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Archive for Tag: blockchain

Aug 2, 2016

Distributed Ledgers, Blockchains and Virtual Currencies: Are We Nearing A Pivotal Systematic Change?

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With the advent of HTML 1 in 1993, which standardized the language used to create web pages, the potential of the internet became unlocked. With applications written in HTML combined with a viable connection (and authorization), suddenly anyone could access a treasure trove of information from anywhere on the planet – and sometimes beyond. (Think Hubble and the Mars Rover). With HTML, the internet effectively sped up the process of globalization to light speed. What would be next?


Mar 9, 2016

Fintech – Taking Humans out of the Equation and Blockchain Fever

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There’s been a lot of talk about how hot the fintech space is – fintech venture investment has grown 3x since 2014, driven by a new wave of virtualization of financial services by technology companies. In 2013, traditional finance companies invested $2.4B in fintech ventures; that amount is expected to double to $4.7B by 2018. In the US, the financial sector has grown from 6.2% of GDP in 2008 to 7.1% in 2015. Gartner says that this sector is the largest consumer of technology, representing 18% of the global spend in IT. The fintech sector is hot. But what’s driving it?

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