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The Money Hackers

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This book presents a wonderful series of stories on how successful entrepreneurs work they way to success.
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This book is a good read if you are interested in the intersection of information technology and the financial industry. There was lot of innovation in the area of electronic payments and building phone apps to manage these personal transactions like Venmo and Google pay. If you work in this field, you would probably find this book interesting.
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This book premise is to describe different stars and business in the Fintech world. You ask what is Fintech it is the combination of two worlds which are financial and technology and this combination produces better faster services which maybe just a sliver of business model but makes it better. This covers company like Venemo, Kabbage, Lending Club and there founders definitely with special skill and drive. These developers have the forth sight as technology expands and at times because their own need in a situation come with solutions streamline banking and investing they had the long range view of people handling many task with their phone.

This goes into the financial crises and subprime collapse in 2008 and 2009 in away that is easy to understand and the same can be said later in the book when it covers the history of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. This is a well written in formative book that is easy to understand.
I received an ARC from Netgalley and Harper Collins for a fair and honest review.
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This was a great overview of some of the leaders in the fintech space who have created companies like Betterment & Venmo. It briefly goes into crypto, but also talks about the future of banking and how social media companies might integrate payment (Facebook LIbra) by bypassing normal banking standards. Very interesting read if you're into technology or finance.
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