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Why did the Tech hub of San Francisco ban Facial Recognition?

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To put it simply... the fledgling technology is "Racist." Not the best course of action for the tech hub city as the proponents of technology would argue, but San Francisco's metropolis’ Board of Supervisors...
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Identifying Disaster-related Tweets using NLP

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Identifying disaster-related tweets using deep learning and natural language processing with Fast Ai I’m still taking the Fast Ai course and can’t stop thinking how easily you can make an effective deep learning model with just...
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Descriptive vs Inferential Statistics. What’s the difference?

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Descriptive and Inferential Statistics are the two major branches of statistical analysis. By definition, descriptive statistics are used to summarize a sample or information about the sample. Inferential statistics, on the other hand, are...
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Evolution of Fintech — A timeline

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Finance & technology have been intertwined ever since the start of the modern society. The earliest days of finance hundreds of years ago was in the context of keeping records for things like government...
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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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Artificial Intelligence as a Tool for Investing

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Have you considered diversifying your investment portfolio? Of course you have. Have you considered diversifying the tools you use for investing? Maybe not. This is exactly what financial management firms are beginning to do. Industry-wide changes are happening...
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Crypto Portfolio gets innovative diversification

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Let me start off with not so good news... the current downtrend in the Cryptos continues unabated, although Bitcoin does seem to be holding off the support around $5800 pretty well so far as...
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The Rise of Data-Driven Investing

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When JCPenney reported its financial results for 2Q 2015, it came as quite a shock to the market. The US retail giant outperformed most analyst expectations, which subsequently led to a 10% surge in its...
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3 Reasons The SpaceX Starship Is a Good Investment

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Seven years ago, Elon Musk released the Starship as the world’s first heavy lift fully-reusable launcher capable of interplanetary flight. Then in April of 2019, the Starship began to take shape as the Starhopper...
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The explosion of Unicorns on the Global Landscape

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Googling a unicorn turns up a strange mythical animal in the shape of a horse with a straight horn coming out of its forehead but for the tech followers it means something else now....
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Ponzi Financing, Negative Interest Rates and Bitcoin, Part 2

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In Part 1, we analyzed the Ponzi financing model, and further study the paradigm shift of the three financing models. Today, we discuss the investment logic of hedging and Ponzi, as well as the...
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5 Apps Professional Crypto Traders Should Use

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As the market capitalization of cryptocurrencies increases, so does the number of applications and software for professional cryptocurrency traders. If you are actively managing a crypto asset portfolio, you should make use of all...
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What are the different types of DLTs & how they work?

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Let me clarify from the get-go that although both the terms DLT (Digital Ledger Technology) & Blockchain are used interchangeably, there is a certain differentiation between the two that needs to be understood to...
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Machine Learning in Finance

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Before we cover some Machine Learning finance applications, let’s first understand what Machine Learning is. Machine Learning (ML) is a part of data science that uses different models to analyze data and make predictions. The cool thing...
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Privacy vs. Alpha: A Conversation

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You are the CEO of a well-known asset management company and are sitting in a meeting with a new data vendor, your new portfolio manager (PM) who is an expert in alternative data, and...
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What is the ‘oracle problem’ & how does Chainlink solve it?

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Cryptoverse is usually buzzing with new words which are usually difficult to decipher for a non-technical person. Even somebody like me, who is a little more familiar with Cryptos/Blockchain sometimes gets confused - but...
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The Math in ML: Cosine Similarity

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In Machine Learning, we frequently express the similarity between two vectors as cosine similarity. What exactly does that mean? What has ‘cosine’ got to do with similarity? Well, there is Math in ML and cosine...
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Startups And The Series A1 Trap

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Hit the magical $1M ARR a year after your A but not so sure if you should be raising a B? And at the current burn your cash is going to last for 6...
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Ponzi Financing, Negative Interest Rates and Bitcoin

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In previous series of our Ponzi analysis, we have established a simple model – the old school Ponzi model. In this model, we have made several intuitive conclusions: Ponzi is essentially a process of...
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How is Bitcoin’s ‘Liquid sidechain’ different from the Lightning network?

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The Blockchain startup Blockstream recently announced another innovative solution to address the all-important issue of scalability for the Bitcoin blockchain network. But before we get to that, a quick recap of the company itself...