Short Takes: Ant Financial 1.3B active users, Robinhood raises $320m, Revolut offers Bitcoin via Paxos, Barclays roboadvisor

Hi Fintech Architects --

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

  1. Robinhood Reportedly Secures Additional $320 Million Through Series F Funding Round; Brings Valuation to $8.6 Billion (link here)

  2. Radius Bank launches goals-based savings platform (link here) and Barclays launches new digital wealth service with Scalable Capital (link here)

  3. London-based Moneybox raises $37.6 million Series C (link here)

  4. Alipay, the brand of Ant’s consumer finance app, has 1.3 billion annual active users (link here)

  5. U.S. Fintech Bond Financial Secures $32 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Coatue (link here)

  6. Xignite Offers Financial Data APIs to Early Stage Fintechs (link here)

  7. An Analysis of Ethereum’s Proof of Stake Incentive Model (link here and here)

  8. Tencent-backed food delivery giant partners with China's central bank to test digital currency (link here)

  9. Revolut bank brings cryptocurrrency offering to the US (link here)

  10. Bank of Thailand Progresses Wit…

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