Short Takes: JPM competes with Square/PayPal and re-launches blockchain unit; Brazillian 60 million consumer bank IPO; Ant Group $35B IPO and Alibaba $4B acquisition of retailer; Bahamas CBDC

Hi Fintech Architects --

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

  1. JPMorgan Chase takes on Square and PayPal with smartphone card reader, faster deposits for merchants (link here)

  2. Curve taps Thought Machine for new credit product (link here)

  3. Brazil is prepping an IPO for its state-run digital bank with 60+ mill…

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