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Indian fintechs request central bank to treat full-KYC PPI same as bank account to survive crackdown

Payments giants and fintech startups in India on Saturday requested the central bank to treat widely used prepaid payment instruments on par with...

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Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL

Kasheesh just raised $5.5 million in funding for its multi-card payment solution from investors including NFL's Odell Beckham Jr

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Daily Crunch: SpaceX employees blast Musk’s tweets as a ‘source of distraction and embarrassment’

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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India lifts ban on Mastercard

India has lifted restrictions on Mastercard after the payments giant demonstrated “satisfactory compliance” with the South Asian...

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Apple enters the BNPL market as regulation, competition intensify

How will all of these BNPL-focused providers fare with Apple pounding its way into their market?

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American Express announces its first US crypto rewards credit card

The credit card giant is launching its crypto offering following similar launches from competitors MasterCard and Visa.

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Mastercard exec is bullish on crypto, sees mass adoption ‘sooner rather than later’

Mass adoption of blockchain technology and digital assets is going to happen sooner rather than later, according to Mastercard’s VP of new product...

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Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash

The Y Combinator-backed seed startup comes out of stealth with $6.2 million in funding for its blockchain-based personal finance app

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Greenlight, a $2.3B fintech focused on kids, launches credit card for parents

Atlanta-based Greenlight adds a 3% cash back credit card to its suite of family-focused financial products

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Google Chrome adds virtual credit card numbers to keep your real ones safe

Google today announced that its Chrome browser will now offer users the ability to use a virtual credit card number in online payment forms on the...

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Egyptian fintech Paymob raises $50M led by PayPal Ventures and Kora Capital

Egyptian fintech Paymob, which enables merchants to accept digital payments online and in-store, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series...

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Enveil, a provider of encrypted, privacy-focused search and analytics tools, raises $25M

Collectively, as we mature as a digital society, many of us are getting more aware, and more wary, of how our profiles and information exist and are...

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In the wake of Fast’s collapse, Volume thinks it can crack the payment checkout conundrum

Online payment methods can be expensive for merchants, who have to pay between 2% and 8% of every sale to debit and credit card, ewallet and BNPL...

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Zambian card issuing startup Union54 raises $12M led by Tiger Global

Zambian card issuing fintech Union54 has raised $12 million in a seed extension round led by Tiger Global. Other participating investors in this...

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PayPal’s new credit card pays 3% cash back on all PayPal purchases

PayPal is revamping its co-branded PayPal Cashback Mastercard credit card, issued by Synchrony, which will now give users 3% cash back when they...

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Tech workers describe detentions and interrogations as they flee Russia

An exodus of IT specialists from Russia is met with hostility from Moscow.

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Tech talent flees Russia as Western sanctions bite

Russia is seeing an exodus of entrepreneurs, computer programmers, as well as other educated middle-class citizens as Western sanctions and political...

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Netflix, PayPal, Adobe and others join tech companies suspending business in Russia

Numerous tech companies are joining the growing list of tech brands that are suspending their operations in Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine. The...

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Ghanaian fintech Dash raises $32.8M seed to build connected wallets for Africans

Global financial transactions are facilitated mainly by payment processors such as Visa or Mastercard. They are responsible for communication between...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg backs the $10M seed round for HUBUC’s embedded finance API

I recently wrote about the so-called “Embedded finance” trend, citing the example of Intergiro’s recent fundraising in the space. There’s now...

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Intergiro de-cloaks as a new fintech startup in ’embedded banking’

“Embedded commerce” started with things like PayPal and has evolved with products like Stripe, many years later. But “embedded...

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OnlyFans of NFTs will like this profile picture update

Who’d you think was going to follow Twitter by making NFT profile pictures a thing? If you guessed OnlyFans — the NSFW creator...

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Visa hopes its new crypto consulting arm will help it become cooler than its competition

The world’s largest card company just doubled down on its bid to capture the crypto market. Visa announced today that it has launched a crypto...

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American Express taps Opy for its first US third-party BNPL offering

Credit card companies are seeking to push further into the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) market. American Express (Amex) announced today that it...

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Solidus Labs rakes in another $15 million as crypto risk-monitoring tools take off

Solidus Labs, a four-year-old, New York-based company that says its surveillance and risk-monitoring software can detect manipulation across...

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H2O.ai raises $100M at a $1.6B pre-money valuation for tools to make AI usable by any kind of enterprise

H2O.ai — a startup that has developed an open-source framework as well as proprietary apps that make it easier for any kind of enterprise to...

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Patreon confirms it’s exploring crypto as a way for creators to make money

Patreon CEO and co-founder Jack Conte and Chief Product Officer Julian Gutman spoke on a panel at The Information’s 2021 Creator Economy...

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Credit card and payments companies compete for a slice of the growing BNPL market

A year ago, the biggest players in the BNPL space were companies founded solely to offer consumers the ability to pay in installments at the point of...

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