Weekly Briefing No. 120 | Fintech Confronts College Tuition and Politics; “Lemonading” Healthcare Insurance

Welcome to our 120th edition. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Youth, fintech and the college tuition crisis; Vote on financial innovation and tech in 2018 and 2020; “Lemonading” healthcare insurance; Assault weapons and Wall Street; Online lending’s “good” week; The GPU craze; JP Morgan’s crypto 180; blockchain financings; Campus of Note: Cornell Tech

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Weekly Briefing No. 119 | Did Nine Cents Thrust the Financial World Into an Alternate Reality?

Weekly Briefing No. 119 | Did Nine Cents Thrust the Financial World Into an Alternate Reality?

This week, markets went nuts over a nine-cent surprise. Or perhaps, sanity took hold. Check out our take on that plus: A gig economy calamity; Early-stage fintech VC deals; A municipal ICO; Goldman’s Marcus moment; Trading via Twitter; Deutsche’s latest open source project; Robo outrage; Comings and Goings: Meesh Pierce, Mariano Belinky and Marco Santori

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Weekly Briefing No. 118 | A Whale of a Week for Health Care’s Future, Blockchain and Deals

Weekly Briefing No. 118 | A Whale of a Week for Health Care’s Future, Blockchain and Deals

Recently, we were blown away to discover that a 14-year-old French killer whale named Wikie has learned rudimentary human speech. Nothing, not even Elon Musk’s flamethrower side hustle, can top that. Still, we’re happy to present our take on the week’s financial innovation and economic news, which involves all sorts of whales doing big deals that have created plenty of heat

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Weekly Briefing No. 117 | Davos, Robinhood, Stripe, 50 Cent and Marchetti’s Constant

Weekly Briefing No. 117 | Davos, Robinhood, Stripe, 50 Cent and Marchetti’s Constant

Welcome to our 117th edition. On tap for this week: The World Technology and Economic Forum; Stripe bids adieu to Bitcoin; Robinhood says bonjour; Jimmie Lenz on ISAs; Amazon Go and air conditioning; Deals and investments; Long-term care insurance woes; Comings and Goings: SoFi’s new Krafty linebacker; Company of Note: 280 Markets

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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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