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A deep dive into the Streamr Network

2 Oct 2020 3 minute read 2 comments paragism

Publish-subscribe is a popular communication pattern. The most popular communication method in a centralized server-based system is the usage of Message Broker. With a Message Broker, the producer sends a message to a server that can provide data mar...

What does google know about you?

1 Oct 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Blindworld

In this modern world, we use at least one service from Google. Let it be chrome, Gmail, hangouts, play store, youtube, or any other from their growing inventory.   What if I tell you that Google might know you better than your mother? After all these...

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...

Weekly Briefing No. 62 | Fintech Pros: Are You In or Are You In?

2 Sep 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

As we enter the new year, we note that some are into fintech for real and some are into it for a trade. We suggest that 2017 will be the year that determines who’s really in. Also this week: A human vs. machine contest relevant for investors and tra...

Weekly Briefing No. 61 | 2017 Fintech Prognosticators: Blindfolded Monkeys or Keen Experts?

1 Sep 2020 3 minute read 0 comments FinRev

In 1973, Princeton professor Burton Malkiel famously asserted that a bunch of blindfolded monkeys throwing darts at a newspaper’s stock table could select a portfolio that would perform as well as one carefully selected by a panel of experts. For 14...

Weekly Briefing No. 59 | Can Crowdsourcing + Data = Alpha?

30 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

2016’s last “regular” edition features lots of goodies for you to read by your tree, menorah, kinara or Festivus pole. Here’s what’s in store: The FR’s exclusive 1-on-1 with Quantopian’s John Fawcett Financial services: Look out for Snap, Uber, AirB...

Data Firm Suggests Prevailing Ethereum Trends Similar to 2017 Pre-ICO Boom

22 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Richard M Adrian

Ethereum came into existence on August 2015 and by 2017 had risen the ladders of crypto patriarchy. A research firm that helps investors learn about crypto perfomance took a look at Ethereum’s on-chain activity and this is what they found out:   Ethe...

Weekly Briefing No. 50 | The Wells Fargo Board Should Visit Wrigley Field

21 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Wells Fargo’s new skipper, fintech chatbots and Deep Learning all caught our attention this week. Also in the batter’s box: TechCrunch’s Bitcoin series, Goldman’s launch of Marcus, Cloud9’s fundraising and why insurance companies are subsidizing sma...

Weekly Briefing No. 46 | Is ‘New Data’ the Best Hope for Hedge Funds?

16 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Is ‘New Data’ the answer to hedge funds’ woes? We explore that question as well as Gen Z’s impact on financial institutions and why the SEC should regulate pharmacy benefit managers. Payments news from Facebook and Apple, the rise of usage-based insu...

Weekly Briefing No. 45 | US Fintech is a Burning Man Festival

16 Aug 2020 5 minute read 1 comment FinRev

While other nations create fintech sandboxes, the US has created more of a Burning Man. We kick off the Fall by sharing that perspective as well as looking at Insurance’s youth problem, Wells Fargo’s malfeasance, the future of RegTech, insights from...