Top Fintech News Stories for March 12, 2021

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

  • NFTs show why banks must focus upon digital asset management – The Finanser
  • China’s government is cracking down on fintech. What does it want? – The Economist
  • BlockFi lands a $350M Series D at a $3B valuation for its fast-growing crypto-lending platform – TechCrunch
  • Amid losses, LendingClub lays out long-term vision for its bank – American Banker
  • U.S. Digital Asset Trading Platform FalconX Scores $50 Million Investment From Tiger Global & B Capital Group – Crowdfund Insider
  • House lawmaker proposes new restrictions on credit bureaus – American Banker
  • US Fintech Taulia, a Tech Partner of Supply Chain Finance Firm Greensill, Acquires Over $6B in Financing from JPMorgan-led Consortium – Crowdfund Insider
  • The rise of no code and low code platforms – Finextra
  • New York State Department of Financial Services Grants BitLicense to Bakkt – Crowdfund Insider
  • ‘From the moment I wake up, I can’t wait to find out what’s happening’: A day in the life of Marcel Van Oost – 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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