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Gen Z VCs are entrepreneurial, digitally native, values-focused

AngelList | Matthew Speiser | Oct 8, 2021

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“The barriers to entrepreneurship and investing have never been lower, and our generation is very aware of the opportunity we have.”

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Gen Z has become the target market for many new businesses—and founders and venture firms want to work with them. Hence the rise of Gen Z VCs, an online community where young investors swap knowledge and deal flow. Gen Z VCs has grown to 10k members since launching in November 2020.

“Gen Z is unique in that we’re entrepreneurial, digitally native, values-focused, and we don’t accept the status quo,”

said Meagan Loyst, the 24-year-old founder of Gen Z VCs and an early-stage investor at Lerer Hippeau.

Leveraging Personal Brands

“More so than previous generations, Gen Zers are really great at building their brand, and that’s something that’s helped me a lot personally,” said Chang. “The whole pre-seed and seed space is about who you know, and if founders know you because of your brand, it can go a long way towards earning an allocation.”

“I think we owe some of our success to the fact that more founders are coming from Gen Z, and they don’t often get to speak to someone who’s their peer during the fundraising process,” said Doherty. “Founders want people their own age on the cap table because we share a similar worldview.”

Lowered Barriers to Entry

Young investors like Loyst, Chang, and Doherty have benefitted from new technologies and financial tools that make it easier to launch startups and funds, as well as a greater democratization of investing knowledge brought on by the internet.

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Another big positive development for Gen Z VCs has been new SEC rules adopted last year that increase access to private investments. The rule changes allow more investors to participate in private offerings by adding new categories of individuals who may qualify as accredited investors based on their professional knowledge, experience, or certifications.

Gen Zers have utilized these rules to spin up their own funds and invest in their friends’ businesses and funds. Ryan Li, an angel investor and junior at Stanford University, said his classmates are taking the Series 63 exam to earn accredited investor status. Some have also used their crypto fortunes to meet the wealth requirements.

“We’re young in our careers and we have the opportunity to be bold and take some risks,” said Li.

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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Gen Z VCs are entrepreneurial, digitally native, values-focused The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Miami mayor says the city is moving toward paying public employees in bitcoin

ComplianceX | Jack J. Kelly | Oct 13, 2021

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Miami will advance a plan to pay city workers in bitcoin, Mayor Francis Suarez told Bloomberg on Tuesday, expanding on his push to make the Florida city a major hub for digital assets.

“We’re going for a request for proposal in October to allow our employees to get paid in bitcoin, to allow our residents to pay for fees in bitcoin and even taxes potentially in bitcoin if the county allows it,” Suarez said in an interview with the business channel.

A formal solicitation would come after the city commissioners in February backed his resolution to direct the city manager to procure a vendor to offer employees the ability to receive a percentage of their salary in bitcoin.

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At the time, bitcoin traded close to $48,000, then hit an all-time high of $64,804.72 in April, fell below $30,000 in July, and recently reclaimed the $55,000 mark.

Despite the price volatility, Suarez also wants the state of Florida to allow Miami to hold bitcoin on its balance sheet. Statutes at the state and federal levels currently don’t allow cryptocurrencies to be owned by municipalities.

“It’s a major priority for me because I want us to differentiate ourselves as the crypto capital of the United States or of the world,” Suarez told Bloomberg Tuesday.

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Finliti Delivers Personalized Financial Insights Using the Power of Psychometrics

Finliti | Jennifer Schell and Dr. Stefano Di Domenico | Oct 13, 2021

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Harnessing information and channelling its energy to improve people’s financial activities is the very essence of FinTech. The promise is to thrust traditional financial services—banking, insurance, and investment management—into cyberspace where they can be reimagined and elaborated by mobile software to add both capability and fluidity to people’s lives. This frontier of possibilities also brings new challenges to the forefront: With more people carrying their investment portfolios on their mobile devices, FinTech is asked to deliver high-quality, customized financial guidance wherever and whenever people want it.

Finliti is ready to meet this challenge. Our goal is to engage with investors in the ways that are most personally meaningful and helpful for them. We believe that investing should be as fun and immersive or as serious and disciplined as investors desire. We believe in financial inclusion—that every investor, no matter their experience or the size of their portfolio, deserves access to personalized financial advice. And most of all, we believe that all investors deserve the opportunity to earn good returns and meet their financial objectives.

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This is why we developed the Finliti Investor Profile Indicator (FIPI), a rigorously developed psychometric assessment and interactive feedback platform that helps investors understand how they allocate attention, make decisions, and react to important market events. The FIPI was developed by starting with the recognition that each investor is unique.

