Sat.Dec 07, 2019

The Finanser’s Week: 2nd December – 8th December 2019

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Treating Customers Unfairly (#HSBC) I’ve blogged many times that so called free banking is a fallacy.

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Can The Santa Experience Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail This Holiday Season?

PYMNTS

Some holiday traditions are easy to explain — things like wrapping presents, drinking hot chocolate and baking cookies are all neatly summed up with the knowledge that the vast majority of people like opening presents and eating cookies.

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Quadratic Payments: A Primer

Vitalik Buterin

Special thanks to Karl Floersch and Jinglan Wang for feedback. If you follow applied mechanism design or decentralized governance at all, you may have recently heard one of a few buzzwords: quadratic voting , quadratic funding and quadratic attention purchase.

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Banking's Top 5 in Total Return to Shareholders: 2019 Edition

Jeff For Banks

For the past eight years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I promote long-term strategic decision making that may not benefit next quarter's or next year's earnings release.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Baraza Media Lab launch

Bankelele

The Baraza Media Lab, a partnership between Luminate and Metta, launches in Nairobi. ideaexchange Media in Kenya Metta Omidyar

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