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. 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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Weekly Briefing No. 110 | The Beast of Bitcoin’s Bubble Burden, Reimagining Life Insurance, AI’s Good Week

Weekly Briefing No. 110 | The Beast of Bitcoin’s Bubble Burden, Reimagining Life Insurance, AI’s Good Week

December 9th is World Techno Day and Gingerbread Decorating Day. Whether you’re dancing or eating, we invite you to enjoy the sweet sounds on this week’s turntable: Can the Bitcoin bubble just pop already? The time has come to reimagine life insurance; A good week for AI, but for humans not so much; Debt collectors stink; Is innovation slowing?; A fintech IPO; Comings and Goings: New hires at Lyft, Perkins Coie and Balehu; Company of Note: Libra

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Weekly Briefing No. 109 | A December to Remember: Zenefits’ CEO, Is Smart Beta Smart or Cheap? Earth’s Most Powerful Millennial

Weekly Briefing No. 109 | A December to Remember: Zenefits’ CEO, Is Smart Beta Smart or Cheap? Earth’s Most Powerful Millennial

Happy December. We’re ringing in the last month of the year with a fresh issue of The FR. This week: Zenefits boss Jay Fulcher sits down with The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg; Smart beta ETFs could be tricky, but they’re getting cheaper; The world’s most powerful Millennial needs financial innovation; Bitcoin’s omnipresence; Sam Altman’s latest UBI twist; Wells Fargo; Q4 deals; Company of Note: Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator; Podcasts of Note: A lawsuit against Cambridge Analytica

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Weekly Briefing No. 107 | Thanksgiving Week Morsels

Weekly Briefing No. 107 | Thanksgiving Week Morsels

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, we are taking the week off from our usual format. In its place, we’re proud to re-feature some of the recent opinion pieces written for The FR. We are thankful that several of our accomplished subscribers have been willing to lend their voice to our platform and hope you enjoy their contributions.

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Weekly Briefing No. 106 | Paradise Lost is Crypto’s Gain

Weekly Briefing No. 106 | Paradise Lost is Crypto’s Gain

We invite you to peruse our choices for the week that will take you around the world and to the Garden of Eden. The Paradise Papers and cryptoassets; Praise for a bank CEO who “dared” to learn Python basics; The path to VC greatness: Data or daughters? Crux Informatics; OCC’s Keith Noreika; A $240-million gaffe; Commandiv’s Tom Goldenberg’s new opinion piece; Comings & Goings: Bill Donnelly headlines a troika of new LendUp hires

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Weekly Briefing No. 102 | Banking’s Future, Universal Basic Creativity, Bitcoin Goes Berserk

Weekly Briefing No. 102 | Banking’s Future, Universal Basic Creativity, Bitcoin Goes Berserk

Welcome to The FR. On our agenda this week: Blumberg Capital’s new survey; UBI gains a new booster; Bitcoin madness; Enterprise fintech’s fate in a bear market; “Sandwich Generation” panic; Stealth fintech Domino’s Pizza “disappoints”; Jimmie Lenz on sales practices; Charity of Note: Sebastian Strong; Company of Note: Green Bits

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Weekly Briefing No. 101 | Bank Charters 101, Goldman’s Crypto-Flirtations, Fake Stock News

Weekly Briefing No. 101 | Bank Charters 101, Goldman’s Crypto-Flirtations, Fake Stock News

We are delighted to present our 101st edition.  Here’s what we have in the hopper for this week: Banking Charters 101 (or The Road to Utah); What’s behind Goldman’s flirtation with Bitcoin? Can social media rig the markets?; Financial services lessons from Despacito; Treasury issues report #2; Insurtech financings surge; Blockchain CEO calls out “tourists”; Company of Note: Kayrros  

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