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16 Minutes on the News #24: What’s Up With All These Fintech Acquisitions; SEC Rules

Anish Acharya, Scott Kupor, and Sonal Chokshi

Posted February 28, 2020

This episode of 16 Minutes on the news covers:

  • all the recent fintech acquisitions! from Intuit announcing it’s acquiring Credit Karma this week to Morgan Stanley announcing it’s acquiring E-trade last week to Visa acquiring Plaid last month, and so on — what’s going on, why, and why now? — with a16z general partner Anish Acharya;
  • recent hearing on SEC’s complaint against Telegram, which turns out not to be about cryptocurrency at large, a particular subset of cryptocurrencies, or whether a cryptocurrencly is inherently a security — but may have broader implications for policy and policy making — at 7:49 with a16z managing partner Scott Kupor;

…in conversation with Sonal Chokshi.