Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Welcome to our 127th edition. Here’s what taxed our minds this week:Terms of service agreements need to change; The coming empowerment of individual investors; Deals: VeriFone, Clean Capital, AccessFintech and Truework; Basic banking services rise; Fidelity’s bow to economic realities

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Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Welcome to our 126th edition. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Facebook needs to make some crazy good structural moves; Messing with Bezos is bad, messing with China is economically nutso; Deal action: Spotify, Greensky, Drivewealth, Chainalysis & Coinbase; Jamie Dimon’s war on bureaucracy; Fin7’s terror; Telegram’s power; Outvest Capital’s novel investing strategy; SoCal’s fixed income revolutionists; Techdirt on APIs as protectable code

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Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Welcome to our 125th edition. Here’s what we put in our holiday basket this week: The ongoing saga of innovation on the trading floor; Politicians need more folks like Cédric Villani whispering in their ears; Sandhya Krishnamurthy’s opinion piece on “belief-alignment” investing; Shakespearean financings; Vanguard cuts a deal with a German start-up; Smart beta warnings; Airbnb’s trippy new user; Big Orange battles; Rebank meets The FR; HBS’s P2P lending report; Stack Overflow’s survey

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Weekly Briefing No. 124 | Facebully, Fearless Girl’s Fate & Housing Finance Needs Disrupting

Weekly Briefing No. 124 | Facebully, Fearless Girl’s Fate & Housing Finance Needs Disrupting

Welcome to our 124th edition. Strap yourself in and take a ride with us: Banks and fintech could gain from Facebook’s fall from grace; Fearless Girl shouldn’t move an inch; Disrupting housing finance; Selected financings: CommonBond, eToro, N26, Paymerang and Promise; Cryptomining bans; Dropbox doesn’t drop; Citi’s great step on guns; Slack; Breaking Banks’s SXSW roundup; Small bookstores surge; Guardian’s Deanna Mulligan on talent; EDGAR downloading habits of funds; AI scenarios

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Weekly Briefing No. 123 | Goldman’s DJ Leader, Spotify’s UnIPO and LendUp’s Two-on-One

Weekly Briefing No. 123 | Goldman’s DJ Leader, Spotify’s UnIPO and LendUp’s Two-on-One

Welcome to our 123rd edition. We urge you to wear green today, but not be green. Perhaps our features below can help: DJ David Solomon rises at Goldman; Spotify’s UnIPO; Our two-on-one with LendUp’s Sasha Orloff and Jotaka Eaddy; Deals: Kroll, Mosaic and FIGO; L.L. Bean’s blockchain flop; YC’s brain start-up; Larry Kudlow’s new role; John Oliver slams Bitcoin; Regulatory capture; Social Security numbers; Comings & Goings: Alex Lopatine, Syed Fazli and Bernardo Martinez

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Weekly Briefing No. 122 | Is Our Economy Ready for the Fountain of Youth? Who Wins Most When Amazon Picks a Bank?

Weekly Briefing No. 122 | Is Our Economy Ready for the Fountain of Youth? Who Wins Most When Amazon Picks a Bank?

As the Ides of March approach, we invite you to check out our 122nd edition. Just be careful. Genomics, life extension and the economy; Amazon looks for a banking partner; S&P Global buys AI start-up Kensho; Deutsche Bank rocks Instagram; A US dark web price index is launched; Alphabet’s Missouri nemesis; Crypto’s problems with the Feds deepen; Hixme’s Denny Weinberg; Ripple’s Marjan Delatinne; Theo Lau; Naval Ravikant; Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

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Weekly Briefing No. 121 | A GPS for Consumer Fintech Opportunities

Weekly Briefing No. 121 | A GPS for Consumer Fintech Opportunities

Welcome to our 121st edition. We took last week off for some R&R and to make some small changes to our format. Core’s Arjan Schütte gets creative with the CFPB’s complaint database. Wall Street’s disappointing response to Parkland. Cyber breach market takes a step forward; Mike Cagney’s return. Apple and Uber join the health care trend; Cryptowarnings are everywhere. Rebank’s 1-on-1 with Antony Jenkins; Richard Turrin on chatbots

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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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