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Fintech trends that are transforming financial services

Fintech trends that are transforming financial services On a global basis, there were 1,561 fintech investment deals closed during the first half of 2019 Fintech trends to watch for  Fintech investment: On a global basis, there were 1,561 fintech investment deals closed during the first

Inside the Haunted House of Money

As we enter the first day of October we feel the cool breeze of Autumn flowing in coupled with anticipation for the fiery sunset colored leaves spread across forests of the temperate climate zones. Our imaginations also turn to pumpkin pies and Halloween costumes. Old

99% is not enough

In most endeavors in life the bar for success is set pretty low and even if you don’t meet the low bar the consequences are negligible. For example, you can make it through high school answering correctly as little as 70% of the questions right

Momentum Behind Hashgraph Distributed Ledger Technology

Last night Hedera Hashgraph accomplished a significant milestone. Following 18 months of intensive development and preparation, Hedera completed the beta launch of its “Mainnet” open access network. Hedera Hashgraph is the public permissionless distributed network operating on the revolutionary Hashgraph distributed ledger technology, created by Swirlds.

Hashgraph: World’s Most Advanced Distributed Ledger Technology

The Hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm was invented by Dr. Leemon Baird.  Dr. Baird received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.  Together with his longtime friend and colleague Mance Harmon, Swirlds Inc. was organized in 2016.  Baird and Harmon were both former faculty

Climate change and gold

It's probably fair to say that when you think of the mining industry you probably don’t think of it as being good for the environment. You’d be right to feel that way. Look at the headlines. In February of this year mining giant Rio Tinto

Gold surges in Asian markets to start the week

Sunday night China allowed its currency to weaken against the U.S. dollar bypassing the psychologically important level of 7 yuan to the dollar. In India, the rupee also weakened against the dollar as Jammu and Kashmir went into forced blackout by the government and the rupee moved

Riding the P2P wave on distributed ledger technology

There is significant disruption in the financial services industry from the rise of peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payments.  The acceleration of the P2P payment market is driven by smartphone use growth, fintech startups, and preferences of Millennial and Gen Z consumers. As background, peer-to-peer payments refer to digital money transfer