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The Finanser’s Week: 12th June – 18th June 2023

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AI will save us, not kill us

Marc Andreesson of Andreesson Horowitz fame, the leading investor in fintech start-ups, published a long piece on how AI will save us the other day. It is well worth a read, but it is a long read (about 30 minutes) so, if you don’t have the time, here is a short summation of what he…

The arguments for and against digital money

FedNow is launching in July, as mentioned in March. Interestingly, there has been a huge debate about this as Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Junior tweeted: The Fed just announced it will introduce its “FedNow” Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in July. CBDCs grease the slippery slope to financial slavery and political tyranny. While cash transactions are…

The emergence of BankGPT is something

My friend Dave Birch posted an insightful piece on Forbes the other day. I liked it so much that I asked him if I could share it here and he kindly said yes! Enjoy … The Impact Of ChatGPT And Open Banking Cannot Be Underestimated by Dave Birch, Author, advisor and global commentator on digital financial services….

Is it better to have physical or digital assets?

In this discussion of centralised versus decentralised, the delineation of physical versus digital assets becomes interesting. For example, is it better to have a Picasso painting on your wall at home or an NFT (non-fungible token) of a Picasso picture?

Why the SEC is chasing Coinbase, Binance, Ripple and more

A month ago, I discussed the American Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) case against Ripple, who are accused of trading securities with the question: are cryptocurrencies securities? Since then, the SEC has issued warrants against Binance and Coinbase, and seem to be in full flow to stand up against the crypto trading industry and bring it down. It all comes down to what the US refers to as the Howey Test.

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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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