DDI Blockchain Weekly (October 8th – 14th)

Most projects saw red during the last week as crypto markets shed around $20 million, and total market capitalization returned to $200 million. The drop was particularly pronounced on Thursday, when $6 billion was...

October Effect gripping the Financial markets yet again?

For us October is a transitioning month from Fall to Winter with the beautiful colors in the backdrop, but for the Financial markets it has historically been a "scary" month with most of the...

Dubai to Permit Digital Payments Through Pundi X POS Technology

Pundi X, a cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) technology provider, has partnered with both Ebooc Fintech & Loyalty Labs LLC and emcredit to allow citizens of Dubai to pay for schooling, groceries, utility bills, rent etc. in emcash...

Infographics Digest Vol. 12 – Understanding the World’s Closest Trade Relationship (U.S – Canada)

NAFTA 2.0 or USMCA whatever you like to call it was recently concluded revising the terms & conditions of the original NAFTA agreement between Canada & the United States. It has been one of...

A Case for Investment in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is considered to be one of the most promising innovation markets. However, this region has been developing in an interesting manner. It is not strongly influenced by the U.S. market, which is...

Infographics Digest Vol. 11 – The 6 Biggest Mistakes Ordinary Investors Make

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The Value of ‘Free Will’ in a Digital Age

Human consciousness provides individuals with a capacity that non-conscious AI cannot acquire. Despite this fact, one of the most debated topics in the field of AI (artificial intelligence) is whether human-beings would be useless...

Market Brief: NAFTA 2.0, xRapid launch & USDCAD reversal

Finally after a grueling 14 months of back & forth negotiations between the three countries - U.S, Canada & Mexico - came to an agreement on a trilateral accord which some of the financial...

Why Japan has Changed its Mind on Responsible Investment

Selected by the UK’s Department of International Trade to take part in their FinTech Trade Mission to Tokyo, I have just returned from the FinTech Summit (“FinSum”) in Tokyo which took place last week....

Thought Leadership and Collaborative Technology

At a time when the potential for artificial intelligence is nearly endless, four communication tools can help keep today’s thought leaders on tomorrow’s cutting edge. We live in exciting technological times. Evidence of a thriving...

Is Brand Advocacy Worth the Risk?

Small businesses that take a stand for their brand roam the high-risk, high-reward world of advocacy. Do brands that advocate for causes risk driving away customers, or are they on to something that contradicts...

Infographics Digest Vol. 10 – Financial Advice for the Millennials

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Headliners: JPM’s Interbank blockchain, FB & TSLA troubles and Fed’s Dot Plot

Another week of interesting developments in the Financial markets so let's get right to it. Let's start off with my favorite - Cryptocurrencies. Although the price action in the digital assets dictated sustained gains...

Impact Investment for the Future

For some, making money is the be-all and end-all of the investment game. Be it securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, or real estate, the goal remains the same – to create the largest return on your...

Defy the Myths That Kill Your Retirement

The question is simple: Are you 100 percent certain you’ll have a great retirement, or do you have doubt? In the last decade that uncertainty was driven home when the economic collapse decimated retirement accounts...

Why Do We Still Do RFPs?

Requests for Proposal are outdated, yet 95% of companies still rely on this process to meet new vendors. Though woefully unsuited for modern business operations and the demand for fast solutions, many businesses are...

Anatomy of a Phishing Scam, Part II: Phishing via Text Messages

In Part I of this topic, I explored how the process of an email phishing scam works and the processes and tools you can use to help defend yourself. In the second and last...

Engage Profitably on a Nonprofit Basis

Nonprofit groups have a challenging business model that ebbs and flows. Holiday seasons are more profitable times when their communities are in a giving mood. Organizations that lay the groundwork throughout the year will succeed...

Good Investments Leave No Doubt

Investing is not to be taken lightly or without forethought. For those with short memories, markets don’t always go up, and variable rates vary. If you have doubt, ask Nicolette Mashile. She has made a...

Infographic: The Business of Hemp

In 2017 alone more than $800 million worth of legal hemp products were sold in the United States. Grown in 19 states across 25,713 acres of land and the subject of studies among 32...