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Blockchain investments total half of 2015's VC fintech funding

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September 4 · Issue #48 · View online
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On the Tradestreaming Podcast
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Meb Faber on designing investment strategies, launching ETFs, and building a digital advisor
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The Startups: Who's shaking things up
The August 2016 Blockchain Hype Meter
After first cozying up to them, TransferWise going after own bank charters
Startups raising/Investors investing
Investments in blockchain equaled half of all 2015 fintech VC funding
Notable fintech investments
  • Residential real estate platform, Compass raises $75m (TechCrunch)
  • Small business lender Behalf finishes $27m round (Finovate)
  • Direct carrier billing mobile payments, Boku raises $13.75m (Finovate)
  • Streamlining rent payment platform Cozy completes $8.5 million round (TechCrunch)
Tools of the trade
Speed bumps are the hot new thing for stock exchanges
Top 5 rental payment platforms
Marketing, data, and user behavior
In spite of technology advances, insurance customers aren’t embracing telematics
What millennials want from their investments
4 charts about mobile payment growth, or the lack thereof
New financial products
Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi launches payment system Mi Pay
Global fintech ETF launches
Pershing launches ETFs, mutual funds to help reps comply with DOL rule
China Unionpay to issue 'audio bank cards'
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