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. 99 | Giving Slack Flak and Praise to Sophia and Smart Contracts

Weekly Briefing No. 99 | Giving Slack Flak and Praise to Sophia and Smart Contracts

Criticizing unicorns? Check. Highlighting humanoid and smart contract advancements? Check and check. An obscure quote from a 1950’s French film director? Bien sûr. Welcome to edition 99. This week: Slack’s recent raise is nothing to celebrate; Sophia the humanoid will likely wow the crowd at UBS’s conference; Smart contract progress amidst a Bitcoin beat-down

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Weekly Briefing No. 98 | In Defense of Dimon, Personal Data Weaponized, Amazon’s One-Click Patent Expires

Weekly Briefing No. 98 | In Defense of Dimon, Personal Data Weaponized, Amazon’s One-Click Patent Expires

This week, the world of financial innovation grew a bit hot under the collar. Grab a glass of ice water and check out our segments below: Jamie Dimon goes all-in against Bitcoin; Stolen personal data is much more than just a financial problem; Amazon’s one-click technology goes off patent; Big Tech’s lever over Wall Street; Betterment diversifies; Comings and Goings: Jimmie Lenz joins FRG; SoFi ousts Cagney; Company of Note: Casa Verde wants to become King Cannabis

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Weekly Briefing #06: Banking CEO dons fintech hat.

Weekly Briefing #06: Banking CEO dons fintech hat.

Banking CEO dons fintech hat. It’s one thing when Blythe Masters leaves JPMorgan Chase or Hans Morris decamps from Visa to forge a new path in fintech. But it’s even more interesting when the captain of a financial ship abandons the helm and takes a job below deck...

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Weekly Briefing #04: Relax M&A bankers, you aren't going to be Uberized just yet.

Weekly Briefing #04: Relax M&A bankers, you aren't going to be Uberized just yet.

Relax M&A bankers, you aren’t going to be Uberized just yet. This Bloomberg article tore through bankers' inboxes on Thursday. And while we think Axial is an interesting platform to connect “small” buyers and sellers of businesses, it's not Tinder, which is geared towards, how shall we say it, short-term transactions...

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