When you’re young, you learn to hate history! You wonder if studying history even does any good to your life later on. A phrase I read again and again in my history class was “Spice Trade”. Today, when I look at the spices in the Grand Bazaar (in Istanbul, Turkey where I live), I don’t […]
I present to you the following scenario. Day 1: Single IOU Let’s say you walk into your bank in America and present $ 100,000 to the bank, and ask them to make a Cashier’s Cheque for you. No problem they say! The teller types one up, and charges you $ 10 extra for it and […]
Stellar Lumens Here is a very decent infographic that explains the Stellar Lumens in a nice, concise infographic. Original Source.
Japan & Cryptocurrencies Every now and then a technological revolution comes in that provides almost every country in the world an equal playing field. No matter how big or small you are, you, as a country have the advantage to leap ahead. The catalyst has been provided, and it is up to you to make […]
In 2012, I answered a question on Quora, How will money transferring between countries look in five years? I did not edit or touch the answer in any manner for five years. Well, now that the 5 years are up and over with, let’s do a check on where I was right and where I was […]
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 […]
How To Handle A Complex Multi-Jurisdictional Investment Portfolio Whether you’ve traveled and lived abroad on numerous occasions, or you have simply decided to invest in property or other opportunities in another country, understanding the tax implications and how to handle a multi-jurisdictional investment portfolio can be difficult. While many people will opt for an accountant […]
We are pleased to announce our Keynote speaker for the Abu Dhabi Innovation Jam, Mr Faisal Khan. As a FinTech expert and certified speaker recognized for his achievements in banking and payments cross-border consultancy, Faisal’s blog has been ranked as #1 on the Top 38 Fintech Blogs globally. He has been voted one of the […]
Stay tuned to learn about some much needed good news concerning Stellar / Lightyear.
Apple Payments Apple’s own payment system, presumably ApplePay under the company Apple Payments will be coming soon. Just when periodically checking filings for MTL (Money Transmitter Licenses), I came across the California filing for Money Transmitter Licenses by Apple. To be 100% sure it was Apple the iPhone company and not some other ‘Apple’, I […]