Fin Rev

Fin Rev

FinTech, Financial Innovation, Industry Disruption.

Weekly Briefing №91 | ICO Growing Pains, Biblical Doom or Frictionless Doritos Buying? Too Big to Fintech?

14 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Next week, please be on the lookout for our recommendations on the best books to read, podcasts to hear and videos to watch about fintech. This week, please see our (highly opinionated) round-up of recent events in financial innovation. The SEC’s IC...

Weekly Briefing №90 | VanGamazon, An IPO Market Rant and AI Battles

12 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

This week, the heat in fintech and innovation was matched only by the sweltering temperatures in New York. Here’s what raised our mercury levels: Vanguard’s succession; The IPO market needs fixing Elon Musk’s warning through a hypothetical trade Gen...

Weekly Briefing №89 | Global Macro Malaise, Litecoin’s Rise, Disrupting Connecticut

11 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Macro fund managers need to rip up their old playbooks. It’s one thing when today’s seemingly contradictory economic signals bewilder fancy economists and central bankers. By the very nature of their jobs, they are insulated from the realities conf...

Weekly Briefing №88 | Reimagining Real Estate and Cryptocurrency Mining

10 Oct 2020 6 minute read 1 comment FinRev

To ring in our 88th week, we’re featuring an exclusive CEO interview alongside our commentary on the most interesting financial innovation stories that hit our screen. Here’s what’s jumping: Fundrise’s outspoken Ben Miller brings a new vision to rea...

Weekly Briefing №87 | Is Fintech Ready For a Biotech Innovation Explosion?

6 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Welcome to our July 4th edition. We invite you to sit back and take in this week’s fireworks: Can our financial and economic systems handle rising life spans? Will bank dividends and buybacks win out over cybersecurity budgets? Our first nomination...

Weekly Briefing №85 | Is Fintech ‘Brain Dust’ Enough?

4 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Ahead of the summer lull, it was a jam-packed sprint of a week for financial innovation movers, shakers and bellyachers. Here’s our take on all of it: Goldman self-disrupts, but will others follow? Should Venmo be scared of Zelle? The future of ICOs...

Weekly Briefing №84 | A Blockchain-less Future and Brick & Mortar 2.0

3 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

With a nod to George Orwell in our 84th edition, we’re making a special effort this week to help you avoid doublethink and to abet you in the thoughtcrime of independent thinking. So pour yourself some Victory Gin and see below: Is a blockchain-less...

Weekly Briefing №83 | Killing Fintech Revolutionists with Kindness

1 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

For those interested in financial innovation, the pace of activity is increasing as quickly as the thermometer. Here’s the heat for the week: Has incumbent “kindness” suppressed the fintech revolution? Hoffman and Andreessen ignore fintech, sort of...

Weekly Briefing №82 | Digitally Remastered Banks and Surgery vs. Savings

30 Sep 2020 6 minute read 1 comment FinRev

Accounts during this rainy week leading up to Memorial Day. Here’s our weekly catch: The strategic importance of APIs Banking vs. heart surgery, the payments power of Facebook Ford’s AllianceBernstein path, blockchain doom, cryptotulips, insurtech C...

Weekly Briefing №81 | Forget Cash. Trust and Data are King.

29 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Welcome to our 81st edition. Washington and the stock market may be shaky, but so far, financial innovation keeps chugging along. On our train this week: The seeds of an alt coin meltdown can be found in one place Nicky Minaj’s economics chops; a tr...