Weekly Briefing No. 181 | Real-Time Payments at Federal-Reserve Speed

Weekly Briefing No. 181 | Real-Time Payments at Federal-Reserve Speed

Welcome to The FR, where “slow and steady” isn’t in style. In this edition: Real-Time Payments Coming…at Federal-Reserve Speed; Do Lending Algorithms Discriminate? Investors Still Love Big Tech.

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Weekly Briefing No. 177 | Humans and Robots Working Together, Google’s Government Woes, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 177 | Humans and Robots Working Together, Google’s Government Woes, and More

Welcome to The FR, where people and machines live in harmony. In this edition: From Human to Robo-Advisers — and Back Again; Google’s Government Woes, AI and Analytics in Asset Management; Banks Embrace Blockchain; Fintechs Hock Their Wares at Money 20/20

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Weekly Briefing No. 171 | 5 Fintechs to Watch, the Rideshare Arms Race, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 171 | 5 Fintechs to Watch, the Rideshare Arms Race, and More

Welcome to The FR. All of our influencers are organic. In this edition: 5 to Watch at This Year’s FinTech Innovation Lab New York; The Rideshare Arms Race; Credit Cards Look to Social Media Influencers; B2B Tech Is Hot; Healthtech Benefits from Big Tech Scandals

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Weekly Briefing No. 129 | ER Bills Need Fintech Medication & Crypto-Emotions Run High

Weekly Briefing No. 129 | ER Bills Need Fintech Medication & Crypto-Emotions Run High

Welcome to our 129th edition. If you want to get your heart racing before the Kentucky Derby, we invite you to check out our week’s mint juleps: Emergency room bills need some fintech disruption; Tempers are rising along with the talent levels in crypto; Wells Fargo and Senator Mike Crapo on guns; BondIt Media Capital, Figure, Diginex, Armanta and Baidu FSG; AllianceBernstein; Quantum computing patents

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Weekly Briefing No. 128 | Reimagination Three Ways: Cannabis Careers, Goldman’s Consumer Business and California

Weekly Briefing No. 128 | Reimagination Three Ways: Cannabis Careers, Goldman’s Consumer Business and California

Welcome to our 128th edition. Here’s what’s in store for this week: We’re too long on financial execs and too short on cannabis ones; Is Goldman’s consumer emphasis for real? Is there upside in California splitting three ways? Deals: Imperative Execution; Coverwallet; Basis; Tala; GDPR; Mastercard & Visa; Telegram; Banking culture; The TOS reckoning; Alt data in online lending; JP Morgan & Palantir; Artificial general intelligence

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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. 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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