Top Fintech News Stories for July 28, 2021

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

  • Celeb-backed startup Landis pulls in $165M of debt and equity – finLedger
  • Battle lines over cryptocurrencies being drawn in Congress – American Banker
  • PitchIt Podcast #14: Oona Rokyta of Lance – LendAcademy
  • Venmo’s Real Threat to Banking: Making Payments Fun – The Financial Brand
  • Biden’s Banking Blast – Forbes
  • Digital Assets: Fireblocks Raises $310 Million at $2 Billion Valuation – CrowdFund Insider
  • How This Silicon Valley Banking Provider Serves Big Techs & Startups – The Financial Brand
  • Folks Warming to CBDC Use: Guardtime Study – CrowdFund Insider
  • African startups join global funding boom as fintech shines – TechCrunch
  • The pesky, persistent gender gap in personal finance, in 4 charts – Tearsheet

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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