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What is “Bitcoin halving” & its potential of powering an extended bull run into...

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Bitcoin halving sounds like a complex phenomenon at first reading, but it simply a process of reducing the mining rewards to half, done to maintain the supply of Bitcoin (21 million). More details on...
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AI And The Future Of The Streamlined Supply Chain

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Bad deliveries drive away customers. In 2018, 84% of customers were unlikely to shop at the same retailer after a bad experience with shipping or late delivery. Dealing with the high bar customers have...
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The Re-escalation of Trade war & its implications

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The U.S stocks managed to close up last Friday after overcoming a deficit of more than 350 points with the Dow Jones rising 114.01 points, or 0.4%, to end at 25,942.37. This claw back...
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Where are the Financial Markets headed?

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Usually I do a wrap up of the financial markets at the end of the week, but I am compelled to write something midweek with the U.S. Equities going on a roller coaster ride...
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Cloud & Banking Services: A Very Profitable Romance

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Looks like the technological disruption in the banking services is just around the corner. The recent massive Cloud adoption is shaking the entire industry from its foundations due to the improvement of the customer...
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So A VC Passed On You? 4 Ways To Turn The As*Hole Into An...

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At Tau Ventures we get 4-5 pitches a day, almost a 1000 a year, and end up investing in 3-4.  A few companies don’t get our attention because the idea is terrible or there...
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How Data Analytics Can Inform Real Estate Finance

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Data is the hot commodity of the 21st century. Because of its ability to fuel and inform nearly every industry in existence, data accumulation and usage should be focal points for any business, no...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (October 8th – 14th)

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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...
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Top 5 Skills Needed for the Future of Finance & Business

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If you’re looking to make it big in the world of Finance and Business, you’ll need more than just a stash of good grades and recommendations! Business demands of the 21st century demand great analytical...
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How Startups Can Help Fix Our Broken Healthcare Infrastructure — The Unbundling Of The...

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A pandemic exposes the flaws in our society, healthcare very much included. While meaningful improvements require all 5 Ps -- Payors, Providers, Patients, Pharma, Policy-Makers -- startups can help. Big time. Entrepreneurs by definition...
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Quandl 2020 Alternative Data Conference

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Alternative data conferences connect actors in the buy-side ecosystem to explore novel use cases as the demand for alternative data is increasingly intense.  Only the largest and most sophisticated players with distinctly unique roles...
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Deep Tech Dive #6 | Jai Malik General Partner of Countdown Capital

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Building with Machine Ethics For this week’s Deep Tech Dive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jai Malik, General Partner of Countdown Capital. Countdown Capital is a Deep Tech VC firm focused on investing and...
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Innovation Alert: Blockchain 3.0, Terra Protocol, an ICO Portal & more

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Despite the mundane price action in the Cryptocurrencies in the past few months, the technology hasn't stopped evolving & thus the innovation hasn't stalled. I am going to review a few of these innovative...
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Should I Raise More? 5 Principles For Entrepreneurs

Many things about startups are about power laws -- fundraising included. The best companies do attract disproportionate attention and the entrepreneurs are faced with the choice, if not pressure, of raising more. Below are...
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The Shift Towards Sustainable Pensions: How Plan Beneficiaries are Shaping the Future of Pension...

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Many institutional investors are addressing global issues by making allocations into ‘sustainable investments’. Sustainable investing is an umbrella term referring to a spectrum of investment approaches such as ethical screening, ESG (Environmental, Social, and...
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Artificial Intelligence in The Future of Finance and The Planet

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Like any innovation, artificial intelligence drives excitement and contradictory opinions at the same time. It can open tremendous opportunities for the future of finance and the planet. The future of finance can be promising if...
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Horrible Mistake I Made by Emotional Investing

I broke the rule and ended up with financial losses. I started investing in 2017 and then I learned about this so-called blockchain technology. This is a technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and...
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Crypto & Real Estate, a Marriage Made in Heaven?

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2018 was the year when ICOs died a death. With almost all projects being seriously affected by market conditions, a lack of funding, as well as a host of other issues, the general trend...
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China – A Country of Superlatives

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China's economic resurgence, military might & leadership in technology - all within a short span of 30-40 years has been no less than an impressive feat. The most populous country on the planet &...
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The greatest financial lesson from the current pandemic

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The lockdown due to the current health crisis has impacted everyone mentally, physically and financially. However, the financial impact from the lockdown will affect individuals and businesses unequally. While some companies and people focus...