Short Takes: Fidelity & Goldman fight for Bitcoin ETF; Fintechs raise $44B; ConsenSys launches NFT studio; DapperLabs & Blockchain.com get $300MM; 4 million transactions for Digital Yuan

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Here are the top news hitting our radar:

  1. UK stockbroking app Freetrade raises $69 million (link here)

  2. Killer Mike's Greenwood banking platform raises nearly $40 million in Series A funding (link here)

  3. In 2020 Fintechs raised $44.4 Billion venture funding, a record amount excluding Ant Group’s big raise in 2018: research (link here)

  4. Fidelity to launch Bitcoin ETF as investment giant builds its digital asset business (link here)

  5. Palm, A new NFT ecosystem and studio for creators, announces launch of first project with Damien Hirst (link here)

  6. Goldman Sachs applies for Bitcoin-related investment product (link here)

  7. Coinbase competitor Blockchain.com raises $300 million in crypto funding frenzy (link here)

  8. Chainalysis raise $100 million in Series D (link here)

  9. Tech investors pump millions into NFT start-ups as digital collectibles boom (link here)

  10. Chinese citizens can now apply to banks for Digital Yuan Wallets (l…

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