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Field Guide To Alternative Payments

10th Annual Field Guide to Alternative Payments

Digital Transactions lists 37 entries this year, of which only three appeared in our original Guide nine years ago… Amazon Pay Apple Pay Bitcoin and more.

$$ Alipay and WeChat – Moving Money in the World

Why China’s Payment Apps Give U.S. Bankers Nightmares

“The future of consumer payments may not be designed in New York or London but in China. There, money flows mainly through a pair of digital ecosystems that blend social media, commerce and banking—all run by two of the world’s most valuable companies. That contrasts with the […]

What to Expect from Cryptocurrency in 2018

What to Expect from Cryptocurrency in 2018 (Scientific American article)

“Meanwhile, the conversation is turning from bitcoin to the thousands of alternative currencies. Bitcoin has gone from commanding most of the market capitalization of all cryptos to representing about one third. If you were shocked by the price rise of bitcoin, check out the ether […]

What Makes Silicon Valley: a Recipe

From a great newsletter! Get your own at Web Strategy by Jeremiah.

INGREDIENTS:

A culture that embraces failure. Only 5% of startups win, but they win big, embracing the other 95% required for persistent innovation. Ample education in technology & entrepreneurship. Successful tech regions have multiple colleges and a culture of continual learning. Plentiful Venture […]

Gender Based Pay Gap

$$Interesting article by FAST COMPANY… let’s start with the picture first.

Here is the link to the picture and article. If you thought women were making great strides, read the article. With only 4.4% of CEOs being women, it’s likely to be a long hard climb to change this statistic.

$$$ More findings from […]

Value of Money

With credit card fraud on the minds of business – large and small – and the EMV chip gaining ground and being accepted by the large retailers like Target, who have had BIG fraud/risk problem in the past…… this looks like a timely and interesting collection! It’s not just fraud loss, and customer privacy, there […]

There’s an app for That

 

Time and money saving apps to kick your resolution into high gear Grow your $ in 2015, and fortunately technology is here to assist. Below are a few great free money enhancing apps to consider

Shared from Home Free USA 1) Mint (mint.com) – I love this app! It tracks my […]

Desperate Times

You didn’t save enough, you’re out of a job, money, energy and looking for a way to get through the next few months. Stop blaming yourself. Remove “should have,” “would have” and “could have” from your vocabulary. You can get stern with yourself later. In fact, after you have a job you can even do […]