Ep218 – Robots Have Feelings, Too

Episode 55 · February 27th, 2017 · 57 mins 55 secs

About this Episode

In this episode

Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses; Liverpool launches its own local currency; Atom Bank hires will.i.am as a banking consultant; and more.


Alessandro Hatami, Managing Partner at The Pacemakers
Andra Sonea, Fellow at the Anthemis Group

News this week

  • Business Insider – Will.i.am is reportedly doing a deal with app-only bank Atom that could see the singer invest – Link
  • NYTimes – Silicon Valley tried to upend banks. Now it works with them. – Link
  • FT – The trouble with ‘free’ banking for challenger lenders – Link
  • Finextra – RBS to become fintech fund and high street outlet for challenger banks under HMT remedy – Link
  • Standard Digital – Banks take on M-Pesa with own money transfer service – Link
  • Bloomberg – Facebook Messenger now lets you send money with Transferwise – Link
  • PSFK – Liverpool receives its own digital currency – Link
  • Engadget – Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses – Link
  • Forbes – Why Ant Financial’s $200M investment In Kakao could disrupt South Korean FinTech – Link
  • Business Insider – Moneyfarm will likely see reasonable uptake of its products from Uber drivers – Link

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