Weekly Briefing No. 175 | Card Wars, The German Fintechs Are Coming, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 175 |  Card Wars,  The German Fintechs Are Coming, and More

Welcome to The FR. We’re always here for you. In this edition: Card Wars; German Fintechs Eye US Market; Is the Death of the IPO Greatly Exaggerated? Regulation Coming for Cryptocurrency; Mexico’s Bank-Friendly President

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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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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. 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. 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. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

In honor of Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls' Day and Día de los Muertos (our favorite), this issue is dedicated to ghosts and spirits. Our spooky stories include: Wonder Woman vs. AI omens; One grisly sum-of-the-parts analysis of sell-side analysts; A séance for Teddy Roosevelt; Theodora Lau’s scary-good opinion piece; The vanishing fintech sector; Nike, Apple and ING seek to slay boring retail; Prince Al-Waleed’s Bitcoin fright; Company of Note: Greenlight (Even the Grim Reaper likes this start-up)

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Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Welcome to The FR. On our Oktoberfest menu for this week: The decentralization of everything; More tech is needed to combat insider trading; Jeff Bezos and his second chocolate factory; Payments deals; America’s fintech artist; AI hype vs. reality; Comings & Goings: Rebecca Kaden and Ken Chenault
Company of Note: CollegeBacker

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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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