• Weekly Briefing No. 120 | Fintech Confronts College Tuition and Politics; “Lemonading” Healthcare Insurance February 17, 2018 5:01 am
    Welcome to our 120th edition. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Youth, fintech and the college tuition crisis; Vote on financial innovation and tech in 2018 and 2020; “Lemonading” healthcare insurance; Assault weapons and Wall Street; Online lending’s “good” week; The GPU craze; JP Morgan’s crypto 180; blockchain financings; Campus of Note: Cornell Tech
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 119 | Did Nine Cents Thrust the Financial World Into an Alternate Reality? February 10, 2018 12:08 am
    This week, markets went nuts over a nine-cent surprise. Or perhaps, sanity took hold. Check out our take on that plus: A gig economy calamity; Early-stage fintech VC deals; A municipal ICO; Goldman’s Marcus moment; Trading via Twitter; Deutsche’s latest open source project; Robo outrage; Comings and Goings: Meesh Pierce, Mariano Belinky and Marco Santori
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 118 | A Whale of a Week for Health Care’s Future, Blockchain and Deals February 3, 2018 5:01 am
    Recently, we were blown away to discover that a 14-year-old French killer whale named Wikie has learned rudimentary human speech. Nothing, not even Elon Musk’s flamethrower side hustle, can top that. Still, we’re happy to present our take on the week’s financial innovation and economic news, which involves all sorts of whales doing big deals that have created plenty of heat
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 117 | Davos, Robinhood, Stripe, 50 Cent and Marchetti’s Constant January 27, 2018 5:01 am
    Welcome to our 117th edition. On tap for this week: The World Technology and Economic Forum; Stripe bids adieu to Bitcoin; Robinhood says bonjour; Jimmie Lenz on ISAs; Amazon Go and air conditioning; Deals and investments; Long-term care insurance woes; Comings and Goings: SoFi’s new Krafty linebacker; Company of Note: 280 Markets
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 116 | A Rockstar for Modern Capitalism and Can Blockchain Humble Facebook? January 20, 2018 5:00 am
    Welcome to The FR’s 116th edition. Here’s what’s swirled around us this week: Blackrock’s Larry Fink, modern capitalism’s rock star; A terrific blockchain explainer; Paying more attention to electricity; Fintech buyouts and “sweaty” deals; Cannabis cash woes; Cryptocurrencies for adults; Open source in finance; Videos & Podcasts of Note: What if air travel worked like health care? The market for kidneys; Meltdown and Spectre bugs
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 115 | Cryptoassets: Point and Shoot at Your Own Risk; Can Fintech Reduce Income Inequality? January 12, 2018 11:03 pm
    Welcome to The FR’s 115th edition. Here’s what’s sizzling on our plate this week: Smile and enjoy the crypto-madness. Just be careful; Branko Milanović’s innovative ideas for reducing economic inequality; January’s heavy deal activity; Caribou Honig on pushy bots; UK’s open banking implementer; Aflac, MasterCard and Alexa rock CES; Company of Note: Nav; Follow-Ups & Corrections: We’re sorry, Mayor Lowry
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 114 | A Blockchain Cure for Baldness and Spotify’s “Weird” Listing Plans January 6, 2018 5:01 am
    Welcome to 2018 and bone-chilling cold that seems to have frozen everything but financial innovation. Here’s what warmed us up this week: Blockchain hype; Spotify’s disruptive/odd listing plans; Frank, Wealthfront and MoneyLion raise; Amazon’s HQ2’s talent vortex; State Street’s Kensho-based ETFs; A blow to cannabis banking; MoneyGram; Company of Note: Earny
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 113 | It’s Raining Predictions December 30, 2017 5:01 am
    Welcome to The FR’s final edition in 2017. We’re closing out the year with our roundup of some of the great predictions we came across. We wish you a happy new year and a financially and spiritually prosperous 2018. Under our New Year’s Eve umbrella this week: The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg; LinkedIn’s Chip Cutter & Laura Lorenzetti Soper; PwC’s Henri Arslanian; FICO’s TJ Horan; Bloomberg’s Julie Verhage, Selina Wang & Jennifer Surane; Social Leverage’s Howard Lindzon; ITL’s Roger Peverelli & Reggy De Feniks
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 112 | Holiday Homework for Two Thousand and Greateen December 23, 2017 5:01 am
    Want to set yourself up for a great next year? If so, here’s a handpicked list of videos and podcasts to take in, some “long reads” to check out and, if you’re blessed with the gift of added time, some books to read: Andrew Lo on understanding market behavior; Will Beeson talks core banking with Thought Machine’s CEO, Paul Taylor; Community banker Jeffrey Ball dishes on de novos, marijuana and fintech; Crypto University’s Ryan Chadha talks about crypto-crash predictions; Why is charter school guru Eva Moskowitz idolized by hedge fund kingpins? Insight by Tasha Eurich will help and humble you; Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier will provoke you;  Raising the Floor by Andy Stern will inform you on an important topic
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 111 | It’s a Wonderful Life for Consumer Fintech Start-Ups; Quantopian’s CEO Speaks to The FR December 16, 2017 5:01 am
    Welcome to The FR’s final “live” edition in 2017. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be featuring our roundup of financially related movies, books and podcasts to take in over the holidays. We’ll also be sending out our annual predictions issue. In the meantime, here’s what’s under our Festivus Pole this week: More fresh capital for consumer-facing fintech start-ups; The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg talks (again) with Quantopian’s John Fawcett; Should Bitcoin go to the moon? Are financial innovation labs worth it? Tax “reform”; Intel’s Biotech blockchain patent; MiFID II and Ethereum; Financial Journalist of Note: Penny Crosman
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 110 | The Beast of Bitcoin’s Bubble Burden, Reimagining Life Insurance, AI’s Good Week December 9, 2017 5:01 am
    December 9th is World Techno Day and Gingerbread Decorating Day. Whether you’re dancing or eating, we invite you to enjoy the sweet sounds on this week’s turntable: Can the Bitcoin bubble just pop already? The time has come to reimagine life insurance; A good week for AI, but for humans not so much; Debt collectors stink; Is innovation slowing?; A fintech IPO; Comings and Goings: New hires at Lyft, Perkins Coie and Balehu; Company of Note: Libra
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 109 | A December to Remember: Zenefits’ CEO, Is Smart Beta Smart or Cheap? Earth’s Most Powerful Millennial December 2, 2017 5:01 am
    Happy December. We’re ringing in the last month of the year with a fresh issue of The FR. This week: Zenefits boss Jay Fulcher sits down with The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg; Smart beta ETFs could be tricky, but they’re getting cheaper; The world’s most powerful Millennial needs financial innovation; Bitcoin’s omnipresence; Sam Altman’s latest UBI twist; Wells Fargo; Q4 deals; Company of Note: Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator; Podcasts of Note: A lawsuit against Cambridge Analytica
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 108 | Interview Special Edition November 24, 2017 7:28 pm
    In between eating your leftovers and watching football games, we invite you to check out two recent interviews conducted by The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg. The first is with a highly respected Silicon Valley fintech and tech entrepreneur, Max Levchin. The second interview is with Robert Jeanbart, CEO of SIX Financial Information, a global provider of mission-critical financial data.
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  • 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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