Weekly Briefing No. 118 | A Whale of a Week for Health Care’s Future, Blockchain and Deals

Weekly Briefing No. 118 | A Whale of a Week for Health Care’s Future, Blockchain and Deals

Recently, we were blown away to discover that a 14-year-old French killer whale named Wikie has learned rudimentary human speech. Nothing, not even Elon Musk’s flamethrower side hustle, can top that. Still, we’re happy to present our take on the week’s financial innovation and economic news, which involves all sorts of whales doing big deals that have created plenty of heat

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Weekly Briefing No. 116 | A Rockstar for Modern Capitalism and Can Blockchain Humble Facebook?

Weekly Briefing No. 116 | A Rockstar for Modern Capitalism and Can Blockchain Humble Facebook?

Welcome to The FR’s 116th edition. Here’s what’s swirled around us this week: Blackrock’s Larry Fink, modern capitalism’s rock star; A terrific blockchain explainer; Paying more attention to electricity; Fintech buyouts and “sweaty” deals; Cannabis cash woes; Cryptocurrencies for adults; Open source in finance; Videos & Podcasts of Note: What if air travel worked like health care? The market for kidneys; Meltdown and Spectre bugs

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Weekly Briefing No. 115 | Cryptoassets: Point and Shoot at Your Own Risk; Can Fintech Reduce Income Inequality?

Weekly Briefing No. 115 | Cryptoassets: Point and Shoot at Your Own Risk; Can Fintech Reduce Income Inequality?

Welcome to The FR’s 115th edition. Here’s what’s sizzling on our plate this week: Smile and enjoy the crypto-madness. Just be careful; Branko Milanović’s innovative ideas for reducing economic inequality; January’s heavy deal activity; Caribou Honig on pushy bots; UK’s open banking implementer; Aflac, MasterCard and Alexa rock CES; Company of Note: Nav; Follow-Ups & Corrections: We’re sorry, Mayor Lowry

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Weekly Briefing No. 114 | A Blockchain Cure for Baldness and Spotify’s “Weird” Listing Plans

Weekly Briefing No. 114 | A Blockchain Cure for Baldness and Spotify’s “Weird” Listing Plans

Welcome to 2018 and bone-chilling cold that seems to have frozen everything but financial innovation. Here’s what warmed us up this week: Blockchain hype; Spotify’s disruptive/odd listing plans; Frank, Wealthfront and MoneyLion raise; Amazon’s HQ2’s talent vortex; State Street’s Kensho-based ETFs; A blow to cannabis banking; MoneyGram; Company of Note: Earny

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Weekly Briefing No. 19 | SoFi: The First Bulge Bracket Fintech Firm.

Weekly Briefing No. 19 | SoFi: The First Bulge Bracket Fintech Firm.

The Ides of March arrive Tuesday next, and dangerous events may causeth a stir. But there’s a revolution in the air and much fintech shall occur.  So be as constant as the northern star, while thou reviewest the week that was. From SoFi to insurance, BBVA to blockchain, many a thing doth caused a buzz.

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