Top Fintech News Stories for February 1, 2021

Here are the top news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • How Robinhood’s Game Stopped – The Finanser
  • Coinbase Investors Say It Could Hit $100 Billion Valuation When It Goes Public – Forbes
  • Podcast 283: Mary Kathryn Lynch of Renew Financial – LendIt Fintech News
  • Banks Focus on Digital Transformation Strategy in Increasingly Competitive Industry – Crowdfund Insider
  • What GameStop Can Teach Banking About Digital Disruption – The Financial Brand
  • Fidelity in talks to take £100 million stake in Starling – Finextra
  • Crypto Lender BlockFi Registers Bitcoin Trust With SEC – CoinDesk
  • “Sugar high” may have far reaching effect on fintech sectors – FinLedger
  • Aave’s Founder Angel Invests to Grow DeFi’s Head Start on the Banks – CoinDesk
  • Why Plaid may hold off on the march to go public – FinLedger

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