• 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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  • Weekly Briefing No. 87 | Is Fintech Ready For a Biotech Innovation Explosion? July 1, 2017 4:00 am
    Welcome to our July 4th edition. We invite you to sit back and take in this week’s fireworks: Can our financial and economic systems handle rising life spans?  Will bank dividends and buybacks win out over cybersecurity budgets? Our first nomination for the 2018 fintech “Buzzy” award; The payments-lending convergence heats up; New blockchain developments; ICO bacon crowdsale scores big!!! Spark: The future is bright for B- students; Company of Note: AdvisorEngine
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 86 | Banks vs. NYC Subways, Tech-Fueled Disinflation, Neural Networks Gone Rogue June 24, 2017 4:05 am
    As this week was National Pollinator Week, we urge you to be kind to any bees that cross your path, and please take note of the latest financial innovation buzz: Banks vs. New York’s subway system; A Fed governor awakens to the new tech reality; Facebook’s AI went rogue; Ethereum’s flash crash; Local currencies sprout; Strategic investments in insurtech and biometrics are booming; Comings and Goings: Mercari, ITG and CleanCapital add talent; Company of Note: Extraordinary Re
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 85 | Is Fintech ‘Brain Dust’ Enough? June 17, 2017 4:01 am
    Ahead of the summer lull, it was a jam-packed sprint of a week for financial innovation movers, shakers and bellyachers. Here’s our take on all of it: Goldman self-disrupts, but will others follow?  Should Venmo be scared of Zelle? The future of ICOs; Far flung use cases for Big Data in insurance; Financial reform will happen; Comings and Goings: Uber, SoFi, Dash and DefenseStorm; Company of Note: Global Debt Registry
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 84 | A Blockchain-less Future and Brick & Mortar 2.0 June 10, 2017 4:05 am
    With a nod to George Orwell in our 84th edition, we’re making a special effort this week to help you avoid doublethink and to abet you in the thoughtcrime of independent thinking. So pour yourself some Victory Gin and see below: Is a blockchain-less future ready to take flight? Physical financial services are here to stay; Huge fintech financings; AI’s impact on inflation; UK’s bright fintech future
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 83 | Killing Fintech Revolutionists with Kindness June 3, 2017 4:05 am
    For those interested in financial innovation, the pace of activity is increasing as  quickly as the thermometer. Here’s the heat for the week: Has incumbent “kindness” suppressed the fintech revolution? Hoffman and Andreessen ignore fintech, sort of; Entrepreneurship lessons from a Philly nun; ICOs are raging; Steve Cohen’s reinvention; M&A lessons in Pixar’s slide; Company of Note: Likefolio
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 82 | Digitally Remastered Banks and Surgery vs. Savings Accounts May 27, 2017 4:05 am
    Welcome to our 82nd edition. Everything from music to tulips caught our attention during this rainy week leading up to Memorial Day. Here’s our weekly catch: The strategic importance of APIs; Banking vs. heart surgery, the payments power of Facebook; Ford’s AllianceBernstein path, blockchain doom, cryptotulips, insurtech; Company of Note/Comings and Goings: Domino Data Lab
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 81 | Forget Cash. Trust and Data are King May 20, 2017 4:05 am
    Big Tech is the real threat to incumbents; The seeds of an alt coin meltdown can be found in one place; Nicky Minaj’s economics chops; a troika of notable fintech financings; The CFTC’s new lab; investment gamification; Comings and Goings: Duperreault and Fanlo take new roles; Company of Note: VestWell
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 80 | Will Cyborgs Own Wall Street’s Future? May 13, 2017 3:09 am
    Welcome to our 80th Weekly Briefing. More importantly, we wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day. Without you, there would be no financial innovation. Here’s what caught our eye this week:
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 79 | A New Era for Big Asset Managers? Glass Steagall and Fintech May 6, 2017 4:05 am
    Last week, we messed-up The FR’s release time. Our apologies. Here’s our new edition, delivered freshly to you at the regularly scheduled time. Alliance Bernstein: New era or same old, same old? The rise of neo Glass-Steagallism, A real estate start-up gets backing from stalwarts, the future of voice trading, Banks get Agile, Apple should buy PayPal, Company of Note: Ladder
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