Weekly Briefing No. 86 | Banks vs. NYC Subways, Tech-Fueled Disinflation, Neural Networks Gone Rogue

Weekly Briefing No. 86 | Banks vs. NYC Subways, Tech-Fueled Disinflation, Neural Networks Gone Rogue

As this week was National Pollinator Week, we urge you to be kind to any bees that cross your path, and please take note of the latest financial innovation buzz: Banks vs. New York’s subway system; A Fed governor awakens to the new tech reality; Facebook’s AI went rogue; Ethereum’s flash crash; Local currencies sprout; Strategic investments in insurtech and biometrics are booming; Comings and Goings: Mercari, ITG and CleanCapital add talent; Company of Note: Extraordinary Re

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Weekly Briefing No. 85 | Is Fintech ‘Brain Dust’ Enough?

Weekly Briefing No. 85 | Is Fintech ‘Brain Dust’ Enough?

Ahead of the summer lull, it was a jam-packed sprint of a week for financial innovation movers, shakers and bellyachers. Here’s our take on all of it: Goldman self-disrupts, but will others follow?  Should Venmo be scared of Zelle? The future of ICOs; Far flung use cases for Big Data in insurance; Financial reform will happen; Comings and Goings: Uber, SoFi, Dash and DefenseStorm; Company of Note: Global Debt Registry

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Weekly Briefing No. 84 | A Blockchain-less Future and Brick & Mortar 2.0

Weekly Briefing No. 84 | A Blockchain-less Future and Brick & Mortar 2.0

With a nod to George Orwell in our 84th edition, we’re making a special effort this week to help you avoid doublethink and to abet you in the thoughtcrime of independent thinking. So pour yourself some Victory Gin and see below: Is a blockchain-less future ready to take flight? Physical financial services are here to stay; Huge fintech financings; AI’s impact on inflation; UK’s bright fintech future

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Weekly Briefing No. 83 | Killing Fintech Revolutionists with Kindness

Weekly Briefing No. 83 | Killing Fintech Revolutionists with Kindness

For those interested in financial innovation, the pace of activity is increasing as  quickly as the thermometer. Here’s the heat for the week: Has incumbent “kindness” suppressed the fintech revolution? Hoffman and Andreessen ignore fintech, sort of; Entrepreneurship lessons from a Philly nun; ICOs are raging; Steve Cohen’s reinvention; M&A lessons in Pixar’s slide; Company of Note: Likefolio

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