Top Fintech News Stories for August 17, 2021

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

  • Bank Of America Is Losing Its Grip On Millennials As Fintechs Reinvent The Checking Account – Forbes
  • Walmart is the latest Fortune 500 Company hiring a cryptocurrency expert – CNBC
  • Figure, New York Community team up on blockchain projects – American Banker
  • LendIt Fintech Nexus Miami is Being Postponed – LendIt Fintech
  • This Fintech Lender Has Big Plans to Be More Than ‘Just a Bank’ – The Financial Brand
  • Is the move to Ethereum 2.0 a watershed moment for crypto? – Tearsheet
  • 2 regulators see change at the top – Banking Dive
  • ‘Rip the Band-Aid off’: Google exec on banks’ switch to cloud – American Banker
  • Two Congressmen Tell the SEC and CFTC to Form Digital Assets Working Group Now – CrowdFund Insider
  • Bitpanda valued at $4.1bn after $263m round – Altfi

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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