Thank You Tether, You’ve Made Us All Much More Cautious

Oh, Tether. It amazes me how projects or should I say, scams rather, as big as Tether manage to stay afloat so long, regardless of the mounting questionable rumors circulating about them. It also...

Networking: Who Buys if Everyone Sells?

Networking in the Digital Age is alive and well. While Björn Luciano Salsone makes a living as a digital leader, he is a fierce proponent of face-to-face interaction and its benefits. Salsone is an entrepreneur...

Advertising, Travel & the Blockchain

Adverts… the bane of our lives when trying to watch our favorite show or movie on TV. Intrusive, distracting and rapidly declining in value for advertising companies due to our aversion to them. The...

7 Ways Wealthtech is Digitizing Wealth Management

“Customer experience is chief among the areas where traditional financial institutions have fallen short. 70% of millennials would rather visit their dentists than their bankers.” Harit Talwar, Head of Marcus at Goldman Sachs. Not long...

The Dawn Of A New Day In Germany

Germany has been front-page news around the world lately, as perhaps there is Schadenfreude in some quarters regarding what appears to be collapsing German political stability. In the key Southern Germany state of Bavaria,...

Your Mobile Phone as a Gold Mine (for hedge funds)

The alarm sounds. Time to wake up. Still bleary-eyed, you reach for your phone to check your messages. You turn the phone on. Before you know it, the tracking begins… But this tracking is not some...

Volatility 101: An Introduction to Market Volatility

Volatility is one of the key metrics to understand whether you are looking to begin trading in the financial markets or you are an experienced trader. The following infographic details the basic understanding of...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3 Markets – 3 Stories

It's rare that you see interesting moves emerging from all three segments of the financial markets namely - Equities, Forex & Cryptocurrencies. This past week provided just that opportunity. To sum it up for...

Mass Crypto Adoption – why we’re not there…yet

A few weeks ago, the Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong predicted that a whopping 1 billion people will be using cryptocurrencies in the next five years. If his prediction materializes, it would mean that we...

Looking to the Skies for Alpha

We recently discussed how companies such as Quandl are leading this alternative data revolution. Now, quantitative hedge funds are only too willing to spend substantial amounts of time, money and effort obtaining such data,...