Weekly Briefing No. 92 | August Diversions on Fintech, Quantum Computing, Economic Sci-Fi and Amazon

Weekly Briefing No. 92 | August Diversions on Fintech, Quantum Computing, Economic Sci-Fi and Amazon

This week, we’re taking a vacation from our traditional format. Instead of offering our take on financial innovation news, we’re featuring a selection of things to watch, listen to and read while at the beach or in the office. Videos: Ethereum’s godfather and Arizona’s senior senator; Podcasts: Quantum computing and software accounting executives speak; Books: WEF’s Klaus Schwab, local banking pro John Waupsh, a sci-fi novel with a dose of fintech and Aimee Groth’s look at an Amazon subsidiary; Shareholder Letters: Amazon and Alleghany’s letters flow like mighty rivers

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Weekly Briefing No. 38 | Blockchain 2016: Doers, Dust Kickers and Crazy-Haired Guys

Weekly Briefing No. 38 | Blockchain 2016: Doers, Dust Kickers and Crazy-Haired Guys

Summer is in full force, but the financial innovation keeps on keepin’ on. Separating the blockchain achievers from the posers, a new fintech index and lessons from Dollar Shave Club grabbed our gaze this week. Also making the docket: Student loan’s big week, Ethereum’s hard fork, Umpqua Bank’s clever branch strategy, an insurance twist in marketplace lending and LikeFolio.

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Weekly Briefing No. 30 | Even Bank Titans are Reinventing Themselves

Weekly Briefing No. 30 | Even Bank Titans are Reinventing Themselves

Jamie Dimon’s reinvention as a tech guy, Ethereum’s momentum and Deloitte’s new report on marketplace lending are on this week’s radar. We also note a move to put customers on the hook for banking fraud, a reinsurer’s concerns for insurance, a big roboadvisor financing and question whether an algo can run the Fed. Finally, we highlight Ping An, a major Chinese insurer with a big fintech appetite. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 25 | Banks Should Stop Fretting Over Uberization and Start Getting “Ludicrous”

Weekly Briefing No. 25 | Banks Should Stop Fretting Over Uberization and Start Getting “Ludicrous”

Banks are at risk of being Tesla’d. Read more on that as well as the huge opportunity for small insurance. Other topics this week include SWIFT’s take on blockchain tech, VC interest in Ethereum, EMV woes, Capital One’s latest innovative step and United Capital, a financial wellness company. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 22 | This fintech CEO is no Zoolander.

Weekly Briefing No. 22 | This fintech CEO is no Zoolander.

This week, we discuss Betterment’s fundraising, Citi’s new fintech report and the importance of innovation culture within a bank. Auto insurance, Title III of the JOBS Act, Ethereum, EMV and Gradifi also get a look.

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Weekly Briefing No. 12 | Wall Street’s Short-Termism Fuels Fintech Piñata Party.

Weekly Briefing No. 12 | Wall Street’s Short-Termism Fuels Fintech Piñata Party.

Welcome to our 12th addition of The FR. This week, we look at the connection between Wall Street’s short-term thinking and the rise of fintech, Ethereum’s challenge to Bitcoin, SoFi’s upcoming Super Bowl campaign and the business model behind TransferWise. We also take note of the two heavyweights who have joined Betterment’s retirement committee and OpenDoor Labs, a real estate start-up....

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