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FINTECH FRIDAYS Podcast Season 1

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Ep1-Jul 20:  Facilitating Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets

To kickoff the first episode of our Fintech Fridays weekly podcast, our host Manseeb Khan is joined by Samir Bandli, Director of Strategic Partnerships of CoinPayments, to talk about the future of crypto from its role today and its role in the future.  CoinPayments offers merchants an option to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment and currently works with over 700+ altcoins. (more...)

Ep2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem

On this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the legendary Sue Britton, CEO & Founder of the Fintech Growth Syndicate, and talk about what Canada has to do to stay competitive in the fintech space, Canada being super hot to outside investors, and why diversty is going to revolutionize finance. (more...)

Ep3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Women Founders and Backing Diversity

In this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, host Manseeb Khan interviews the incredible Peggy Van De Plassche, General Partner Roar Ventures, about doubling down on investing in diversity and launching her new Data/AI investment fund! (more...)

Ep4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with LA legal tech entrepreneur Amy Wan, CEO/Founder of Sagewise. They talk about why smart contact safety nets are important, the bridge between legal tech and fintech and how Amy closed out her seed round while being pregnant. Enjoy!  (more...)

Ep5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto

Guest: Frans Tjallingii, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital Canada

About this episode:  show host Manseeb Khan sits down with Frans Tjallingii, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital Canada (ex-CEO and Co-founder of First Coin Capital). They talk about their acquisition and where the future of blockchain is heading and how tokens could be used as securities and Galaxy Digital Canada's plan moving forward. Enjoy! (more...)

Ep6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Market Opportunities for Canadian Talent

About this episode: On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Henri Arslanian, PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia and Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong. They talk about future institutions in crypto, Why Hong Kong is a home away from home to him and to other fellows Canadians and his best practices. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Henri Arslanian, Chairman, Hong Kong FinTech Association and FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, PwC

 

Ep7-Aug 31:  Structuring ICOs and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur

About this episode: This week our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Gary Schwartz the Managing Director of Pegasus Fintech Inc.. They covered how to structure an ICO, to surgary donuts , and impacting investing. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Gary Schwartz, Managing Director, Pegasus Fintech Inc.

 

Ep8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China's Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization

About this episode: On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Juwan Lee the founder and CEO of NexChange. They talked about institutions investing in crypto, some the up and coming players in the market and China being pro blockchain. Enjoy! (more...)

Guest: Juwan Lee, Founder and CEO, NexChange

Ep9-Sep 14: Curexe's New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments

About this episode:  On this episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO And founder of Curexe, so chat about their new product called SmartPay! They also talked about how A.I is going to touch the payments and every other industry, regulations that could be in place when accepting crypto and many more. Enjoy!  (more...)

Guest: Johnathan Holland, Founder and CEO, Curexe

Ep10-Sep 21:   A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody

About this episode:  On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Commercial Passport Brice Penaud. They chat about what KYC looks like in blockchain, how fintech and regtech can work alongside with governments, and the benefits of creating a digital identity. Enjoy!  (see Transcript)

Guest: Brice Penaud, CEO, Commercial Passport

Ep11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World

About this episode:   On this weeks episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Paul Schulte Founder & Editor of Schulte Research, whose insights have reshaped the finance world for the past 30 years. They talk about how Amazon is the biggest bank in the world, China being 2 generations ahead compared to the West, and what his next book could be about it. Enjoy!  (transcript)

Guest: PAUL SCHULTE, Founder and Managing Editor, Schulte Research (LinkedIn)

 

Ep12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralized Solutions for Enterprise and Startups

About this episode:   On this week's episode of the Fintech Friday$ podcast our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Mathieu Glaude the CEO and president of Northern Block. They talk about having a sovereign digital identity, the excitement behind stable coins and why supply chain in blockchain shouldn't be overlooked. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  MATHIEU GLAUDE, President and CEO, Northern Block (LinkedIn)

Ep13-Oct 13:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA show host Manseeb Khan sits down with Ali Pourdad the CEO of Progressa who recently closed out an $84 million dollar round. They talk about P2P loans, loan services operating within the blockchain and why being people first business matters. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  ALI POURDAD, Co-founder and CEO, Progressa (LinkedIn)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA show host Manseeb Khan sits down Saroop Bharwani. Founder of Senso, a data intelligence platform for the financial services industry. They chat about regulations in the AI space, fears of AI taking over the world and how screens and machines are as important as the birds and the bees. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  SAROOP BHARWANI, Founder and CEO, Senso.ai (LinkedIn)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens

