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

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

Ep 35 – China’s Social Credit System, Payment Giants Merge and more!

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Impact of social credit in China

https://www.apnews.com/9d43f4b74260411797043ddd391c13d8

Global Payments Merger

https://www.wsj.com/articles/fidelity-national-information-services-to-buy-worldpay-for-35-billion-11552895935?mod=hp_lead_pos3

Why Goldman Sachs Is Interested in a Small Bike Shop in Mexico

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-goldman-sachs-is-interested-in-a-small-bike-shop-in-mexico-11552555801

Ep 33 – Mexican Digital Currency, CFPB Sandbox and more!

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Amazon is working with Mexico’s government-backed bank on a mobile payments system

The New Way to Deregulate

‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners

Crypto Mystery: Quadriga’s Wallets Are Empty, Putting Fate Of $137 Million In Doubt

Lyft’s IPO shows some shareholders are more equal than others

Ep 31-Great wall of India, Small banks power fintechs, Venmo etiquette and more!

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India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

Ask Any Stock Market Pro: Buying Is Easy, Selling Is Hard

The Confusing World of Venmo Etiquette

Small banks you’ve never heard of are quietly enabling the tech takeover of the financial industry

Introducing the Wealthfront Cash Account

China Freezes $1.5 Billion of P2P Assets in Intensified Probe

Ep 30- Korea’s crypto letdown, Tencent buys into Reddit, MIT blockchain, and more!

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Cryptocurrency Was Their Way Out of South Korea’s Lowest Rungs. They’re Still Trying

Tencent buys a chunk of Reddit

Latest Funding Values Reddit at 3 Billion

How MIT Joined Ethereum in the Race for the PoS Blockchain

The Current State of AI Adoption

Morgan Stanley, in Its Biggest Deal Since Crisis, Courts Future Millionaires

Spotify Buys Podcast Players Gimlet Media & Anchor; Eyes $500M In 2019 Deals

Ep 28- The Rogue Economies episode

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North Korea Uses Cryptocurrency to Bypass Sanctions

Venezuelan PetroDollar

Iran Finalizes National Cryptocurrency Draft Document

The U.S. Case Against Huawei

The Problem in Russia Isn’t a Lack of Free Speech But a Lack of Free Markets

Ep 27 – Blackrock and Revolut in trouble, fintech influencers, and more!

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BlackRock Exposes Confidential Data on Thousands of Advisers on iShares Site

Revolut’s clumsy automated bank compliance results in frozen accounts

The Power Of Celebrity Fintech Influencers

The Clearing House Gets Going With Real-Time Payments

Fintech sector hurt by shutdown

China’s Internet Watchdog Closes Hundreds of Websites, Criticizes Tencent App

Adiós, bolívar

Cardi B shutdown rant
https://www.instagram.com/p/BstmkvDFGAm/

Ep 26- Fiserv buys First Data, hot jobs in fintech, Square debit card, and more!

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Fiserv buys First Data, another competitor in payments space

The Hot New Job in Fintech: Someone to Deal With Regulators

Square Launches Free Business Debit Card

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed

$16 m  Series A funding round for Chronicled

RIP Jack Bogle, father of index funds and the man who is most responsible for lower fees in the asset management world

HACK BRIEF: AN ASTONISHING 773 MILLION RECORDS EXPOSED IN MONSTER BREACH

Ep 25- Ethereum classic trading halted, Square getting into payments, DLT will be boring in 2019 and more!

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Ethereum classic trading halted by Coinbase

Square pushing into in-app payment processing

German mobile bank N26 joins Europe’s unicorn club with $2.7 billion valuation

PayPal Quietly Took Over the Checkout Button

In 2019, blockchains will start to become boring

Ep 24- Robinhood does a faceplant, how to invest in fintech, year end wish lists, and more!

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Robinhood delays money market account rollout

Robinhood Gets Almost Half Its Revenue in Controversial Bargain With High-Speed Traders

Square is Yahoo Finance’s 2018 Company of the Year

B-Social raises £3.2M seed round to begin building a ‘social’ bank

Ep 23- Barclays debuts spend blocker, Crypto layoffs, UBS uses Microsoft cloud, and more!

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Crypto Market Crash Leaving Bankrupt Startups in its Wake

 

Layoffs Become the Latest Thing in Cryptocurrency

 

Barclays debuts spend blocker for vulnerable customers

 

Microsoft is UBS’ cloud provider of choice, validating a Swizz gamble for MS

 

2019 Fintech Trends

 

Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests

 

Bitcoin-Friendly Cash App Tops PayPal in Google Play Store

 

Valued at over $1.2 billion, Toss is Korea’s first fintech unicorn