Financial Innovation

New Chicago school leader has a long history of innovating in Texas

In 2016, I had an informal telephone interview with the new superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District, Pedro Martinez. The conversation was short but, because of the contrast between Martinez’s soft-spoken demeanor and the audacity of the vision he was describing, it made an indelible impression. He was …

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Can the Beijing Stock Exchange stimulate innovation and inclusive growth?

Beijing Stock Exchange. / CFP Beijing Stock Exchange. / CFP Editor’s Note: Alexander Ayertey Odonkor is an economic consultant, chartered financial analyst and chartered economist with a deep understanding of the economic landscape of countries in Asia and Africa. The article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily …

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The cryptocurrency node

Through R Gandhi Cryptocurrencies, or virtual currencies, have attracted the attention of more than 1.5 crore of Indians according to claims from cryptocurrency exchanges. The volume of transactions on these exchanges has grown intelligently. This despite regulatory uncertainty, an impending legislative ban, and banks’ reluctance to provide banking services surrounding …

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How revenue-based finance startup Klub plans to accelerate the growth of the first digital economy

As digitization continues to grow rapidly across the world, there is a strong ecosystem of SaaS platforms, digital markets, and brand players arise to democratize the scope. While this has made it easy for businesses to transition from retail to omnichannel and online, traditional funding platforms are still struggling to …

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Most Admired Companies in 2021: Homeowners Financial Group

AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ annually present the Most Admired Companies program to recognize organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer Ratings; diversity, equity and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s most admired companies for 2021 is Homeowners Financial Group. READ ALSO: …

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Key news from the legal sector for September 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Welcome to another edition of the National Law Review’s legal news column. Read on for the latest news on pro bono law firm, innovation and hiring as curated by the National Law Review editorial team! Recruitment and relocation of law firms Jones Walker LLP has expanded …

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The seductive promise of decentralized finance

Sep 18, 2021 THE SCEPTICAL have a lot of forage. Early users of bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, used it to buy drugs, while cyber hackers are now demanding their ransom. Hundreds of millions of dollars of ether, another digital currency, were stolen this year after hackers discovered a bug in …

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More and more women leaders are finding their place at the technological table

Women are proving to be effective leaders in the tech and financial sectors, especially with the current challenges of digitization posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the recent Asia-Pacific virtual launch of the Women Future 2021 conference, a number of female industry players shared their experiences of navigating the difficult …

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Why clarity around digital asset regulation is vital for innovation

Rahul Advani of Ripple explains the importance of regulatory clarity in the digital asset space and what an appropriate regulatory framework entails. As countries around the world begin to recover from the impact of COVID-19, it is clear that the pandemic has continued to accelerate the global adoption of emerging …

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Global Blockchain, Crypto Leaders To Participate In Fourth Blockchain Stampede At UW

(Shutterstock) CASPER, Wyoming – U.S. Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis will be among the presenters for the fourth Wyoming Blockchain Stampede from September 21-26 at the University of Wyoming. UW said Thursday that “a global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, lawmakers, researchers, educators and students” will participate in the …

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