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Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book more

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Should Banks Have More Technologists Than Microsoft?
Is this some stand-off thing about banks being more technology oriented than technology companies? Big banks have more developers than Big Tech? It does not matter. It’s about quality, not quantity.
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EC The Tectonic Movement From Paper To Data
Banks have spent a decade pissing all over cryptocurrencies, but the customer is now saying they want it, and the banks are starting to wake up.
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The Roaring 2020s
The influences on our behaviors and banking are ruled by our immediate experiences yet, if you look back a century, the 2020s may well look like the 1920s.
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Venezuela Replaces National Currency With Bitcoin
In a fascinating move Venezuela, which has been a basket-case economy ever since Hugo Chavez died in 2013, has dropped their national currency (the bolivar) and any ties to the US dollar and decided to link their national currency to bitcoin instead.
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HH The Case Against NFTs
NFTs, cryptographic tokens which are unique and not mutually interchangeable, are being hyped right now on social media and in traditional media. I have read many dumb takes promoting crypto since 2009, but the NFT ones are the dumbest.
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Banks Embrace The Gig Economy
More than half of financial institutions say they expect to have more gig-based employees, according to PwC’s report, “Productivity 2021 and beyond: Upskilling the workforce of the future to create a competitive advantage in financial services.”
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AAPL Apple Inc.
FB Facebook Inc
GOOGL Google (A shares)
NFLX Netflix Inc.
OIL iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
USO United States Oil Fund, LP

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