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Alfred Escher: The Man behind Swiss Banking and Swiss Railways – A Brief

I never knew about Alfred Escher and learned about him quite by accident. I happened to be reading a great post about how the Knights Templar invented modern banking on Chris Skinner’s blog when I discovered an article about Alfred Escher. Born Johann Heinrich Alfred Escher vom Glas on the 20th of February, 1819, Alfred …

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5 Tips To Follow If Your Business Starts Struggling

Many business owners question what to do if their business starts struggling. Luckily, getting your business back on track isn’t as complicated (or alarming) as you may think. Businesses may struggle for numerous reasons, and in order to rectify the issue, you must pinpoint the problem. When individuals are facing an urgent financial emergency, they …

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The Evolution of Trust in a Digital Economy – Scientific American

Is it possible to build digital identities on the blockchain that are completely removed from giant corporations and governments who would want to monetize on our identities since that is most profitable for them? Would anyone be able to take up this challenge?   The ultimate social impact of blockchain technology depends on who controls …

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Mobile Payments Still a Hard Sell in Mature Markets – eMarketer

While developing markets like Kenya have embraced mobile payments and wallets, countries like the US, the UK, Canada, France and Germany seem to be much more reluctant to do so.   According to an annual Kantar TNS study, only a minority of internet users surveyed in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, France and Germany …

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Bitcoin mining consumes more energy than 159 countries

It takes 29.05TWh annually to operate the energy-hungry computers and networks that power bitcoin transactions. The rise in its value has given way to an increase in electrical consumption that is used to “mine” more bitcoins, according to a report Source: Bitcoin mining consumes more energy than 159 countries

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