Short Takes: Robinhood's market listing follows Chime & eToro; Vanguard/Ant roboadvisor at 1MM users; crypto infra Fireblocks raises $133MM; Thailand & Australia up fintech regs; NFT farts for sale

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Here are the top ones hitting our radar:

  1. Robinhood files for public offering (link here)

  2. Chime prepares stock market listing as online banking grows - sources (link here)

  3. Trading platform eToro to go public via SPAC merger in $10B deal (link here)

  4. Revolut applies for bank charter in the US (link here)

  5. In China, Vanguard drops mutual funds plan as robo-advisor joint venture reaches 1M users (link here)

  6. Sivo, a young “Stripe for debt” led by a veteran operator, seems to have investors clamoring (link here)

  7. Crypto infrastructure provider Fireblocks raises $133 million (link here)

  8. Winning over VC - Announcing Republic’s $36M Series A to fund the next chapter in expanding investment access (link here)

  9. NYC film director sells fart for $85, cashing in on NFT craze (link here) and Time recreate ‘Is Fiat Dead?’ cover as an NFT (link here)

  10. Austria gets first fintech unicorn as BitPanda closes $170 million Series B (lin…

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