Short Takes: Amazon accepts $ by reading your palm, $5.5B Tinkoff / Yandex acquisition, $1.2B payment card for kids, Ant Financial blockchain trade platform, ConsenSys & Hong Kong CBDC

Hi Fintech Architects --

Welcome back to the subscribers-only letter! Here are the top updates hitting our radar:

  1. Greenlight Raises $215 Million at a $1.2 Billion Valuation To Help Millions More Parents Raise Financially-Smart Kids (link here)

  2. Russia's Yandex in talks to buy online bank Tinkoff for $5.5 billion (link here)

  3. Petal raises $55 million in series C (link here)

  4. Robinhood Reportedly Raises $660 Million in Total Through Series G Investment Round (link here)

  5. Fintech and big tech credit: a new database (link here)

  6. Goldman Sachs acquired Folio Financial (link here)

  7. Ant Group’s blockbuster Shanghai share sale gathers momentum, as overseas investors clamour for China exposure (link here)

  8. Trustology Lets Institutions Tap DeFi Innovation From the Security of a Custodial Firewall (link here)

  9. Hong Kong Reportedly Picks ConsenSys for Digital Currency Pilot Project (link here)

  10. Ant Group Launches B2B X-Border Blockchain Trading Platform (link here)

  11. Inside the EU’s new crypto-assets regime (link here)

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