Short Takes: Will Coinbase trade $65B+?; Plaid worth $14B; Indian FinTech Groww & Ramp unicorns; MicroStrategy pays board in BTC & NYSE sells NFTs; SoftBank invests $500M in mortgageco

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Here are the top ones hitting our radar:

  1. Coinbase gets reference price of $250 per share from Nasdaq ahead of today’s direct listing (link here)

  2. Plaid hits $13.5 billion valuation on $425 million funding round (link here)

  3. Neobanking Fintech StashFin Secures $40M via Series B Extension led by Prominent Global Investors (link here)

  4. Envestnet acquires fintech company Harvest Savings & Wealth Technologies (link here)

  5. Avant broadens its digital banking capabilities with challenger acquisition (link here)

  6. Indian investment app Groww becomes unicorn (link here)

  7. Coinbase becomes latest member of group aimed at supporting DeFi projects (link here)

  8. Ethereum startup Immutable aims to cut NFT costs with new Layer 2 scaling protocol (link here)

  9. Neptune DAO raises $20 Million to decentralize venture capital (link here)

  10. After breaking $100 billion TVL, DeFi is now the equivalent of a top 40 U.S. b…

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