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The Finanser’s Week: 24th January 2022 – 30th January 2022

This week’s main blog discussions included …

We need to talk about crypto

Crypto is in its usual rollercoaster mode with bitcoin prices halving in January, but then it did the same in January 2021. Regardless of this and, building on yesterday’s blog, there’s an interesting trend I’ve spotted, and it is the reason why bitcoin is not …

Can someone dumb down NFTs?

Based on this article from the Verge, I thought I’d give my explainer of NFTs. What does NFT stand for? NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token, an acronym and phrase that no mere mortal understands. The gist of it is the word Fungible. Fungible means it …

NFTs and crypto are all about beliefs

South Park recently did a great skit on NFTs, and one line really resonated with me: “If you believe in NFTs, then I believe in NFTs, then they believe in NFTs, and we all make lots of f**king money” … nice summary https://t.co/ZyhYFUQxH1 — Chris …

He ‘robbed’ his bank to get his own money back

You may or may not have spotted this headline and, even if you did, you might have thought ah well, it’s Lebanon. I’ve been to Lebanon and can say it’s a fantastic country full of amazing history. Sure, it has its troubles, and those troubles have …

Have big banks lost the plot?

I’ve said for some years that digital challenger banks will not break the stranglehold of the big banks on the retail banking space. Am I wrong? According to a new report by the UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FSA), things are changing fast. Around …

11 episodes to decode banking … #mustwatch

I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but felt compelled to do so today as 11FS has just released the result of months of work. A new video series on YouTube called Decoding: Banks. There are 11 episodes in the series starring many industry luminaries …

 

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About Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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