How Ant Financial / Ant Group is Revolutionizing Finance (1 of 3) (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 47)

This is Part 1 in a three part series about Ant Group. And my basic argument is Ant is well positioned to disrupt and potentially revolutionize financial services. Part 2 is located here.

You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

This is part of Learning Goals: Level 5, with a focus on:
  • #19: Ant Financial and Intro to Payment Platforms (podcast located here)
  • #23: SMILE Marathon

Concepts for this class. The slides discussed in the podcast are located below and correspond to the 4 ideas below.

  1. Payment Platforms
  2. SMILE Marathon: Ml / AI factories & Human-Free Operations
  3. Scale Advantages
  4. Scale Disadvantages

Companies for this class:

  • Ant Financial / Alipay / Ant Group

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