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A List of Organizations/Companies That Accept Crypto Payments
FinTech
The fuss about Bitcoin has been somewhat insane over the last few years. China has banned exchanges and cryptocurrency trades, and even banned cryptocurrency adverts in the country. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Major US banks took steps to prevent people buying the crypto on credit, and there have been dire warnings that the whole system will implode.
Bank of England: Is History Repeating Itself?
Capital Markets
The Bank of England has had to navigate a difficult set of circumstances in its attempts to raise interest rates. As far back as 2014, Governor Mark Carney suggested that rate rises could come “sooner than markets currently expect,” only for those aspirations to be dashed. Indeed, the next move in interest rates turned out to be a rate cut,
Move Over China, Hong Kong and Singapore Are Taking Over the Asian Blockchain Game
FinTech
With Beijing cracking down on digital currencies, investors are apparently flocking to Hong Kong and Singapore in a big way, writes the SCMP: SINGAPORE and Hong Kong have become the up-and-coming destination for companies that want to raise funds using blockchain technology, as Beijing’s recent crackdown on digital currencies sends investors to speculate elsewhere. The number of companies launching initial
Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds Q1 2018
Hedge Funds
Performance Update Hedge funds have struggled to navigate the challenging market conditions seen at the start of 2018. Despite this, the strong start to the year, which saw the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark return 1.92% in January, was enough to keep hedge funds in the black for Q1 2018: the benchmark finished on 0.35% following negative returns in February
Recruiters Look at This More Than Your LinkedIn
Lifestyle
When it comes to getting your online profiles ready for a job search, you probably focus your attention on LinkedIn. However, a study by the job search website Simply Hired found that hiring managers are more likely to check your Instagram account. Just 29% of hiring managers look at an applicant’s LinkedIn profile, while 38% search for social media accounts,
Let's Look at Some Highlights From Jeff Bezos' First Shareholder Letter Circa 1997
The big data point from Jeff Bezos latest annual shareholder letter that's got everyone talking is the fact that Amazon Prime now has a staggering 100 million subscribers, which is further proof of just how powerful the online retail giant has become. But in honor of his 20th annual shareholder letter, Bezos decided to also post the first shareholder letter
Rosenblatt: What Apple's Quest to Add More 3-D Sensing Applications Means For Suppliers
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) could add more applications for its 3-D sending solution and launch some AR/VR applications later this year, according to Rosenblatt Securities. The Analyst Rosenblatt has a Buy rating on the shares of Apple. The Thesis Apple is working to improve its 3-D sensing performance in order to support more applications, Rosenblatt's China telecom and IT analyst
Report: Jack Ma's Private Fintech Biz is Poised to Become the World's Most Valuable Unicorn
Jack Ma's Ant Financial Services Group, which is currently in the midst of a $9-billion fundraising round, has seen its valuation driven up by investors outside of China, including some of the biggest names in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources tell the Journal that some of the investors outside of China planning to buy shares in Ma's
ICO Funding in 2018 Has Already Eclipsed Last Year's Total Funding
With $6.3 billion raised in the first three months of 2018, this year's funding for initial coin offerings has already surpassed the total for all of 2017, according to data released by CoinDesk. According to CoinDesk's data, first-quarter fundraising for the ICO market is 118 percent of the total for last year's, which "might go a long way toward undermining
How Amazon's Edging Closer to Retail, E-Commerce Dominance: Smart TVs
Through a partnership with Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) to distribute Alexa-enabled smart TVs, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is expected to more deeply penetrate both brick and mortar retail and the consumer home. It’s good news for Amazon — and not so good news for everyone else. The Rating Morgan Stanley analysts Brian Nowak, Simeon Gutman and Jonathan Lanterman