Top Fintech News Stories for Oct. 18, 2021

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

  • Challenger bank N26 raises $900 million at $9 billion valuation – TechCrunch
  • Podcast 320: Renaud Laplanche of Upgrade – LendIt Fintech News
  • ComplyAdvantage opens free startup crimefighting program to North America – LendIt Fintech News
  • Bitcoin tops $60,000 for first time in six months as traders bet on ETF approval – CNBC
  • Why KeyBank Changed Course with Its National Digital Brand – The Financial Brand
  • Lawmakers clash over government’s role in preserving cash – American Banker
  • GoHenry launches new financial literacy tool for children – Altfi
  • The pick ‘n’ mix, Lego bank can work – The Finanser
  • Jack Dorsey says Square may build a bitcoin mining system, adding to bitcoin price surge – CNBC
  • Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins? Whatever. – Forbes

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