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NexChange Interview Series: Hans Lombardo, Blockpass
This week on the NexChange Interview Series, Olga Yaroshevsky interviews Hans Lombardo, co-founder and CMO of Blockpass. They talk about Blockpass’ recent partnership with Waves Blockchain, how banks currently view digital identification systems, what industries – save for banking – are set to be disrupted by digital IDs, and more.
Artificial Intelligence Backs 2 New ETFs
Among the myriad applications for artificial intelligence technologies are some uses in the world of financial services, including serving as the foundation for exchange traded funds. On Tuesday, upstart ETF issuer Qraft Technologies launched two new funds rooted in AI. What Happened Qraft's new ETFs are the Qraft AI Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ETF QRFT 0.12% and the Qraft AI Enhanced
2019 SALT Conference: How Digital Payments Drive Entrepreneurship
FinTech
Notes from Frank Bisignano, the Chairman and CEO of First Data, from his presentation at the 2019 SALT Conference called “Connecting The World: How Digital Payments Drive Entrepreneurship.” vjkombajn / Pixabay Connecting The World: How Digital Payments Drive Entrepreneurship Frank Bisignano – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, First Data Anthony Scaramucci – Founder & Co-Managing Partner, SkyBridge Q1 hedge fund
Emerging Markets: Widen Your Lens Beyond Trade Tensions
Emerging markets were up pretty sharply through the beginning of May: about 13% for equities, almost 7% for debt. Part of that was because of this consensus that developed that the US and China would reach some agreement on trade and there might be some historic handshake that would resolve their differences. On May 5th, President Trump tweeted his intention
Medical Drone Delivery Startup Zipline Raises $190 Million In Funding
Healthcare drone delivery startup Zipline has raised $190 million in a new round of funding, taking its valuation to over $1 billion. The new funding will be used to further expand its reach across Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Zipline operates autonomous drones across remote areas that are hard to reach by road, airlifting medicines during emergencies.
Cryptocurrency History: From Satoshi And 1.0 To Blockchain 5.0
From the first mention of blockchain in 2008, this terms became an extremely hyped buzzword. It’s difficult to find a modern person that didn’t hear about crypto. However, blockchain is a less familiar idea for the overall audience as people prefer not to dive into the tech debris often. The catch is that proper knowledge about the described projects brings
Ann Arbor-Based Fintech Startup Clinc Raises $52M, Aims For 2022 IPO
FinTech, AI
Research and development surrounding the use of artificial intelligence has skyrocketed in the past few years, with advancements from big companies like Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 0.05% and Google GOOGL 0.04%. One tenacious player from the Midwest, Clinc Inc., is competing for the top spot in customer interaction and AI technology. What Happened The Ann Arbor-based startup announced Monday that it raised $52
Should You Buy, Hold, Or Sell Bitcoin? [Survey]
80% of panelists said the bitcoin price has gone up due to crypto-related announcements made at Consensus. bitcoin predicted to be worth USD$7,543 on June 1, 2019 and USD$9,659 on December 31, 2019 according to the average of our panel lists’ predictions. 40% of panelists think Bitcoin will exceed it’s all-time high price of around USD$20,000 in this bull run.
The Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War
What started as a trade war between the United States and China is quickly escalating into a death match for global economic, technological, and military dominance. If the two countries' leaders cannot manage the defining relationship of the twenty-first century responsibly, the entire world will bear the costs of their failure. NEW YORK – A few years ago, as part
PayPal Rejects Request To Enter Pakistan, At Least For Now
FinTech
raphaelsilva / Pixabay We’ve been hearing rumors about PayPal entering Pakistan for years now, but it sounds like that won’t happen, at least not any time soon. Pakistani officials have been trying to convince the payment processing company to come to their country for a long time, but their request has now officially been denied. However, they are apparently still