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Could bitcoin help me cut the 40% that Amazon takes to sell my book?

by February 12, 2015 at 12:16 am 0 comments

There are two reasons for my crowdsourced case study: Reason # 1: Make more money from my book. I understand that nobody other than myself is interested in that objective. The only reason why I think that Fintech people will be interested is reason # 2. Reason # 2: The creative economy could be the…Read more Could Bitcoin help me cut out the 40% that Amazon takes to sell my book?

Could Bitcoin and/or Micro Payments Help Me Sell More of My Book?

Could Bitcoin and/or Micro Payments Help Me Sell More of My Book?

by January 29, 2015 at 2:01 am 1 comment

For context, please read yesterday’s post on Creative economy, micropayments and Bitcoin. This series of posts started with a simple question: “Could I sell more books and keep more of the profits by selling direct and cutting out intermediaries?” The economics of the publishing business has interested me since I wrote this article on ReadWrite in 2009.…Read more Could Bitcoin and/or Micro Payments Help Me Sell More Of My Book?

Adyen are enabling rather than disrupting their way to Fintech Unicorn status

by January 5, 2015 at 3:17 am 0 comments

I struggled with the headline for this one. I knew there must be a story here, because it is not every day that a company that few of us have heard of, in a city that is far away from the big funds (Amsterdam), raises $250 million at a $1.5Read More

The EMV Trigger for Mainstream Merchant Adoption of Bitcoin

by December 4, 2014 at 3:32 am 0 comments

Warning: Speculative futurology alert (aka trying to see where the puck is headed). The most important metric for bitcoin is merchant adoption. If mainstream merchants accept bitcoin, it will thrive. If not, anybody owning bitcoin will need to first transfer bitcoin into Fiat currency and the regulatory off ramp problem will kill it as an…Read more The EMV Trigger for Mainstream Merchant Adoption of Bitcoin

Alibaba Ambitions in Fintech

by October 23, 2014 at 4:14 am 0 comments

Bits don’t stop at borders. Bits also don’t stop at category boundaries. Retailers and banks both serve consumers and process payments. For most of the 20th century retailers and banks were partners. In the 21st century digital age, both have to get used to the more complex cooptition reality. BankersRead More