Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of September 3rd that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

5 Uses for Blockchain in Auto Finance – The hype around blockchain ranges from technology that serves as a convenient and more secure way to transact funds, to a revolutionary invention that’s going to remake and supplant the current state of the internet as we know it.

The reality for auto lenders is that the technology is still experimental, requiring further development before it can improve internal operations on a large scale.

Best Banks to Work For – For the banks that made our sixth annual Best Banks to Work For list, lavishing employees with perks and benefits is part of the culture.

All expense paid vacations to Disney World and Hawaii, brand new Camaros and $16,000 in cash are all prizes that employees have walked away with. A jovial atmosphere is created by many of these banks with frequent costume days, including everything from dressing up as Santa and his elves at Christmastime to donning Star Wars gear for May the 4th Be with You.

‘Bingeable,’ ‘biohacking’ and ‘fintech’ are now officially words – To say that the internet has played a massive role in the shaping of global society is a bit of an understatement, really, but one area that often gets overlooked is its influence on language. Thanks to the interwebz (bear with me), we’re all exposed to words, phrases and spellings from languages and subcultures we might never have access to otherwise, and this has opened up a whole world of linguistic joy (and loathing). Today, Merriam-Webster has added more than 840 new entries to its dictionary, a step in the continuous process of recording our ever-expanding language.

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