Weekly Briefing No. 116 | A Rockstar for Modern Capitalism and Can Blockchain Humble Facebook?

Weekly Briefing No. 116 | A Rockstar for Modern Capitalism and Can Blockchain Humble Facebook?

Welcome to The FR’s 116th edition. Here’s what’s swirled around us this week: Blackrock’s Larry Fink, modern capitalism’s rock star; A terrific blockchain explainer; Paying more attention to electricity; Fintech buyouts and “sweaty” deals; Cannabis cash woes; Cryptocurrencies for adults; Open source in finance; Videos & Podcasts of Note: What if air travel worked like health care? The market for kidneys; Meltdown and Spectre bugs

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Weekly Briefing No. 115 | Cryptoassets: Point and Shoot at Your Own Risk; Can Fintech Reduce Income Inequality?

Weekly Briefing No. 115 | Cryptoassets: Point and Shoot at Your Own Risk; Can Fintech Reduce Income Inequality?

Welcome to The FR’s 115th edition. Here’s what’s sizzling on our plate this week: Smile and enjoy the crypto-madness. Just be careful; Branko Milanović’s innovative ideas for reducing economic inequality; January’s heavy deal activity; Caribou Honig on pushy bots; UK’s open banking implementer; Aflac, MasterCard and Alexa rock CES; Company of Note: Nav; Follow-Ups & Corrections: We’re sorry, Mayor Lowry

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Weekly Briefing No. 114 | A Blockchain Cure for Baldness and Spotify’s “Weird” Listing Plans

Weekly Briefing No. 114 | A Blockchain Cure for Baldness and Spotify’s “Weird” Listing Plans

Welcome to 2018 and bone-chilling cold that seems to have frozen everything but financial innovation. Here’s what warmed us up this week: Blockchain hype; Spotify’s disruptive/odd listing plans; Frank, Wealthfront and MoneyLion raise; Amazon’s HQ2’s talent vortex; State Street’s Kensho-based ETFs; A blow to cannabis banking; MoneyGram; Company of Note: Earny

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Weekly Briefing No. 113 | It’s Raining Predictions

Weekly Briefing No. 113 | It’s Raining Predictions

Welcome to The FR’s final edition in 2017. We’re closing out the year with our roundup of some of the great predictions we came across. We wish you a happy new year and a financially and spiritually prosperous 2018. Under our New Year’s Eve umbrella this week: The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg; LinkedIn’s Chip Cutter & Laura Lorenzetti Soper; PwC’s Henri Arslanian; FICO’s TJ Horan; Bloomberg’s Julie Verhage, Selina Wang & Jennifer Surane; Social Leverage’s Howard Lindzon; ITL’s Roger Peverelli & Reggy De Feniks

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Weekly Briefing No. 112 | Holiday Homework for Two Thousand and Greateen

Weekly Briefing No. 112 | Holiday Homework for Two Thousand and Greateen

Want to set yourself up for a great next year? If so, here’s a handpicked list of videos and podcasts to take in, some “long reads” to check out and, if you’re blessed with the gift of added time, some books to read: Andrew Lo on understanding market behavior; Will Beeson talks core banking with Thought Machine’s CEO, Paul Taylor; Community banker Jeffrey Ball dishes on de novos, marijuana and fintech; Crypto University’s Ryan Chadha talks about crypto-crash predictions; Why is charter school guru Eva Moskowitz idolized by hedge fund kingpins? Insight by Tasha Eurich will help and humble you; Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier will provoke you; Raising the Floor by Andy Stern will inform you on an important topic

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Weekly Briefing No. 111 | It’s a Wonderful Life for Consumer Fintech Start-Ups; Quantopian’s CEO Speaks to The FR

Weekly Briefing No. 111 |  It’s a Wonderful Life for Consumer Fintech Start-Ups; Quantopian’s CEO Speaks to The FR

Welcome to The FR’s final “live” edition in 2017. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be featuring our roundup of financially related movies, books and podcasts to take in over the holidays. We’ll also be sending out our annual predictions issue. In the meantime, here’s what’s under our Festivus Pole this week: More fresh capital for consumer-facing fintech start-ups; The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg talks (again) with Quantopian’s John Fawcett; Should Bitcoin go to the moon? Are financial innovation labs worth it? Tax “reform”; Intel’s Biotech blockchain patent; MiFID II and Ethereum; Financial Journalist of Note: Penny Crosman

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Weekly Briefing No. 110 | The Beast of Bitcoin’s Bubble Burden, Reimagining Life Insurance, AI’s Good Week

Weekly Briefing No. 110 | The Beast of Bitcoin’s Bubble Burden, Reimagining Life Insurance, AI’s Good Week

December 9th is World Techno Day and Gingerbread Decorating Day. Whether you’re dancing or eating, we invite you to enjoy the sweet sounds on this week’s turntable: Can the Bitcoin bubble just pop already? The time has come to reimagine life insurance; A good week for AI, but for humans not so much; Debt collectors stink; Is innovation slowing?; A fintech IPO; Comings and Goings: New hires at Lyft, Perkins Coie and Balehu; Company of Note: Libra

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Weekly Briefing No. 109 | A December to Remember: Zenefits’ CEO, Is Smart Beta Smart or Cheap? Earth’s Most Powerful Millennial

Weekly Briefing No. 109 | A December to Remember: Zenefits’ CEO, Is Smart Beta Smart or Cheap? Earth’s Most Powerful Millennial

Happy December. We’re ringing in the last month of the year with a fresh issue of The FR. This week: Zenefits boss Jay Fulcher sits down with The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg; Smart beta ETFs could be tricky, but they’re getting cheaper; The world’s most powerful Millennial needs financial innovation; Bitcoin’s omnipresence; Sam Altman’s latest UBI twist; Wells Fargo; Q4 deals; Company of Note: Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator; Podcasts of Note: A lawsuit against Cambridge Analytica

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Weekly Briefing No. 108 | Interview Special Edition

Weekly Briefing No. 108 | Interview Special Edition

In between eating your leftovers and watching football games, we invite you to check out two recent interviews conducted by The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg. The first is with a highly respected Silicon Valley fintech and tech entrepreneur, Max Levchin. The second interview is with Robert Jeanbart, CEO of SIX Financial Information, a global provider of mission-critical financial data.

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Weekly Briefing No. 107 | Thanksgiving Week Morsels

Weekly Briefing No. 107 | Thanksgiving Week Morsels

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, we are taking the week off from our usual format. In its place, we’re proud to re-feature some of the recent opinion pieces written for The FR. We are thankful that several of our accomplished subscribers have been willing to lend their voice to our platform and hope you enjoy their contributions.

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