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Seven Ways Fixed-Income Investors Will Benefit from the Digital Revolution
At long last, fixed-income investing is entering the digital age—and investors should pay close attention to what their asset managers are doing to keep up. From better pricing to better solution design, the digital revolution that’s transforming the fixed-income management landscape can lead to a host of benefits. To grasp the performance gap between managers who upgrade their technology and
Singapore Central Bank Official: Blockchain ‘Fundamental’ to Transforming Financial Services
Just how serious is Singapore about blockchain? Immensely, apparently. Speaking at an event called Consensus: Singapore, Damien Pang, the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Technology Infrastructure Office chief, said that blockchain – together with artificial intelligence – are “fundamental” technologies for the transformation of the financial services industry, the South China Morning Post reports. “We take an approach where our regulations
Japan Hit by Another Massive Cryptocurrency Heist
Japan has been hit by another cryptocurrency heist with $60 million stolen, as Reuters reports on Thursday September 20th 2018. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and founder of web security company High-Tech Bridge comments as follows: “Unfortunately, even the harsh regulation of crypto markets is no silver bullet. Digital coins are extremely attractive for cybercriminals who can easy launder them and convert
Ripple Says it's Nearing the Release of its Commercial Crypto Product
Sagar Sarbhai, head of regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at Ripple, said in an interview with CNBC on Monday that the blockchain startup is expected to release its crypto-based xRapid product "in the next month or so." Ripple's xRapid is a tool that is designed to give banks a much faster way to make cross-border transactions by
The Crypto Hedge Fund Founder Backed By Steve Cohen Looks Ahead
The Benzinga Fintech Summit is a gathering of the top leaders in payments, lending, capital markets, blockchain and cryptocurrencies in San Francisco Nov. 14. Ahead of the Summit, Benzinga is profiling the fintech thought leaders speaking at the event. Our next installment is an interview with Arianna Simpson, founder of Autonomous Partners, a cryptocurrency- and blockchain-focused hedge fund that recently
Clean Energy on the Blockchain?
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We are privileged to live in an era where renewable, clean energy sources are a very real option. Over eight in ten people globally now believe that the world should be powered completely from renewable sources. Still, nearly all of our main sources for energy originate from fossil fuels, coal, and natural gas with renewables accounting just for 3%. Though renewable
Blockchain is Changing Insurance Markets Inside and Out
All around the world, and throughout almost every industry, analysts have been puzzling over how the cryptocurrency revolution could eventually come to shape their businesses. That's an important area of investigation, but it also reflects the fact that the wider world may be missing the point. In reality, it is not cryptocurrencies that stand to turn the business world on
Crypto's Plunge is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash
With apologies to Shakespeare: We come here neither to bury cryptocurrencies, nor to praise them, but to just be brutally honest about how things fare right now with our beloved digital coins. Alas, things do not fare well at the moment my friends, countrymen and Romans (if you happen to be Roman). We already mentioned how last week was a
2018 Hong Kong Fintech Week Slated to Be World’s First Cross-Border Fintech Conference
Hong Kong Fintech Week is right around the corner, and apparently, Hong Kong will be taking things all the way up to 11. After wowing an over 4,000-strong crowd of international investors, regulators, and fintech enthusiasts in Hong Kong last year, Hong Kong Fintech Week is set to outdo itself this year by becoming the world’s first cross-border fintech event.
EU Finance Ministers Rule out Plans to Regulate Crypto Market
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Off the back of news that European Finance Ministers confirmed that they will not rush to further regulate the crypto market in the EU, see below for an anlysis on Crypto regulation. TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay Having met in Vienna on Saturday, EU Finance Ministers revealed they plan to wait for the outcome of a thorough analysis by European authorities before