WEEK STARTING MAY 13
AUSTRALIAN FINTECH & STARTUPS
2019 Election - a startup policy guide. Interesting, unbiased analysis on each parties’ policies & how it will affect the startup sector
Coinbase now manages over $1bn of institutional money
CBA and the World Bank are looking to launch their second bond on their blockchain-based platform 'Bond-i'. The name's Bond, blockchain Bond
Uber launched a ‘quiet driver’ mode, so your driver doesn’t start talking at you. What if the driver wants a quiet passenger?
China is blocking Wikipedia in every language
Indian digital wallet company, Paytm, launched a credit card. Another case of digital -> physical, like Apple Pay earlier this year
Great read: The Empty Promise of Data Moats - an analysis on why having a heap of data isn't necessarily a good thing
Analysis: How Snapchat's gender filter works
AI Whiskey is now a thing
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Democracy Sausage - a crowdsourced website of sausage sandwich and cake availability at Australian voting booths. Voting in Australia goes hand in hand with the sausage sambo, so much so Twitter even updated the #AusPol hashtag to include a sausage sandwich emoji. Gotta love Australia...
Answers at the end of the email
(a) A 1913 piece by which Russian Composer was conceived of as the symphonic equivalent of a pagan ritual, to be titled "Great Sacrifice"?
(b) What mammal, aside from humans, has the longest life span?
(c) In a registered website domain name, what is the only mark allowed that isn't a letter, number or the dot?