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
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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

Ep 22 – 8 trends in fintech, 4 trends in IRAs, SEC launches finhub, and more!

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8 Trends That Will Reshape The FinTech Landscape In 2019

4 Major Fintech Trends In The Self-Directed IRA Industry

SEC Launches New Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology

Blockchain study finds 0.00% success rate and vendors don’t call back when asked for evidence

SEC Informs DJ Khaled That He Has Played Himself

AriseBank CEO faces 120 years in jail for million-dollar scam

How One Stubborn Banker Exposed a $200 Billion Russian Money-Laundering Scandal

Episode 21 – Satis Group COO Shala Burroughs

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What Bear Markets Look Like

What Bear Markets Look Like

Satis Group
https://satisgroup.io

 

 

Bitcoin bull Tom Lee stands by his reduced year-end $15,000 target despite nose-diving prices
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/20/fundstrat-tom-lee-stands-by-15000-dollar-year-end-bitcoin-target-as-prices-sink.html

Beijing to Judge Every Resident Based on Behavior by End of 2020
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/beijing-to-judge-every-resident-based-on-behavior-by-end-of-2020

Ohio ‘rolls out the red carpet’ for blockchain businesses by accepting bitcoin this tax season
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/29/ohio-rolls-out-the-red-carpet-for-blockchain-businesses-by-accepting-bitcoin-this-tax-season.html

Ep 20-Israeli blockchain projects, Struggles at SoFi, Mobile user financial problems and more!

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Israeli Projects Raised Over $600 Million via ICOs as of Q3 2018

People who use mobile fintech apps tend to make worse financial decisions

SoFi struggles with rising rates

Squaring Venture Capital Valuations With Reality

A Whirlwind Fintech Romance Heads for Divorce

Ep 19- China crackdown on P2P, Silicon Valley goes to China, Cap One, Payments deep dive, and more!

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China’s P2P lenders say regulation will cause industry collapse

Police lock down Beijing’s financial district to thwart protests

Capital One’s “tech transformation”

Silicon Valley stunned by China’s tech culture

CryptoKitties Developer Receives $15 Mln in Financing Round Led by Rockefeller Venture Arm

SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit

Ep 18- Wrapped cryptos, Berkshire Hathaway invests in fintech, IBM aims for the cloud, and more!

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BitGo, Crypto Startups To Put Bitcoin (BTC) On Ethereum Blockchain

IBM Thinks Really Different with Red Hat

Warren Buffett’s Firm Invests Millions in Fintech

Bitcoin Could Theoretically Put Paris Climate Goals Out of Reach

JPMorgan to Build a Silicon Valley Campus for 1,000 Employees

Ep 17- IBM creates open banking initiative, Tron coin, Umpqua, and more!

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The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers

Umpqua Sells Digital Banking Innovation Unit to Fintech

Tron (TRX) is Better than Ethereum (ETH), and BitTorrent Will Make It Even Better; Justin Sun Says

Crypto Startup That Lets You ‘Short’ Ethereum Raises $10 Million

Payments app Zelle is gaining ground on heavyweight PayPal as fintech apps battle for a piece of a $167 billion market

Ep 16- Fidelity delves into bitcoin, Accenture thinks the sky is falling (or is it?), and Etherium grants $3M to startups

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Fidelity Says It Will Trade Bitcoin for Hedge Funds

Billionaire Mike Novogratz’ Crypto Fund is Fidelity’s First Custodian Client

Ethereum Foundation Awards Nearly $3 Million in Startup Grants

Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork is Being Delayed Until 2019

Banks’ Revenue Growth at Risk Due to Unprecedented Competitive Pressure Resulting from Digital Disruption

Beyond North Star Gazing

Star Shifting

Which Fintech Startup Holds The Key To Argentina’s Future?

North Korean Hacking Group Lazarus Stole $571 Million in Cryptos: Report

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!