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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...
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#NYCTech -  For millennials, investing is scary. All they hear about is the economic recession of 2008 and how fragile the market is. What they need is a little bit of confidence before confronting this monster. Stash is helping this become a...
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Bitcoin -  //The price of bitcoin isn't the only thing about the virtual currency that is going through the roof.
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Finance -  A new startup is trying to disrupt discount brokerages, targeting novice investors who want help trading."Instavest is a website where you can make, share, and follow the investments of lead investors for a portion of the...
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#NYCTech -  Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest fintech startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of...