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Finance is being pulled apart by the forces of frontier technology. From artificial intelligence, to blockchain, crypto, and DeFi, to mixed reality, chatbots, neobanks, and roboadvisors — the industry will never be the same. Its fee pools will collapse, attention platforms will aggregate users, the infrastructure will be digitized and decentralized, and generations will change.

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Written and curated by Lex Sokolin, a futurist and fintech entrepreneur, this weekly edition pulls out top fintech and crypto developments, and connects them to the broader industry. Lex brings grounded experience that combines building companies in the space — a B2C roboadvisor (acquired in 2014), a B2B2C digital wealth management platform (raised $50MM+ by 2017), a Fintech equity research practice (acquired in 2019), and most recently a DeFi, digital asset, and financial services enterprise blockchain division.

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