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Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card (In the UK)

Back before cryptocurrencies became the gold rush of 2017, the intent was always to spend and use such assets like you would fiat currency. The problem was that only a handful of sites and physical stores accepted Bitcoin, with even fewer allowing for payments in other digital currencies. One proposed...

Bitfinex Drops $10,000 Minimum Equity Requirement 2

Even as cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity, there are still questions about the accessibility of those assets. From volatile values to confusion over buying and trading, those wanting to invest in crypto have often had to jump through a few hoops. However one platform is now attempting to open its...

Affirm Nears "Minotaur" Status Following $300 Million Funding Round

When it comes to FinTech, there have certainly been several ups and downs in the news cycle. While there have been down weeks led by news of regulatory inquiries or legal challenges, there are other weeks filled with small wins. It seems that the industy is enjoying a bit of...

Small Business Banking FinTech Novo Raises $4.8 Million Seed Round

A startup with a stated goal of helping other startups manage their money just received a big chunk of change in venture seed financing. FinTech firm Novo announced this week that it had raised $4.8 million in a round led by Crosslink Capital. While Crosslink's investment totaled $3.5 million, other...

Report Suggests Vast Majority of Bitcoin Trade Volume is Faked

There are several aspects of cryptocurrencies that have served to keep them from truly reaching mainstream status. While much-reported hacks are one element scaring off investors, concerns over market manipulation — including "pump and dump" schemes — have also been rampant. Now a new report is stoking those fears once...

ICBA Asks Regulators to Close FinTech FDIC “Loophole”

With the 2020 election cycle already kicking into high gear, several of the hot topics being touted on the campaign trail revolve around technology. From fears over automation impacts to calls to break up Silicon Valley giants, there are those on both sides calling for greater regulation on emerging technologies....

Micro-Investment App Stash Adds Stock-Back Rewards to Debit Card 2

The choice between using a debit card and a credit card isn't always so simple for consumers. Although the former is often seen as a more financially wise choice, most debit cards don't offer the same kinds of perks that many credit cards do. In response to this conundrum, a...