We’ve all heard it before: Some investors are more risk averse than others. True! But have you ever pondered the fact that some investors are more intellectually curious and enthusiastic than others? That some investors more readily defer to the advice of others? And that some investors are dangerously overconfident? More to the point: Did you know that these investor characteristics are as important as risk aversion? These are real emotional and behavioral tendencies that define the investor experience. For too long, they have been difficult to measure and frequently overlooked. Until now... The FIPI unlocks investors’ self-knowledge and transforms those self-insights into a more optimal investing experience and motivation for long-term success.

The FIPI is the culmination of considerable research and development. It was developed using a painstaking, “bottom-up” approach that probed over 250 different beliefs, preferences, emotional experiences, and behavioral tendencies that are common to self-directed investors. From this long list, we distilled four personality traits using advanced psychometric tools: Zeal, Inhibition, Conventionality, and Swag. These traits can be used to comprehensively describe the psychological individuality of investors.

  • Zealous investors tend to be enthusiastic and can become overly excited and sometimes even carried away by new opportunities;
  • Inhibited investors tend to be risk-averse, easily lose confidence, and often feel intimidated by the stock market;
  • Conventional investors more readily follow the advice of others, they trust “the experts”;
  • Swaggy investors tend to believe they know more about investing than they actually do and that they are immune to experiencing negative financial events.

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These FIPI traits characterize the psychological landscape of self-directed investors. Our research shows that the FIPI traits are reliably related to key demographic variables like age and level of education, differentially related to economic and financial knowledge, and predict financial behaviors and consequential outcomes like the amount of trades that investors execute, their levels of decision paralysis, and their degree of impulsive decision making. We presented some of this research at the 7th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, which took place in June, 2021.

Curious? Try our Discovery Survey for FREE! It’s a miniature FIPI, powered by the same psychometric insights but delivered in abbreviated form. It will give you a broad overview of your investing personality that is equal parts informative and playful.

The complete FIPI feedback expands on the micro-version.  The feedback is longer, more detailed, and offers many actionable insights. It is reference material that - with the passage of time - may aid in the development of deeper self-understanding each time it is read anew. It provides an objective viewpoint from which investors can learn about their strengths, identify their blind spots, and evaluate the way they make investment-related decisions.

The goal isn’t to change investors’ personalities. Rather, the purpose of FIPI’s feedback is to help investors become more mindful of their emotional tendencies so that they can more easily stay focused and rationally pursue their investment goals. For example, Zealous investors are reminded about their tendencies to bullishly rush into new positions; Inhibited investors are reminded that risks may be necessary to meet their objectives; Conventional investors are encouraged to crystallize their own opinions so that they can hold their positions with more conviction; and Swaggy investors are encouraged to learn. The feedback is personal. The platform is interactive. The insights are real.

Investors want high-quality, personalized insight and they want to be able to access it 24/7. The power of psychometrics can be harnessed to deliver this more optimal experience. So take a moment and give our Discovery Survey a try.

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About the Authors

Jennifer Schell

Jennifer Schell is the founder and CEO of Finliti that she built to help investors make informed and impactful investment decisions to enrich their lives by achieving their financial goals. Her career spans over fifteen years across Canada’s major financial institutions, where she’s been passionate about wealth management and helping her clients align effective stock market strategies with their core values. (LinkedIn)

Dr. Stefano Di Domenico

Dr. Di Domenico is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he teaches personality and neuroscience. He has published dozens of articles, advancing the modern understanding of motivation, personality, and decision making. His current research focus is behavioral finance and FinTech. He serves on Finliti’s advisory board.  (LinkedIn)

 


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The dream of a low-friction financial system is just the beginning

The Economist | Sep 18, 2021

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Although the terminology is intimidating (fees are “gas”; the main currency is ether, and title deeds over digital assets are known as NFTs), the basic activities taking place on DeFi are familiar. These include trading on exchanges and issuing loans and taking deposits through self-executing agreements called smart contracts. One yardstick of activity is the value of digital instruments being used as collateral: from almost nothing in early 2018 it has reached $90bn. Another is the value of transactions that Ethereum is verifying. In the second quarter this reached $2.5trn, around the same sum as Visa processes and equivalent to a sixth of the activity on Nasdaq, a stock exchange.

The dream of a low-friction financial system is just the beginning.

DeFi is spreading to more ambitious terrain. MetaMask, a DeFi wallet with more than 10m users, acts as a digital identity. To enter a decentralised “metaverse”, a looking-glass world with shops run by its users, you link your wallet to a cartoonish avatar who roams around. These digital worlds will become the subject of intensifying competition as more spending shifts online. Big tech firms could impose huge taxes on these mini-economies: imagine Apple’s App Store charging fees, or Facebook selling your avatar’s intimate secrets. A better alternative might be decentralised networks that host applications and are run mutually by users. DeFi could provide payments and property rights.

