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DDI Blockchain Weekly (June 25th – July 1st)

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Just when it looked as if crypto was going to suffer another week of painful losses, markets rebounded strongly on Saturday to end the week marginally higher overall in terms of market capitalization. Prior...
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These dividend pearls have been convincing investors for 100 years

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Do you want stocks that pay out reliable bonuses? Then you should take a look at these two depots. Some stocks have been paying dividends for at least 100 years. A little brain teaser to...
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Startups and Investors Seek the Right Fit

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Raising capital in developing markets can be difficult, but what must entrepreneurs know and do to increase deal flow and improve scalability and growth for pre- and post-revenue companies? John Armah has experience with the subject...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 27th – September 2nd)

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It was a welcome return to bullish times for crypto as markets added nearly $25 billion during the week, and ended at a 3-week high of around $238 billion. Bitcoin enjoyed solid gains, breaking...
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Due Diligence in Context

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Over the past weeks, several of you asked me about the classification of the financial due diligence within an M&A transaction. So, let’s discuss this topic here. You may have heard or learned about the...
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How Technology Influences Small Business Lending

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Technology influences and reshapes every aspect of our lives. It's changed the way we pay bills, how we shop, how we dine, how we make a hotel reservation, and even how we hail a...
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Butterflies and Hurricanes: Big-Data Storms Drive Evidence-Based Success

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There is an old saying in idiomatic English, that ‘climate is what you expect, weather is what you get’. A salutary reminder, that even the best of plans and expectations are meaningless, in the...
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We Need To Start Teaching Personal Finance in Education NOW

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If there is one thing the crisis has taught us, is that no one seems to have a clue what's going in our financial system. And why would they? When were you taught about...
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An Overview of Privacy Coins

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One of the most sought after features of cryptocurrency is the relative anonymity one can have when sending and receiving payments. Whereas PayPal, for example, requires each sender to disclose details up-front pertaining to...
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A Complete Guide to Equity Research – Part 1

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Equity Analyst Reports Part 1 This article will be the first in a three-part series that examines equity research. The equity markets are hugely popular, yet they often remain something of a mystery to many...
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Capitalism and Fake Modernity

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Capitalism is a type of economy in which wealth is privatized, as individuals own the means of producing goods and earn a profit. This economic system has shown itself historically to be highly innovative,...
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How Smart Investors Use Alternative Intelligence Data to Discover Opportunities

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Investors these days need all the edges they can get. Information is widely available, and there is no shortage of smart competitors ready to act quickly. Data analysis holds the key to unearthing value....
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An M&A Love Story (Part 1 of 3)

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Last week, we covered Part II of our three-part series “An M&A Love Story”. Today we go back to the beginning to talk about how to start the M&A story. If you’re a private company...
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Market evaluation of Bitcoin mini crash, Stocks slump & Pound’s woes

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It was all about Volatility this week in the financial markets of the World - Cryptos, Stocks & Forex. We saw some wild moves, some trend changes & some newsmakers. Bitcoin finally caved into...
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Perfecting Your Pitch Deck? 10 Practices For Entrepreneurs

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Pitch decks are a topic of permanent debate, no matter how much has been written about them. As such, this article will focus on 10 guidelines we advocate for entrepreneurs. Hopefully they can be...
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Decentralized Finance: Future or Farce?

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Decentralized Finance, often referred to as DeFi if you're really short on letters, is a form of finance that doesn't rely on a central regulatory system such as banks. It has become increasingly famous...
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The Emergence of Decentralized Finance

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The current global financial system has created enormous amounts of wealth for the people with resources, knowledge & access to the financial centers around the world. At the same time, events like the housing...
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Don’t Leave Your Honey in the Pot: Protecting Your Crypto Assets After Purchase

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One of the most difficult things for a new cryptocurrency investor to initially get to grips with is the extent to which YOU are the sole custodian of your new asset. It’s completely different from...
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The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 3

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We conclude our findings in a bid to help users better understand Ponzi schemes, so as to lower their investment risks. With reference to the research discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 1. There is...
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Why Japan has Changed its Mind on Responsible Investment

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Selected by the UK’s Department of International Trade to take part in their FinTech Trade Mission to Tokyo, I have just returned from the FinTech Summit (“FinSum”) in Tokyo which took place last week....