About this episode:   On this episode, our NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sit's down with Michael Zavet the CEO of Hyperion Exchange a crypto securities exchange. They talked about the importance of security token offerings( STO), how to regulate STOs, and the potential marriage of cannabis and crypto. Enjoy! (see Transcript) Guest:  MICHAEL ZAVET, Founder and CEO, Hyperion Technologies Inc. (LinkedIn)

Ep16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses

About this episode:   On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Lending Loop Cato Pastoll. They chat about what opening banking is, how it might look like an app store, and how it gives power back to consumers. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  CATO PASTOLL, Co-founder and CEO, Lending Loop (view Linkedin)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI

About this episode:   On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the co-founder and president of Fortuna Asad Naeem. They chat about how AI can supplement salespeople, the excitement behind computer vision and the future of business AI. Enjoy!(see Transcript)

Guest:  ASAD NAEEM, Co-founder and President, Fortuna.ai (view Linkedin)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sits down with Charlene Cieslik the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Coinsquare. They talk about not everyone using crypto is a terrorist, cape shopping and guidance in the crypto space. Enjoy!  (see Transcript)

Guest:  CHARLENE CIESLIK, Chief AML Officer, Coinsquare (view Linkedin)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money

About this episode:   On this episode, NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with Alan Wunsche the CEO of TokenFunder. They chat about ICO's funding startups, tokenization of businesses and buying real estate through tokens. Enjoy! (see Transcript)

Guest:  ALAN WUNSCHE, Founder and CEO, TokenFunder (view Linkedin)

PAST SEASON 1 EPISODES:

EP1-Jul 20:  Global Crypto Payments and the Future of Digital Assets (CoinPayments)

EP2-Jul 27:  Canada's Role in the Global Fintech Ecosystem (Fintech Growth Syndicate)

EP3-Aug 3:  Doubling Down on Female Founders (Roar Ventures)

EP4-Aug 10:  Importance of a Smart Contract Safety Net (Sagewise)

EP5-Aug 17:  First Coin's M&A Story - Wall street meets Crypto (Galaxy Digital Canada)

EP6-Aug 24:  Asian Crypto Markets meet Canadian talent (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

EP7-Aug 31:  Structuring an ICO and the Mind of a Fintech-preneur (Pegasus Fintech)

EP8-Sep 7:  Institutionalization of Crypto, China’s Ban and the Potential of Blockchain Decentralization (NexChange)

EP9-Sep 14:  New SmartPay Product & Front-line of Global Digital Payments (Curexe)

EP10-Sep21: A Regtech-based Blockchain KYC Solution for Document Custody (Commercial Passport)

EP11-Sep 28:  How Amazon Bank is Dominating and Risks of a Digital Bifurcated World (Schulte Research)

EP12-Oct 5:  Building Blockchain Products & Decentralizd Solutions for Enterprise and Start-ups (Northern Block)

EP13-Oct 12:  Road to Fintech IPO:  Capital Networks, Scalable Solutions, Putting People First (Progressa)

Ep14-Oct 19:  The Convergence of Data Intelligence and Money Algorithms (Senso.ai)

Ep15-Oct 26:  Gearing up Hyperion Exchange, Hybrid Models and Security Tokens (Hyperion Technologies)

EP16-Nov 2:  Envisioning the Future of Open Banking for Consumers and Businesses (Lending Loop)

Ep17-Nov 9:  How Artificial Intelligence is Optimizing Sales and the Future of Business AI (Fortuna.ai)

Ep18-Nov 16:  Bridging the AML/ATF Gap with Financial Institutions and the New Economy (Coinsquare)

Ep19-Nov 23:  Future of Business Tokenization and How Blockchain Challenges Concept of Money (TokenFunder)

PAST SEASON 2 EPISODES:

Ep20-Jan 11:  Bitcoin Backed Loans and 2x Credit - Putting Your Crypto to Work (Mauricio Di Bartolomeo)

Ep21-Jan 18:  Meritocracy, Decentralized Innovation and the Power of Collaboration (Hussein Hallak)

