Top Fintech News Stories for September 29, 2021

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

  • Coinbase dives deeper into banking by letting users deposit paychecks into their accounts – CNBC
  • Tom Brady, Tiger Woods join growing surge of NFTs – LendIt Fintech News
  • PitchIt Podcast #21: Martin Sokk and Mihkel Aamer of Lightyear – LendIt Fintech News
  • Upgrade Identified as Fastest Growing Card in US, Founder Renaud Laplanche Comments on Evolving Fintech Ecosystem – CrowdFund Insider
  • Payfare Teams With Stride Bank on Real-Time Payments for Gig Workers – PYMNTS.com
  • SEC Commissioner Peirce Says Commission Should Consider Expanding Definition of Accredited Investor, Improve Crowdfunding Exemptions – CrowdFund Insider
  • Both Banks & Fintechs Blow It With Financial Wellness… What’s Wrong? – The Financial Brand
  • Younger Generations Warming to Social Media Payment Apps: GoCardless – CrowdFund Insider
  • Cyber insurance Coalition raises $205 million to combat growing threats – finLedger
  • BIS: CBDC and DLT combo outperforms correspondent banking system – Finextra

John has been in the communications industry since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College in Winnipeg in 1992.

He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to a long stint as a digital editor with the Winnipeg Free Press. A similar gig followed at the Edmonton Journal.

In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as the managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the other co-founders of Bankless Media Inc. completed their sale and exit in August of 2021.

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