Top Fintech News Stories for May 26, 2021

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

  • These are the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies – CNBC
  • Square’s bank accounts lay groundwork for a super app – American Banker
  • PitchIt Podcast #6: Naftali Harris of Sentilink – LendAcademy
  • DeFi: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Publishes Comprehensive Report on Decentralized Finance – CrowdFund Insider
  • Visa takes a swipe in fintech, builds new online marketplace – TechCrunch
  • Resolve, a spinout from BNPL giant Affirm, nabs $60M in funding – finLedger
  • E-commerce fraud prevention firm Forter scores $300m – Finextra
  • Coinbase Addresses Misconceptions and Myths about Bitcoin (BTC) Mining, Environmental Issues – CrowdFund Insider
  • UK’s Paysend raises $125M at a $700M+ valuation to expand its all-in-one payments platform – TechCrunch
  • Neobank Paybby to bring crypto investing to Black and Brown communities – BankingDive

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