Short Takes: Apple Cash Family, Pulse of Fintech venture slowdown, DAML for Chinese Blockchain Services Network, $MEME, UBS & MSFT HoloLens trading floor

Hi Fintech Architects --

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

  1. Chime is now worth $14.5 billion, surging past Robinhood as the most valuable U.S. consumer fintech (link here)

  2. Apple Watch Family Setup Includes 'Apple Cash Family' to Let Kids Use ApplePay (link here)

  3. Amazon-backed Indian insurtech startup Acko raises $60 million (link here)

  4. Pulse of Fintech 1H 2020 (link here) and Germany has Over 800 Fintech Firms with $2.2 Billion in Funding Secured since January 2019: Report (link here)

  5. Alloy, the identity verification company, raises $40 million in Series B funding (link here)

  6. Saphyre’s AI Digitizes Custody Account Opening (link here)

  7. Big wins for DigitalAsset in China, Asia Pacific integrating DAML into the Chinese Blockchain Services Network (link here)

  8. Kraken Wins Bank Charter Approval (link here)

  9. Yield Farming Comes to DeFi Credit Score App (link here) and Here’s Why a Meme Coin Soared During a Market Sell-Off (link here)

  10. Traders set to do…

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