Ep22-Jan 25:  Reducing Regulatory Burden by 25% in Ontario (Amar Nijjar)

Ep23-Feb 1:  Getting Smart About Crypto and Insurtech Snapchat Models (Justin Hartzman)

Ep24-Feb 8:  Re-imagining Philanthropy (Daryl Hatton)

Ep25-Feb 15:  Unlock the World (Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski)

Ep26-Feb 22:  Investing in Private Canadian Companies (Peter-Paul Van Hoeken)

Ep27-Mar 1:  Blockchain Gaming and esports (Shidan Gouran)

Ep28-Mar 8:  Rethinking Brokers (Muhammad Rashid)

Ep29-Mar 22:  The Future of Securities (Richard Carleton)

Ep30-Apr 12:  The Future of Canadian Crypto (Andrei Poliakov)

Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law (Jason Saltzman)

Ep32-May 24:  Rallying behind Bitcoin (Frederick T. Pye)

Ep33-May 31:  Indexing Consumer Loans and Financial Literacy (Phillip Postrehovsky)

Ep34-Jul 6:  Accelerating Fintech Growth (Brendan Holt Dunn)

Ep35-Aug 9:  Autonomous Alternative Lending (Vit Arnautov)

Ep36-Aug 22:  Techfins (Michael King)

Ep37-Sep13:  Funding is Female (Jill Earthy)

Ep38-Mar25: Why Identity Matters in an Evolving Online Environment (David Lucatch)

Ep39-Apr23: The Power of Digitization and How to Get Exponential (James Wallace)

Ep40-May22:  Why Bitcoin Exists and Education for the Masses (Austin Hubbell)

PAST SEASON 3 EPISODES:

EP41:  40% pandemic growth, taking risks and innovating Insurtech in Canada (Danish Yusuf, Zensurance)

EP42:  Insights into the Teen Banking Sector and Improving the Financial Well-being of Families (Rim Charkani, WALO)

EP43:  Taking the Mortgage Process From 40 Days to Minutes (Chris Gries, FundMore.ai)

EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada (Various NCFA Advisors)

EP45: Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services (Keith Taylor, DUCA Impact Lab)

EP46: Making Business Borderless: International Payments and Partnerships (Alastair Thompson, TransferWise)

EP47: How to Change the World: Risk Culture and Work-life Balance (Michelle Beyo, Finavator)

EP48:  How to Connect and Resonate with Customers Through Podcasting (Fatima Zaidi, Quill Inc.)

EP49: Managing Private Placements Has Never Been Easier (Brock Murray and Karan Khiani, Katipult)

EP50:  Compliance to the moon (Mark Binns, Digital Assets Inc.)

EP51:  Bacon and Eggs (Julien Brault, Hard Bacon)

EP52:  Technology Due Diligence Process and Cyber Security Risks (Forward Security, CIBC, RiskAware Group)

EP53:  Staying True to Bitcoin (Chris Naprawa, TAAL)

EP54:  How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential (David Lucatch, Liquid Avatar Technologies)

 

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FINTECH FRIDAY$ is a weekly podcast brought to you by NCFA and partners, where we sit down with the incredible people in the Fintech and Funding community and talk about trends, product innovations, developments and challenges!

Fintech Fridays is an evolving and innovative educational platform focused on delivering authentic personalities, content and story telling on the journey of mainstream adoption of new financial technologies and their impact on the future of finance.

