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Ringly and MasterCard announce partnership to allow customers to pay with smart jewelry

November 10th, 2015 at 4:52 pm » Comments Off

You are about to have another option at your fingertips to pay for things.  Last week, the smart jewelry company Ringly announces a partnership with MasterCard that will allow you to pay for items with the tap of a ring. (Video)



By 2030 Bitcoin will be the 6th largest reserve currency in the world

November 5th, 2015 at 7:00 pm » Comments Off

Bitcoin industry insiders suggest Bitcoin could be as widely used as the Swiss franc and the Australian dollar as they issue an optimistic prediction for the cryptocurrency. U.K.-based Magister Advisors, which advises the technology industry on mergers and acquisitions, interviewed thirty of the leading bitcoin companies from across the globe. It found a consensus view that […]



Mobile payments in the U.S. will triple in 2016

November 4th, 2015 at 3:38 pm » Comments Off

One in 5 smartphone uses will mobile payments by 2016. 2016 will be a year of significant growth in technology. The number of people in the US using their phones to pay for goods and services at the point of sale will continue to climb steadily. According to the latest proximity mobile payments forecast from […]



Nine times when it makes sense not to pay off debt

November 2nd, 2015 at 4:23 pm » Comments Off

You really shouldn’t rush out and take on debt, but there are times when it actually makes sense not to pay it off.  All debt is not alike. Some of the worst kinds, such as unsecured credit card debt, can wreck your budget, but even there, you have cases where it won’t, and it could […]



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).



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