Weekly Briefing No. 146 | Silicon Valley is not coming to Wall Street.

Weekly Briefing No. 146 | Silicon Valley is not coming to Wall Street.

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what we’re gazing at this week: Wall Street shouldn’t fear Big Tech; Can Banksy trigger a killer use case for blockchain? Boston Dynamics; Robinhood; Figure; Sarah Friar; Klarna, Sana, G2 Crowd and Nubank; Atomic VC; China’s social credit system; Fintech in the next recession; Jimmie Lenz on private capital funds; Roubini on crypto

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Weekly Briefing No. 145 | Amazon, Credit Karma, Crypto Insurance Coverage, Muni Bond Fintech

Weekly Briefing No. 145 | Amazon, Credit Karma, Crypto Insurance Coverage, Muni Bond Fintech

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what’s in our deck this week: Your minimum shouldn’t be an opportunity; Credit Karma; Square; Blockchain in real estate & fromage; Aon’s crypto coverage; Big Apple on Campus; Guardian Life’s CEO Deanna Mulligan on AI; The anti-cannabis movement; Leon Lederman; SeedInvest, Ziprecruiter, Coolfire, Cover & Brex; Reason Foundation’s Marc Joffe; Outvest’s David Barse;

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Weekly Briefing No. 144 | Hello, October: Betterment’s Jon Stein, China’s Social Credit System, Mega Private Rounds and Austria’s Blockchain Bond

Weekly Briefing No. 144 | Hello, October: Betterment’s Jon Stein, China’s Social Credit System, Mega Private Rounds and Austria’s Blockchain Bond

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what’s on tap as we enter October. Our new conversation with Betterment’s Jon Stein; Private mega-rounds; Avant; DNA tests & life insurance; Elon Musk; Veem; StrongBlock and Circle; Austria: Mozart, Tortes, PEZ and blockchain bonds; China’s Social Credit System; Basis Technology’s AI handbook; Daniel Arbess of Xerion Investments; Michael Ovitz on redefining an industry

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Weekly Briefing No. 143 | Show Me the Alpha

Weekly Briefing No. 143 | Show Me the Alpha

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what’s in store for this week: Aperture Investors; Nucleus195; Margrethe Vestager; Divido; JUMO; Cleo; AlphaNetworks; Ui Path; MJ Freeway; CME’s Terry Duffy, Crypto-telenova week; Airbnb; Tradeshift’s Christian Lanng; Crowdfunding & cancer quackery; Sultan Meghji on China’s quantum edge; Jackson Hole & path dependency

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Weekly Briefing No. 142 | Roman Times, Digital Mobs & Fintechnia

Weekly Briefing No. 142 | Roman Times, Digital Mobs & Fintechnia

Greetings, friends and Romans. Here’s what’s in our amphora this week:Timeless money insights from Como, Italy; “Crowdthreatening” Sen. Susan Collins; Umpqua; Chain; Bloom Credit; Q4; RapidRatings; Facet Wealth; Georgia’s fintech academy; IEX; Cold boot attacks; JP Morgan & Goldman Sachs;, Airbnb; Skyline.ai; Credit Karma; Coinbio; Shel Kaphan; Amazon

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Weekly Briefing No. 141 | Start-ups in Search of Rock Star Status.

Weekly Briefing No. 141 | Start-ups in Search of Rock Star Status.

We’re back from our hiatus and ready to rock. Here’s what’s in store this week: Financings: Yoco, Monese, Alaia & Wellth; Robinhood; Varo Money; Citi’s new credit fintech play; Crypto drama; The word “fintech”; Tick sizes; Funding Circle; Gilligan’s Island; Fintech baseball; Posts from Caribou Honig, Philip Kessler & Sam Biddle; Should bankers earn more than garbage men, teachers?

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Weekly Briefing No. 140 | Back That Fintech Financing Truck Up

Weekly Briefing No. 140 | Back That Fintech Financing Truck Up

We invite you to drink in our final edition before our hiatus. Here’s what’s basking on our summer beach chair this week: Fintech start-ups are loading up on cash; Our one-on-one with Groundfloor’s Brian Dally; Exobot, LevelUp; Edmit; FFiT; Earnings; Amazon and asset management; Coinbase’s new PAC; Picasso’s lawn mowing; Jamie Dimon; Coindesk’s blockchain report; Paul McCartney vs. AI

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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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