Wed.Apr 21, 2021

US House Passes Bill To Form ‘Digital Asset Working Group’ 

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Operating frameworks – and at least some guidelines on just what cryptocurrencies are and how they should be used – may be in the offing sooner rather than later. On Tuesday (April 20), the U.S.

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Fintechs rush to go public

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Fintech IPOs

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Amazon’s Biometric Tech Lets Seattle Whole Food Shoppers Pay by Hand

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Amazon is launching biometric technology at Whole Food stores in Seattle that gives shoppers the ability to pay with a scan of their palms, Reuters reported on Wednesday (April 21). .

Signature Bank raises its bet on cryptocurrency

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Circle CEO: Crypto’s Growth Depends On Improved Settlement Process

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The cryptocurrency drumbeat continues to build. Coinbase has gone public. PayPal and Venmo allow customers to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies. Tesla lets consumers use bitcoin to buy its car.

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Pleo Debuts ‘Bills’ To Digitize SMB Invoicing

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Pleo , the business expenses FinTech, is now adding invoice management features, a report from AltFi said on Wednesday (April 21).

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Lloyds Market’s Extended Innovation Factory: Lab’s Cohort 6

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Lloyd’s Lab is an accelerator launched in September 2018 by Lloyds, the insurance market. After intensive global talent searches that attract several hundred applications, selected companies receive privileged access to its market for specialist insurance and reinsurance.

BNPL Firm Affirm To Buy Returnly For About $300 Million In Cash, Equity

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San Francisco-based Affirm announced Wednesday (April 21), that it has struck a deal to acquire Returnly, which deals with online returns and post-purchase payments. A press release said Affirm will buy Returnly for total of $300 million in cash and equity.

Uncertainty and flexibility are still commandments for payment firms

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How Robotic Process Automation Helped People’s United Bank Meet Increased Digital Volumes

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Digital banking has been substantially changing over the past year as the ongoing pandemic has significantly limited consumers’ financial options and forced many to embrace digital means. More than 161 million individuals in the U.S.

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 21st April.

Daily Fintech

Something old – something new? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw advances with old style stablecoins as well as with the new bright shiny Digital ones.

Digital Coupon Redemption Finally Overtakes Print

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The events of the past 13 months have rapidly accelerated the adoption of digital coupons, as increasingly stuck-at-home consumers grew accustomed to virtual replacements for previously physical activities and services, and as online shopping surged.

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B2B's pandemic digital migration is also good for the planet

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How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

Ulla Johnson Adds Affirm’s BNPL Solution

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Fans of upscale womenswear have a new way to pay, according to a press release. Buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform Affirm has partnered with Ulla Johnson , which specializes in “free-spirited” clothing and accessories for women, the release stated.

Stimulus funds, recovery drove Discover's 1Q earnings

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Discover Debit cards Earnings

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Rebag’s AI Solution Brings Transparency, Confidence To Luxury Resale Market

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. If you were poised to spend $1,000, $2,000 or even $5,000 or more on a secondhand designer purse, you’d want to be pretty darn sure you were getting exactly what you expected. And if you were looking to sell a luxury item, you'd want to ensure you were getting a fair price.

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JP Morgan given lower sustainability rating after funding failed European Super League

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Standard Ethics downgrades US bank from ‘adequate’ to ‘non-compliant’ in light of ESL backing A sustainability rating agency has downgraded JP Morgan Chase after the US bank was revealed to be funding the failed European Super League (ESL) breakaway attempt.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Bad Retailers Are Failing As Innovative Merchants Thrive, Wharton Expert Says

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Brick-and-mortar stores took a big hit during the pandemic, but the big casualties were bad retailers, not those that took advantage of “stay at home consumers,” by inventing ways to make online buying seamless and yes, even positive experiences.

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Then, Now and Next: Retail’s Roadmap for Cryptocurrency

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Cards Take The Lead In Employee Spend Management

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This week's examination of commercial card innovation is all about managing employee spend.

Virginia Community Bank Eyes Listing

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MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

FinTech Tribal Credit Notches $34.3 Million Series A For Expansion In Mexico

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Silicon Valley FinTech startup Tribal Credit closed a $34.3 million Series A funding round led by QED Investors and Partners for Growth (PFG), with participation by existing investors BECO Capital, Global Ventures, OTG Ventures and Endure Capital and new investor Endeavor Catalyst.

ABA Renews Calls for Scrutiny of Digital Challengers

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No Cameras, But Epic CEO, Apple App Store Chief Will Attend Antitrust Trial

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney will attend a weeks-long antitrust trial against Apple , Reuters reported. Apple’s Phil Schiller, who leads the App Store , will also be present at the trial.

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How Two Banks Are Embracing Digital

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.