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UFC and Dapper Labs offer crypto collectibles of MMA fighters

Dapper Labs, a blockchain startup best known for creating collectible cats known as CryptoKitties, announced a partnership on Tuesday with mixed martial arts league UFC that will allow fans to own digital versions of their favorite fighters. The move, which… Continue Reading →

Ramp, a corporate credit card to rival Brex and Amex, raises $25 million

A new credit card startup is taking aim at American Express and other stalwarts that have long dominated corporate expense accounts. Ramp, a New York-based fintech firm whose founders sold their last venture to Capital One, has raised $25 million… Continue Reading →

This man got bitcoin to confess to a $13.8 million judgment. Sort of.

This is the web version of The Ledger, Fortune’s weekly newsletter covering financial technology and cryptocurrency. Sign up here to receive future editions. Last week, I received a press release from a law firm proclaiming: “New York Supreme Court Awards… Continue Reading →

The biggest change to credit scores in years-and what it means for fintechs

Fair Isaac Corporation, whose eponymous FICO scores form the bedrock of consumer lending, is changing the way it calculates people’s credit scores. One aspect of the update that caught my eye was how the pervasive rating system plans to treat… Continue Reading →

Lender SoFi is back from the brink with a new strategy to target the ‘everyman’

SoFi once enjoyed a sweet niche in the financial world: Refinancing the student loans of professionals poised to make lots of money. The San Francisco startup, whose name is short for social finance, also made its name by encouraging its… Continue Reading →

Credit Karma customers report problems withdrawing money from new savings accounts

This is the web version of The Ledger, Fortune’s weekly newsletter covering financial technology and cryptocurrency. Sign up here to receive future editions. What happens when companies that don’t want to be banks get into banking services? It’s becoming a… Continue Reading →

Making green energy more trusted—with the same tech that keeps cryptocurrency safe

People who worry about global warming can usually contact their power company to switch their home electricity supplies to renewable sources such as windmills or hydropower. But how do they know they’re getting what they pay for? In general, consumers… Continue Reading →

Visa’s new monopoly

This is the web version of The Ledger, Fortune’s weekly newsletter covering financial technology and cryptocurrency. Sign up here to receive future editions. Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech startup Plaid is a very big deal. The outsize purchase price—double… Continue Reading →

Ripple Raises $200 Million to Push Adoption of XRP Cryptocurrency

Ripple, a San Francisco-based company that uses cryptocurrency to move money across borders, announced a massive funding round on Thursday that values the company at $10 billion. The $200 million Series C funding round, which was led by global investment… Continue Reading →

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