Top Fintech News Stories for February 18, 2021

Here are the top news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Investors Are Now Valuing Stripe At $115 Billion – Forbes
  • U.S. payments startup Marqeta files with regulators for IPO – source – Reuters
  • Coinbase, Readying for Public Listing, Gets $77B Valuation From Nasdaq Private Market – CoinDesk
  • Shopify Originated $226.9M in MCAs and Business Loans in Q4, Close to $800M For the Year – deBanked
  • Three regtech developments to expect under Biden – FinLedger
  • Fintech inspired by Black Lives Matter targets underbanked – American Banker
  • Mastercard and Jennifer Hudson unveil platform supporting black women-owned businesses – Finextra
  • Revolut to roll out QR code payments for business customers in 25 countries – AltFi
  • Gamestop – Robinhood Testimony Out as House Committee on Financial Services Preps for First of Three Hearings – Crowdfund Insider
  • Crypto wallet and exchange company Blockchain.com raises $120 million – TechCrunch

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