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Bill Gates is wrong

Many people delight in digging up a quote from Bill Gates in the 1990s, when he was talking about banks as dinosaurs and famously stated: “we need banking, but we don’t need banks anymore”. Yay! We can stuff the horrible big, bad banks and replace …

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Introducing Exscudo

I’m involved in quite a lot of start-ups, ICOs and funds these days, and recently started a mini-series of interviews with them, as I think it will be of interest to readers of my blog. In the second of this series, I’m interviewing Andrew Zimine, CEO …

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Things worth reading: 8th November 2017

Things we’re reading today include … This Bank CEO Is Learning to Code Reserve Bank of India Possible Ban on Cryptocurrencies ‘We lost £300,000 through payment scam’ Revolut applies for European banking licence ahead of Brexit Wall Street banks share Brexit fears and warn UK …

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Things worth reading: 6th November 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Has Lloyds come up with a credible shrinking bank branch? UK businesses are flourishing despite Brexit uncertainty Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed Vince Cable attacks RBS over mistreatment of small business customers Crash fears escalate as …

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Things worth reading: 3rd November 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Central bankers on the move, but where’s the inflation? Singapore police examine Goldman’s role in 1MDB deals: Bloomberg HSBC ‘ignored money laundering warning’ in South Africa scandal Increasingly, hunting money-launderers is automated Donald Trump nominates Jerome Powell as Fed …

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