Ep 45 – Amazon’s new card, a twist to crypto funding and more!

Fintech platform Synapse raises $33M to build ‘the AWS of banking’ https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/07/synapse-raises-33m/

Crypto Startups Are Raising Money Again, With a Twist https://www.wsj.com/articles/crypto-startups-are-raising-money-again-with-a-twist-11559995203h

Amazon launches a credit card for the ‘underbanked’ with bad credit https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/10/amazon-launches-a-credit-card-for-the-underbanked-with-bad-credit.html

19 Blockchain-as-a-service Companies Making the DLT More Accessible https://builtin.com/blockchain/blockchain-as-a-service-companies

Mary Meeker’s internet trends slides https://www.bondcap.com/report/itr19/


Ep 44- Allowances, crowdsourcing on Venmo, PayPal expands offerings, SEC sues Kik, and more!

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How Kids’ Allowance Works in the Smartphone Age https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-kids-allowance-works-in-the-smartphone-age-11559035800

When bills pile up, young people turn to strangers on Venmo https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-venmo-cash-app-twitter-crowdfund-money-20190602-story.html

SEC Sues Kik Over $100 Million ICO, Sees Kin as a Security https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-04/sec-sues-crypto-firm-that-s-raising-money-to-fight-regulator

New Startup-Focused Bank Gets More Than $100 Million From Investors https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-startup-focused-bank-gets-more-than-100-million-from-investors-11559216484?mod=mhp

PayPal opens up access to e-commerce platform that’s already used by Instagram and Facebook https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/03/paypal-rolls-out-e-commerce-platform-to-help-start-ups-compete-with-instagram-and-facebook.html

PayPal opens up access to e-commerce platform that’s already used by Instagram and Facebook https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/03/paypal-rolls-out-e-commerce-platform-to-help-start-ups-compete-with-instagram-and-facebook.html

Ep 42- Apple payments, Facebook crypto, small business lending and more!

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Facebook Building Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-building-cryptocurrency-based-payments-system-11556837547?mod=mhp

Some Small Businesses See Big Benefits in Online Financing https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-small-businesses-see-big-benefits-in-online-financing-11557662401

LatAm: The New Kid at the FinTech Table https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/17256/latam-the-new-kid-at-the-fintech-table

U.S. Credit-Card Delinquency Rates Rising, Particularly Among the Young https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-credit-card-delinquency-rates-rising-particularly-among-the-young-11557846130?mod=hp_major_pos12

376 Wallets Holding One-Third of All ETH https://ethereumworldnews.com/ethereums-decentralization-in-question-with-376-wallets-holding-one-third-of-all-eth/

10,000 Baltimore city workers locked out after https://www.npr.org/2019/05/21/725118702/ransomware-cyberattacks-on-baltimore-put-city-services-offline

Crypto exchange “misplaces” $850M, E*Trade’s jumping on crypto, and PayPal and Uber play nice

NY’s AG accuses Tether of pulling funds from reserve fund (that “tethers” their coin in a fixed rate to USD) to cover $850M that went missing last year but remained undisclosed.

E*Trade enabling crypto trading would make it the largest crypto security brokerages in the world

PayPal makes a big marketplace play with its $500M investment in Uber

Final Bytes:

Facebook stock goes up despite record fine

15 ​Months of fresh hell inside Facebook 

A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet

‘996’ Is China’s Version of Hustle Culture. Tech Workers Are Sick of It.

Ep 40- T-Mobile Money, unicorn blitzscaling, and influencers want you to get a credit card

In this week’s show, we discuss T-Mobile’s (and seemingly everyone else’s) entry into consumer checking accounts, credit card partnerships with influencers, and Silicon Valley groupthink.

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T-Mobile Introduces a Checking Account Money

https://www.t-mobilemoney.com/en/home.html

Unicorn Blitzscaling Reveals SV Groupthink

https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/04/17/the-wave-of-unicorn-ipos-reveals-silicon-valleys-groupthink

Influencers and credit cards

https://www.wsj.com/articles/credit-card-issuers-boost-spending-on-social-media-ads-11556011801

Masayoshi Son lost $130 million in bad bet on bitcoin

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/softbank-founder-masayoshi-son-reportedly-lost-130-million-on-bitcoin-bet-2019-04-23

Carl Icahn sold Lyft stake before IPO

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/03/carl-icahn-sold-lyft-stake-ahead-of-ipo.html

Will John McAfee unmask Bitcoin creator?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-23/john-mcafee-vows-to-unmask-crypto-s-satoshi-nakamoto-within-days

London challenges SF for fintech dominance, FICO score inflation, Goldman wants to hire you, and more!

Can London threaten San Francisco’s fintech unicorn dominance?

You Pay for Netflix and Spotify Monthly. What About Financial Planning?

Goldman wants to pay students $100,000 to tackle Wall Street’s technology challenges

MasterCard, Microsoft, Workday and the Partnership for Public Service launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

FICO scores inflated

Final Bytes: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/us/trash-pickers-san-francisco-zuckerberg.html

http://fortune.com/2019/04/09/term-sheet-tuesday-april-9/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-longest-u-s-bull-market-has-failed-to-fix-the-nations-public-pensions-11554888600

Ep 36 – All about privacy- Apple Card, New Jersey law on PII breaches, and more!

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Apple to Launch Services and Apple Card https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-to-launch-new-magazine-service-called-apple-news-plus-11553534113?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=4

New Jersey bill would broaden PII requiring breach notification https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/new-jersey-bill-would-broaden-pii-requiring-breach-notification/

Venmo to Users: If You Owe Us Money, We’re Coming for It https://www.wsj.com/articles/venmo-to-users-if-you-owe-us-money-were-coming-for-it-11553518800?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3

ZestFinance Using AI To Bring Fairness To Mortgage Lending https://www.forbes.com/sites/donnafuscaldo/2019/03/19/zestfinance-using-ai-to-bring-fairness-to-mortgage-lending/#305996d17f2d