Ep245 – Mandatory Listening

Episode 82 · May 2nd, 2017 · 1 hr 16 mins

About this Episode

In this episode

Our last news show at Level39, Aden Davies is on point for the first time, as we dive into the world of ageing plastic cards, whether social networks should be their own police force, there’s an update from the East, and just how legacy banking systems are maintained… the answer is cowboys.

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Joining us for this week’s analysis of the news:

News this week

  1. Engadget – Smart card Plastc goes under despite $9m in preorders, without shipping a single card – Link
  2. BBC – Mastercard reveals credit with fingerprint sensor – Link
  3. Business Insider – Allianz goes for Lemonade – Link
  4. Guardian F8 Roundup – Shark AR, Mind reading technology & group payments – Link
  5. Bank Innovation – 5 financial services bots launched at facebook-f8/ Link  
  6. The PaypersAlipay, Wechat Pay reach USD 2.9 trillion online payments in China – Link
  7. Finextra – Robinhood app rises $110 million series C at a $1.3bn valuation – Link
  8. Token.io raises $15.7m series A funding from Octopus, EQventures and OP Financial Link
  9. Reuters – Banks scramble to fix old systems as ‘COBOL Cowboys’ ride into the sunset – Link
  10. Techbullion – Top 10 Fintech Influencers to follow on Twitter Link

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