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Banking

The Politics of Reforming Federal Marijuana Laws Increasingly Favors the Reformers

Business interests and public opinion clearly favor ending prohibition but the status quo still has a lot of momentum.

U.S. Bank Subsidiary Backs Out of Handling CBD Payment Processing

Hemp and CBD are legal but not yet legal enough for risk-adverse bankers.

Cannabis Banking Bill Wins Approval in Crucial House Committee

The fate of the SAFE Banking Act is far from certain but there is progress to celebrate.

Federal Regulators Are Blocking the Cannabis Boom but Congress Keeps Them In the Way

The Federal Reserve and FDA want Congress to clarify how to regulate a product that, strictly speaking, is prohibited.

With Democrats in Control, House Looks at Ending Cannabis Banking Restrictions

The federal government taxes cannabis mercilessly, and all in cash.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Banking and Wall Street. Here's What to Expect in 2019.

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Your Cannabis Company Can Get a Bank Account but Not Easily

Opening an account is challenging but in many states banks are increasingly accepting deposits from of cannabis companies.
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How to Save Outside of a Brick-and-Mortar Bank and Make More Money

Your options are far and wide when you look past the big banks.

Cryptocurrencies Could Solve 2 Big Problems for the Cannabis Industry

Marijuana businesses are mostly blocked from banks and have onerous compliance obligations. Blockchain is a promising solution to both problems.
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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Already Transforming the Banking Industry

Having a high-level understanding of the goals big banks are looking to achieve with AI can provide food for thought and inspiration for digital entrepreneurs interested in fintech.

She Co-Founded One of the First Investment Funds in the Cannabis Industry

U.S. banking regulations making cannabis the toughest business there is for funding and investing.

New York Officials Urge Banks to Work With Marijuana Industry

New York state officials, including the governor, have gone on the record saying cash-only businesses are a public safety problem.
The Gambit

How a Top Bank Executive Left Finance to Start an Adventure Travel Company -- and What He Learned About Success in Business

Jeff Bonaldi was a department head at Citibank when he struck out on his own to combine his passions -- history, adventure and stories. Here's what he learned.
Mobile Payments

China's Great Leap Forward in Global Mobile Payments

Paradoxically, it was the country's reluctance to adopt conventional banking that led to almost universal adoption of mobile payments.

A Tale of Neighboring Countries and Their Very Different Legal-Marijuana Banking Systems

Federal law all but requires legal marijuana to operate strictly in cash, while in Canada banks are helping that nation's cannabis industry boom.