Ep 03-Blockchain in the CFA, VC funding trends, Goldman goes Main St

0:35 News Highlights
7:24 Democratization of Startup Financing
10:15 VC Funding Report by PWC
12:10 Venmo Payments
14:04 Cryptocurrencies on the CFA Exam
16:25 BlackRock looks into crypto and blockchain
18:58 Goldman get into credit cards
22:00 Final Bytes

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Article Links
Democratization of Startup Financing
https://gomedici.com/democratization-startup-financing/?__s=kkmnjntpcicm8px33vvm

VC Funding Report by PWC (Q2 18)
https://www.cbinsights.com/research/report/venture-capital-q2-2018/

Be careful where you venmo! Fraudulent transfers are up, and it’s just too easy to send money to the wrong person
https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-accidentally-venmoed-149-to-a-stranger-good-luck-getting-it-back-1531411133

The CFA Institute, whose grueling 3 level program is adding cryptocurrencies and blockchains to its Level I and II topics to its 2019 exams
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-16/cfa-exam-adds-crypto-blockchain-topics-as-wall-street-dives-in

$500 million Bank of America to Invest $500 Million in Technology to Drive Innovation and Sales
https://bankinnovation.net/2018/07/bank-of-america-to-invest-500-million-in-technology-to-drive-innovation-and-sales/

2030 – Vision Plan 2030 in Saudi Arabia
https://edgylabs.com/saudi-arabia-replacing-oil-investment-with-fintech-development

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