Top Fintech News Stories for June 9, 2021

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

  • Walmart partners with PayNearMe, Green Dot to launch faster cash bill-pay in August – Banking Dive
  • Crypto Lender BlockFi in Talks to Raise Funding at $5 Billion Valuation – The Information
  • It’s Official: El Salvador’s Legislature Votes to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender – CoinDesk
  • LendingClub Shuffles Executives as it Focuses on Digital Bank Mission – CrowdFund Insider
  • Regions buying industrial loan company EnerBank USA – American Banker
  • PitchIt Podcast #7: Nathaniel Harley of MANTL – LendAcademy
  • A new fintech unicorn: Scalable Capital raises $180m from Tencent – altfi
  • Should banks have more technologists than Microsoft? – The Finanser
  • Goldman Sachs joins $28 million round in Blockdaemon – Finextra
  • Marqeta’s Huge IPO Shows That Fintech’s Boom Will be Sustained by Convenience – Finextra

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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