee Cashless Future, But It's Not Here Yet

With new credit card technologies, mobile payments, and other such options coming to the forefront, some have wondered when the United States might be transitioning into a cashless society. In fact some merchants are looking to accelerate the process by banning cash from their stores — only for cities like Philadelphia...

Robinhood Crypto Adds Illinois as Platform's 29th State

The fee-free stock trading app Robinhood continued the gradual rollout of its cryptocurrency offering this week, announcing that Illinois had become the 29th state where Robinhood Crypto would be available to users.

FinTech Firm Switch Raises $2 Million in Funding

The FinTech startup Switch has just announced a $2 million funding round — its largest to date. Since its founding in 2013, the firm has sought to help consumers, merchants, and card issuers manage card info online. As GeekWire reports, these efforts culminated in the release of their CardSavr API earlier...

Study Looks at Media Sentiment and Coverage of Cryptocurrencies

For the majority of the mainstream, the rise of Bitcoin seemingly came out of nowhere. While coverage of cryptocurrencies did slowly gain steam throughout 2106 and 2017, the rising price of Bitcoin — culminating in a near $20,000 per coin high in December — brought a flurry of articles to...