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Decentralised Financial Technologies: Entering A New Frontier
Off the back of the Financial Stability Board’s recent report, detailing the financial stability, and regulatory and governance implications of decentralised financial technologies, we have compiled commentary from a diverse range of leading blockchain companies below. They have provided insights on the findings of the report, and what it means for the broader blockchain and crypto landscape. jaydeep_ / Pixabay
BioXcel Pharmaceuticals CEO On Drug Pipeline, How AI Is Changing Sector
AI, Healthtech
A biotech that's using artificial intelligence to identify neuroscience and immuno-oncology medicines received FDA approval for an investigational new drug application this week, and Benzinga connected with its CEO for more insight on the company's innovation efforts. New Haven, Connecticut-based BioXcel Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that its IND was accepted by the FDA to initiate a clinical trial for the triple immuno-oncology
Stanley Druckenmiller on Bitcoin: ‘I Don’t Understand Why It’s a Store of Value’
Hedge fund legend Stanley Druckenmiller may have invested in a stablecoin, but that doesn’t mean he wants anything to do with Bitcoin. Following an interview by Scott Bessent, another Soros alum, at the Economic Club of New York, Druckenmiller was asked what he thought about bitcoin, given that it’s – as the questioner put it – one of “the few
HealthtechO2O Fireside Chat with Tytus Michalski: Reality Check on Investment Potential
Here’s a fireside chat with Tytus Michalski, managing partner at Fresco Capital, and Andrew Work, managing director at NexChange Group, on what drives the healthtech industry today.  The two talk about talent, market, and capital, how Asia is performing on these three criteria, and why the number of investment rounds for healthtech startups has dropped over the past years. They
Emerging Markets: The World's Innovation Lab
In the late twentieth century the emerging economies operated much as they had in the early twentieth century. The largest sector in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, after financials, was materials. Put another way, the companies that extracted the emerging markets’ mineral wealth for export to the developed markets accounted for about a fifth of the emerging markets’ publicly traded
Bitcoin Vs. Apple Pay And Alipay
The following originally appeared on Weiss Crypto The Bitcoin correction I’ve been forecasting seems to be underway. BTC has fallen from a high of $9,000 to a recent correction low of $7,500. And the correction may not be over yet. Use this as a buying opportunity. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: BTC Keychain
Speculations About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Are Swirling
Tumisu / Pixabay So far most of the details we have about Facebook’s cryptocurrency are merely rumors, but that isn’t keeping pundits and market watchers from speculating about it. Here’s what we know about Facebook’s cryptocurrency The only bit of firm evidence we have is from the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche, which reports that the white paper on the digital currency
Google Buys Intelligence Company Looker For $2.6B In Cash
AI
Alphabet's GOOGL Google will acquire data and analytics platform Looker in a $2.6 billion all-cash transaction. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: Marcin Wichary
Peer To Peer Lending To Be The Next $1 Trillion Industry
FinTech
Peer to peer lending is rapidly becoming one of the biggest disruptors in the personal investment and banking industry. As explained by LearnBonds.com, the industry is expected to reach a $1 trillion within the next 5 years. [REITs] Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc By eliminating the need for banks, peer to peer lending allows investors to invest in
Our Latest Views on the U.S. - China Trade Dispute
In my December issue of Sinology (“A Truce Over Steak and Malbec”) I wrote that “prospects for real progress on substantive issues with China are now better than at any point in the Trump administration,” because Trump recognized that “a trade war with America's largest trading partner would damage the U.S. economy and equity markets, and thus the president's re-election