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The rise of lifestyle banking

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Before smartphones, the corporeal world had a much more relevant role in building solutions to essentially any human problem. Physical constraints strongly influenced the ideation and implementation of these processes. This was obviously reflected also in the banking space.  Originally, the banking industry solved the problems of storing money, delivering payments and acquiring liquidity, in...

How tokens could revolutionise the creators economy

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A post on the impact on artists' financial life of a new token-based economy.
My thesis is that the sector’s structure and dynamics will be completely reshaped by the tokenization of the creators' revenue stream and their sale to a plethora of investors/fans. And that this model will be potentially applicable to other categories

Shopify, e-commerce eats finance

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The last session of the Fintech Product Guild `10k-a-month club` was centered around one the most interesting companies in circulation: Shopify. Shopify was established with the goal of making e-commerce very simple for anybody: the company provides a set of tools to bootstrap an online shop and essentially remove a lot of technical hurdles from the setup of an e-commerce, letting entrepreneurs...

Fintech 2.0, how to survive when your product becomes a feature

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The most important narrative in the fintech ecosystem nowadays is arguably that of fintech-everywhere, more formally known as embedded finance. The essence of the embedded finance concept is that, over the next few years, a significant part of the consumer financial services available today will not be distributed anymore by financial institutions; they will instead be natively embedded in other...

Adyen, payments made easy

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As my fellow Product Peon taught me a long time ago, the best way to learn quickly how a specific company works, is to analyse its 10k. For this reason, in the Fintech Product Guild, we decided to start a ’10k-a-month’ club. This month we analyzed Adyen, a payment company. What does Adyen do? Adyen was founded around 15 years ago to facilitate the adoption for merchants of electronic...