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Announcing Brainstorm Finance 2020—The Ledger

The Ledger returns to Montauk for Brainstorm Finance 2020

Announcing Brainstorm Finance 2020—The Ledger

The Ledger returns to Montauk for Brainstorm Finance 2020
Nubank’s app has been downloaded more than Revolut, Monzo, and N26 combined

Nubank’s app has been downloaded more than Revolut, Monzo, and N26 combined

The Brazilian company's rapid growth shows the promise of mobile banks in developing markets.
How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies

How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies

People from abroad bring brains and energy, but there’s always the risk of a backlash.
The Unsettled Life of Boris Johnson Pal Jennifer Arcuri

The Unsettled Life of Boris Johnson Pal Jennifer Arcuri

Once a fixture of London’s tech startup scene, the California entrepreneur has finally found fame—being “good friends” with the British prime minister. It’s not the way she planned.

Uber Money Is Company’s Latest Attempt at Profitability—But Experts Have Some Concerns

Has the money-losing unicorn found its road to revenue, or will this foray into fintech turn off Uber's most loyal users?
The Always Exhilarating, Sometimes Lucrative Lives of Brexit Currency Traders

The Always Exhilarating, Sometimes Lucrative Lives of Brexit Currency Traders

Riding along with two FX traders as they bet on a slow-motion car wreck.
Chinese Companies Are Scrambling to Survive Trump’s Blacklist

Chinese Companies Are Scrambling to Survive Trump’s Blacklist

The co-founder of China’s SenseTime Group Ltd. was visiting New York to encourage more collaboration with the U.S. on artificial intelligence when he heard the news: The Trump administration had
Venmo handles tons of money, but it still doesn’t make much itself

Venmo handles tons of money, but it still doesn’t make much itself

PayPal plans to launch a Venmo-branded credit card in 2020.
The Top 5 Issues Faced by Futurists

The Top 5 Issues Faced by Futurists

Technology affects every aspect of our lives. It affects the way we communicate, and how we travel, but it also determines how we learn, how we bank, and the way we run our businesses. Futurist

Revolut launches publicly in Singapore, signs deal with Mastercard

London-based fintech startup Revolut has two pieces of news to announce this week. First, Revolut is expanding to Singapore after a long beta period. The company already has 30,000 customers there and

Google’s ‘Quantum Supremacy’: A Surprising Potential Application…Is Cryptocurrency?—The Ledger

Google's "quantum supremacy" research could lead to a surprising near-term application: improved technology for so-called proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies.

Google’s ‘Quantum Supremacy’: A Surprising Potential Application…Is Cryptocurrency?—The Ledger

Google's "quantum supremacy" research could lead to a surprising near-term application: improved technology for so-called proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies.
A Brazilian company is pushing an entire industry to become more inclusive

A Brazilian company is pushing an entire industry to become more inclusive

The company has gender-forward policies baked in, from reducing bias in hiring to a mentorship program for female leaders.
How a new platform for immigrants mimics centuries-old behavior

How a new platform for immigrants mimics centuries-old behavior

Can Homeis capture the complicated experience of being an immigrant in America in 2019?
Mastercard and Visa are fighting over Revolut

Mastercard and Visa are fighting over Revolut

Fintechs represent increasingly important partnerships for the $650 billion card-network duopoly.

Square’s Head of AI Explains How Machine Learning Is Changing Commerce

"What we hope to achieve with Square is this purpose of economic empowerment at many different levels."
Warren Campaign Rebuffs Biden’s Criticism of Money Transfer

Warren Campaign Rebuffs Biden’s Criticism of Money Transfer

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign defended the transfer of more than $10 million from her Senate campaign account to her presidential bid after Joe Biden suggested the move violates the fundraising
As branches close, tiny US community banks are sticking around

As branches close, tiny US community banks are sticking around

Only 3% of the banks in counties with just one branch in June 2010 had closed up shop as of June 2019.