Banking, Financial Services, Money Articles

Turning Banks into Pizza Parlors

A friend of mine, Thorsten Linz of s1mplify who is one of the lucky bastards who get to live in Menlo Park posted an opinion piece on LinkedIn entitled “Within a Decade, Retail Banks will be Dead“. I actually think he’s overly optimistic: Retail banks

Gerd Leonhard: How Exponential Technologies Will Change the Insurance Business

On June 3rd, 2016, Gerd Leonhard spoke at the 5th AMICE event for European mutual and cooperative insurers, held in Gent, Belgium. Below please find his entire keynote live recorded – on topics such as how exponential technologies and the 10 megashifts e.g. automation, intelligization, virtualisation, anticipation

Opinion: The Big Lie About Bitcoin (via P2P Foundation)

Economist and technologist David de Ugarte recently published his noteworthy views. Translated from Spanish, the post has been made public on the P2P Foundation blog. “The problem with blockchain is in its design: dependence on mining, an industrial activity based on the availability of infrastructure, puts

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? (via FiveThirtyEight)

An read essay-style post found on FiveThirtyEight, complementing the Swiss referendum to be held on June 5th on an unconditional basic income,  Excerpt: “The economic uncertainty surrounding basic income is huge, and the politics of bringing such a program about on a large scale are daunting.

The Millennials are coming of Age (study by Goldman Sachs)

A nicely illustrated study by Goldman Sachs, headed: “One of the largest generations in history is about to move into its prime spending years. Millennials are poised to reshape the economy; their unique experiences will change the ways we buy and sell, forcing companies to

Technology Trends 2016

It’s this time of the year again for everyone in the business to release their yearly predictions. In order to save you some time, we collected all the most important and relevant trends – from the sources that matter, in one post. The trends have been collected by