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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - FINTECH FRIDAYS Podcast Season 1 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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Guest Post | Nov 30, 2021 The best networking platform where you can make connections with potential customers in your industry is LinkedIn. Also, with LinkedIn, you can get noticed professionally, generate leads online, and create ads. There are several blogs on tips to hire a LinkedIn ads expert, if you are convinced you need one. However, as a business person or company looking to make connections in your industry, several simple approaches work well. But that’s not all, there are also approaches that do not work. To make this a balanced discussion, we will consider both sides of the divide, starting with the strategies that do not work. 1.  Having a profile picture of you in a sculling contest or posing in front of an expensive supercar. Your picture should make people feel warm, showing you’re approachable. The above approach is not ideal because it portrays an image of an unapproachable person who values things more than people. It is not ideal to use a picture of yourself in front of a supercar, except you’re a motor dealer working with high-value exclusive cars. 2.  If you don’t know someone, don’t click the connect button without adding an introductory note ...
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Bank of Canada | Daniela Balutel, Christopher Henry, Jorge Vásquez, Marcel Voia | | Nov 30, 2021 In the last few years, the number of so-called cryptocurrencies—a form of electronic money that allows people to make direct person-to-person transactions—has surged, with more than 740 now available. Among them, Bitcoin enjoys the highest trading value and volume as well as significant mainstream media attention. See:  BIS Research: CBDCs beyond borders: results from a survey of central banks Gaining insights into why more people are adopting cryptocurrencies is increasingly important. That’s because these currencies, if widely adopted, could affect both the banking sector and central bank’s core functions, such as monetary policy. We provide an analysis to better understand how three factors influence people’s decisions about Bitcoin adoption: network effects—as more people adopt and use Bitcoin, it becomes a more useful platform individual learning—whether beliefs about the future of Bitcoin influence a person’s present-day decision to use the currency social learning—how beliefs about Bitcoin are formed by those around us See:   Bank of Canada Speech: Money and Payments in the Digital Age We find that both network effects and individual learning are important and increase the probability of adopting Bitcoin. In other words, ...
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Liquid Avatar Technologies | Cara Buckspan | Nov 30, 2021 DENVER, CO and TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2021 / Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. (CSE:LQID)(OTCQB:LQAVF)(FRA:4T51), a global blockchain, digital identity and fintech solutions company, and Bonifii, the financial service industry's first transaction network for verifiable credentials, today announce that privacy-preserving financial transactions in the metaverse will soon be possible through the upcoming availability of the Bonifii credential in the Liquid Avatar Wallet. This collaboration means that the Bonifii credential can be used as a "know-your-customer" (KYC) credential for avatars in Aftermath Islands and other compatible metaverses. See:  Fintech Fridays EP54: How Digital Identity will Transform Human Potential The Bonifii credential is a decentralized digital identity enabling individuals to authenticate themselves in a way that maximizes privacy and security while providing an end-to-end onboarding experience. By working with Liquid Avatar Technologies and its wholly owned subsidiary, Oasis Digital Studios ("Oasis"), Bonifii will make its verifiable credential available for players in the game Aftermath Islands and facilitate in-game financial transactions in the same, privacy-preserving way real world customers use the Bonifii credential. This collaboration in the metaverse breaks new ground in the emerging digital experiences of Web 3.0. Indicio, a ...
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TekSavvy | Nov 30, 2021 [TechSavvy] proud to present the first issue of “The Intrepid Savvies,” which was created and distributed to shine a light on the state of the telecommunications sector in Canada. This is the story of a captured regulator and an all-powerful telecommunications industry, and a small but mighty band of heroes who fight to make things better. While the story may be exaggerated, it reflects a real and significant shift over the past few years in the Canadian telecommunications industry toward fewer companies increasing their market power, often with the encouragement of decision-makers such as the CRTC and the Competition Bureau. If this trend continues, there will be no space left for smaller independent competitors and Canadians will lose. Every Canadian deserves internet access at an affordable price, yet we continue to pay some of the highest prices for telecommunications services in the world. You can read our latest blog post on the backstory behind why we felt the need to create and share this story. Download the comic book --> here The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities ...
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CBC | Pete Evans  | Nov 29, 2021 Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company's chief executive officer. Dorsey is also CEO of payment firm Square The billionaire CEO announced in a tweet that he is stepping down, to be replaced by Parag Agrawal, who is the company's chief technical officer. Among other duties, Agrawal is developing standards to control abusive and misleading information. "I want you all to know that this is my decision and I own it," Dorsey said, adding that Agrawal "has been my choice for some time, given how deeply he understands the company and its needs." Dorsey co-founded the microblogging site in 2006 and became CEO the next year. But, two years later he was pushed out as chief executive by two other co-founders, Ev Williams and board member Fred Wilson. See:  Twitter to allow Bitcoin tipping to their favourite creators After years of stagnant growth and a slumping share price since its IPO in 2013, Dorsey returned as CEO in 2015. At the time, Dorsey was also CEO of Square, a payments processing company that he founded after he left Twitter. But instead of leaving Square, he took the unusual step of continuing to be ...