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Crypto-enthusiasts see a Utopia. But there is a long way to go before DeFi is as reliable as, say, JPMorgan Chase or PayPal. Some problems are prosaic. A common criticism is that blockchain platforms do not scale easily and that the computers they harness consume wasteful amounts of electricity. But Ethereum is a self-improvement machine. When it is in high demand the fees it charges for verification can climb, encouraging developers to work on minimising the intensity with which they use it. There will be new versions of Ethereum; other, better blockchains could one day replace it.

Yet DeFi also raises questions about how a virtual economy with its own norms interacts with the real world.

One worry is the lack of an external anchor of value. Cryptocurrencies are no different from the dollar, in that they rely on people having a shared expectation of their utility. However, conventional money is also backed by states with a monopoly on force and central banks that are lenders of last resort. Without these, DeFi will be vulnerable to panics. Contract enforcement outside the virtual world is also a concern. A blockchain contract may say you own a house but only the police can enforce an eviction.

Governance and accountability in DeFi-land are rudimentary.

A sequence of large irrevocable transactions that humans cannot override could be dangerous, especially as coding errors are inevitable.

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Money-laundering has thrived in the ungoverned grey zone of services lying between Ethereum and the banking system. Despite the claims of decentralisation, some programmers and app owners hold disproportionate sway over the DeFi system. And a malign actor could even gain control over a majority of the computers that run a blockchain.

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5 Things Any Client Would Want in a Financial Institution

Guest Post | Sep 20, 2021

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Loan facilities are the ultimate solution to many problems, especially those involving accidents and natural disaster. Nevertheless, one could hesitate a little before deciding to opt for loans and financial support, unless, of course, they find the below facilities offered by an institution.

Low Interest Rates

Interest rates are the first thing that might pop in a potential client’s mind at once when they want to consider getting a loan of any type. Clients would truly wish for the lowest possible interest rates because it surely is no fun paying a lot, is it?

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The interest rate offered by a financial institution is usually what will determine a client’s decision, that is, whether or not they should go ahead with the specific institution for their loan requirements. Thus, the lower the rates are, the happier the client, and the higher chance that they’d choose the specific service.

Simple Application Procedure

Let’s not deny it, complex application procedures do not appeal to any client, especially to those in need of urgent financial support. There is a high chance of financial services losing their clients owing to this reason alone. Clients usually seek urgent financial assistance when they are in some kind of trouble. In such situations, dealing with other complexities is the last thing they’d want to, or be able to do.  Thus, the simpler the application procedure is, the likelier the client will choose the service.

Quick Approvals

As mentioned previously, clients do not wish to waste time. In fact, they cannot afford to. The reason they look simple procedure is obviously, because the whole process becomes quicker. When a client has applied for a loan, they want to receive approvals at the earliest. Thus, any financial company that offers the facility is always going to be a client’s first preference. There might be so much that a client may have got to do with the money he has borrowed, and so, the sooner things work out for him, the better for sure! Look up litigation funding Canada has many such services. You can find the best and fastest ones available.

No Hidden Fee

It is true that clients fear being charged with hidden fee when it comes to loans and financial dealings with institutions. Such things are serious matters to clients, and ideally, shouldn’t be happening with them when they’ve placed their complete trust in an institution for support. Any fee being charged, whether in connection to your auto accident loans or something else, needs to be communicated to the client. So do the rest of the terms and conditions.

Multiple Services

The availability of multiple services is always seen as a great benefit by clients. In other words, nothing can be more relieving and fulfilling to a client if solutions can be offered by a single organization to their multiple problems. There are many financial institutions who offer wholesome services that clients benefit from hugely. In fact, some may look for such institutions more particularly. Therefore, Companies offering a range of quality services are likelier to draw more customers, naturally.


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Bitcoin ETF option gives investors a safer and liquid way to get exposure

Investment Executive | Pat Dunwoody | Sep 7, 2021

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If you were to pick a word that best encapsulates the experience of the past few years, it might be “disruptive.”

One disruptive trend that seems to have caught many investors’ attention: cryptocurrency ETFs. Canada introduced the first set of cryptocurrency ETFs in the world in February. Since then, this ETF category has seen exponential growth, gathering nearly $4.6 billion in assets under management as of August 31.

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Other countries are attempting to catch up: in the U.S., 16 Bitcoin ETF prospectuses have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In August, a French asset manager was granted approval to launch an ETF for European investors with a correlation to the price of Bitcoin using a basket of securities. To date, however, Canada remains the only country to have successfully launched futures-based and direct cryptocurrency ETFs, as well as inverse options.

