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,...

Working from Home — When your parents don’t understand that you have a ‘real’ job.

It’s dismissive to say the least to be unable to acknowledge the opportunities modern technology has allowed us young folks to build careers we wouldn’t have imagined could exist Ten Years ago. It’s been a while...

Why’d you give it all up? — Question I’ve been asked several times.

I may not have been the smartest person at my university, nor was I the most motivated by any means. I spent more time hanging around the university bar than I did attending my...

RegTech 2.0

My previous piece on RegTech highlighted how regulation has evolved over the past decade to keep up with the emerging technologies disrupting the current business & finance model. Albeit moving at a slower pace, RegTech...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 3rd – 9th)

It was a week to forget for crypto bulls as the market crashed on Wednesday, losing $40 billion in less than 24 hours. The plunge seems to have been triggered by news that Goldman...

DASH replacing Fiat money in Venezuela

Venezuela's inflation problem seems to worsen by the day with the recent devaluation of their official Bolivar currency by another 95% & linking it to their national oil backed cryptocurrency Petro hasn't helped stem...

4 Investing Routes to Profit from FinTech

Technologies constantly disrupt, modernize and in some cases, replace, a whole range of industries around the world. We thought of our jobs taken away, our overly tech-dependent lifestyles, as well as Skynet! With all these...

Why France is Becoming an ICO Friendly Nation

When it comes to crypto-based projects, France hasn’t always been regarded as one of the best nations for investors and businesses to consider. However, there’s a change in the wind and it may well...

Making it Personal: Why A Face-to-Face Approach Works Best in Business

Few people better understand the efficacy of the direct approach than Mina Chang, CEO of Linking the World International, an advocacy group. After assuming her position in 2010, the former recording artist endeavored to visit...

Revolut – A Fintech Startup with huge Potential

The British Fintech startup Revolut has been making quite the rounds with its innovation & growth this year. I have been following the headlines about the company consistently and finally it peaked my interest...

Financial Markets embracing Blockchain & Cryptos

The persistent downtrend in the prices of digital coins this year has overshadowed the forward strides Blockchain & Cryptos have taken in this technological shift - let's face it FUD gets much more coverage...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 20th-26th)

It was a fairly static week for crypto markets on the whole. Although markets threatened to dip on Wednesday after the SEC’s new ETF rejections, a modest recovery soon set in, allowing total market...

Big Data in Financial Services

Data has become the most precious commodity as we enter the fourth industrial revolution powered by Artificial Intelligence. The foundation of the this edition of industrial revolution has been built on the increased automation...

IBM – A Pioneer in the Blockchain space

IBM is perhaps the most well-known & recognized names in the tech world with its multinational presence of consultants, engineers & sales personnel. International Business Machines (or "Big Blue") has impressive laurels to show...

Are Corporations Preparing for a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Takeover?”

There have been several scenarios throughout Bitcoin’s development that suggests a major corporate takeover might be on the verge of happening. The entry of some of the most well-established families in the corporate world, as...

India Stack – Digitization of an Economy

China is perhaps the most glaring example of digital transformation that we have seen in the past decade or so in the context of Fintech environment, but another transformation that is taking place right now...

Developing Crowd-Sourced Trading Strategies and DIY Hedge Funds

It was once the norm that being a hedge fund quant required some seriously impressive academic credentials. Straight-A's at school, a degree from a top tier university, and perhaps even a PhD was needed...

RegTech & its Challenges

The Global financial crisis of 2008 was not only the turning point in the evolution of Fintech as we have seen in the last decade but a game changer for the resulting financial regulations...

Australia leads the way with Blockchain Innovation

Asia has led the way with the progress made in the adoption of the Blockchain technology with two of the three biggest Crypto markets (South Korea & Japan) located there. However with the initial...

Survival of the Digital Bourgeoisie

The gig economy can be defined as ‘people using apps to sell their labor’. An estimated 50-60 million workers are part of the global gig economy. At the heart of the rapid growth...