[e27 Podcast] ICOs will co-exist with venture capital, says Datum CEO Roger Haenni

  • “Data is the new oil.”
  • Recall that a few weeks back, I wrote about Datum, a data marketplace that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • In this podcast, I have a chat with Roger Haenni, co-founder and CEO of Datum, and he shares about privacy, artificial intelligence, ICOs and venture capital, as well as moving all the way from Switzerland to Hong Kong a decade back.
  • Also read: For Datum’s Theo Valich, universal basic income can be addressed through a data marketplace – – The takeaway: Running a blockchain company is hard work, and Roger finds joy in spending as much time with his family (3 year old kid and all) as he can.
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In this edition of the e27 podcast, we digress a bit from the usual “do not talk about work” topic “Data is the new oil.” Recall that a few weeks back, I wrote about Datum, a data marketplace that runs on the Ethereum blockchain. In this podcast, I have a chat with Roger Haenni, co-founder […] The post
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Hong Kong and Singapore sign fintech deal, agree to work together on blockchain

Two Asian powerhouses sign fintech deal, agree to collaborate on blockchain

  • Hong Kong and Singapore have agreed to cooperate on a cross-border trade project based on blockchain technology as part of a broader joint strategy on financial technology.
  • The two Asian powerhouses’ central banks signed a fintech deal Wednesday to collaborate on a number of projects including business innovation, data sharing and exchange of expertise.
  • “Hong Kong and Singapore are the two leading international financial centers in the region and are actively deploying fintech,” Norman Chan, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), said in an announcement Wednesday.
  • “Collaboration between the HKMA and MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) will create significant synergy for the development of fintech and more efficient fund flows between the two markets.”
  • The announcement was made at a fintech conference in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong and Singapore’s central banks signed a fintech deal Wednesday to collaborate on a number of projects.
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The US IPO market is dead, but ICOs are the future, says entrepreneur

  • Designed to capitalize on what the pair describe as the coming decentralization of capital markets, the Global Public Offering Fund plans to use an initial coin offering (ICO) to raise capital to “Long term, ICOs are the future of the capital markets,” he told CNBC, pointing to that increasingly popular…
  • It’s going to provide new levels of liquidity and new levels of transparency.
  • You already have most of the major exchanges with major blockchain initiatives,” said In fact, he said, blockchain-based tech will “evolve the global capital markets and create new paths for capital raising, liquidity and ICOs are essentially a form of crowdfunding, allowing a larger and wider pool of investors to…
  • There is still a lack of consistency in the methodology of pricing a token, and the limited due diligence required to initiate a sale presents both risk for “Conducting our own ICO will provide valuable learnings and allow our portfolio companies to have a front row seat in defining what…
  • Our hope is to advance the current state of the art and utilize the GPO Fund to make long-term and constructive contributions to the global capital markets.”

Start-ups are opting for private investment rounds over public markets, but one fund manager says he knows the solution.
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HSBC’s new digital trade finance solution is NOT a blockchain

  • The bank’s new end-to-end digital trade finance tie up with Tradeshift, the cloud-based global commerce platform, aims to leverage hundreds of billions of dollars in working capital up and down supply chains – and it’s not being done using blockchains for a change.
  • Ramachandran said: “When we talk about supply chain financing or physical supply chain management, there have been multiple attempts by banks working with supply chain providers and you have a physical supply chain process then the data is pulled out of the physical supply chain process and sent through to a bank and the financing takes place.
  • “What we built with trade shift is the first genuinely integrated finance institution built into the physical supply chain.
  • The HSBC Tradeshift solution will stretch deep into the supply chain, “so unlike traditional programmes it’s not restricted to the larger suppliers.
  • It’s one of the largest constraints if you are a supplier and if you can build financing into that solution, you unlock the working capital potential in the supply chain.

HSBC does $1m of global trade per minute. The bank’s new end-to-end digital trade finance tie up with Tradeshift, the cloud-based global commerce platform, aims to leverage hundreds of billions of dollars in working capital up and down supply chains – and it’s not being done using blockchains
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Where Finance and Technology Come Together

Where #Finance and #Technology Come Together  #fintech #brexit #bitcoin  #FintechFinance

  • “Everybody recognizes that the capital of fintech has to be determined,” said Mr. Larsen, who founded the fintech companies Prosper and E-Loan.
  • The city’s minister of the economy and technology wrote a letter to dozens of fintech companies in London pitching Berlin as a better option.
  • Berlin Partner, a government-financed agency leading the city’s effort, opened a small office in London in September to court fintech companies full time.
  • Hong Kong has lots of competition from Singapore, which recently started its own aggressive effort to become a capital of fintech.
  • Several cities around the world are competing to become the capital, or at least one of the regional capitals, of fintech.

The new industry mixing finance and technology has no clear capital, but major international cities and lesser ones are vying to attract companies.
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@eraser: “Bitcoin: Still The Future of Money?, In the Balance – BBC World Service”


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