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Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Generate Huge Returns as Bitcoin Surges
Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds are a real thing and doing well but watch out as correlation is high to the bitcoin price index and the newly created Crypto-currency fund index No matter how exotic the asset, if there are profits to be made you can be sure Wall Street will find some way of getting in on the action. That’s exactly
Bank of China Launches Fintech Lab Together With Tencent
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One of China’s largest state-backed lenders has apparently joined the fintech game. Citing a statement, Finews reports that the Bank of China has teamed up with the Chinese internet juggernaut Tencent and have launched a financial technology lab. The lab reportedly works on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain innovations, and has apparently made strides in some of
AirAsia Hops on the Fintech Bandwagon
FinTech
Here’s an interesting move. AirAsia, the popular Malaysian low-cost airline, is stepping into the fintech arena. The Sun Daily: AirAsia Group Bhd is waiting for approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for its new financial technology (fintech) programme, which is expected to be launched in three months’ time, said AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. Fernandes said the programme, dubbed
The World's First Cryptocurrency-Formed Venture Fund?
FinTech
Just when you thought the current blockchainsanity couldn’t get any worse, this happened: Deal Street Asia: Russian venture capital firm Kapinvest 21 has launched FinShi Capital, a venture fund based on cryptocurrencies, in partnership with a group of unnamed Chinese investors, Asia LP. This fund will target blockchain and fintech projects in Russia and beyond. It commenced selling pre-ICO (Initial
Google Unveils AI Job Search Engine  
FinTech
The job search has just been added to the long list of activities that is now being aided by artificial intelligence. TechCrunch reports that Google launched a new job search feature integrated directly into its normal search engine site. It incorporates almost all the key online job boards, including Monster, WayUp, LinkedIn, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook, plus listings it can
As Ethereum Surges, Bitcoin Finds Itself at a Crossroads
FinTech
Last week's selloff of bitcoin may have been met with a shrug by many market analysts given its volatile history, but if the selloff itself did not generate much debate around the health of the digital currency, it did serve to bring to the surface a question at the center of a debate that has already been raging for a couple of
Video: NexChange Talks Cybersecurity With First Look Media's Morgan Marquis-Boire
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Andrew Work speaks to Morgan Marquis-Boire, senior researcher- University of Toronto, security director- First Look Media, was a speaker at the Emtech Hong Kong Event hosted by MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse. His research on surveillance and cybersecurity along with digital targeting of activists and journalists has been featured in not just the media but also caught the attention of
Jim Rogers Adds Another Fintech Company to His Portfolio
FinTech
Jim Rogers, the irascible co-founder of the Quantum Fund, has apparently invested in another fintech company. According to LiveMint, Rogers has invested an undisclosed amount in Korean robo-advisory firm Wealth & Liberty. This is Rogers’ second investment in a fintech startup – as we’ve previously reported, the global macro guru had invested in Chinese online brokerage Tiger Brokers. Little is
Video: NexChange Talks AI With MIT's Will Knight
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Andrew Work speaks to Will Knight,  Senior Editor for AI MIT Technology Review, was the MC for the Emtech Hong Kong Event hosted by MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse. He covers the latest advances in AI and related fields, including machine learning, automated driving, and robotics. He is also a frequent guest on TV and radio shows. NEXCHANGE: Hi I'm
Video: Soul Machines: Humanizing the Interface Between Man and Machines
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Andrew work speaks to Phil Chen, executive chairman of Soul Machines, at the Emtech Hong Kong Event hosted by MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse. Soul Machines' objective is to humanize the interface between man and machines, creating an emotional bond to our daily tools. NEXCHANGE: Hi I'm Andrew Work for NexChange. I'm down at the EmTech event in Hong Kong