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‘Peloton and pizza balance out in my mind’: A day in the life of Lindsay Davis, head of markets at Atomic

Lindsay Davis is the head of markets at Atomic, a payroll connectivity firm that allows users to access their payroll data with passwordless authentication.

Atomic services over 70 banks, credit unions, and fintechs including Coinbase, Dave, and Propel. In 2021, the firm reported that its coverage grew to over 75% of the US workforce, reaching 125 million workers and spanning more than 450 unique payroll integrations.

Lindsay is part of the senior leadership team at Atomic. Prior to her current role, she worked at CB Insights as a senior intelligence analyst covering the tech industry, with a particular focus on fintech.

Between meetings, intermittent fasting, pizza, and Freddie Mercury-themed Peloton rides, there’s never a dull moment in her day. 

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The latest briefing

Payments Briefing: ‘We want to be the bank that got people into wearables’ – Quontic Bank’s Steve Schnall

Quontic Bank recently launched a tap-to-pay mobile payment ring that customers can link to their checking account and use to make purchases at any POS terminal that accepts contactless payments.

While payment rings have been around for a few years in countries like Australia and the UK, Quontic claims its product is the first-ever contactless payment ring on the US market. 

Quontic says the ring is water and scratch-resistant, and durable enough to get through day-to-day use. It runs without a battery and doesn’t need to charge, and can also be disabled if lost.

The Quontic Pay Ring sounds cool, but how practical is it?

And more importantly, does it offer enough to convince people to switch to a payment ring when they already have contactless payment options like cards, smartphones, and smartwatches?

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Just look at the charts

1. Startups in the blockchain space

SourceFlorian Graillot

2. What are the tech priorities for banks in the US?

SourceTheodora (Theo) Lau

Today’s stories

Grayscale seeks SEC approval to become bitcoin ETF
Grayscale has made a fresh attempt to win approval from the US securities watchdog to turn the world’s largest crypto investment vehicle into a fund that trades on major Wall Street exchanges (Financial Times)

Jack Dorsey’s new unconventional title
The Twitter co-founder and current Block CEO will no longer be the payments firm’s chief executive officer. Instead, he’s choosing to call himself “Block Head and Chairperson” (TechCrunch)

Crypto is for everyone
The crypto industry skews young, male, and white, even though diversity is part of crypto’s MO (CoinDesk)

C2FO surpasses $200 billion funding milestone
C2FO, which claims to be the largest global platform for working capital, says it has surpassed $200 billion in cumulative funding provided to its customers worldwide (Crowdfund Insider)

Currency.com is coming to the US
Crypto exchange Currency.com will enable US residents to buy, store, and invest in top-traded cryptocurrencies (Finextra)

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