Top Fintech News Stories for April 20, 2021

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

  • Cryptocurrency Giant Binance. US Hires Former Top Bank Regulator – The Wall Street Journal
  • Wall Street banks brace for digital dollars as the next big disruptive force – CNBC
  • Mastercard purchases identity verification company Ekata, its 6th known acquisition to exceed a $100M purchase price – finLedger
  • The Green Wave in Fintech – A Primer – LendAcademy
  • How Consumers Prioritized Debt Payments During The Pandemic – The Financial Brand
  • Why Wells Fargo and First Internet are test-driving FedNow – American Banker
  • The Coming Bank-Bitcoin Boom: Americans Want Cryptocurrency From Their Banks – Forbes
  • Exclusive: UK fintech OakNorth strikes software deals with US banking giants Capital One and Fifth Third – Business Insider
  • Policy questions remain as global governments explore CBDCs – Banking Dive
  • Anne Boden: ‘Cash will disappear’ – Financial Times

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.

LendIt Fintech conducts three conferences a year for the leading fintech markets of the USA, Europe, and Latin America. LendIt also provides cutting-edge content all year long via audio, video, and written channels.

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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