Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of August 28th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey – Two and a half days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and dropped more than 2 feet of rain, thousands of people in Houston and along the Gulf Coast have been displaced. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard.

Stores Full Of Furniture, ‘Mattress Mack’ Opens His Doors To Flood Victims – Houstonian Jim McIngvale, known as “Mattress Mack,” has turned his two furniture stores into temporary shelters for Tropical Storm Harvey evacuees.

As the city started to flood, he posted a video online with a simple message: Come on over. He gave out his personal phone number. And hundreds of people streamed in.

Demystifying FinTech – Why is all this money flocking towards FinTech?

What is it about Blockchains, Analytics, Digital Payments, Money Transfer models, aggregation platforms, Cryptocurrencies, Crowdfunding etc. that is making them poster boys for modern financial world?

Simple – they make everything faster, better, smarter and yes, most importantly, much less opaque and complex than what we dealt with in pre-FinTech days.