Ep 54- Global fintech investment plummets, Shenzen as a Bay Area alternative, Don’t bet against big banks and more!

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China to Boost Shenzhen’s Role in Greater Bay Area Innovation

Nine reasons to bank on traditional banking

Even fintech startups battling to meet cyber security challenges

Global fintech investment plummets

Silicon Valley Looks North as Tech Giants Expand in Toronto

How Credit Unions Fit in Your Financial Life

Ep 53- Joust, Investigation into payday advance startups, Coinbase attempted hack, and more!

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Joust raises $2.6 million seed round for the nation’s first banking platform for freelancers

State Regulators Investigate Payday Advances

An attempted heist at Coinbase was scary good, even though it failed

The Apple Card is a “World Elite” Mastercard

$4.3M amount received by Blade to reshape cryptocurrency derivatives trading

Ep 52- A macro look at fintech, how blockchain lost its luster, and more!

https://www.cbinsights.com/reports/CB-Insights_Blockchain-In-Review.pdf

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/swedish-payments-firm-klarna-hits-5point5-billion-dollar-valuation.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-02/indonesia-cracks-whip-on-mushrooming-illegal-fintech-firms

https://coingeek.com/us-crypto-tax-bill-would-give-holders-a-little-relief/

Ep 51- The Chinese miracle of MYBank, Capital One breach, and more!

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Jack Ma’s Online Bank Is Leading a Quiet Revolution in Chinese Lending https://fortune.com/2019/07/29/jack-ma-mybank-lending/

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Capital One Breach https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/business/capital-one-breach.html

Clearbanc plans to disrupt venture capital with ‘The 20-Min Term Sheet’ https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/03/clearbanc-plans-to-disrupt-venture-capital-with-the-20-min-term-sheet/

Equifax breach settlement: You’re not getting that $125. Here’s why https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/31/equifax-cant-pay-full-125-breach-settlement-claims/1879942001/

1 in 5 European Crypto Holders are Women, New Report Reveals https://www.investing.com/news/cryptocurrency-news/1-in-5-european-crypto-holders-are-women-new-report-reveals-1940241

Ep 50 – AssureHedge CEO Barry McCarthy

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https://assurehedge.com

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/irish-fintech-firm-assure-hedge-receives-full-uk-authorisation-1.3505665

https://www.ft.com/content/4750c682-ac8c-11e9-8030-530adfa879c2

Ep 49 – Goldman Goes Retail and Facebook Goes to Washington

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Goldman Sachs is fueling Lendable’s platform with $249 million https://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-fuels-alt-lenders-platform-with-249-million-2019-7

Raisin picks up $28M backing from Goldman Sachs https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/16/goldman-sachs-backs-raisin/

Congress Unites to Take Aim at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/technology/big-tech-antitrust-hearing.html

Facebook privately pitched its cryptocurrency plan last month to regulators. They were left even more scared. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/16/facebook-privately-pitched-its-cryptocurrency-plan-last-month-regulators-they-were-left-even-more-scared/?utm_term=.f88a9a7ceae4

A.I. has a bias problem and that can be a big challenge in cybersecurity https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/17/ai-has-a-bias-problem-that-can-be-a-big-challenge-in-cybersecurity.html

Ep 46- The not-so-shady world of shadow banking, and will Libra upend the world financial system?

This week, the gang discusses shadow banking. What is it? Is it nefarious?

And of course, Facebook’s Libra made quite a splash this week. What gives?

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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