Month: February 2015

Silicon Valley Bank: Investment Trends in Fintech (January 2015)

Silicon Valley Bank has released a brief report, called Investment Trends in Fintech.  Chris Skinner of the Financial Services Club covers this report well in his blog post as well.  Both Mr. Skinner’s blog post and the report itself are worth reading. If you’re good at reading between the lines, you just may catch up on …

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Coins.ph offers remittances to Philippines using Coinbase. Illegally?

tl;dr: Coins.ph just broke the law in all 50 States by willfully conducting money transfer services without a money transmitter license and are not even registered with FinCEN (at the time of writing this article). There is a very interesting article that caught my eye today in CoinDesk. A startup based out of Philippines is now offering remitters …

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Insignificance…

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the …

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Pakistan Fintech Start-up Challenge: A case for building Pakistan’s equivalent of PayPal.

  A CONFESSION Let me start with a painful admission: I was wrong. My obtuse stance on developing a Pakistani equivalent of PayPal is now coming back to haunt me. For years I have been advocating that PayPal should come to Pakistan.  For 11 straight years I wrote my annual letter, aptly titled: An Open …

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