• Weekly Briefing No. 107 | Thanksgiving Week Morsels November 18, 2017 5:01 am
    Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, we are taking the week off from our usual format. In its place, we’re proud to re-feature some of the recent opinion pieces written for The FR. We are thankful that several of our accomplished subscribers have been willing to lend their voice to our platform and hope you enjoy their contributions.
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 106 | Paradise Lost is Crypto’s Gain November 11, 2017 5:01 am
    We invite you to peruse our choices for the week that will take you around the world and to the Garden of Eden. The Paradise Papers and cryptoassets; Praise for a bank CEO who “dared” to learn Python basics; The path to VC greatness: Data or daughters? Crux Informatics; OCC’s Keith Noreika; A $240-million gaffe; Commandiv’s Tom Goldenberg’s new opinion piece; Comings & Goings: Bill Donnelly headlines a troika of new LendUp hires
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 105 | Financial Innovation Moneyball, Amazon’s Healthcare Play, Insurance’s Quant Future November 4, 2017 4:05 am
    With a nod to the Houston Astros, we are delighted to present you with our take on the financial innovation news and notables of the week: Reframing the tech talent ‘problem’ in finance; Amazon could dominate US healthcare; What’s the deal between AIG and Two Sigma? FinTech Payments Corp’s Michele Tivey on payments innovation; Credit bureaus and blockchain; the CME embraces Bitcoin; Cannabis financial services mainstreaming; Company of Note: BondIt Media Capital
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition October 28, 2017 4:05 am
    In honor of Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls' Day and Día de los Muertos (our favorite), this issue is dedicated to ghosts and spirits. Our spooky stories include: Wonder Woman vs. AI omens; One grisly sum-of-the-parts analysis of sell-side analysts; A séance for Teddy Roosevelt; Theodora Lau’s scary-good opinion piece; The vanishing fintech sector; Nike, Apple and ING seek to slay boring retail; Prince Al-Waleed’s Bitcoin fright; Company of Note: Greenlight (Even the Grim Reaper likes this start-up)
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb October 21, 2017 4:05 am
    Welcome to The FR. On our Oktoberfest menu for this week: The decentralization of everything; More tech is needed to combat insider trading; Jeff Bezos and his second chocolate factory; Payments deals; America’s fintech artist; AI hype vs. reality; Comings & Goings: Rebecca Kaden and Ken Chenault Company of Note: CollegeBacker
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 102 | Banking’s Future, Universal Basic Creativity, Bitcoin Goes Berserk October 14, 2017 4:05 am
    Welcome to The FR. On our agenda this week: Blumberg Capital’s new survey; UBI gains a new booster; Bitcoin madness; Enterprise fintech’s fate in a bear market; “Sandwich Generation” panic; Stealth fintech Domino’s Pizza “disappoints”; Jimmie Lenz on sales practices; Charity of Note: Sebastian Strong; Company of Note: Green Bits
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 101 | Bank Charters 101, Goldman’s Crypto-Flirtations, Fake Stock News October 7, 2017 4:05 am
    We are delighted to present our 101st edition.  Here’s what we have in the hopper for this week: Banking Charters 101 (or The Road to Utah); What’s behind Goldman’s flirtation with Bitcoin? Can social media rig the markets?; Financial services lessons from Despacito; Treasury issues report #2; Insurtech financings surge; Blockchain CEO calls out “tourists”; Company of Note: Kayrros  
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 100 | Our 100th Birthday, Hope for a Safer Cyber Future? Cannabis and State Budget Deficits September 30, 2017 4:05 am
    We are delighted to present the 100th edition of our newsletter. To celebrate reaching our Benjamin, we are paying homage to the man who adorns the $100 bill and is perhaps the original financial revolutionist. Electricity and diplomacy weren’t how Ben Franklin made his Paris-party money. His Benjamins came from collecting linen rags and turning them into paper. Franklin found many end-markets willing to buy his paper, including the colony of Pennsylvania, which used his reformulated rags to make currency.
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 99 | Giving Slack Flak and Praise to Sophia and Smart Contracts September 23, 2017 4:05 am
    Criticizing unicorns? Check. Highlighting humanoid and smart contract advancements? Check and check. An obscure quote from a 1950’s French film director? Bien sûr. Welcome to edition 99. This week: Slack’s recent raise is nothing to celebrate; Sophia the humanoid will likely wow the crowd at UBS’s conference; Smart contract progress amidst a Bitcoin beat-down
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 98 | In Defense of Dimon, Personal Data Weaponized, Amazon’s One-Click Patent Expires September 15, 2017 10:00 pm
    This week, the world of financial innovation grew a bit hot under the collar. Grab a glass of ice water and check out our segments below: Jamie Dimon goes all-in against Bitcoin; Stolen personal data is much more than just a financial problem; Amazon’s one-click technology goes off patent; Big Tech’s lever over Wall Street; Betterment diversifies; Comings and Goings: Jimmie Lenz joins FRG; SoFi ousts Cagney; Company of Note: Casa Verde wants to become King Cannabis
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 97 | No Growth is the New Extinction September 9, 2017 4:05 am
    This week, we’re back in action with heavy hearts ahead of the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Monday. In the wake of that tragedy, France’s Le Monde ran the headline, “We are all Americans.” This year, a similar show of solidarity should be directed to those who have suffered terribly in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We are all Houstonians, Caribbeans and Floridians.
