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Weekend FinTech Reading, February 21 – 23, 2014

The week's fintech news, research and innovations for your reading enjoyment.

It’s the weekend, which means it's time to catch up on recent FinTech news and reading: 

The first Bitcoin ATM is coming to the U.S. (Reuters

Payments start-up Loop develops a mobile wallet for the iPhone. (TechCrunch and The Verge

Wallet Wars: Can PayPal beat out the other major digital payment players? (Forbes) 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Hackers and regulators are putting Bitcoin’s staying power to the test. (New York Times

A New Way to Pay: Waving Your Wallet at the Computer. (Mashable

The Great Depression: Venture Capitalist Marc Andreessen on why the tech industry is still recovering. (TechCrunch

Predicting the future in financial services: SAP survey finds predictive analytics and customer service are key. (Banking Tech

Is Bitcoin trading site Mt. Gox the “Cyprus of Bitcoin?” (Business Insider

Real AI: In defense of Watson and why the way we talk about Artificial Intelligence matters.  (Slate

What big-data VCs are sick of — and what they really want. (VentureBeat)

PayPal pitches a payment service to Apple. (Mobile Payments Today)

Amazon to Offer Kindle Checkout System to Physical Retailers. (WSJ)

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