Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Colin’s pick:

How the blockchain is changing money and business
I battle to understand the whole blockchain thing, but this TED Talk cleared up a whole lot of things for me. It’s real, folks. I was actually offered a blockchain payment option on an online shop the other day. Time to get our heads around it…

Carel’s pick:

EasyEquities takes to the global fintech stage (again)
Jock Pleiter, CEO and Co-Founder of Backbase, shared his vision with 500+ decision makers in the insurance industry at DIA Barcelona, the first global InsurTech conference.

Josie’s pick:

Do you see the future of money?
Money as we know it has been around for so long that it is difficult to conceive the true impact and disruption that the digitisation of this most basic of social commodities will have.

 Kurt’s Pick:

A Sausagefest for Oxford Dictionary
When you think of “Oxford Dictionary” I think formal, fancy book with big words. Well, they have just added a few more words like “Biatch” and “Sausage fest” (no jokes) to their official publication, high fives to them, I suppose, they definitely deserve some street cred. Check out a few other words they added here.

Rob’s pick:

Snapchat Faces the Public
“Snap heads to the New York Stock Exchange via one of the most anticipated tech IPOs in years.”

Neo’s pick:

How much you would need to save every month to retire a millionaire in South Africa
One of the biggest concerns facing South African households today is saving up enough money for retirement (and saving all together).

Guest contributor – Allan’s pick:

Home-Sharing Risks in the Age of Airbnb
With so many people offering up spare rooms on Airbnb, ensure that you as the owner are correctly insured

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