Does Identity Matter? Is Identity a Good Investment? One of the areas seeing tons of investment in blockchain is Identity. We don’t think much of identity in the US because we have birth certificates, Social Security numbers and many different ways people identify us including phone numbers and email addresses. But for most people in … Read moreIs Identity on the Blockchain a Good Investment?
As I said in my 5 Favorite Marketplace Lending News Sources article, good decisions come from good information. While the Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto-economy is not as transparent as marketplace lending (YET), there are places to get quality news about the industry. Since I covered marketplace lending news sources already, here are my 5 favorite … Read moreMy 5 Favorite Bitcoin News Sources
I’m sure you’d agree that if you held onto Bitcoin for 2018, you had a bumpy ride. Even the ‘strongest hands’, myself included, gave the declining price the side-eye a couple times during the year. But we all know that price is only one aspect, albeit the most visible one, of Bitcoin. Many other VERY … Read more5 Signs That Bitcoin Is Healthy in 2019
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