Fintech & Payments💰News around the World 🗺 – 10th July 2021

Weekly collaboration between the ‘Fintech & Payments’ and the ‘Tech news around the World’ clubs on Clubhouse.

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✳️ Moderators:
James (@26Left), Monica (@Jasuja) for Fintech & Payments (@fintechpaymnts)
Tyler (@steepdecline) & Kal (@KalPatel) for Tech News around the World (@tnatw)

🤓 Headline summary – thank you to all contributors!

1@26LeftEU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of P27 NPP and Bankgirot by six Nordic banksEurope
2@JasujaFintech firm Pine Labs closes $600 mn fundraise, eyes IPO in 18 monthsIndia
3@steepdeclineVisa is partnering with over 50 crypto companies to allow clients to spend and convert digital currenciesGlobal
4@JeniusLinkBanque de France and MAS experiment on cross-border payments using CBDCSingapore/ France
5@FintechPaymntsSquare to build hardware wallet for Bitcoin, Jack Dorsey confirmsGlobal
6@DjariSarahBNPL: The Times They Are a-Changin’ for Credit CardsCanada
7@BenTristem#Bitcoin mining is now easier and more profitable as algorithm adjusts after #China crackdownGlobal
8@BenTristem‘Let’s have THE talk:’ Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk’s crypto chat could be their first public appearance togetherGlobal
9@Renjithr2081Juni, a neobank that is built specifically for companies selling online, has closed a Series A of $21.5 million, 12 weeks after opening businessEurope
10@Renjithr2081Two top executives call it quits at IPO-bound PaytmIndia
11@MbwanaAfrica-focused KYC startup Smile Identity raises $7m Series A funding roundAfrica
12@Lavina_rrAfrica Fintech Start-up Growth: Nigeria Dominates in ‘Big Three’ MarketsAfrica
13@SameerTheSeekerRazorpay partners with Mastercard to launch ‘MandateHQ’ for recurring paymentsIndia
14@SameerTheSeekerCryptocurrency bill to be passed soon? Here’s what Nirmala Sitharaman has to sayIndia