DASH is making its case as the best payments based cryptocurrency. On November 11th, DASH Force News reported that DASH ran a stress test on its network. Results were even better than expected. The previous record of processed transactions on the DASH network was 464,000. In this stress test, it … Read moreIs DASH the leading payment cryptocurrency?
With all the cryptocurrencies and tokens out there now, it’s difficult to figure out why there are so many and what they do, not to mention are they a good investment for you? One of the ways I determine a good investment is by its use case. From the tech world, use case means what … Read moreCrypto Use Cases
The end of the summer means a couple of things aside from cooler weather. One of those things is the fall conference season in fintech. Are you going anywhere good? This time of year also means lots of news in the industry so I thought I’d review some of the news I found particularly interesting. … Read moreFintech News You Can Use
2018 is a tough year to hold cryptocurrencies. Most are down more than 80% from the all-time highs of late 2017. It reminds me of the 2014 bear market that I bought into where Bitcoin dropped almost 80% after I bought my first one. If you still believe in the cryptocurrency you bought, then hold … Read moreWhat’s Up with Ethereum?
The mantra in marketplace lending is to build, buy or partner. When people say this they are talking about fintech firms and banks and how they should work together. One side left out of this equation is fintech platforms getting into lending for their own customers like Amazon, Paypal, or EBay. All are or soon … Read moreAmazon, PayPal & EBay Expand Lending Options
A New Bank and Fintech Partnership The Litecoin Foundation, along with crypto payment processor and Litecoin partner TokenPay, acquire 9.9% each of German Bank WEG Bank AG. Let’s look at why and why this is a big deal. By way of disclosure, I’m long Litecoin (LTC) and bullish on it for the future. Over the last … Read moreLitecoin Buys Into a Bank
Lendit is one of my favorite events of the year. More of my fintech writing clients come to Lendit than any other show and it’s the only show I go to every year where I don’t speak and still go anyway. It’s that good and it’s worth it. If you’re interested in my writing work, … Read moreBlockchain, AI & Financial Inclusion: LendIt 2018
Bitcoin, altcoin, and cryptocurrency investors in the US are in a difficult place on how to stay tax compliant. There are many different professional opinions on tax compliance. Other than taxing Bitcoin and cryptos like property as an asset instead of as a currency, there has been no additional guidance so far from the IRS … Read moreBitcoin and AltCoin Taxes 2018
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies reached a state of frenzy and mania in 2017. I’m sure you noticed….. People have been asking me more often not just about Bitcoin but about Litecoin, Ripple, smaller coins, sillier coins, and scammier coins. It made me think. How can people really assess all the altcoin (alternative coins to Bitcoin) options … Read moreAltcoin Investment Strategy: The CryptoDogs
The year in fintech had 2 dominant themes. It was an amazing year of growth, innovation, adoption, and acceptance for fintech all across the world. Big Theme #1: Bitcoin 2016 was the year where the world discovered Blockchain technology, the technology underpinning Bitcoin. Investments and potential uses for the new technology went rampant in 2016 … Read moreThe 2 Big Themes of 2017 in Fintech