Weekly Briefing No. 139 | Figure’s Mike Cagney Goes All In on Blockchain and Celebrity Fintech FOMO Financings

Weekly Briefing No. 139 | Figure’s Mike Cagney Goes All In on Blockchain and Celebrity Fintech FOMO Financings

This weekend, we invite you to turn on, tune in and drop your other activities to check out this week’s FR. Our Summer of Love edition includes: The FR’s one-on-one with Figure’s Mike Cagney; Financing News: Shock the Monkey; CFPB’s new fintech sandbox; TaskRabbit & Uber ; Evolutionary Programming; WhatsApp’s payments woes; Opinion: Retirement 2.0; Guccifer 2.0 & Bitcoin; Trove: Vitalik Buterin; PwC’s AI white paper; Can economists and humanists be friends?

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Weekly Briefing No. 138 | A High-Frequency Fund with a Fintech Twist, Sizzling Financings and Scooter Madness

Weekly Briefing No. 138 | A High-Frequency Fund with a Fintech Twist, Sizzling Financings and Scooter Madness

Greetings, readers. We invite you to take the innovation pitch with us. Here are our goals: The FR’s one-on-one with Domeyard’s Christina Qi; Financings: Toast, Next Insurance and Convene; D-Wave hits Seattle; Swedish online bank “fires” its bot; Tiger Global bites into Softbank; Tuck’s new criteria; Opinion: A student debt call to arms; Scooter insanity; Trove: Nubank; Salt Lake City’s fintech future

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Weekly Briefing No. 137 | Vanguard Goes to Zero, UBS’s New Avatar Economist, Square and Airwallex

Weekly Briefing No. 137 | Vanguard Goes to Zero, UBS’s New Avatar Economist, Square and Airwallex

Welcome to Saturday. The troika of heat, the mid-week July 4th holiday and the World Cup had an impact on news flow this week. Still, we found some good stuff to put on our grill: Vanguard goes to zero; Daniel Kalt; Square; Airwallex; PayPal; Russia’s blockchain nexus; The Great Train Wreck of 1918; Our hope for fintech disruption of the airlines; Theo Lau’s latest; Quantum computing and freedom; SWS Partners; Green Visor’s Michael Walsh

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Weekly Briefing No. 136 | Deep Learning, Amazon HQ2, Middle Age is the New Black

Weekly Briefing No. 136 | Deep Learning, Amazon HQ2, Middle Age is the New Black

Welcome to the last Saturday of June, also known as Social Media Day. Here’s what’s in our feed this week: Deep learning, Virginia & middle age are in; Company of Note: Caspian; News: a16z; Anti-steering; Financings; Finn ; Trove: Private polls; Element AI; World Cup econ

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Weekly Briefing No. 135 | The Theory of Everything, Atul Gawande, “The Quant Way,” PayPal, Malls on the Rise

Weekly Briefing No. 135 | The Theory of Everything, Atul Gawande, “The Quant Way,” PayPal, Malls on the Rise

This week was absolutely sweltering. The temperature was hot, too.; 21e800; Atul Gawande; “The quant way” ; PayPal; A Canadian mauling of America ; Financings: Brex & Fabric; Opinion: GE; Blackrock vs. Blackrock Steakhouse; Trove: Ripple’s Garlinghouse; Humans & block trades

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Weekly Briefing No. 134 | A Cheesy Way to Fix Capitalism

Weekly Briefing No. 134 | A Cheesy Way to Fix Capitalism

This week, we’re back and ready to bring you all of the best stuff that hit our plate. Our entrées include: Saving capitalism, one slice at a time; A terrific “exit memo” from Core’s Schütte; Beware of the fintech petting zoo; Financings: Ayden, Quovo, Ethos to Strangerworks; A financial career funicular; Operational risk as a new ILS strategy; Insurance in the self-driving era; Pop-up hotels; Bangladeshi butter; A personal data market; Hacking AirBnb

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Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

This week, we found ourselves rueing the rising threat of volatility and instability on several fronts. Indeed, many things besides the rent are too damn high. So with a nod to Jimmy McMillian, founder of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, we thought we’d break from our format and dedicate this issue to some things within our scope that are also too damn high.

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Weekly Briefing No. 132 | Rebooting Commercial Real Estate Finance

Weekly Briefing No. 132 | Rebooting Commercial Real Estate Finance

Welcome to our Memorial Day edition. In light of the upcoming holiday, we are sending you our weekly roundup on Thursday. We hope you have a great long weekend. Here’s what’s cooking on our grill: The FR’s one-on-one with Cadre’s Ryan Williams; GreenSky’s IPO; An anti-ESG coalition; Deals: Bestow, Tango, First.io and Hometap; The NYSE gets a new boss; Zuckerberg rolls over EU regulators; A new CIA game is crowdfunded;

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Weekly Briefing No. 131 | VR & AR in Finance (and Baseball); Fintech Mortgage Trojan Horses; Google Fetishizes Lamarckism

Weekly Briefing No. 131 | VR & AR in Finance (and Baseball); Fintech Mortgage Trojan Horses; Google Fetishizes Lamarckism

Welcome to 131. Here’s what we have on deck for the week: VR and AR have an exciting future, even in finance; Old school mortgage firms can’t partner their way to safety; An insightful 2016 Google X video is revealed; Deals: Dashdash, Ladder, Circle, Compound & iZettle; Blockchain week; Drug price shaming; An open source insurance policy; Chicken price fixing; A Copernican Revolution in banking; Speedcubing and the economy

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Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Welcome to 130. It was a mother of a week on multiple fronts. Here’s what we have in store: When it comes to AI, there’s no such thing as a mulligan; The CFTC is being held together with duct tape; Robinhood, Acorns, Beacon, Trussle, Paytronage; Charlie, the Bitcoin fearmunger; Novel payments deals; Zillow; Ray Dalio’s YouTube video; Spotify’s sentiment data; Marxism; Communication debt; Mother’s Day

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