Nov. 11, 2022

198: MoneyTalks #56: Techstars Web3 | FTX Rant | Block’s Flywheel | Fintech+Crypto Apps HoF | Apple vs. NFTs & Reddit

198: MoneyTalks #56: Techstars Web3 | FTX Rant | Block’s Flywheel | Fintech+Crypto Apps HoF | Apple vs. NFTs & Reddit

This week, Pete gives some insight into the new Techstars Web3 accelerator and goes on a quick rant on FTX before he and Eoin riff on Block’s flywheel and their ambitions with Cash App, then they go through a hall-of-fame list of fintech and crypto apps from Rex Salisbury, and finally dive into NFTs and VR through an Apple lens with a dash of Reddit.


This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

STORIES COVERED

Announcing the Techstars Web3 Accelerator (Techstars Newsroom, 7-Nov-22)

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Twitter Apology (Twitter, 10-Nov-22)

Block Says Goal of Cash App Is To Be Primary Bank (PYMNTS, 4-Nov-22)

Rex Salisbury on Consumer Fintech ARPUs (Twitter, h/t Simon Taylor, 2-Nov-22)

Apple cracks down on NFT functionality, social post boosts with App Store rules (TechCrunch, 25-Oct-22)

Web3 With a16z: Key Insights From Podcast With Chris Dixon, Sonal Chokshi & Punk6529 (Blockster, 9-Nov-22)

How Reddit defied Crypto Winter and created a $10 million market for customizable avatars—just don’t call them NFTs (Fortune, 3-Nov-22)

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Fintech investor, writer, podcaster, father of 5, wannabe VC, black sheep