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Russell Simmons Says His NFT Collection with Snoop Dogg Is About ‘Respect’

Def Jam co-founder and hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons has stepped into the NFT game because, he says, “respect for the founding fathers of hip hop needs a reboot.” Simmons and Snoop Dogg curated an upcoming NFT collection called Masterminds of Hip Hop, first announced in August at a launch event in New York City. The […]

Paybby CEO Testified in House on Tuesday About Banking Inclusion

The chief executive officer of digital bank Paybby, Hassan Miah, testified about banking inclusion on a hybrid hearing held by the US House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, which is entitled, “The Legacy of George Floyd: An Examination of Financial Services Industry Commitments to Economic and Racial Justice”. The hearing was […]

Neobank Paybby to bring crypto investing to Black and Brown communities

“It’s a great new investment class, and the people of our community should have access to this investment class just like anybody else,” CEO Hassan Miah said. Wicket by Paybby, a challenger bank offering services targeted toward Black and Brown communities, plans to launch cryptocurrency investing on its platform this summer, the startup’s founder and […]

Paybby to Add Cryptocurrency Investments to Wicket by Paybby’s Mobile Bank

NEW YORK. May 17, 2021. Paybby, the leading fintech for the Black and Brown communities, will add Crypto investments to the Wicket by Paybby app. The new features will be available in Summer 2021. Interested users can sign up to become early bird “beta testers” and qualify for crypto “Airdrops” and other benefits. With rising […]

PPP, Diversity, and the Power of Fintech Partnerships

With Black History Month drawing to a close and Women’s History Month just underway, now is an excellent opportunity to look at some of the ways that fintechs and financial services companies are responding to the needs of women- and ethnic minority-owned small businesses and their employees. This is a story about how three companies […]

Startup Paybby buys neobank Wicket to fast-track Black banking

“I started looking at the market, and I was aware that banking was at an inflection point, because of technology,” founder Hassan Miah said. “It’s sort of having its Amazon moment.” Sometimes the quickest way to market is to go out and buy a company that is already offering the services you want to provide.  […]