Anthony Kyriazis

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An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.<p>The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the …

Public Speaking

Gold on the Blockchain: How Two Blockchain Startups Are Digitizing Gold Investments

Shutterstock photo<p>Digitizing traditional securities and physical assets has become a new area of interest for investment-focused fintech startups. …

Bitcoin

New Partnership Enables Dash Users to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency at Banks

Dash has partnered with Wall of Coins, a peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange, to allow users to exchange the cryptocurrency for cash at financial service …

Bitcoin

Why South Korea is Second Largest Ethereum Market, 17% of All Trading

Over the past few weeks, Ethereum has experienced a truly exponential growth in terms of market cap and development community, reaching a market cap …

Bitcoin

What Initial Coin Offerings Are, and Why VC Firms Care

The venture capital industry is beginning to take a good, hard look at a new financial instrument coming out of the bitcoin community — Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs. Also known as “token sales,” this new fundraising phenomenon is being fueled by a convergence of blockchain technology, new …

Bitcoin

IBM Launches Secure Blockchain Services and Governance Tools

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the new release of IBM Blockchain, its enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Hyperledger Fabric. The service …

FedEx will give you $5 to reinstall Flash

Flash isn’t dead yet<p>The world’s most hated plug-in is clinging on thanks to a generous $5 discount offer from FedEx, which apparently desperately needs customers to reenable Adobe Flash to be able to print things from its website. If you head on over to the company’s online printing portal, you’ll …

FedEx

Angular 4.0 released

The Angular development team is announcing a major release to its mobile and desktop development framework. Angular 4.0 follows the team’s …

JavaScript

Top 25 Annual Fintech Conferences Your Business Needs Attend

The rapid growth of the fintech industry has been matched by the mushrooming number of international conferences.<p>As fintech continues to attract interest among a wide range of industries and offer more applications for some of the key issues impacting industries like payments, insurance, …

FinTech

Improve Your Billing Form’s UX In One Day

The checkout page is the last page a user visits before finally decide to complete a purchase on your website. It’s where window shoppers turn into …

Web Design

Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency that could help replace Uber

2017 has been a big year for Bitcoin: its highest price ever, a major disappointment from the SEC for No. 1 Bitcoin fans the Winkelvoss twins, and, for a moment, a value higher than gold.<p>But another cryptocurrency has been quietly growing in volume while everyone was focused on Bitcoin. Ethereum, …

Bitcoin

There be dragons: dataviz in the industry

I started being serious about data visualization around 2005, when the field was still pretty niche and people like Martin Wattenberg, Ben Fry, …

Data Visualization

Working overtime is pointless

It’s sad to know that we live in a world where working overtime has become a way of living. I know people who spend more 50–55 hours per week …

Productivity

Revolut launches a premium subscription and starts raising a new round

Fintech startup Revolut has been a free service and that’s not going to change. But the company is adding a premium tier with more features for £6.99/€8.50/$8.50 per month in 42 European countries.<p>If you sign up to the new “Premium Account,” you’ll receive a MasterCard with a new design. There are …

Startups

Regulation, Not Fintech, Will Have the Biggest Impact on Banks

• Diana Asatryan<br>• March 22, 2017<br>• 0<p>Bookmark<p>Regulation is still shaping banks’ strategic thinking, says a new study by The Economist Intelligence Unit.<p>The …

FinTech

The first year when investments into FinTech industry have not grown

This time has come: VC investments into fintech industry have not grown globally and the market has almost reached its saturation point in 2016. The amount of VC investment in 2016 was $23.6 billion, which is 16% higher than in 2015. However excluding Ant Financial (AliPay) investment deal of $4.5 …

FinTech

DataRobot raises $54 million to bring machine learning to predictive analytics

DataRobot, a machine learning platform that helps enterprises build predictive models at speed, has raised $54 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA).<p>Founded out of Boston in 2012, the DataRobot platform features hundreds of open-source machine …

Machine Learning

IBM Just Launched Blockchain Beyond Currency

Blockchain has the potential to become an integral part of our future. Essentially, it’s a decentralized digital ledger that’s secured by …

Bitcoin

AI Investors Rack Up Massive Returns in Stock Market Study

Scoring above-average returns on the stock market is notoriously hard — so hard, in fact, studies show even the most talented investors on Wall …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret)

Intel just unleashed a new kind of computer memory it believes will fundamentally change the way the world builds computers. But it won’t tell the …

Innovation

Inside a hackathon: 36 hours to build a financial app

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my first “fintech hackathon.” With my focus on public policy and business, this was a rare opportunity for me to …

Hackathons

Pit.ai puts a financial twist on reinforcement learning to outperform hedge funds

Despite mystery and intrigue, the reality is that most hedge funds don’t make money. This hasn’t stopped a growing list of startups from trying their hands at employing machine learning to tip the scales in their favor. But Pit.ai, a new machine learning-powered hedge fund, adopted into the YC W17 …

Machine Learning

SoftBank Just Poured $300 Million into Shared-Office Startup WeWork

SoftBank Group (sftby) has invested $300 million in shared-office space company WeWork (wework), the first installment of a multi-billion-dollar bet, …

Startups

Goldman Sachs to move hundreds of staff out of London due to Brexit

Bank, which employs 6,000 staff in UK, says it will take extra space in Frankfurt and Paris as part of contingency plan<p>Goldman Sachs is to start moving hundreds of staff out of London before a Brexit deal is struck, the bank’s European boss has confirmed.<p>Richard Gnodde, chief executive of Goldman …

Financial Services

There’s one kind of employee who is vastly under-appreciated in most modern offices

Extroverts are the darlings of the modern office. Conventional wisdom holds that to succeed in the 21st century workplace, you need to be bold, outgoing, and highly energetic—and that your contributions are only worth as much as your ability to chat frequently, and excitedly, about them.<p>But I think …

Introverts

Easily Build Beautiful, Highly-Functional Websites with Material Design for WordPress

Google’s Material Design is a visual language that aims to utilize the classic principles of design to enable a unified experience across platforms …

Web Design

Apple’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages

Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in five new languages. The additional languages include Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Latin American Spanish. The app, which …

iOS

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now

Bootstrapped startups and the entrepreneurs who run them need software and applications that help them do heavy lifting without having to hire large teams.<p>Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the …

Small Business

5 Simple Things the Most Incredibly Respected Bosses Do (Every Single Day)

Often overlooked aspects of what it really takes to be a truly great boss<p>We can all rattle off qualities we absolutely hated in our old bosses quicker than we can the good ones. Like it or not, those awful bosses are what brought us here to where we are now.<p>Whether you have three employees or 300 …

Leadership

Tandem Bank to Lose License as House of Fraser Halts Investment - Bloomberg

Tandem Bank, a financial startup vying to crack the dominance of Britain’s biggest lenders, is to lose its status as a bank -- for now.<p>The lender …

Banking