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Finance

The Fintech IPO Market Is On Fire. Here’s Why.

Investment executives say exit pressure, valuation pressure, talent pressure, and story pressure have all contributed to the new fintech "IPO mania."   More

Finance Inclusion

Fintech Is Winning With Black Americans. Why Isn’t That a Media Story?

Black consumers and Black-owned businesses use fintech companies disproportionately higher than their overall population numbers would predict. Plus, the pay-me-now revolution is here.   More

Finance Government Policy

Slowly, Biden’s Fintech Approach Emerges

Although much remains opaque, the broad outlines of the Biden Administration’s regulatory handling of fintech are starting to come into view.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Crypto’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

A watershed moment for Bitcoin and its brethren.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Maybe We Need a New Definition of “Bank”

Who Is a Bank? Who Is NOT a Bank? Does It Matter?   More

Cities Cryptocurrency Finance

Andrew Yang Says He’ll Make NYC a Crypto Hub. Does That Make Sense ?

No doubt some New York voters find his pledge appealing, but pronouncements like this make people who follow the issue scratch their heads in bewilderment.   More

Finance Policy

Are Fintechs Going Predatory?

21st-century technology makes it all too easy to use partnerships between banks and fintechs to create an end-run around local restrictions.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Mobile

One Fintech Superapp to Rule Them All

Fintech companies are not the only players here: Facebook and Google are also attempting to expand their role in payments/currency. And keep an eye on Amazon, Uber and Walmart, too.   More

Business Finance

Why Insurtech Firm Root Tanked After IPOing

Amidst an otherwise febrile fintech market, Root has gone underground, falling from a $6 billion IPO market cap to $3 billion. In one important sense, Root’s public humiliation is healthy.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Why a US-Backed Bitcoin ETF Feels Inevitable

March 2021 was the month when a US-sanctioned exchange traded fund (ETF) focused on Bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies turned the corner from prohibited to inevitable.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

The Would-Be Robinhood Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

This week the Israeli company eToro announced that it will go public in a $10.4 billion deal, being acquired by a SPAC created by veteran banker Betsy Cohen. eToro may provide the biggest competition Robinhood will face in the next couple of years.   More

Business Finance

Awaiting Stripe’s Massive IPO

Five years ago, when the founders appeared on the cover of Inc. magazine, Stripe was estimated to process $20 billion in annual payments. Last year that figure was estimated at $350 billion.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

A Dialogue on Cryptocurrency

FIN's James Ledbetter sat down with Jalak Jobanputra, the founder and managing partner of FuturePerfect Venture, to discuss Bitcoin's trajectory, what to expect from NFTs, and the future of crypto.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Inside the Coinbase Direct Listing

An exclusive interview with Jeff John Roberts, author of the recently published history of Coinbase, The Kings of Crypto. What can Coinbase's S-1 filing tell us about the state of the crypto industry?   More

Finance

The Payment Revolution Continues to Roar

PayPal and Square go up and up and up.   More

Finance The Pandemic

How Much Do You Owe in 2020 Taxes–and To Whom? It’s A Mess.

Upwards of 55% of the population worked remotely during the pandemic. With April 15th approaching, keep your financial planner on speed dial.   More

Finance Inclusion

Will Fintech End Racist Lending?

Fintech should be able to replace racially-tainted methods of measuring risk with shiny, new algorithms that don’t discriminate.   More

Finance

Buy Now, Pay…Never?

The BNPL revolution kind of depends on the PL part.   More

Finance Media & Marketing Opinion

Robinhood: More Drug Pusher than Democratizer

In an era where millions are easily seduced by immediate gratification and self-flattery, and suspicious of any kind of earned expertise, Robinhood's "We Are All Investors" ad might be the most dangerously misleading commercial in Super Bowl history.   More

Business Finance

Reddit, Robinhood, and Wall Street – Watch the Conversation

A band of investment outsiders rallied behind some obscure stocks and caught some of the world’s largest hedge funds napping. With technology enabling coordinated investment and free stock trades, is this the new normal? Will Congress and the Biden Administration see the need to intervene? Watch the lively discussion with fintech, Wall Street, and Reddit experts James Ledbetter, Alexis Goldstein, and Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.   More