Bitcoin

Is Ecommerce Ready to Embrace Blockchain?

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

To anyone who has made ecommerce websites such as Amazon, Ebay, Netflix a daily or even weekly destinations for their online shopping and entertainment needs – the process of paying for what lays in the shopping cart is probably the most abstracted aspect of…

Finance

Why an iPad POS System Will Improve Customer Experience

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The customer service industry has changed for the better with the rise of cloud technology. Improved processing power and greater portability can help connected devices shave the seconds off wait times, create new opportunities for self-service points and even monitor customer satisfaction in real-time….

Digital Currency

San Diego

How This Company’s ICO Quietly Netted $600K

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Initial Coin Offerings for new cryptocurrencies are designed to maximize buzz and satisfy the urge to get in on the “next big thing.” And the media headlines are also fueling the recent ICO craze:“$150 Million raised in 52 seconds,” “Sold out in 7.5 Seconds,” and “Thousands…

Digital Currency

What the Heck Is an ICO Anyway?

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The world of cryptocurrencies was weird to begin with, but since its beginnings as a serious form of currency in 2009, it has continued to expand in both value (at the time of writing, one bitcoin is worth over $4300) and in seemingly endless formats…

FinTech

Washington D.C.

7 Ways Blockchain Could Transform Government

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Blockchain has the potential to be as pervasive and as impactful as the internet. With a technology projected to be as meaningful as this, the government needs to implement the applications of the technology. Here are seven use cases for government. Titles and Property…

Digital Currency

Smart Contracts Are Making Their Way Into Blockchain

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

Blockchain has to be among tech’s top stories this year – from the explosion of bitcoin to the numerous initial coin offerings (ICOs) and token sales of blockchain startups that have been happening of late. There has been a mad rush to explore new…

Bitcoin

Blockchain Could Find Success Where Banks Have Failed

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

There’s no denying that blockchain and crypto currencies are disrupting finance as we know it. Initially thought of as a fad, these technologies have now hit the mainstream. What started out as a means of payment for a handful of tech savvy users and…

FinTech

NYC

Fintech Startups Partnering With Banks Could Be a Good Thing

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The surge in fintech startups isn’t just an anomaly — it’s becoming a trend. Between 2015 and 2016, research by KPMG found challenger banks saw a 32 percent spike in lending compared with a 5 percent drop for incumbents. Where is this increase coming…

FinTech

How Bitcoin Can Help Expand Your Business Globally

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you are looking to expand your business internationally, Bitcoin could help expand your work and payment offerings globally. While you may have heard about Bitcoin, you may not realize that this alternative form of payment could benefit your business. Getting started with cryptocurrency…

FinTech

4 Peer-to-Peer Lending Apps You Should Be Using in 2017

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Many people get involved in peer-to-peer lending without having any idea what it is. This new thriving method of debt financing makes no recourse to financial institutions. People simply come together to lend and borrow from each other with minimal intermediary. Many investors now…

FinTech

Stockholm

What You Need to Know About Sweden’s Fintech Scene

By | May 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

Sweden has emerged as a fintech powerhouse in Europe. In 2016 alone, Sweden-based fintech companies closed 35 rounds of funding, according to Breakit. This brings Sweden’s haul to 40 percent of all funding rounds in Europe for the past five years. Sweden now has…

FinTech

Columbus

Security Needs to Be the DNA of Any Fintech Startup

By | May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Launching a fintech startup in a regulated industry is going to take a proactive approach. Surrounding yourself with mentors and experts in the field to guide you through the hills and valleys will be the key to success in fintech. Columbus Startup Week powered…

FinTech

Why Banks Must Work In Harmony With Fintech Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

Fintech was created to rattle the legacy industry that is banking. From lending and investing to deposits and customer service, fintech companies are built with an agile infrastructure designed to reinvent the financial system. These companies can operate quickly and efficiently, something banks have…

FinTech

The New Era of Fintech Disruption in NYC

By | Apr 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

I’m thrilled to be joining Techstars as managing director for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in New York City. I am taking the torch for this role from the talented Jenny Fielding, who is continuing her role of managing director of Techstars IoT….