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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...
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#NYCTech - From the first written letters all the way to Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, communication has always been around to make life easier. In our digital age this is not hard to see, but sometimes we are content with less...
Finance -  New and innovative ways of trading are on the rise, due to the popularity and accessibility of online trading. Many of them hype up your chances of getting rich quick - usually an empty promise. One of the recent trends is “social...
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Bitcoin - Bitcoin may have risen over 35 percent so far this year, but it's the underlying technology behind the cryptocurrency that is exciting the world's major banks.Called the blockchain, it has been heralded as a potentially...
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Business - The Battle to Own Your Digital Wallet is On.2016 will be a pivotal year for mobile payments, with total transaction values jumping 210 percent, according to eMarketer. Why? Mobile wallets — like Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung...
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Big Data - For people in the Philippines, where the majority of citizens don't have bank accounts, companies like Lenddo are using alternative methods to determine if a borrower can pay back loans on time.For people in the Philippines,...
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Finance - The IRS has debuted its first-ever crowdsourced challenge, calling on the public for ideas on "the taxpayer experience of the future.”
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Bitcoin - Rather than shunning potentially disruptive digital currencies, the biggest names in the financial industry are looking at integrating the technology behind bitcoin into everyday use.Bitcoin is a virtual currency that allows...
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#NYCTech -  As a small business, the victories feel better, yet, the defeats hurt a lot more. One fiasco and you may find yourself in a legal situation that bigger companies are prepared for but your small company is not equipped to handle. So...
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Business - Moving beyond the question of staying private and going public, companies such as Square need to appreciate the responsibility of constant innovation and fiscal responsibility. The recent stock market volatility has raised plenty of...
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#NYCTech - You probably own a few credit cards and have no clue what their true potential holds. We know (somewhat) about the miles, but what about cash back on purchases, dining, lodging and reward points! Your credit cards have a lot to...