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John DeCleene

Whilst having spent a lot of his life in Asia, John DeCleene has lived and studied all over the world - including spells in Hong Kong, Mexico, The U.S. and China. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Tulane University in 2016. Fluent in English and proficient in Mandarin and Spanish, he can communicate and connect with most of the world’s population too, and this certainly helped John as he gained work experience interning for the U.S.-Taiwan Business counsel in Washington D.C. as an investment analyst and then working alongside U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey of Pennsylvania as a legislative intern. He subsequently worked as a business analyst for a mutual fund in Singapore, where his passion for travel and aptitude for creating connections between opportunities and ideas was the perfect intersection of natural ability and experience, spending his time travelling between Cambodia, Hong Kong, and China investigating and discovering untapped investment opportunities. John is a fund manager for OCIM’s fintech fund, and currently progressing towards becoming a CFA charter holder. He loves to travel for business and pleasure, having visited 38 countries (including North Korea); he represents the new breed of global citizen for the 21st century.


5 Things Every Developer Must Know about Intellectual Property Rights

By John DeCleene / May 17, 2018

Anyone involved in software development today must have a keen understanding of the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, including copyright laws and patent development. But the area is so vast that it can be difficult to narrow down the most important points to start with. Here we’ll outline five key areas that developers […]


5 Popular Technologies from the World of RegTech

By John DeCleene / April 27, 2018

It’s becoming clear these days that a sizeable chunk of the most disruptive innovations being applied within the financial sphere is coming from RegTech. As we mentioned in our previous article, demand for RegTech solutions is expected to skyrocket, as firms intensify their search for ways to effectively deal with the increasingly labyrinthine demands from […]


Will AI Replace Your Job?

By John DeCleene / April 16, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized the technology industry by empowering machines with effective ways to replace manual tasks. Organizations of all sizes and industry verticals are pursuing automation – especially those driven by AI – to enhance workforce productivity and maximize profitability. The breakthrough technology field was formally invented in 1956 – although the background […]


6 Ways to Spot an ICO Scam

By John DeCleene / April 14, 2018

Earlier this year in February, cryptocurrency news site Bitcoin.com announced the findings of its study of ICOs that were held during 2017. The most glaring result of all was that of the 902 projects that were tracked: 142 failed before raising funds 276 failed after fundraising a further 113 were considered “semi-failed” – either the […]


How Blockchain Will Change the World

By John DeCleene / April 10, 2018

“I am usually busy trying to decentralize defences and after digging deeper into Blockchain and decentralized systems, I’m excited to join SIRIN LABS as an ambassador to make Blockchain more friendly with their upcoming operating system for smartphones!” The recent words of none other than Lionel Messi. Whether the Argentinean and FC Barcelona footballing legend […]


5 Ways to Earn from Cryptocurrencies Besides HODLing

By John DeCleene / April 7, 2018

Many of you might believe that the only way to make money in the cryptosphere is to simply buy a coin at a suitably low price, HODL, and then cash out if/when it reaches the moon. Truth be told, while HODLing may well prove sufficient for some investors, there are many more ways to reap […]


5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Cryptocurrency Project

By John DeCleene / April 5, 2018

There are now at least 1,560 cryptocurrencies (as of writing) in circulation, according to CoinMarketCap. And while most of us know the basics when it comes to big projects like Bitcoin and Ethereum, attempting to make an informed investment decision about some of the smaller ones can too often seem like a confusing prospect. Specifically, what […]


How Big Data is Disrupting the Financial Industry

By John DeCleene / March 28, 2018

The financial industry is experiencing a technological transformation like it has not seen since the emergence of the Internet. Mobile banking and payments, instant peer-to-peer money transfers via SMS, online peer-to-peer lending, robo-advice, AI-driven chatbots, and blockchain-based interbank payments – to name a few – are all financial innovations that have emerged in the last […]


Big Money and Cutting Edge Technology: How Investment in AI/ML Will Revolutionize The Healthcare Industry

By John DeCleene / March 22, 2018

Among remarkable developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) over the last couple of years is an increase in startups that have attracted massive funding and backing from some of the world’s leading corporations and individual investors. Influential organizations including Google, Facebook and Intel have thrown themselves headfirst into the development of AI/ML […]


10 Popular Crypto Slang Terms You Must Know

By John DeCleene / March 18, 2018

  The crypto world is enjoyable for many reasons other than simply the opportunity to get rich quick. Among them is the chance to engage in online communities, both for cryptocurrency in general and ones that emerge for each specific coin. Bitcointalk forums, Facebook groups, Reddit and Telegram all provide opportunities for crypto enthusiasts to […]


How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Banking

By John DeCleene / February 23, 2018

Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that focuses on making machines intelligent by developing computer programs that can replicate human intelligence to a certain degree and potentially beyond. This much talked about technology also has many possible applications within the financial industry. The four most prolific financial use cases for AI are in […]


How to Add Artificial Intelligence Exposure to Your Investment Portfolio

By John DeCleene / February 11, 2018

Whether artificial intelligence (AI) will end up destroying humanity as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have suggested or whether it will be a gift that makes life easier for both businesses and individuals remains to be seen, what everyone can agree on, however, is that artificial intelligence will play a major role in the future. […]


What Does a Well-Diversified Digital Asset Portfolio Look Like?

By John DeCleene / February 5, 2018

In the light of the impressive cryptocurrency rally in the past eleven months, investors that have discovered bitcoin now also want to diversify into other promising digital assets that could potentially experience a similar exuberant price rally as bitcoin has had since its inception in 2009. However, structuring a digital asset portfolio – especially for […]


5 Apps Professional Crypto Traders Should Use

By John DeCleene / January 24, 2018

As the market capitalization of cryptocurrencies increases, so does the number of applications and software for professional cryptocurrency traders. If you are actively managing a crypto asset portfolio, you should make use of all the possible tools that are available to you. In this article, you will discover the five best apps for professional crypto […]


The 4 Hottest Trends in Fintech Right Now

By John DeCleene / December 15, 2017

The financial technology sector has been experiencing a boom in recent years as the next generation of tech-savvy consumers of financial services are starting to choose banking apps over visiting branches, are investing in cryptocurrencies instead of buying stocks, and are applying for loans on peer-to-peer lending platforms instead of at their banks. Consumer demand-driven […]


How ICO Regulation Could Actually Boost Innovation

By John DeCleene / December 4, 2017

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have exploded in 2017 as blockchain startups have managed raised over $2 billion in funds since the start of the year using this innovative new form of financing. Not only have initial coin offering enabled startups to raise millions in funding, the increase in value of many of the newly issued […]


How To Add Blockchain Exposure To Your Stock Portfolio

By John DeCleene / November 23, 2017

Blockchain technology has morphed from a popular fintech buzzword into a technology that has become applicable to solve real world challenges. However, at this point in time, the majority of blockchain solutions are still in proof-of-concept stage due to the fact that the technology itself is still in its infancy. For that reason, it may […]

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