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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