Whether it’s online trading or crypto conversions, the future of finance is fluid.

Financial technology (fintech), for all of its faults, helps us get more things done more efficiently. Artificial Intelligence (AI) takes it even further, allowing us to conduct business and have conversations when there isn’t even another human involved. We can have online chats with bots, for example, to accomplish or learn myriad things. Innovation is always on the horizon, though, especially in the fintech realm.

As more fintech options become commonplace, every industry must either adapt or be phased out. With the turn of the new year…

With the crypto market growing again, here are the three main factors to watch out for if you’re starting, or investing, in a company in the space.

A little over two years ago, I was at my company’s holiday dinner, and the only topic of conversation was the stratospheric rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and those others that were lesser known but certainly more amusingly named (like Putincoin).

With Bitcoin at that time topping $20,000 and Crypto Kitties also hitting the world by storm, something momentous was afoot; and we all wanted in. Yet, my company’s CTO called a…

Looking ahead to the future of the entertainment industry.

Blockchain technology holds the potential to completely disrupt the media and entertainment industries. Unequal distribution of content, as well as unfair compensation for creators, are problems that evolving blockchain technologies are seeking to solve.

Innovative artists are disrupting the ways that we consume and pay for various modes of entertainment. The music and entertainment industry has been in a process of continual disruption as streaming platforms have risen in popularity. While those platforms have made media more globally accessible, they have not allowed for fair compensation for creatives. …

The scalable technology is poised to achieve mainstream adoption.

Blockchain technology is becoming one of the hottest skills in the IT job market. According to a recent survey published by Deloitte Insights, 86 percent of respondents agree that blockchain technology is scalable and will eventually achieve mainstream adoption. Another survey by Upwork, the world’s largest freelance network, further confirmed that blockchain is among its cohort’s top 20 fastest-growing skills.

There are many tech giants looking for candidates with blockchain expertise, but you have to be armed with the necessary knowhow in order to make a reasonable living working in what’s…

With innovations developing fast, we predict the sector’s most significant coming changes.

This current year has already ushered in a tidal wave of tech innovations, from the rise of social robots and personal assistants to Amazon Prime’s one-day delivery gamble and the proliferation of voice search. The latter alone became a $1.8B retail segment in the US in 2017, and is predicted to rise to around $40B by 2022. Amazon Prime’s ability to prioritize Prime subscribers in their supply chain and get them their packages within 24 hours has rocked the world of online retail. Chatbots have been heavily deployed…

With innovations developing fast, we predict the sector’s most significant coming changes.

This current year has already ushered in a tidal wave of tech innovations, from the rise of social robots and personal assistants to Amazon Prime’s one-day delivery gamble and the proliferation of voice search. The latter alone became a $1.8B retail segment in the US in 2017, and is predicted to rise to around $40B by 2022. Amazon Prime’s ability to prioritize Prime subscribers in their supply chain and get them their packages within 24 hours has rocked the world of online retail. Chatbots have been heavily deployed…

The amount of money European companies are spending on online advertising has increased year after year since 2006.

In the first six months of 2018, businesses spent 25.7 billion euros on online advertising. If you’re running a business in Europe, these stats prove that you can’t deny the importance of having an online advertising strategy.

The following are five online advertising trends that I consider to be important, and that will hopefully inspire your next steps.

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The true value of blockchain technology can be found in data privacy.

Blockchain’s prolonged sentiment as a panacea to the world’s problems throughout 2017 was unambiguously representative of what the Gartner Hype Cycle details. However, out of the extended bear markets, which pruned many altcoins from the markets and helped participants in the broader ecosystem become more discerning, emerged several trends that still can drive important change in crucial areas.

One of those areas is data privacy, and the future role that decentralizing network and systems architecture can have in mitigating the endemic problems of data security, unethical data sharing…

There are tons of smart people with a chance to democratize access to wealth.

Working in the cryptocurrency industry in 2018 is like being the most interesting person at a party: Everyone is curious about you, everyone wants to learn more about what you do and everyone has questions.

It’s one of those things that gets people talking.

There’s good reason for this. To many outside of the industry, there’s something enigmatic about crypto companies. Are cryptocurrency workers anarchists? Are they tech-obsessed bros who spend all their time in their basements? …

The opportunity blockchain represents is just getting started.

Outside of all the consistent price speculation and novelty of cryptocurrencies, a compelling trend toward a more open and accessible financial ecosystem has materialized.

Underscoring this movement is the expansion of the infrastructure and regulation required to facilitate a transition toward open financial tools. From standardized identity protocols for KYC/AML (know your customer/anti money laundering) compliance to modular, open-source tools, the digital asset market is converging with traditional economic structures.

For entrepreneurs, the sheer scale of innovation in the sector is dizzying. The narrative of monetary sovereignty that cryptocurrencies have molded has…

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