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Most equipment leasing and finance executives believe blockchain technology is relevant and offers a competitive advantage, but few have acted on it, according to a new report by The Alta Group and Deborah Reuben, president of Reuben Creative. The authors of this report advise learning more now and working together to take advantage of the benefits of this revolutionary technology. Valerie L. Gerard and Shawn D. Halladay...

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After setting up base in Singapore end of last year, Lu International, a Singapore-based subsidiary of China’s Lufax, launches their first product—a wealth management platform. Lufax was set up in 2011 by Ping An Insurance Group, a diversified holdings company mainly dealing in insurance, banking and financial services. While the parent company is known for its Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending business, Lu Global’s focus today is characterised as...

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FundersClub reviews thousands of technology startups every year, and as a VC, has backed a global portfolio of top startup founders. Our insights come from our network of top startup founders and startup investors, and from our own experiences. Christopher Steiner was a co-founder at Aisle50, YC S2011, acquired by Groupon in early 2015. During the heady days of the tech bubble in the late 1990s...

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If you're still in the early stages of your startup or looking to finally launch your startup, 2019 might be the year to cast your net wider for investment capital to start or grow your company.  2018 was a big year for startups around the world. According to , over US$899 million was raised in Australia alone in 2018. At Transition Level Investments, we reviewed more than...

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The odds of Suncorp junking its long-troubled Oracle core banking replacement have conspicuously shortened, after the bank’s chief executive publicly lamented the lack of progress on the project. While the bank’s wider technology performance around digital delivery channels and heavy tilt towards API driven functionality is paying off handsomely, Suncorp CEO Michael Cameron was again left in the awkward position of filling in some glaring gaps for...

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Nasdaq Will Provide Real-Time Bitcoin and Ethereum Index Information   Nasdaq, the second-largest stock market in the world, will bolster its crypto offering with new Bitcoin and Ethereum tracking indices on Feb. 25th. The Indices will offer real-time price updates, in thirty-second intervals, on the two cryptocurrencies for clients using Nasdaq’s Global Index Data Service. The two indices are the Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX) and the Ethereum Liquid...

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Ripple (XRP) CEO Brad Garlinghouse says the newly-announced digital asset from United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase “misses the point” of cryptocurrency, according to a tweet published on Feb. 14. As reported, JPMorgan Chase revealed its blockchain-powered JPM Coin yesterday, saying the asset will initially be used to increase settlement efficiency in select operations. Directly following the announcement, Garlinghouse responded on Twitter: “As predicted, banks are changing...

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