The Week in Digital Wealth (5/11/21)

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After a robust first quarter in which fintech startups gripped the headlines for unprecedented VC fundraisings, the momentum continues. Last week was no exception — including a multi-billion dollar exit for a Utah-based fintech unicorn. In addition, fintech firms are raising capital at a dizzying pace in emerging markets, while they have also moved into the conversation for one of the hottest niches in crypto — central bank digital currencies (CBDCs.)

Revolut adopts Elliptic’s crypto compliance software and broadens its cryptocurrency offering

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Revolut, the fast growing fintech with more than 15 million customers, has announced today that they have integrated with Elliptic, the global leader in cryptoasset risk management and blockchain analytics.
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Silicon Valley Legend Selects Miami As Headquarters for Latest Fintech Startup

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Former PayPal CEO and serial fintech entrepreneur Bill Harris has moved to Miami to launch Nirvana Technology (Nirvana), a global digital bank. Based in Wynwood, the fresh company is now hiring high-tech talent across engineering, product, marketing, and operations.
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Digital Homeownership Platform Better to Become a Publicly-Listed Company via Merger with Aurora Acquisition...

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Better HoldCo, Inc.(“Better” or the “Company”), one of the fastest-growing digital homeownership platforms in the U.S., and Aurora Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: AURC) (“Aurora”), a special purpose acquisition company, which closed its initial public offering on March 8, 2021, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will transform Better into a publicly-listed company.
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Boxing Icon, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Will Launch His First Drop Of Legacy Collection NFTs...

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Legendary boxing icon, Floyd Mayweather Jr., in conjunction with IronBend, a provider of turnkey digital NFT solutions for prominent personalities, has teamed up with Reality Gaming Group, a publisher of mobile games and blockchain-based digital entertainment, and Zytara Labs, the NFT production company and studio, to release exclusive NFT collector's items ahead of his highly anticipated exhibition bout with YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul.

DWealth Muse Podcast Series: Episode 11 – How Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) are Rising...

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In this episode, host Dara Albright and guest, Jim Jones, Self-Directed IRA Expert and Platform Partnership executive at Alto IRA, discuss how modern Self-Directed IRAs are rising to meet America’s retirement challenges.

Advisor Group’s MyCMO Gives New Edge to Super-OSJs in Recruiting Wars

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When Susan Theder of Advisor Group first launched MyCMO in 2017, it was the culmination of a clear vision: Creating a user friendly, integrated platform of digital marketing communications tools for independent financial advisors to adopt for the purposes of winning new clients while engaging with existing relationships.

Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing. Yeah Mon. Janet Yellen’s Weekend Message.

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Speaking last weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen ("J-Yell") downplayed any fears that government spending trillions of dollars will lead to inflation. Whew! Nothing better than hearing the calming re-assurance from the Washington. Move along, nothing to see here.
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Orion Teams With FeeX For Management of Held-Away Assets

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Orion Advisor Solutions, the premier provider of the tech-enabled fiduciary framework that empowers financial advisors to Prospect, Plan, Invest, and Achieve within a single, connected experience, has partnered with FeeX to clear a path for advisors to efficiently manage and trade held-away accounts.
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New Thomson Reuters Marketplace Selects iComplyKYC as a Digital Identity and KYC Partner

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iComply Investor Services (“iComply”), a global compliance software provider, is announcing that the company has partnered with Thomson Reuters to distribute its iComplyKYC platform through the Thomson Reuters Marketplace.