finance

Defi: Inclusive Opportunity for a New Finance

Modern finance’s powerful tools, but also just simple lending and borrowing are unavailable to billions of people. Decentralized finance, or DeFi is a new generation of technologies that aims to eliminate inefficiencies, and emancipate billions of people with the help of modern finance. DeFi emerged over the course of the past few years, mainly based …

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El Bitcoinado

When European explorers were conquering the South American continent, they were looking for the mythical city of El Dorado. Now “El Bitcoinado” is going to be the real opportunity for a new kind of economic revolution after El Salvador approved legislation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. This will come into force 90 days after …

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Policies and Monopolies

When new technologies emerge, it is always an important question: what can we do for the market to fully express itself? If regulators need to intervene in order to make sure that the market is healthy, with a plurality of players competing in order to provide the best possible service to those that use the …

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Universal Basic Income

Has the time come for universal basic income from being a niche initiative that only a few people have understood and embraced, to be deployed everywhere? Basic income initiatives have enjoyed experimentation all over the world over the course of the past 10 years. And with the pandemic, they have seen a decisive acceleration and …

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Scaling Consulting

What are you selling? A product or service that are the embodiment of your ideas: then you are an entrepreneur. The resources needed to enable entrepreneurs, money: then you are an investor. The expertise that you earned with time, and your time itself: then you are an employee, if dependent on others, or a consultant …

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Open Live Pitching of Startups to Investors

Startups meet investors pitching their projects, using a presentation deck to illustrate the challenge they want to solve, the solution they want to implement, and several other elements of a successful presentation. The process and the structure of these meetings has been often unclear to startups, and in today’s world need to adapt to a …

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The Context

I’m launching a new video series, entitled The Context, to give a deeper understanding of the implications of current events, and technologies shaping the world. The first episode is about Libra. Welcome to The Context this week. We are going to look at what is the context for Libra, the digital payment system announced by …

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Announcing Network Society Ventures

The tectonic shifts that exponential technologies and decentralized networks are provoking in the economy are giving rise to a huge economic opportunity. Teams of passionate startup founders around the the world are feverishly working to create products and services that are driving this accelerating wave of change. In order to catalyze and harvest the enormous …

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Dealipedia to add transparency to corporate deal flow

Dealipedia is launching today, aiming to apply wikinomics to the collection and mashing up of information about corporate deals, including financing, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and even bankruptcies. So many times there are announcements of interesting deals that are shrouded behind a ‘details were kept private’ veil. What Dealipedia is betting on, is that there …

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