Top Fintech News Stories for July 26, 2021

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

  • Billionaire Jack Dorsey’s Square Launches A Small Business Checking Account – Forbes
  • Fintech keeps minting billionaires as Robinhood co-founders prepare for massive IPO – CNBC
  • Visa makes another big bet on fintech, buying UK payments start-up Currencycloud – CNBC
  • Fintech OppFi goes public as CEO looks to alleviate America’s emergency savings drought – CNBC
  • NFT market OpenSea hits $1.5 billion valuation – TechCrunch
  • What Gen Zers want in their banking apps – American Banker
  • Bitcoin surges 15% to top $38,000, boosted by comments from influential investors and chatter about Amazon getting into crypto – Markets Insider
  • UK fintech sector hits multibillion-pound peak of investor interest – The Guardian
  • Bitcoin drops back below $30,000, heads toward new low for the year – CNBC
  • Starling Banks’s 2021 results see 600% jump in revenues and 8 months of profitability – Altfi

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