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How Anand Sanwal brings love into finance data

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September is right around the corner and in addition to our upcoming blockchain event, I'd expect the
 
August 27 · Issue #97 · View online
Tearsheet Weekly Newsletter
September is right around the corner and in addition to our upcoming blockchain event, I’d expect the usual: a lot of new product announcements, a fresh scandal, some partnerships sealed, rounds raised, and a bankruptcy or two in our fintech community.
– Zack Miller, Tearsheet
P.S. We’re looking forward to September because we’re locked and loaded for next month’s Hot Topic: Bitcoin and Blockchain event. We’ve got senior blockchain executives from firms like Fidelity and Citi talking inside baseball. You’ll want to join us.

Inside Aadhaar, India's massive digital identity program
Aadhaar is hardly the gold standard of digital identity systems but identity experts often refer to it as an example of how an government-mandated scheme could work at scale.
Why Equifax is getting into digital identity
Equifax is the latest company to put itself forward as providers of people’s digital identities. In doing so, Equifax is positioning itself to be more than just a credit bureau.
Why Bitcoin for retail purchases is far from becoming a reality
As the value of Bitcoin surges, its use as a retail payment method has been slow to catch on. Due to the higher costs of transacting with bitcoin, customers are more likely to think of it as an investment vehicle rather than a means to pay.
How Anand Sanwal brings love into finance data
CBInsights' Anand Sanwal
In CBInsights’ early days, Sanwal learned not to overlook the human behind someone’s professional identity. The key was bringing his personality into the work he did. How bringing tone, humor and a hint of irreverence to a daily newsletter transformed a B2B data company.
Inside Keybank's partnership strategy
Banks love making partnerships with software companies – they’re another thing for the sales team to sell. Matt Miller, Keybank’s head of product and innovation, talks about vendor and client relationships and why Keybank’s partnership approach is different.
A digital bank offers financial services to UAE migrant workers
A large portion of the UAE’s 8 million migrant workers can’t access checking accounts because of minimum salary requirements. A digital bank is offering banking services to the country’s migrant workers through partnerships with employers.
StashInvest is on its way to 1 million investment accounts
StashInvest’s Brandon Krieg began his career selling to financial institutions. He talks about the transition to working with everyday investors on this week’s podcast.
What we're reading
Goldman Sachs is the biggest investor in tech startups out of Fortune 500.
OCC keeps fending off challenges to its fintech charter.
Bank head honchos worry about China’s Ant Financial. If you’re wondering, here are the differences between Alipay and WeChat.
Neo bank N26 now has 500,000 customers, but Simple simply can’t gain traction in the U.S. Want to buy a bank branch? They’re for sale. Don’t write off Indian bank branches and ATMs. Yet.
Don’t worry, banking chatbots won’t be creepy. Barclays launches Pay by Siri. Starbucks is fighting against Amazon and Apple through mobile payment apps.

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