Fintech News Roundup

 

Chainalysis: Barclays Deal is Start of Banks Opening Up to Bitcoin (CoinDesk)

Square Cash Volume Tops $1 Billion (Bank Innovation)

Payments Startup Square Discloses IPO Plans (WSJ

Bitcoin Price Higher Where Economic Freedoms Are Low (CoinDesk)

Factom Raises $400k at $11m Valuation (CoinDesk)

Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Citi Ventures Back Stock-Trading Startup (WSJ

Renren Leads $70 Million Investment in Mortgage Lender LendingHome (WSJ