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16 Minutes on the News #5: Fed Real-time Payments, Death of Retail

Angela Strange, Jeff Jordan, and Sonal Chokshi

Posted August 11, 2019

This is episode #5 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — and share our experts’ views on these trends as well.

This week we cover, with the following a16z experts:

  • Federal Reserve real-time payment and settlement service FedNow, the U.S. payments rail, and fintech — with a16z general partner Angela Strange.
  • Barney’s bankruptcy, the “death of retail”, and ecommerce — with a16z general partner Jeff Jordan.