 “Cryptocurrencies have captured investors’ attention for a variety of reasons. For one, they represent a new zeitgeist for financial markets — a ‘new gold’ that is digital, decentralized and non-correlated to traditional asset classes,” said Hans Albrecht, vice-president and portfolio manager with Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. “But perhaps what’s caught most investors’ attention has been the performance. We’ve seen the outsized return potential of cryptocurrencies, albeit with significant volatility risks. For Canadian investors, ETFs have become the easiest way to chase that potential and get exposure fast to popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.”

The advent of the ETF option offered investors a liquid, safer and truer-to-NAV way to get exposure.

Another benefit of the ETF model versus buying cryptocurrencies directly: ETFs are eligible for use in registered investment accounts, including TFSAs and RRSPs. Bitcoin has returned more than 400% since Sept. 2020, and tax-free and registered accounts offer a potent vehicle for storing your cryptocurrency exposure.

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“While many investors ultimately want exposure to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, another option that more risk-averse investors have sought out is to own the ‘picks and shovels’ for these mineable digital currencies,” said Albrecht.

“There is a growing ecosystem enabling these cryptocurrencies to function, whether it’s the digital exchanges that they trade on, the blockchain and cloud computing infrastructure that enables the transactions or even the hardware, from GPUs [graphic processing units] to semiconductors needed to mine and power them. Many of these sub-sectors and companies see some correlation to the prices of cryptocurrency, but may provide more of a safety-net given their diversified business operations.”

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A Regulated Stablecoin Means Having a Regulator

Paxos | | Jul 21, 2021

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I have been reading with a combination of disbelief and exasperation the recent claims by Circle that “USDC has become the world’s most trusted and well-regulated dollar digital currency,” as well as claims by Tether that “Tether is registered and regulated.”  Neither USDC nor Tether is a regulated digital asset, for the simple reason that neither token has a regulator. In fact, neither USDC nor Tether tokens are “stablecoins” in anything other than name. These tokens are backed by illiquid and risky debt obligations – a critical weakness that no prudential regulator would allow to exist as this creates undue risk for their customers.

This is the key issue. Even if USDC or Tether adjusted their reserving practices so that their tokens were to actually become stablecoins (legitimately backed, 1:1, by US dollar or equivalents), rather than just in name, that should still be of grave concern to customers, regulators and public interest groups. As we have all seen time and again, proper regulation of financial services firms – which must include comprehensive oversight of the products and services offered by those firms – is the only way to protect clients and customers. What does that mean tangibly? There is direct oversight of client protections, resolution planning if there is a failure, privacy protections, consistent reserving practices plus audits and exams to verify this. In other words, even if USDC or Tether decided to now fully back their tokens with dollars, there would be nothing to prevent them from changing those practices back at will.

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As a former financial regulator, and through my role at Paxos Trust Company, I have participated in the hard work of getting actual regulated stablecoins approved by an actual regulator, subject to the actual limitations that being regulated puts on a token. So I know what it means for a digital asset to be regulated; it means that a prudential regulator imposes safety and soundness requirements on the reserves backing the asset. As this ecosystem rapidly expands, it’s important to clarify what regulation is and what it is not.

This is deeply important as the crypto industry generally and specifically stablecoins shifts from early adopter instruments to mainstream consumer payments for goods and services. This shift has the potential to change the lives of everyone in the world, particularly those without ready access to the financial system — unfortunately, still billions of people today. Transparency in operations is crucial and should be required, but in itself is not enough. Trustworthiness and regulation are instrumental to realizing the enormous potential of stablecoins in the long-term.

REGULATED STABLECOINS

As of today, there are exactly three regulated dollar-backed stablecoins in the world: Paxos Standard (“PAX”) and Binance Dollar (“BUSD”), both issued by Paxos Trust Company, and the Gemini Dollar (“GUSD”), issued by Gemini Trust Company. Paxos and Gemini are both Trust companies regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”).

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Trusts are required to have their products and services approved and supervised by NYDFS. PAX, BUSD and GUSD are expressly approved by the NYDFS and supervised by the regulator on an ongoing basis. This means:

  • The value of each stablecoin token is tied directly to the value of the US dollar, and the amount of “reserve” dollars equal or exceed the number of stablecoins outstanding.
  • Regulators are overseeing the establishment and maintenance of reserves backing the stablecoins.
  • Reserves may only be held in the safest forms, such as FDIC-insured bank accounts and in short-term maturity US Treasury instruments.
  • Reserves are fully segregated from corporate assets, specifically for the benefit of token holders, and are held bankruptcy remote pursuant to the New York Banking Law.

Regulatory oversight is important because it assures stablecoin users that the dollars underlying their stablecoins are secure and will be immediately available when they want them. The NYDFS ensures the Trust companies and their individual tokens are following its strict rules at all times. Additionally, NYDFS regulatory oversight meets the ten high-level recommendations for stablecoins set forth by the Financial Stability Board in an important report issued last year for the G20.

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