Post Tagged with: "sharing economy"

Augur shows that decentralized blockchain apps and Ethereum are becoming real

by May 27, 2015 at 1:16 am 2 comments

Alt Title:  NYSE and NASDAQ should be paying attention to Augur. Quiz: Ethereum is: Vaporware Trying to be all things to all apps and will be beaten by more focussed platforms that target specific niches. A truly revolutionary platform that will bring in a new age of decentralized applications that happens toRead More

Peer-to-Peer, Social and the Sharing Economy for Insurance

by April 23, 2015 at 4:40 am 1 comment

By Rick Huckstep A good friend of mine once described selling as the “art of making buyers”. Whether you agree with this perspective or not, the one thing that is true about the world of sales is that for someone to buy, they need to be motivated to do so.Read More

The Creative Economy, Micropayments and Bitcoin

by January 28, 2015 at 12:47 am 2 comments

About 40% of the labor force in America will be self employed by 2020. Globally, including the developing world, well over 50% is self-employed. Whatever you call it – the free agent economy or the on demand economy or the capital crushes labor economy – it is a reality that banksRead More

We are in the 4th Fintech Era

by January 21, 2015 at 7:46 am 0 comments

This blog is usually about Emergent Fintech; in this post I looked at Traditional Fintech. However, that breakdown may be too simplistic. So here is my shortened history of Fintech divided into 4 Eras (call them Version numbers if you prefer). Each era builds on the previous era. It is like going to an ancient…Read more We are in the 4th Fintech Era

The Next Lending Club? Try Startups using Blockchain today

by December 16, 2014 at 1:05 am 0 comments

The Lending Club “overnight sensation” (which puts Fintech on the front page)  took 7 years. They were founded in 2007 This is about par for the course for a high velocity startup (check out the founding dates for Uber and AirBnB for example, founded just slightly later and now in lineRead More