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Bakkt to Take Bitcoin Company Public on NYSE

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Digital asset marketplace Bakkt is going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Monday (Oct. 18), Decrypt reported.

Everyone is building a wallet

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I was not surprised by Square’s decision to enter the crypto wallet business. In June, at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference in Miami, Jack Dorsey revealed that Square was toying with the idea of a hardware wallet, in order to make bitcoin custody more mainstream.

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Supply Chain Disruptions May Cause Shift in International Trade

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The dynamics of international trade may shift in response to the supply chain disruptions currently affecting world commerce, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Saturday (Oct. 16), per a Bloomberg report.

Looming tenant crisis another test of CFPB’s authority

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Did RBI Rule ‘Kill’ Recurring Payments in India?

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Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) established a rule governing how businesses can process recurring payments. In doing so, it “effectively killed all recurring payments” in the country, according to an editorial published Sunday (Oct. 17) in the Indian business website The Ken.

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G-7 CBDC Principles Urge Issuers to do ‘No Harm’

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The 13 principles for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) released this week by G-7 finance officials show that, even as none of those countries have issued their own digital currencies, caution seems to reign.

Growth Is Impossible Without Faster Digital Checking Account Opening

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Financial institutions are experiencing an unacceptable rate of digital account opening abandonment due to slow and broken processes. The post Growth Is Impossible Without Faster Digital Checking Account Opening appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.

Google Warns Government-Backed Hackers Are on the Rise

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Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) is warning high-risk groups that there has been a surge in activity by government-backed hacking campaigns, up 33% so far this year over the same time period in 2020, according to a blog post.

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The Beginning of the End for Overdraft Fees — What’s Next?

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Overdraft fees are heading for the exits. Banks and credit unions must find new revenue streams that aren't political lightning rods. The post The Beginning of the End for Overdraft Fees — What’s Next? appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.

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Car Rental Demand Prompts Hertz To Try Again For IPO

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Car rental firm Hertz exited bankruptcy in June and filed new paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) with plans to list on Nasdaq, according to multiple reports.

Inside KeyBank’s New Strategy for Its National Digital Brand

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The superregional tables plans to grow its refi unit into a broad digital loan platform, opting for a full-service niche app. Here's why. The post Inside KeyBank’s New Strategy for Its National Digital Brand appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.

Bitcoin Daily: Bitcoin Futures ETF Trading Could Get SEC Green Light

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon allow the first American bitcoin futures exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to begin trading next week, CNBC reported. The SEC isn’t likely to stop the ETFs proposed by ProShares and Invesco, according to the report, which cited unnamed sources.

Why KeyBank Changed Course with Its National Digital Brand

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The superregional transforms an online student loan refinance specialty into a healthcare banking engine by treating it as a digital startup. The post Why KeyBank Changed Course with Its National Digital Brand appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.

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UK Financial Watchdog Organization Chair to Step Down a Year Early

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The leader of the United Kingdom’s financial watchdog organization has said he will step down in spring 2022, a year earlier than expected, The Guardian reported.

Can AI Police Facebook? Maybe Not Just Yet, Report Says

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While Facebook has routinely maintained that its artificial intelligence (AI) can police problems like violent content and hate speech on its platform, a new report suggests the tech isn’t that advanced. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Sunday (Oct.

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Online Arm of Saks Preps IPO

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The eCommerce spinoff of Saks Fifth Avenue — Saks — is reportedly pondering a public offering in the first six months of next year that could give it an estimated valuation of $6 billion, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing unnamed sources.

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Apple Watch Series 7 Gets Over 24-Hour Bug

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The bug causing app icons to drop off the home screens of Apple Watch Series 7 has been resolved, according to 9to5Mac and other reports. Within some 24 hours of being released last Friday (Oct.

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Tether Must Pay $41M After Misleading Customers About Stablecoin Backing

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Stablecoin platform Tether will pay $41 million after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said the company misled customers and potential buyers for almost three years by claiming its digital tokens were backed by sufficient dollar reserves, the Financial Times (FT) reported.