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The Finanser’s Week: 5th September – 11th September 2022

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To centralise or decentralise: that is the question [Part One]

In what seems to be a series of posts, I’m going to hone in on the centralised versus decentralised view of the world. Here’s Part One! Thanks to my friend Dharmesh, I watched this 25 minute video from Coin Bureau the other day. The presenter is Guy Turner who is very articulate and credible….

Centralised versus decentralised: I lost control (again) [Part Two]

When a central banker says the old system needs a regeneration, then something obviously has gone wrong. Swiss Re’s Chief Economist Jerome Haegeli stated that “we are in a crisis” in “slow motion” thanks to food, energy, and supply-chain shocks, in an interview last week. “You need crisis times for the shift in the macro regime”…

Revolut’s auditing and AML controls raise questions

News broke on Monday that Revolut are under review, after their auditing was checked by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the regulator of auditors, accountants and actuaries. Revolut’s auditors are BDO and the FRC said that an unidentified “financial services provider” poor audit work had created an unacceptably high risk of errors. Sources have confirmed that the…

Developers: would you rather work for a bank or a fintech?

This video was dropped the other day by JPMorgan, encouraging young people good with technology to join the bank, instead of a fintech. In case you can’t watch it, here’s the argument. We have $12 billion to spend on tech JPM offers the same challenges as a Google with scale We’re the biggest bank in…

When crypto trading goes wrong

I find the world weird these days. Maybe it’s because I’m a grumpy old man. The flakiness ranges from schemes that are obviously trash to doing extreme activities that my father and grandfather would never have done.


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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog,, 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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