All The Fintech - 1.23.18 - Fintech News Catchup

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I missed last week's newsletter due to being in Denver over MLK weekend, so I
 
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All The Fintech
Happy Tuesday everyone! I missed last week’s newsletter due to being in Denver over MLK weekend, so I have a lot of catch up to do in regards to what has happened over the past few weeks. On the flip side, got to spend some quality time with the significant other and old friends from college, so totally worth it to unplug for at least a couple of days. In other news, I’m thinking about renaming my newsletter to All The Blockchain Fintech in hopes that it will automatically increase my subscriber list 1000% as it seems to be working for some companies like Kodak and others. Nevertheless, lots of activity in fintech outside of a wild couple of weeks for crypto prices. (Side note, I find it interesting on how quickly price anchors change in this market, just a month ago everyone was freaking out at Ethereum breaking $1k, Bitcoin hitting above $10k, Ripple hitting $1, etc).
I’m keeping this week’s column brief since there was a lot of news, but next week I’ll try and compile 2018 fintech perspectives from bankers, founders, and investors :). 

The So What Last Week
Twitter’s Anthony Noto to Become SoFi CEO
Bitcoin broker Coinbase booked $1 billion in revenue last year  - Recode
South Korea to ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts
Stripe Ending Bitcoin Support
Silicon Valley-Backed Payments Processor Adyen Weighs an IPO
Insurtech Startup Hippo Grabs $25 Million In Series B Financing
Fintech continues to push into car lending as Chase partners with AutoFi
Report: WhatsApp is testing P2P payments in India, beta rolling out this quarter
Cardlytics filed for marketing analytics IPO
Facebook adds first black board member: American Express' Kenneth Chenault
Goldman predicts rise in payments M&A in 2018
Bank of America: No More Free Checking for Customers With Low Balances
Goldman takes new steps to boost demand for its personal loans
Japan's Largest Bank to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange - Bitcoin News
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