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Next generation of Bitcoin innovators will get their inspiration from MIT

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:26 pm » Comments Off

There has been a lot of enthusiasm in recent years for how cryptocurrencies will create new platforms, markets, and economies. But what will the future of commerce and the world look like? A vital question, and one that really hasn’t been answered.

Millennials have become the Ben Franklin generation

August 14th, 2015 at 7:22 pm » Comments Off

An online financial services start-up, Wealthfront, has squarely and unashamedly targeted Millennial wallets and raised$64 million last month. That’s on top of $35 million that venture firms plowed into the company earlier this year.  

Fintech’s future is hotter than ever

August 8th, 2015 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Fintech’s investment has tripled to $12.21 billion in the past year, according to Accenture’s 2015 report. Recent Jobs Act legislation is fueling this trend, with deregulation of crowdfunding leading the surge of investments from retail and institutional participants.

How much major music streaming services pay artists: Infographic

July 20th, 2015 at 4:38 pm » Comments Off

Artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they receive since Spotify arrived on the scene in 2011.  And now that Apple Music has entered the music streaming wars, the question of how much each music service pays artists is as rife as ever. But without a clear explanation of who’s paying […]

Blockchain tech could change auditing for good

July 16th, 2015 at 8:03 pm » Comments Off

Something unprecedented happened following the Enron Scandal in October of 2001.  Although for a short period, for the first time in its modern history the global audit industry lost its most precious asset: public trust.  

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant mint their own ‘Islamic Dinar’ coins

June 25th, 2015 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Syrian activist group claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have begun minting their own “Islamic dinar” coins. Pictures posted on social media showed a series of gold sovereigns bearing Isil inscriptions, and with a reported value of one gold dinar being with $139 (£89).

Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in startups

June 23rd, 2015 at 9:42 pm » Comments Off

All of the venture capitalists that are worth more than $1 billion are all men. Most of these men have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.

Silicon Valley and Wall Street converging for a new gold rush called Bitcoin

June 22nd, 2015 at 2:17 pm » Comments Off

 What do you think of Bitcoin?  My answer is usually the same:  ”It’s intellectually interesting, but not really practical.”  

Finland’s new government commits to Basic Income experiment

June 16th, 2015 at 12:34 pm » Comments Off

The new government in Finland has committed to a Basic Income experiment as part of its program for government which was published in May. The commitment consists of one line: ‘Implement a Basic Income experiment’, in the ‘Health and Welfare’ section of the program.  

The end of the big banks is coming

June 12th, 2015 at 5:14 pm » Comments Off

In the near future, banks will no longer be on street corners or housed in high-rise towers, they will be in our pockets or on our wrists.  

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