Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

The Money Man: Venture Capitalist Dan Ciporin Talks Fintech

As one of the pre-eminent venture capitalists in the fintech space, Canaan Partners’ Dan Ciporin is known for his greatest hits. As CEO of, he took the company from zero revenue to $130 million. The company went public in 2004 and was sold to eBay Inc the following year. At Canaan, his first investment […]

Interview: Fmr. Morgan Stanley Exec. Caitlin Long on How Wall Street Wants to Ruin Bitcoin [Part 1]

Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran with an impressive career inside of and outside of the cryptocurrency space. She started out as an associate at Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup) before becoming a managing director at Credit Suisse and finally heading up Morgan Stanley‘s Pension Solutions Group. As it turns out, Long’s extensive experience […]

Forget Chocolate, Cheese And Watches: Fintech Could Be Switzerland’s Hottest Industry

Ranked the most innovative country in the world by the Global Innovation Index, Switzerland has been leading disruptive developments emerging from the digitalisation of financial markets for some time. An estimated 10% of all global European fintech businesses can be found in Switzerland, based mainly in its capital Zurich. The startup process is becoming more streamlined, […]

The fintech interview: Part 1 Taina Technology

The fintech industry is made up of many small but fast growing companies, most of which are only known to a niche group of people. Just to confuse onlookers further these companies might be part of a fintech subgroup like regtech or insurtech. But beyond the buzzwords and marketing spiel the B2B fintech industry offers […]

Interview: Former Huobi US Compliance Chief Talks NY Cryptocurrency Exchange Report

Harry Zhou, former general counsel and compliance officer for Huobi US, spoke with CCN about the latest report from New York’s attorney general on cryptocurrency exchanges. Zhou helped set up the legal framework in New York for cryptocurrency exchanges, namely the application and regulations for the BitLicense. He represented Huobi for comments on the BitLicense […]

Don’t cut up your credit cards yet — or sell MasterCard, Visa and AmEx

The demise of the credit card is greatly exaggerated. Yes, companies like Square and PayPal, which owns Venmo, are red hot — especially with millennials. But the stocks of American Express, Visa and MasterCard have all hit record highs in the past week. It’s easy to dismiss these credit card companies as financial endangered species, […]

3 Top Fintech Stocks to Watch in September

The real beauty of fintech stocks is that they give you exposure to themes in the financial industry without the inherent risk of traditional financial businesses like banks and insurers. Plus, because they’re service or software businesses rather than risk takers, a fintech company’s growth isn’t limited by its balance sheet. Few banks could ever […]

5 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in Cryptocurrency

You ought to be particularly careful with your crypto investments, especially if you participate in new ICOs. You are investing your hard earned income in crypto so make sure you get all the help you need. To get you started, have a look at the 5 basic rules you need to know about investing in crypto. […]

Still Considering Investing in Cryptocurrency? Here’s What You Need to Know.

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town discusses the practicalities of investing in cryptocurrency today. Is it still a good investment? Is it too volatile? Town warns that cryptocurrency is notoriously hard to understand. The technological aspect of cryptocurrencies make them particularly bewildering, especially if you’re just starting out. Watch the video

Daniel Zakrisson, CEO at ICO is not a way to raise funds. It’s a way to start your network

Startupers should initially treat an ICO as a tool for growing their business rather than just raise funds. It is the opinion of Daniel Zakrisson, CEO at Startup Accelerator. In the interview, he shares his perspective on the blockchain industry development in Sweden and gives tips for startupers aiming to launch ICOs. Read the […]