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#NYCTech - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in its first extensive remarks on cybersecurity following the theft of $81 million from accounts it held for the central bank of Bangladesh, said the incident is a "wake-up call" for the global...
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#NYCTech -  Getting a quote for a mortgage, whether it is for your first or refinancing your fifth house is not simple. Forgetting all the paper work and obnoxious phone calls you’ll have to make, you wont even know if you are getting the best...
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Business -  Imagine you knew a friend of a friend who kept bragging about the killing they made by trading. You don't know where they were investing—all you know is that they are doing well. Now, imagine if you could invest directly into that...
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Business -  "We're going to kill the banks," was the line often pedaled by fintech startups in the past couple of years, while the banks were figuring out what to do in the wake of young companies attacking their business models.That...
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#NYCTech -  While giving money is popular every holiday season there is no denying that it is a hassle to write all the checks and wait for them to be deposited. On the other hand, sending cash through Paypal or Venmo is a seemingly...
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Advice - It has been said that Bitcoin transactions are completely secure and, usually, relatively quick. But, what’s going on under the hood? How exactly do the transactions work? This infographic does a terrific job of...
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Advice - In the startup world you can barely go a few hours without hearing someone blurt out jargon.  Sometimes this jargon can be legitimate as when a well-funded company is negotiating terms of their latest investment, but just as...
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Bitcoin - There have been a number of high-profile hacks recently, evidently demonstrating that hiding and using secrest on the Internet is still really difficult. From the $5 million in bitcoin lost at Bitstamp to the Sony hack, it is clear...
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#NYCTech - .People love complaining about how college makes you read Hamlet but not how to take care of your own finances. While this complaint may be valid, there is one Startup that is actually doing something about it. Youthful Savings, the...
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#NYCTech - If you’ve ever seen those web apps that record how many letters you have typed on Facebook, you would know that you may have written the equivalent of a few books and have been paid zilch for it. But is being paid for typing on...
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#NYCTech -  Now in its second year, Visa’s The Everywhere Initiative is awarding up to $150k to three deserving startups solving important business challenges. Each winning company will get up to $50k and work alongside Visa to implement its...
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Finance -  The next big thing in financial markets is automated trading. Automated trading is exactly as it sounds. Instead of executing every trade yourself, it is done automatically through a trading platform. This not only saves time, but...
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Bitcoin -  Bitcoin, the digital currency technology with an ecosystem attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, is struggling through an existential crisis.This could have major financial implications and could even...
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Finance -  Following weeks of losses against a basket of major currencies, the US dollar picked up in the last week. The greenback’s value has been falling consistently, with speculation over the likelihood of interest rate hikes. However,...
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Bitcoin - Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he's the inventor of the digital currency bitcoin.Wright told the BBC that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the shadowy creator of the cryptocurrency, in a move that could end the years-long...
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Business - In a traditional payment model the user taps a card on a Point of Sale (POS) terminal.  The full payment is then executed by the terminal and delivered back to the register as a completed transaction.  A market led disruption of...