Weekly Briefing No. 154 | Is a fully cashless society a good idea

Weekly Briefing No. 154 | Is a fully cashless society a good idea

Welcome to The FR, where we wish you glad tidings and good cheer. In this edition: Digital is great for some, but Cash still Works for Many; The Equity Market is Trading like it’s 2008; Start Spreading the (Big Tech) News; 2019 Outlook for Cryptocurrency; An Investor Battle over Pernod; Happy Holidays and New Year!

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Weekly Briefing No. 153 | Making a Fintech List and Checking it Twice

Weekly Briefing No. 153 | Making a Fintech List and Checking it Twice

Welcome to The FR. Our predictions always come true. In this edition: The Litany of 2019 Prediction Lists; Robinhood and the Great Re-bundling; Debating the Merits of Index Funds; Is CircleUp the New Blackstone? The Rise of the Challenger Banks; Tech Innovation in Financial Planning; Fintech is Bringing Financing to African Small Businesses

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Weekly Briefing No. 150 | The HQ2 circus finally ends

Weekly Briefing No. 150 | The HQ2 circus finally ends

Welcome to The FR. Sesquicentennial is actually a word. It means 150th anniversary. In this edition: Helix Edge Holdings acquires The Financial Revolutionist; Amazon’s HQ2 circus comes to an end; Blockchain gets a few big backers; Where VCs find value; Building a technical hiring process; Big tech loves economists; Insurtech trends to watch in 2019

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Weekly Briefing No. 148 | Red vs. Blue Insurtech Disruption Opportunities; Money2020; FICO’s new score

Weekly Briefing No. 148 | Red vs. Blue Insurtech Disruption Opportunities; Money2020; FICO’s new score

While much of the financial innovation world was in Las Vegas this week, we stayed home. Here’s what we took in: A red vs. blue state insurtech future; Money2020 recap; FICO upgraded; Caspian completes ICO; StockTwits; The Wing; Breather; Data industrial complex; Tiger Global; Metrc; StoneCo; Ribbon; Saros; Hummingbird; Alpaca; Medical crowdfunding; Warehouses; Square

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Weekly Briefing No. 147 | Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die.

Weekly Briefing No. 147 | Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die.

In a nod to our favorite song from A Star is Born, we’re delighted to present to you a bunch of old ways and thoughts that should die: Old-school landlord attitudes; Not having a digital strategy in wealth management; Signature panels on credit cards; No institutional love for crypto; Perception of Blackrock’s invincibility; Idea that money can buy AI safety; Fake “good” news about student loan bondage; Painless corporate apologies; Counting out banks in mortgages; Old paradigms for democracy and capitalism; Idea that it’s okay not to get your hands grimy

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Weekly Briefing No. 146 | Silicon Valley is not coming to Wall Street.

Weekly Briefing No. 146 | Silicon Valley is not coming to Wall Street.

Welcome to The FR. Here’s what we’re gazing at this week: Wall Street shouldn’t fear Big Tech; Can Banksy trigger a killer use case for blockchain? Boston Dynamics; Robinhood; Figure; Sarah Friar; Klarna, Sana, G2 Crowd and Nubank; Atomic VC; China’s social credit system; Fintech in the next recession; Jimmie Lenz on private capital funds; Roubini on crypto

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