Gaming company Razer is looking to become a bank

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January 3, 2020

Fintech has seen some interesting new entrants into the space. In a first, a well-known gaming company is attempting to diversify into a bank. Aiming to utilize its large database of millennials, that are widely underse...

Welcome to the Financial Mirror of Alternative Data

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January 2, 2020

The episode ‘Nosedive’ was the opener of the third season of the popular dystopian series Black Mirror. In it, every member of society had a 'score' which was calculated from their behaviour towards other humans. The nu...

Pioneering Finance; Banking on Quantum

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December 11, 2019

As we progress to smaller and faster circuits, we are gradually reaching the physical limits of materials and indeed some might say Moore’s law, and beginning to cross the threshold of applying the classical laws of phy...

If the US$’s World Reserve Status fails, what next?

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December 10, 2019

There have been growing calls that the dollar should be replaced by another reserve currency. DisruptionBanking takes a brief look at what that could be; crypto, gold, CNY or shells? On 22nd July 1944, the Br...

Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions for 2020

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December 4, 2019

Saxo Bank is well-known for making seemingly outlandish claims about markets, politics and finance. 2020's group of predictions are entitled "Engines of Disruption". Images and Analysis courtesy of Saxo Bank,...

German banks given legal framework to hold crypto

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December 2, 2019

Financial institutions throughout the EU have been previously barred from directly managing cryptocurrency through legislation, owing to the seeming threat to government coming from terrorism financing, money laundering...

The Green and Blue King, HSBC, and a possible $100T loss

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November 1, 2019

As popular ‘planet-conscious’ movements take hold over the globe, with particular reference to Greta Thunberg, and the disruptive organization Extinction Rebellion, which has regularly put the London transport and legal...

The Evolution of Fraud and Dark Web Data Trading

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October 20, 2019

Fraud has always been a problem since the dawn of evolution, in nature it can be seen in many places, for instance, in the patterns seen on harmless snakes that mimic those of extremely poisonous ones. Or when a wolf wi...

Treasury Designates China a Currency Manipulator

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August 6, 2019

Washington August 5 - The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of the Act, the Secretary must...

IMF Managing Director Lagarde Resigns

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July 16, 2019

The Executive Board of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) issued the following statement today. “Today the IMF Executive Board accepted Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s resignation from the Fund with eff...

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