Posts Tagged ‘interview’

FinTech: Q&A With Simon Taylor, 11:FS Co-Founder

Recent news from London’s burgeoning FinTech hub has been encouraging for the city as it faces other challenges politically. The Brexit vote means that hiring tech talent is also a huge obstacle to growth. However, last month’s announcement that London FinTech Revolut is now a so-called unicorn with a $1.7 billion valuation and TransferWise working […]

CEO of Singapore’s first blockchain unicorn shares insights on the Asian crypto space

One of the prominent concerns of the blockchain revolution is how different countries are approaching the technology. Some have been hesitant while others have thrown caution to the wind. Asia is unique in this regard, as it has unmatched blockchain ambitions. With this in mind, Tech in Asia writer Joe Liebkind spoke with Patrick Dai, the […]

An Interview with Sirin Labs CMO on the Blockchain Smartphone ‘Finney’

CCN, in association with Brazilian industry outlet Criptomoedas Fácil, interviewed Nimrod May, CMO of Sirin Labs, to discuss the startup’s development of the world’s first smartphone to integrate blockchain technology. Codenamed ‘Finney’, the $1,000 smartphone will be manufactured by global giant Foxconn and will use Android as the operating system. Read the interview

Fintech Focus: Qudian Adapts to New Environment

Qudian Inc. was the toast of the town when it made a $900 million IPO in October, becoming the largest such offering in New York for a new group of Chinese fintech companies. But after a brief rally, things quickly went south for the stock amid a regulatory crackdown and concerns over the company’s ratio […]

‘I Think ICO is a Dirty Word’ — Lessons in Compliance from KodakCoin (Interview)

Bitcoinist spoke with Darren Marble, CEO of CrowdfundX, a fintech marketing firm that uses artificial intelligence and digital marketing to help its clients acquire retail investors and shareholders at scale. His company was responsible for designing, producing, and marketing historic Reg A+ IPOs to NASDAQ, NYSE, and OTC Markets Group, as well as Security Token Offers […]

ICO Market: “More Regulators Will Become Active In The Space” – William Pao

Block Tribune talked with O’Melveny financial services litigator William Pao about Centra and other ICO issues. Pao has written on the “potential tsunami” of cryptocurrecy securities lawsuits and notes that in less than half a year, some 13 cases have been filed across the country challenging ICOs under federal and state securities laws. Read the […]

Yes, your ICO needs a strong marketing plan to stand out from the crypto clutter

Despite incredible and revolutionary ideas, building a startup is never easy, especially in a technological landscape that not many people understand. Nevertheless, people still try—which means investors are weary from skimming through hundreds, if not thousands, of ICOs. They know very well that not all of these projects would have the best intentions, and of […]

Blockchain startups are overvalued: Q&A with Anju Patwardhan, Managing Director at CreditEase China

CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is investing in fintech companies, mostly participating in B and C rounds. When CreditEase looks into a fintech startup, it starts with the startup’s geographic location, and whether the market offers multiple exit opportunities. The startup should have deep expertise in the finance area and use technology to solve problems in this […]

After The ICO: Q&A With Oleg Seydak, CEO Blackmoon Crypto

Blackmoon Crypto is a Fintech blockchain-based company that raised $30 million during its ICO in September 2017. The company lets its users create, promote, develop and manage investment funds while covering all aspects of technology and infrastructure from legal compliance to corporate structuring. From June 2015 to July 2017, Blackmoon processed more than $100 million in […]

Meet Alexandra Prodromos | The Driving Force Behind Chicago’s Rise as a Leading Blockchain Hub

Alexandra Prodromos has been working diligently with her team to build up Chicago as the city for blockchain startups and resources. As the Executive Director of the non-profit Chicago Blockchain Center (CBC), Alexandra works closely with both the private and public sectors to grow and support the blockchain community in Illinois. From hosting meetups and student developer workshops […]