Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain

About This Episode

1) BT fault hits broadband users and banks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36844712

2) Pokemon Go’s McDonald’s Partnership Points To A Promising Business Model
http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2016/07/20/pokemon-go-mcdonalds-japan-nintendo-revenue/#3e0f226160d5

3) Apple Pay says bonjour to France and nei ho to Hong Kong
http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-pay-says-bonjour-to-france/

4) Oaknorth : first challenger bank to use Facebook at Work
http://www.bankingtech.com/536972/oaknorth-first-challenger-bank-to-adopt-facebook-at-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oaknorth-first-challenger-bank-to-adopt-facebook-at-work

5) Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is doubling down on a German fintech startup
http://uk.businessinsider.com/silicon-valley-billionaire-peter-thiel-increases-investment-in-germanys-deposit-solutions-2016-7

6) Google’s DeepMind trains AI to cut its energy bills by 40%
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-deepmind-data-centres-efficiency

7) Santander’s fintech VC firm got another $100 million to invest
http://uk.businessinsider.com/santander-innoventures-mariano-belinkey-new-fund-brexit-fintech-2016-7

8) A huge US bank is ignoring Brexit warning signs and is buying a new £300 million London HQ
http://uk.businessinsider.com/wells-fargo-buys-new-london-office-despite-brexit-2016-7

9) Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Boost GDP, Bank of England Says
http://www.coindesk.com/central-bank-digital-currencies-boost-gdp-bank-england-says/

10) UK Legislators Cast Critical Eye on Bitcoin and Blockchain at Parliament Event
http://www.coindesk.com/committee-talks-blockchains-government-ethics-house-lords-hearing/

We hoped you liked Episode 3 – Subscribe and follow @obussmann) Marcus Treacher (@marcus_treacher) who is the Global Head of Strategic Accounts at @Ripple and we also chat through the news with Oscar Willams Grut (@OscarWGrut) who is the FinTech reporter for Business Insider. We hoped you like Episode 3 – Follow us and tell us what you think of the show @FinTechInsiders and keep letting us know what you think.

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Episode Details

July 25th, 2016

1 hr 15 mins

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