Tencent & Goldman Sachs fuel Nubank`s expansion
Tencent & Goldman Sachs fuel Nubank`s expansion 800 450 Efi Pylarinou

Tencent & Goldman Sachs fuel Nubank`s expansion

Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants Last October, the Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, better known as ‘Tencent’ invested $180 million in Brazilian digital bank and credit card operator ‘NuBank’ (Nu Pagamentos SA). [1] This FinTech pioneer, an early mover in Latin America’s largest market offering fee-free credit cards and digital payment accounts, has recently obtained clearance from…

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Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants
Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants 800 517 Efi Pylarinou

Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants

Telecoms, banks, and e-commerce giants MPesa`s early success in Kenya will remain the mobile money business case study of payment innovation in Emerging markets. [1] It was 12 years ago; in 2007 when Vodafone launched the service. Africa continues to be the continent where `Necessity is the mother of invention`.  Africa brings to market further…

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Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it
Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it 800 583 Efi Pylarinou

Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it

Advertising is the new high-priced tobacco and vendors are addicted to it We have to fly high to get a different view of what is happening in the world. I started looking at the revenues of Big Tech companies like Amazon to see where growth is happening. Looking at the 2018 revenues of Amazon, there…

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Do you envy Goldman Sachs? Join Marcus. 800 534 Efi Pylarinou

Do you envy Goldman Sachs? Join Marcus.

Do you envy Goldman Sachs? Join Marcus. Come on, lets admit it. The world has long envied Goldman Sachs. This never faded away, even while Goldman Sachs was going through an identity crisis after the 2008 financial crisis. Goldman Sachs is an example of how an incumbent builds a Fintech business. It is not in…

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Mathematics and nature's way
We use language and law to collaborate; now is the time for Mathematics and nature’s way 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

We use language and law to collaborate; now is the time for Mathematics and nature’s way

We use language and law to collaborate; now is time for Mathematics and nature’s way Christine Lagarde moderated a panel with two Central bankers (European Central Bank and CB of Kenya), an incumbent (JPMorgan) and a disruptor (crypto fintech company Circle). The topic was “Money and Payments in the Digital Age.” CCN covered the panel…

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No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible
No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible 800 420 Efi Pylarinou

No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible

No Trade-offs: Give customers everything they want as cheaply as possible [1] XY planning Network XYPN deployed successfully a subscription based offer for financial advisors in the US, 5years ago. They actually celebrated their 5yr birthday on April 4th with 900 members that use the service. This is evidence that a subscription service for financial…

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Data Centers, AI and finance
Data Centers, AI and finance 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

Data Centers, AI and finance

Data Centers, AI and finance Future data centers of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” — Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang  We are living in a world in which, more or less unconsciously, we increasingly “Trust in Math”. After the GPU adoption in business, we moved to new hardware that is not only…

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Banks should steal the 2002 Bezos internal memo
Banks should steal the 2002 Bezos internal memo 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

Banks should steal the 2002 Bezos internal memo

Banks should steal the 2002 Bezos internal memo Dear Banks, It only takes an internal memo to ignite your own Bezos moment. Five clear and crystal commandments[1] (“good artists borrow, great artists steal”) that you can steal from Jeff B.: 1All teams will henceforth expose their data and functionality through service interfaces.2Teams must communicate with each other through…

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The first investment bank to tokenize its own real-estate holdings - ReitBZ
The first investment bank to tokenize its own real-estate holdings – ReitBZ 800 590 Efi Pylarinou

The first investment bank to tokenize its own real-estate holdings – ReitBZ

The first investment bank to tokenize its own real-estate holdings – ReitBZ Banco Pactual (BTG) from Brazil is the first `Shark` that makes my Davos prediction true.  The next generation of structured products, asset-backed by illiquid real estate, is being designed as we speak in the labs of incumbent banks. Reitbz is its name, and…

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Are robo-advisors about Low-cost products or `Passive beats Active`?
Are robo-advisors about Low-cost products or `Passive beats Active`? 800 449 Efi Pylarinou

Are robo-advisors about Low-cost products or `Passive beats Active`?

Are robo-advisors about Low-cost products or `Passive beats Active`? We live in a world that is using new words in an accelerated pace. I recently ran across the hashtag #phygital. Which reminded me of the hybrid nature of robo-advisory services that has emerged from the growth of robo-services. The various robo services that have been…

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