The New Blockchain frontier of Cross-Chain transactions

With every passing day we see the maturing of the Blockchain technology & new innovations taking place which offer solutions to the problems that have been considered hindrances towards the adoption of the DLT...

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...

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...

Dubai to Permit Digital Payments Through Pundi X POS Technology

Pundi X, a cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) technology provider, has partnered with both Ebooc Fintech & Loyalty Labs LLC and emcredit to allow citizens of Dubai to pay for schooling, groceries, utility bills, rent etc. in emcash...

The emergence of Blockchain Consortia

Most of us are pretty well aware of the public blockchains like Ethereum with the built-in functionality of smart contracts apart from the well-known features of transparency, security & privacy. The past one year...

Winklevoss Gemini Exchange Implements Crypto Insurance

Gemini has officially incorporated digital asset insurance into its trading platform on top of the already FDIC fiat currency insurance. The insurance company Aon has provided this crypto coverage, although, the amount a user...

Changing Workforce Demands Diversity and Flexibility

Today’s workforce is changing – not only with younger generations of employees but with all types of workers, especially contractors. For author and consultant Alexandra Levit the changes are important. They are the major trends...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (October 1st – 7th)

A modest sell-off capped off a rather unspectacular week for crypto markets. Market capitalization hovered around the $220-billion for much of the period, while Bitcoin continued to fluctuate around $6500, eventually losing around 1%...

Moving to an Era of highly scalable Blockchain networks

If there was one thing that has held back the mass adoption of Blockchain or weakness so to say has been the scalability issue. With Ethereum, one of the most popular Crypto platforms processing a...

A Case for Investment in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is considered to be one of the most promising innovation markets. However, this region has been developing in an interesting manner. It is not strongly influenced by the U.S. market, which is...

NEM; The sleeping giant no one ever hears about

Every time I look into cryptocurrency news, the top stories are EOS governance problems, Bitcoin and Ethereum scalability issues, TRON a shitcoin, Tether is a scam....So many problems, not enough solutions. But then you...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 24th – 30th)

After a much-needed recovery during the third week of September, the final week of the month ended virtually unchanged after a $20 billion sell-off by early-Wednesday was erased by steady gains to the end...

Why Japan has Changed its Mind on Responsible Investment

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....

The Power of Blockchain & its compelling Use cases

There have been few defining technological shifts that we have seen in history compared to the one we are going through right now. The Blockchain movement is causing a disruption on a massive scale...

Infographics Digest  Vol. 7 – Blockchain Applications, Challenges & Governance

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Big trends shaping FinTech

For those of you who are not familiar with FinTech, it is the amalgamation of Financial services with technology. It is difficult to predict how the broader FinTech space is going to change in the...

Cross-border Payment systems: SWIFT, RippleNet or BWW?

If you have ever tried to send money offshore to family or friends through a bank or other international payment services like Western Union, you know it's expensive, cumbersome & extremely inconvenient. At least...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 3rd – 9th)

It was a week to forget for crypto bulls as the market crashed on Wednesday, losing $40 billion in less than 24 hours. The plunge seems to have been triggered by news that Goldman...

DASH replacing Fiat money in Venezuela

Venezuela's inflation problem seems to worsen by the day with the recent devaluation of their official Bolivar currency by another 95% & linking it to their national oil backed cryptocurrency Petro hasn't helped stem...

4 Investing Routes to Profit from FinTech

Technologies constantly disrupt, modernize and in some cases, replace, a whole range of industries around the world. We thought of our jobs taken away, our overly tech-dependent lifestyles, as well as Skynet! With all these...