Top Fintech News Stories for August 25, 2021

Here are the most read news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Blockstream Raises $210M, Acquires Mining Chip Manufacturer Spondoolies – Coindesk
  • Klarna hits 20m American users – Finextra
  • PitchIt Podcast #17: Antonio Diaz of Dapp – LendIt Fintech
  • Banks’ Poor Use of Data Drives Business Customers to Fintechs – The Financial Brand
  • Visa Buys a CryptoPunk NFT – LendIt Fintech
  • Fiserv strikes up a bevy of new partnerships – Banking Dive
  • Does decentralized finance really help the underbanked? – American Banker
  • ‘The banking pendulum is beginning to swing’: Circle plans to become a national digital currency bank – Tearsheet
  • BBVA’s dynamic security code Aqua card enters LatAm – finLedger
  • Brazilian fintech Cora raises $116M Series B as Tiger Global, Tencent sign on as investors alongside Greenoaks – TechCrunch

  • Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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