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“I know that once upon a time, a coin was worth $5 if it had $5 worth of gold in it. Now we have pape
 
November 5 · Issue #59 · View online
Brainfood
“I know that once upon a time, a coin was worth $5 if it had $5 worth of gold in it. Now we have paper that is just backed by fiat… Maybe in the new world, something gets backed by consensus… If we went into the future and bitcoins were successful, I would be able to explain how it’s a natural evolution of money.“ 
Lloyd Blankfein - CEO and Chairman, Goldman Sachs

Financial Services
Old Mutual offloads majority stake in Nedbank as part of break-up plan
Luxembourg says punishing City of London after Brexit would harm EU
Bank CIOs put AI, APIs and legacy modernisation at top of transformation agenda
€18 billion invested in software by European banks in 2016
Bank of Ireland and BNP Paribas announce blockchain breakthroughs
20+ banks and R3 plan DLT-based cross-border payment platform
HSBC's Pivot to Asia Results in Increased 3Q Profit
BNP Paribas seeks to capitalise on employee 'intrapreneurship' with Alpha programme
Singaporean sovereign fund in talks to buy stake in OakNorth
Singapore’s DBS Bank Launches ‘World’s Largest API Platform’
Visa rolls out real-time payments platform in Europe
Emirates NBD entrusts Gemalto with mobile security
Changing expectations and staying relevant
HSH Nordbank privatization attracts private equity offers
CommBank, first direct embrace Face ID for iPhone X app login
Wells Fargo to launch PFM-based mobile-only account
FinTech
Is bitcoin a legitimate asset or a super-bubble waiting to implode?
Bitcoin Price Hits New All Time Record High of $6500
Orchard to Launch Online Lending Industry Page on the Bloomberg Terminal
Blockchain, bitcoin technology, seduces on American campuses
Ex-Silver Lake, Nasdaq chiefs target $2bn for longer-hold FinTech
Diving Deep Into the ID Verification Market: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Competitive Landscape
BankMobile to Seek FinTech Partnerships After ‘Merge’ with Flagship Bank
Government of Iran Is Preparing to Adopt Bitcoin for Use Inside the Country
Fighting Unknowns In Digital Identity Fraud
Regulation
DEBATE: Are Open Banking and PSD2 a real threat to banks?
Open banking: 92% of the public in the dark
AI brings news stability risks, warns regulator
CGOC Survey of Top Corporate Data Protection Challenges Reveals Only 6 Percent of Companies Feel Ready for GDPR Compliance
Key Hires
Old Mutual unit picks seven new directors
TP ICAP Taps Former TMX Executive Eric Sinclair to Head Data & Analytics Unit
IBM Elects Two New Members to Its Board of Directors
Innovate Finance announces board changes
Efma appoints Citi FinTech CEO Yolande Piazza as Chairwoman
Financial Commission Picks EX-Gain Capital Executive Nikolai Isayev as COO
Crisis-Hit Provident Financial Appoints First Chief Risk Officer-Source
Zilliqa Welcomes Aboard Alexander Lipton, Stuart Prior
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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