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.

 



48 Stories by John DeCleene

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...
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The Convergence of AI & VR – What You Can Expect

In the world of technology, convergence is the logical step. Just a few decades back you would have needed a dedicated pager, phone, camcorder,...
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“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern...
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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...
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An Introductory Guide for Lawyers on Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, and Smart Contracts

Are you a lawyer who is wondering how blockchain and cryptocurrencies may lead to career disruption? Blockchain law is developing with the technology, and...
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Sink or Swim: Governments Must Embrace Blockchain Technology

The reaction of different governments to blockchain as technology and cryptocurrency, in particular, vary significantly. While some embrace the technology and have given the...
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What is Biotech and How Can You Invest in it?

There’s no doubt that biotech is an extremely versatile and promising sector, and it’s only going to become more pervasive. But for anyone looking...
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How Can AI and Humans Work Together?

In the movie Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams plays a robot that transforms people’s lives by helping them make their everyday tasks easier to accomplish-...
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Which Under-the-Radar Stocks Should I Consider with Significant Disruptive Potential?

Despite the ongoing battle on a cliff above a trade war, analysts still have firm belief in the growth of certain industries over the next...
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Three Cryptocurrencies to Consider Buying and Holding in 2018

Cryptocurrency analysis can be overwhelming. With over 1,650 different cryptocurrencies listed on CoinMarketCap.com in addition to the hundreds (perhaps thousands) of other coins still...
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Why do banks care more about blockchain than Cryptocurrencies?

“I could care less about bitcoin. I don’t know why I said anything about it. The blockchain is a technology which is a good...
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What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrencies Before Investing

The wealth of information available regarding cryptocurrency and investing in it has become sort of a double-edged sword. How? While the right information will...
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