Feb. 24, 2023

208: MoneyTalks: US Crypto Crackdown | Apple + NBA Top Shot | Solaris Setback | Revolut’s Irish Trojan Horse

208: MoneyTalks: US Crypto Crackdown | Apple + NBA Top Shot | Solaris Setback | Revolut’s Irish Trojan Horse

Eoin and Pete riff on the latest US regulatory crackdown in crypto markets, how NBA Top Shot on the Apple app store is a leading indicator of our wider society’s digital asset adoption whether we realize it or not, trouble in Banking-as-a-Service land with Solaris, Nova Credit’s entry to the UK market, and Revolut’s Irish Trojan Horse.


 

STORIES COVERED:

Crypto markets on edge as U.S. regulatory crackdown on industry intensifies (CNBC, 14-Feb-23)

NBA Top Shot Will Let Users Buy NFTs via Apple, Android Mobile Apps (Decrypt (via Pet Berisha @ Sporting Crypto) 16-Feb-23)

Solaris Setback Spells Trouble For European Fintech Scene (Meaghan Johnson in Forbes, 15-Feb-23)

Nova Credit wins FCA authorisation (Finextra, 19-Jan-23)

Revolut rolls out credit cards in Ireland (Finextra, 20-Feb-23)

NatWest to buy workplace savings fintech Cushon for $174 mln (Reuters (via Lex Sokolin's Fintech Blueprint) 13-Feb-23)

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Pete Townsend

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Web3 & fintech investor, MD @Techstars Web3, founder of Norio Ventures, mentor, non-executive director, podcaster and bad guitar player.

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Eoin Fitzgerald

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Fintech investor, podcaster, wannabe VC