Shashank Pattekar

  Financial markets professional turned FinTech enthusiast, Shashank has a passion for exploring the possibilities of disruption in this new, tech-informed era of finance. After several years working in London's financial services sector, including stints with investment banks Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, he opted in 2013 to switch to a more location-independent career. In the process, he developed a keen interest in writing about contemporary subjects including FinTech and blockchain, alongside more traditional topics related to finance, economics and current affairs. Shashank has also been an advisor to a new London FinTech firm, and has worked on a number of global blockchain projects, mainly in financial, marketing and advisory capacities. Shashank can be reached at [email protected]

   



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Top 4 Artificial Intelligence stocks to buy and why

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to make its way into the mass consciousness in 2019. And through applications such as machine learning and deep learning,...
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Why Data will Transform Investment Management

Some have called it “the new oil.” But while it bears little resemblance to the black gold, its ongoing commoditization – and its function...
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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...
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Augur, Assassination and Morality on the Blockchain

The chilling 2014 film Nightcrawler charts the rise of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Lou Bloom, a mildly psychotic, Travis Bickle-like character who goes from being made...
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Blockchain Regulation: a Q&A with RiskSave Compliance

A Q&A with Simon Cullen, founder of RiskSave Compliance and tech entrepreneur The need for greater investment in technology has become more important than ever in...
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The 5-Point Crypto Decentralization Checklist

In our last piece, we outlined some of the likeliest ways in which cryptocurrencies tend to exhibit centralization. Whether a particular cryptocurrency can be...
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Just how decentralized are cryptocurrencies?

“I’ll tell you another story that is underreported, but worth paying attention to. Bitcoin is really controlled by China. There are four miners in...
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Do I really need blockchain? 4 important factors to consider

“Kodak’s cryptocurrency ploy hits all the major buzzwords – blockchain, smart contracts, distributed ledger, ICO, etc. But look through the PR spin, examine the...
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So You Think You’re a Hot-Shot Crypto Investor? Beware the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Setting aside our political leanings for just a moment, it seems few would argue that the presidency of Donald Trump has offered up a...
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