Top Fintech News Stories for August 5, 2021

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

  • How Square’s Alyssa Henry Used The ‘Amazon Playbook’ To Amass A $550 Million Fortune – Forbes
  • America’s financial institutions have failed Black and brown communities. Killer Mike has a solution – Fast Company
  • OCC conducting review of overdraft policies, acting comptroller says – Banking Dive
  • Financial insight platform Zeni raises $34M Series B – finLedger
  • Feedzai adds behavioural biometrics to its arsenal with acquisition of Revelock – Finextra
  • Neobank launches real-time cryptocurrency conversion – Banking Dive
  • Ripple’s blueprint to modernize Europe’s payments infrastructure – American Banker
  • Insurtech Hippo Now Valued at $5B after Going Public via SPAC, Company to Focus on Tech, Data, Engineering – CrowdFund Insider
  • New CBDC report highlights potential opportunities and challenges of introducing a Central Bank Digital Currency in the U.S. – TearSheet
  • DeFi Report from ConsenSys: 2.91M Unique Ethereum Addresses Using Decentralized Finance Protocols in Q2 2021, a 65% Growth from Q1 – CrowdFund Insider

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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