Fintech News Issue #276 July 23rd, 2020

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    Fintech today is dominated by consumer tech platforms looking to reinvent financial services. Even in-spite of the reported slowdown in fintech financing activity, founders in the space still raised $8.3 billion in Q2 2020.

    Consumer adoption of digital currencies is growing, with research showing that up to 20 percent of the population of some countries are holding cryptocurrencies, as an increasing number of merchants, digital players and financial institutions are exploring crypto payments.

    Leah Callon-Butler, a CoinDesk columnist, is the director of Emfarsis, a consulting firm focused on the role of technology in advancing economic development in Asia.

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