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 96 | Best of 2017 Special September 2, 2017 4:05 am
    We’ll be back with a fresh edition of The FR next week. In the meantime, here are some of our most popular segments from 2017. Happy Labor Day. Treasury’s Mnuchin is no flat-Earther; Soup and warm blankets for the fintech revolutionists? Care to tango with an algo? Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is hatched; Nicki Minaj and student loans
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 95 | Going One-on-One With Fintech’s Big Dogs August 26, 2017 4:05 am
    Several of the nation’s leading financial innovators and entrepreneurs have spoken in depth to The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg this year. We’ve got more to come in the fall, but until then, we’ve cherry-picked some of the highlights of those conversations. Here’s what we learned from the top dogs at firms
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 94 | BBVA’s Simple Seeks a Reset, ‘Hard’ Prices For Sell-Side Research, Disrupting the Movies August 19, 2017 4:05 am
    We invite you to check out our last ‘fresh’ edition for the summer. Over the next two weeks, look for our Best of 2017 features. See you in September. BBVA’s Simple seeks a reset; How much for your sell-side research? If banks can be unbundled, what about movie studios? A new index investing skeptic; Apple resets watch to insurtech; Cyber bonds; Comings and Goings: John Crom, Shefali Roy,  Matt Beecher; Company of Note: TruValue Labs
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 93 | An Insurtech Rising Star, Marketplace Lending Rebound? Bitcoin vs. Gold August 12, 2017 4:05 am
    This week, we’re coming at you with lots of good stuff. Here’s what you’ll find below: PolicyGenius’ Jennifer Fitzgerald discusses her company’s journey; Marketplace lending benchmarks posted better Q2 results. Does it matter? Should Bitcoin be a safe haven alternative to gold? Low volatility isn’t the chief bogeyman of Wall Street’s labor malaise. No fintech vacation for the Milken Institute's white paper machine or M&A; Comings and Goings: Jon Butler, Heather Tuason and Jeff Kelisky; Company of Note: Privitar
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 92 | August Diversions on Fintech, Quantum Computing, Economic Sci-Fi and Amazon August 5, 2017 4:05 am
    This week, we’re taking a vacation from our traditional format. Instead of offering our take on financial innovation news, we’re featuring a selection of things to watch, listen to and read while at the beach or in the office. Videos: Ethereum’s godfather and Arizona’s senior senator; Podcasts: Quantum computing and software accounting executives speak; Books: WEF’s Klaus Schwab, local banking pro John Waupsh, a sci-fi novel with a dose of fintech and Aimee Groth’s look at an Amazon subsidiary; Shareholder Letters: Amazon and Alleghany’s letters flow like mighty rivers
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 91 | ICO Growing Pains, Biblical Doom or Frictionless Doritos Buying? Too Big to Fintech? July 29, 2017 4:05 am
    Next week, please be on the lookout for our recommendations on the best books to read, podcasts to hear and videos to watch about fintech. This week, please see our (highly opinionated) round-up of recent events in financial innovation. The SEC’s ICO crackdown: a good thing; Is RFID tech a sign of the “end times”?; Goldman’s lending push continues; Old and new ways to catch market cheats; AI trash-talking; Payments investments and M&A sizzles; Comings and Goings: Scott Blumstein and Jimmy Levin; Company of Note: SixThirty
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 90 | VanGamazon, An IPO Market Rant and AI Battles July 22, 2017 4:05 am
    This week, the heat in fintech and innovation was matched only by the sweltering temperatures in New York. Here’s what raised our mercury levels: Vanguard’s succession; The IPO market needs fixing; Elon Musk’s warning through a hypothetical trade; Generational product labeling; Robos get SRI religion; FICO fabulousness? Comings and Goings: Transferwise’s Taavet Hinrikus; Company of Note: Silvernest
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 89 | Global Macro Malaise, Litecoin’s Rise, Disrupting Connecticut July 15, 2017 4:05 am
    This week, summer sparks continue to fly on several fronts. Here are the ones that caught our attention: Global macro traders need to get a clue; Bitcoin’s civil unrest is Litecoin’s gain; Connecticut disrupted? AI fact vs. fiction; Payments emojis are no joke; United’s repo scheme; Company of Note: Everplans
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 88 | Reimagining Real Estate and Cryptocurrency Mining July 7, 2017 8:42 pm
    To ring in our 88th week, we’re featuring an exclusive CEO interview alongside our commentary on the most interesting financial innovation stories that hit our screen. Here’s what’s jumping: Fundrise’s outspoken Ben Miller brings a new vision to real estate investing; Cryptocurrency mining costs and politics; Auto sales vs. apps; Roboanalyst rising; Singapore cuts (another) fintech deal; JP Morgan goes window shopping; Tezos power couple breaks an ICO record; Company of Note: LifeYield
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