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The Economist | Nov 29, 2021 THE RIVALRY between China and America will intensify in 2022 as each side strives to demonstrate the superiority of its system of government. As China uses its stage-managed Communist Party congress to cement Xi Jinping in power, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party are expected to face a drubbing in America’s mid-term elections. See:  China Says It Remains Open to the World, but Wants to Dictate Terms Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes, US editor John Prideaux and host Tom Standage assess the competition between the two superpowers. Runtime: 22 min. Continue to the full article --> here 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 ...
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Federal Reserve Board of Governors | Nov 23, 2021 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Federal bank regulatory agencies today issued a statement summarizing their interagency "policy sprints" focused on crypto-assets and providing a roadmap of future work related to crypto-assets. See:  Hester Peirce Says SEC Enforcement is Not the Way to Provide Crypto Clarity In particular, the statement describes the focus of the preliminary work conducted through the sprints undertaken by the agencies. It summarizes the agencies' plan to provide greater clarity throughout 2022 on whether certain crypto-related activities conducted by banking organizations are legally permissible, and related expectations for safety and soundness, consumer protection, and compliance with existing law and regulations. The emerging crypto-asset sector presents potential opportunities and risks to banking organizations, their customers, and the overall financial system. The interagency sprints quickly advanced and built on agencies' combined knowledge, which helped identify and assess key issues related to potential crypto-asset activities conducted by banking organizations. The statement from the agencies does not alter any existing agency rules or regulations. Continue to the full article --> here Download the 2 page PDF joint release ...
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Search Engine Journal | Lisa Buyer | Nov 23, 2021 The Metaverse is rife with opportunities for AR/VR and NFT-savvy brands and marketers.   Imagine your avatar walking into a digital wine shop and talking to an avatar wine expert to get some questions answered.  You order the wine and have it shipped to your physical address.  Welcome to the metaverse, the intersection of our digital and physical realities. How Are Brands Entering The Metaverse?  It seems that VR and AR are the new digital marketing.  Brands are building Vstores or virtual showrooms designed to allow customers to take a tour, interact with a space or interact with 3D products such as cars, jewelry, or any digital asset.  Virtual try-on will enable customers to tap into augmented reality, try on glasses or makeup, and visualize furniture and other products in their homes. Innovative marketers are taking concerts, art festivals, and sporting events and transferring them into digital experiences. Avatars need a fashion budget. Selling digital versions of products in virtual reality is becoming a new revenue opportunity.  Gucci, Nike, and Dior all offer digital goods that allow personalizing and customizing avatars, whether handbags, shoes, hats, or sunglasses, as avatars now need ...
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Guest Post | Nov 29, 2021 Different cities of the world would offer numerous business opportunities depending on what is in demand in the city. The fact that a business venture is lucrative in a town doesn't mean it will be lucrative in another. However, some cities stand out when it comes to running a business. The last few years have seen the United Kingdom produce more entrepreneurs than ever, which is good for the economy and the people. Still, there are certain things to consider before starting a business in the UK, and one of them includes the city where you choose to run your business. One essential thing to consider when starting a business is your location. Therefore, we have made a list of top cities in the UK where your startup business will thrive. 1. London We cannot talk about the UK without mentioning its charming capital city. Being one of the most visited cities in Britain, London strives in technology, media, and tourism. Recognized as the financial capital of Europe, the city accounts for over 30% of the UK's GDP and is considered one of the world's leading business hubs. According to a report by statista.com, ...
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Messari | Jerry Sun | Nov 26, 2021 Explain it like I'm 5:  GameFi. What if you could keep what you built? And not only keep what you earned, but also sell it to others, loan it out, or showcase it off? While that sounds like a dream, this is the promise of GameFi, and it’s why leaders like Wilson are excited about what’s next. GameFi sits under a new genre where digital economies don’t just end when the game is shut off, thus blurring the boundary between in-game resources and real-world assets. For yourself and billions around the world, it represents a paradigm shift, a chance to take back time and ownership into the average gamer’s own hands. See:  Fintech and the Gaming Industry GameFi, a portmanteau of “game” and “finance,” runs on blockchain networks designed to merge the fun of games with the financialization of in-game economies. Distributed ledger technology is important not only to help players provide verifiable ownership of assets, but also to structure marketplaces for trading both inside and outside the game.  In this new type of game, all objects are represented as tokens on blockchain networks. So each sword, armor, or plot of land ...
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