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#NYCTech - Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs are close to a deal to create an instant-messaging service to rival that of Bloomberg LP.
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Bitcoin - While the launch of Apple pay has generated much buzz, the Bitcoin community has been thrust into an intense debate. Video not showing up? Click...
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Advice - If you passed the simple test in my last post for determining if you’re ready to start pitching your FinTech product to customers, you now have a new question to answer: what do you want to get from these first users? Few...
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Business - A better credit score may soon be just be a few mouse clicks away. The current system of determining a person's creditworthiness is "inadequate and insufficient" and is costing both consumers and creditors, said Zaydoon Munir,...
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Bitcoin - “Before the Bitcoin protocol was invented, most computer scientists thought a system like Bitcoin was impossible because of a famous problem in computer science called the Byzantine Generals' Problem. The problem, in a nutshell,...
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#NYCTech - New York is one of the world’s financial capitals, and for a long time, FinTech has been regarded as that back office stuff - classic enterprise technologies such as processing, data management, record administration, security and...
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#NYCTech - IEX Trading is an upstart stock trading platform – and the first equity trading venue owned exclusively by a consortium of buy-side investors, including mutual funds, hedge funds, and family offices. The idea: to institutionalize...
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Finance - Boomers say Millennials pay for things the wrong way. Millennials say Boomers need to get with the times. Sally French and Tom Bemis contrast the...
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#NYCTech - Investment bankers come up with code names for pending deals to keep the competition at bay. Now Goldman Sachs is taking the fun out of the name...
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#NYCTech - ValueStream Labs launched 16 months ago with the mission to discover and grow the entrepreneurial community in FinTech. At that time, we felt strongly that the Financial Services industry required a different approach from the...
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Bitcoin - More federal regulators are sounding alarms on Bitcoin warning that if you use the virtual currency, “you are on your own.” Priya Anand joins...
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#NYCTech - Ok, so you don’t actually earn airline rewards points, but PIPs does reward citizens for conscious behaviors that drive social impact related to health, community, and environment. How cool is that? A finalist in the learn and...
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Bitcoin - Blockchain, one of the major bitcoin-services providers, announced Monday that the company now has 2 million “wallets,” or user accounts. That...
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#NYCTech - It’s always something. Wedding. Baby Shower. Graduation. Engagement party. Birthday. How much do we really need, and honestly? How much time do people waste returning gifts that they don’t really need or can’t really...
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#NYCTech - They’re back from SF, where they participated in 500 Startups’ Batch 9. So, did they kill it? Investors Pejman Mar Ventures, who led the round, think so.  Signature Capital, Green Visor Capital, 645 Ventures, Hamid Barkhordar,...
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#NYCTech - The State of New York is weighing a raft of new rules to regulate bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the state's financial regulators announced recently, proposing to issue a "BitLicense" that would protect consumers, prevent money...

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