Budget Better to Build Bigger

Even the experts admit they are not perfect. On a scale of 1 to 10 for their budgeting, both Anthony Copeman and Del Shawn Hayes only give themselves an 8. “I’m human,” Hayes said. “I...

The Italian Story: Easy Math, Somewhat Complicated Economics, Extremely Complex Politics

In recent weeks I have been covering the current Italian stalemate with the European Union regarding the Mediterranean country’s 2019 budget. Its targeted 2.4% fiscal deficit as a share of its GDP is three...

Income Streams Start from Drips

It’s not the money you make. It's the money you keep. That is Warwick Brown’s financial wisdom. An account management activist and consultant, he channels three income streams: day job, side hustle, and investments.  “They're not...

Knowing the difference between Investing, Saving & Impact Investing

Ever since I was a kid, the only good money management lessons that I learnt was from my parents. Even in this information & data-driven world there is hardly anything substantial taught in schools...

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...

Will Bakkt Futures launch & low HV bring a Bitcoin revival?

Ask anyone who got carried away by the euphoria of Bitcoin buying frenzy at the end of 2017 and got in right when it was peaking & they would say it's been a terrible...

Break the stranglehold of debt

“We are pretty much risk-averse, until we are not. Without any reason, we just jump against our better judgement.”   Therein lies today’s consumer mindset. As Iva Ignjatovic summed it up, people are leery about spending...

Fintech Startups are disrupting the Banking Industry around the World

Traditional brick & mortar banks have never really recovered from the major set back they received after the financial crisis of 2008. Consumers have long been sick of the high fees, inflexible timings, narrow...

Circular Economy is the solution for a sustainable future

The concept of Circular economy is a relatively new one but has gained a lot of traction in recent years with the World moving away from the perishable and finite resources like coal, gasoline...

Investment Will be Crucial for Survival

Start learning, it’s going to be every individual for themselves. Unless we’re hitting a six figure salary, chances are we’re not saving up much. From experience, I can tell you — forget about owning a house...

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,...

A Possible Conspiracy Theory for Bitcoin’s Prolonged Stability, Despite Much Positive News

This story is just a theory and I have no idea if this is true or not, it is simply an opinion. Enjoy! Bitcoin has remained at the same price of around $6,600 for the...

The Gem in the North: North Korea’s Untapped Mineral and Industrial Potential

When North Korea appears in mainstream media headlines, one of the last descriptors you’d expect to see is “tremendous opportunity.” And yet, now that the U.S. and North Korea have concluded an apparently successful summit...

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...

Nouriel Roubini and Peter Van Valkenburgh Debate the Current State of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies...

On October 11, 2018, Nouriel Roubini, a highly respected professor at NYU and economist renowned for predicting the 2008 recession, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, the director for research at Coin Center, a leading cryptocurrency...

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...