Our investment in Blockchain

Potentially more significant than Bitcoin’s role as a form of money, we are also big believers in the power of the blockchain architecture for a broad range of applications that leverage the open, distributed public ledger.

Tim Berners-Lee’s seminal paper on the web in 1989 contained a bold vision for a radically, egalitarian and decentralised platform which has now become the world’s repository for information

MEET THE BIONIC ADVISOR… Embracing technology does not mean replacing human advisors.

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Instead of viewing robo-advisor platforms as the competition, advisors should focus on the opportunities they present. First, adding the new technology to your service menu can help you more fully articulate your value proposition to clients and prospects. Second, these platforms can add efficiency to your practice, increasing your profitability and, possibly even more importantly, helping you economically serve clients who may have limited assets

4 Technologies That Will Revolutionize Financial Services

The financial system will need to be a platform that federates existing players (such as banks) and new players (such as telecommunication companies… )
1) bitcoin-inspired distributed systems
2) open APIs (application programming interface) as a new way to consumer business services on the internet
3) crowd-sourced identity schemes
4) open source hardware and applications

How can the traditional industry players prepare for such changes?

Affluent Millennials are Reshaping the Future of the Finance Industry

Affluent Mellenials

How this New Power Persona is Reshaping the Finace Industry

Affluent Millennials — those with at least $100,000 in investable assets excluding real estate — have a uniquely progressive view of the future. They envision a cashless, sharing-based economy where banks no longer serve as their primary financial institutions.

Affluent Millennials have very strong expectations of a looming financial crisis. However, they also have very

P2P Lender SocietyOne Appoints Mitchel Harad as CMO

Former Vice President of world’s largest online marketplace lender joins Australian fin-tech leader

As the pioneer of marketplace lending in Australia, SocietyOne is still a young company,” said Greg Symons, co-founder of SocietyOne. “Mitch brings a unique level of maturity and experience as CMO that will be instrumental in driving the business forward.

Fintech a Growth Market, Blockchain a Game-changer

Blockchain Enabled Digital Ledger Technology

However, the underlying technology of the blockchain is different altogether.

Open Trade Docs (formerly Debune) and Otonomos are two interesting use cases. Otonomos in particular helps manage all your commercial corporate actions in the blockchain. NASDAQ is already working with a blockchain startup to allow the trading of shares of privately-owned firms.