Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Energy Consumption

Blockchain and Wine A few weeks ago, I attended a hybrid event on Blockchain in the wine industry organized by Geisenheim University. The agenda promise to bring together an interesting group of speakers. However, already during the first presentation I saw my hopes dented whether I would find out something new. Luckily, I was only …

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The NFT Handbook: The FinTechnologist and Matt Fortnow

Matt Fortnow is a true veteran in the tech startup space: Matt cofounded Commissioner.com in 1996, the Internet’s first fantasy sports service. He grew the company, which created fantasy sports games for the NFL, Major League Baseball, and others, and sold it a few years later with his partners to CBS SportsLine. Ever since the …

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Banks and FinTech on Platform Economies: A conversation with Paolo Sironi

When we first met a few years ago following the launch of his second book, FinTech Innovation, I looked to summarize Paolo’s achievements as a bestselling FinTech author, global industry Strategist, experienced quant and risk manager, international keynote speaker, successful startup entrepreneur and thought leader. In short: a true FinTech superstar. Fast forward to the …

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Business Financial Information Secrets: A Conversation with Tage Tracy

Tage C. Tracy has helped CFOs and Decision makers at executive level with guidance and support with raising debt and equity capital, completing complex financial analysis, supporting risk management assessments, guiding accounting system designs and structuring, and being an integral part of the strategic business planning management functions for more than 25 years. Tage is …

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New Crypto records, ETFs finally, Inside Wirecard and Greening Finance

Bitcoin went through the roof and part of this development might be to due the long-anticipated start of two BTC ETFs but inflation fears apparently play a role, too. That’s not all though as there are plenty of more interesting stories in this week’s edition of the FinTechnologist Weekly:   One step closer to Mainstream …

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FinTech, Blockchain, DeFi and everything else

Is it the gold age of FinTech or not? This week it’s all about pro and con and an unexpected driver of innovation. Read on to find out more in the latest FinTechnologist Weekly:   FinTech Praise & Criticism and What Regulation has to do with it The Golden Age of FinTech? In July, we …

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Market Abuse in Crypto Markets and a Regulator’s Challenges

It’s been a week of mind-boggling numbers in the news: whether you look at the work of professionals working the crypto market or the impact of traditional and not so traditional financial instruments. This and some more in the latest FinTechnologist Weekly:   Whales and Rule-Makers Why Crypto (Still) Has A Bad Reputation Last week, …

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Record Fees, The Box of the Pandora plus Who owns Bitcoin

The night is always darkest before the dawn, they say. Is that true for crypto, too? Well, last week the Chinese crack down (again) and for Bitcoin et al the end seemed nigh (again). One week on and the BTC prize not only recovered its losses, no, there is also some evidence that the Chinese …

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Restartup: A Conversation with Arun Krishnakumar

Arunkumar Krishnakumar is a successful VC and tech investor focused on emerging markets and social impact with GreenShores Capital and Delphos International. He has invested, advised and mentored startups and is passionate about purposeful innovation. Arun has over a decade of corporate technology experience, followed by almost a decade long investment experience. He is an …

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Last Nails, Startup Success & One Small Picture

Sincere apologies for a break but last week so my first proper business travel to the motherland. After Covid had forced most of us to rely on virtual events and meetings, it just feels great to meet in person. It has been particularly interesting since everyone was talking about the upcoming elections in Germany, so …

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