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FinTech, Financial Innovation, Industry Disruption.

Weekly Briefing №102 | Banking’s Future, Universal Basic Creativity, Bitcoin Goes Berserk

26 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Welcome to The FR. On our agenda this week: Blumberg Capital’s new survey; UBI gains a new booster Bitcoin madness; Enterprise fintech’s fate in a bear market “Sandwich Generation” panic; Stealth fintech Domino’s Pizza “disappoints” Jimmie Lenz on s...

Weekly Briefing №101 | Bank Charters 101, Goldman’s Crypto-Flirtations, Fake Stock News

26 Oct 2020 6 minute read 1 comment FinRev

We are delighted to present our 101st edition. Here’s what we have in the hopper for this week: Banking Charters 101 (or The Road to Utah) What’s behind Goldman’s flirtation with Bitcoin? Can social media rig the markets? Financial services lessons...

Weekly Briefing №100 | Our 100th Birthday, Hope for a Safer Cyber Future? Cannabis and State Budget Deficits

25 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

We are delighted to present the 100th edition of our newsletter. To celebrate reaching our Benjamin, we are paying homage to the man who adorns the $100 bill and is perhaps the original financial revolutionist. Electricity and diplomacy weren’t how B...

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

24 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

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 cel...

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

23 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

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’...

Weekly Briefing №97 | No Growth is the New Extinction

20 Oct 2020 7 minute read 0 comments FinRev

This week, we’re back in action with heavy hearts ahead of the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Monday. In the wake of that tragedy, France’s Le Monde ran the headline, “We are all Americans.” This year, a similar show of solidarity shoul...

Weekly Briefing №95 | Going One-on-One With Fintech’s Big Dogs

18 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Several of the nation’s leading financial innovators and entrepreneurs have spoken in depth to The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg this year. We’ve got more to come in the fall, but until then, we’ve cherry-picked some of the highlights of those conversations....

Weekly Briefing №94 | BBVA’s Simple Seeks a Reset, ‘Hard’ Prices For Sell-Side Research, Disrupting the Movies

17 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

We invite you to check out our last ‘fresh’ edition for the summer. Over the next two weeks, look for our Best of 2017 features. See you in September. BBVA’s Simple seeks a reset How much for your sell-side research? If banks can be unbundled, what...

Weekly Briefing №93 | An Insurtech Rising Star, Marketplace Lending Rebound? Bitcoin vs. Gold

16 Oct 2020 6 minute read 2 comments FinRev

This week, we’re coming at you with lots of good stuff. Here’s what you’ll find below: PolicyGenius’ Jennifer Fitzgerald discusses her company’s journey Marketplace lending benchmarks posted better Q2 results. Does it matter? Should Bitcoin be a saf...

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

15 Oct 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

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 god...