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Robinhood Plans to Bolster Crypto Post-IPO

Retail investor-focused stock trading app Robinhood plans to bolster its crypto functionality. Ahead of its upcoming IPO on July 29, Robinhood livestreamed its “roadshow” to give investors insight into the company’s growth plans. Referring to Robinhood’s crypto offerings during the livestream, CFO Jason Warnick said the company would be “making a lot of investments in …

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Compound Treasury is the First Step in a Symbiotic DeFi-FinTech Relationship

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock DeFi is gearing up for broader adoption. Currently most DeFi protocols are looking at layer 2 scaling solutions or a multi-chain approach to be able to make transactions more affordable and scalable. While this reduces new users’ barriers to entry in terms of cost, they still have to …

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The Davos Crowd Dives Into DeFi with Policy-Maker ‘Toolkit’

The World Economic Forum, a bastion of the global establishment and ultra-exclusive club for heads of state, billionaires, and policymakers, is embracing DeFi. Well, sort of. In another sign that decentralized finance has spurred serious study in influential think tanks, the Geneva-based WEF issued a “Policy-Maker Toolkit.” The 38-page white paper explores DeFi’s benefits and …

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What DeFi Can Learn From Fintech Adoption

It’s not uncommon for decentralized finance (DeFi) proponents to bring up the topic of financial inclusion, that is, to provide access to financial products and services that are needed by individuals, businesses, and organizations. At the most basic level for most people, this means the ability to make and receive payments and transactions. Building up …

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“Fintech Can Be a 1.5 Bridge Into 2.0 DeFi:” 11:FS Co-Founder Simon Taylor

 Simon Taylor has the rare quality of being very knowledgeable about decentralized finance but also about fintech. He is the co-founder at fintech consultancy firm, 11:FS, and he previously led blockchain research at Barclays. He also leads the excellent newsletter Fintech Brain Food.  Simon points to a world where fintech and DeFi start to converge. …

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