Ep 15 – Cryptokitties, Flipkart, Nubank, Islamic finance, and more!

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Beyond CryptoKitties: Is There A Place For Blockchain In The B2C Market?

Here is Why Flipkart is Keen to Enter the Financial Services Sector

Tencent invests in Brazil fintech startup Nubank

The Price of Financial Advice Is, Finally, Falling

Credit-Card Startup Brex Seeks $1 Billion Valuation in New Round

Ep 14- Stablecoins, AT&T down with DLT, Bots, Ripple, and more!

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The crypto world is going wild for ‘stablecoins’ – here’s everything you need to know about them

3 More Stablecoins Coming to Market in Q4 2018

AT&T Dives Into Blockchain Solutions With Microsoft Azure, IBM Blockchain

Blockchain Startups’ Latest Attention Grab: Snapping up Nobel Prize-Winning Brains

Bots Are Manipulating Price of Bitcoin in ‘Wild West of Crypto’

U.S. fintech startup Stripe valued at $20 billion in latest funding round

Coinbase, the startup at the core of the crypto craze, is now considered an $8 billion company

Up 80%: XRP’s September Wasn’t Just Bullish, It Was Record-Setting

Ripple’s XRP has doubled in the run-up to its Swell conference

Ep 13- Square wants to be your bank, old vs. new banking, JPM’s cross-border blockchain consortium, and more!

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Square is considering offering investment and savings products through its Cash App

Venmo Looks to New Leader to Overcome ‘Growing Pains’

Wealth-Management Firms Battle Over Millennials

Coinbase Just Partnered With A Token Startup in Bid to Attract Pro Traders

RBS Blockchain Team Jumps Ship to Build New Startups Using R3’s Corda

75 banks have now joined JPMorgan to test blockchain payments

West Virginia Introduces Blockchain Voting App for Midterm Election

Walmart Requires Certain Produce Suppliers to Deploy Blockchain Technology

Ep 12- Effects of the Great Recession; What could fuel the next recession, women in Fintech, RIpple, and more!

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The World of Today Brought To You By The Financial Crisis

These 10 Risks Could Cause The Next Crisis

Could Women In Fintech Stop Another Lehman Brothers Collapse From Happening?

Ripple hints its cryptocurrency product will go live ‘in the next month or so’

Facebook and Financial Firms Tussled for Years Over Access to User Data

Mastercard, Visa Agree to Settle Merchant Antitrust Suit

Funding Circle $2.6 Billion IPO Tests Post-Adyen Fintech Demand

Ep 11- HSBC wants to sink the competition, Blockchain-as-a-service, Ant FInancial, and more!

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Continue reading Ep 11- HSBC wants to sink the competition, Blockchain-as-a-service, Ant FInancial, and more!

Ep 10- Google buys Mastercard data, LINE gets into fintech, Wonga falters, and more!

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Ep 9- Jeanette Quick, Deputy General Counsel at Scratch

This week we have a conversation with Jeanette Quick, Deputy General Counsel at Scratch, a San Francisco-based loan servicing fintech firm. We discuss student debt in the US, the hodgepodge of regulations preventing competition in the loan processing industry, and much more!

 

Ep 8- Why Europe doesn’t produce tech giants, open banking and challenger banks, and P2P lending stumbles in China

0:58 Why can’t Europe do tech?
14:16 Common data standards in banking
29:55 China bans new P2P online lenders
39:36 Final Byte

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Why can’t Europe do tech?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-16/inside-europe-s-struggle-to-build-a-truly-global-tech-giant

Why ForgeRock built a simulated bank for testing open banking APIs
https://www.computerworlduk.com/applications/why-did-forgerock-build-model-bank-for-testing-open-banking-apis-3682486/

A German fintech startup backed by Peter Thiel has raised $100 million
https://www.businessinsider.com/german-fintech-deposit-solutions-raises-100-million-2018-8

After public outcry, Beijing says it will ban new online lending platforms
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/13/peer-to-peer-outcry-china-says-will-ban-new-online-lending-platforms.html

Square stock hits record as Cash app reportedly passes Venmo in downloads
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/square-stock-hits-record-as-cash-app-reportedly-passes-venmo-in-downloads-2018-08-14

With Fast-Growing Fintechs Taking a Toll, Banks Will Soon Claim Less Than 50% of Payments Revenue

With Fast-Growing Fintechs Taking a Toll, Banks Will Soon Claim Less Than 50% of Payments Revenue

GenZ is about to take over millenials as biggest generation world has known
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-20/gen-z-to-outnumber-millennials-within-a-year-demographic-trends

Ep 07-IBM loves DLT, Goldman skeptical about crypto, fintechs get into subprime credit cards, and new law may limit Chinese investments in US startups

0:40 IBM loves DLT
7:10 Goldman Sachs skeptical about cryptocurrencies
13:35 Supergiant VC rounds
17:40 Chinese funding startups may get more reviews
22:30 Fintech dives into subprime credit cars
27:08 US SEC postpones Bitoin ETF
33:03 Final Byte

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Blockchain hype may have peaked, but IBM is still a believer
https://qz.com/1350355/blockchain-hype-has-peaked-but-ibm-is-still-a-believer/

Goldman Still Skeptical of Crypto Currencies
https://www.pymnts.com/cryptocurrency/2018/goldman-sachs-cryptocurrency-mania-second-half-risk/amp

Supergiant VC rounds aren’t just raised in China
https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/11/supergiant-vc-rounds-arent-just-raised-in-china/

Chinese funding of Silicon Valley startups gets more tense, with more oversight by American government.
https://www.economist.com/business/2018/08/11/silicon-valley-gets-queasy-about-chinese-money

Fintech Crowd Dives Into Subprime Credit-Card Lending
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fintech-crowd-dives-into-subprime-credit-card-lending-1534189198?mod=hp_lead_pos4

US SEC Postpones Decision Regarding Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund
https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-sec-postpones-decision-regarding-bitcoin-exchange-traded-fund

Financial crisis cost every American $70,000
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-13/the-financial-crisis-cost-every-american-70-000-fed-study-says

Communist Party of China Releases Primer on Blockchain Technology
https://cointelegraph.com/news/communist-party-of-china-releases-primer-on-blockchain-technology

Ep 06- Facebook wants your bank data, fintech for senior citizens, regulatory sandboxes, Lemonade, and more!

0:50 Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data
6:50 Regulatory Sandbox For FinTech
14:14 Lemonade Sells Home Insurance to Millenials
20:00 Senior Citizens Get Support From Financial Technology
24:28 FOMO3D
31:38 Final Byte

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Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-banks-give-us-your-data-well-give-you-our-users-1533564049

How important is the government’s new regulatory sandbox for crypto?
https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/05/how-important-is-the-governments-new-regulatory-sandbox-for-crypto/

Selling Millenials Home Insurance Is Lemonade’s Novel Pitch
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-02/lemonade-wants-to-sell-millennials-home-insurance

Senior Citizens Get Support From Financial Technology
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-07/senior-citizens-get-support-from-financial-technology

FOMO3D
https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/fomo3d-is-the-game-with-a-usd9-million-cryptocurrency-prize-real-or-a-scam.html

Only one in three AI projects reported to succeed
https://www.information-management.com/news/only-one-in-three-ai-projects-reported-to-succeed?brief=00000159-ffbf-d8bf-af7b-ffbf558d0000

Fintech firm Even Financial to expand offerings after raising $25M
https://www.americanbanker.com/news/api-oriented-fintech-to-enter-new-verticals-after-raising-25m

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/technology/workplace-ai.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology&action=click&contentCollection=technology&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront