WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 23
AUSTRALIAN FINTECH AND STARTUPS
The ACCC announced the first 10 Fintechs who will participate in the Consumer Data Right and start prototyping Open Banking use cases. tl;dr: 86 400, Frollo, Identitii, Procure Build, Quicka, Regional Australia Bank, Verifier Australia, Wildcard Money, Intuit and Moneytree
The draft guidelines on the Consumer Data Right accreditation were released
WeWork's CEO stepped down and his voting shares reduced from 10:1 -> 3:1. More like WeWorked
Uber's remodelling its app to aggregate all of their services. It's going toward an operating system / platform model as the company continues to roll out products (dockless scooters etc), which means no more separate app for Eats. Next stop, 'Uber Meets' where you stalk people you pooled with?
Bitcoin fell below $8k USD for the first time since June, and apparently Venezuela is struggling to know what to do with their stash
You can now get Mario Kart on iPhone & Android. Disclaimer: extremely fun & time sink. Don't say I didn't warn you
Good read: Neuromyths and debunking misconceptions about our brains
Answers at the end of the email
(a) Can you name four Sydney suburbs one syllable in length?
(b) To the nearest hundred, how many islands does Denmark consist of?
(c) What are the 5 Communist states?