WEEK STARTING 13 JULY
AUSTRALIAN FINTECH & STARTUPS
Kiwi BNPL 'LayBuy' is looking to float on the ASX. Link
Afterpay will soon be available on Apple Pay and Google Pay in the US. Link
Zip reveals record quarterly revenue. Link
Tidbit on 'Up': I finally took the plunge this week and moved my everyday banking to neobank 'Up'. So far it has been an absolutely awesome experience. I'd been a customer for a while but had to jump ship after seeing how many features were being pumped out by their team. Bill reminders, unlimited saver accounts (with a base + bonus rate of 1.60%), Apple Pay, no fees and incredible customer support. If you want to give it a crack, I highly recommend it (even if you want to test it out with $50 to get a feel for the app's UX). If you want to sign up and give it a go, head here. You won't regret it.
Tesla’s shareprice skyrocketed earlier this week with ~10k day traders pouring in per hour. Link
There was a massive twitter hack whereby verified accounts (Obama, Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Joe Biden, Bloomberg and more and more..) were taken over by a Bitcoin scam. Link
Analysis: Who's behind the Twitter hack (allegedly a 21y.o. from London). Link
Answers at the end of the email.
(a) Can you name two words that begin and end with the letters 'UND'?
(b) What seven letter “word” did Donald Trump include in a 2017 tweet that confused Twitter? (Bonus point for “correct” spelling.)
(c) How many time zones does the United States have?
(d) How many ways are there to get out in cricket? Bonus point if you can name more than 6.
(e) What is the most populous city in the world south of the equator?