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State Street's Blockchain Strategy: Big and Bold for 2017 - CoinDesk

State Street is on the verge of putting a significant amount of its workflow on a blockchain.<p>The financial corporation with $2tn in assets under …

The City

State Street Is Testing Blockchain for Securities Lending

State Street has tested a blockchain system that it hopes can be used to streamline the securities lending process as the financial industry …

The City

HSBC, 11 other banks sharpen focus on fintech innovation

Eight financial technology start-ups, including companies from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Germany, are looking to introduce innovation that …

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

Florian Graillot Contributor<p>Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market<p>To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he …

Blockchain

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just sent a Twitter DM about his first year in office to 12.5 million people

Despite the fact that he's running a country where only about a fifth of the people are internet users, he's one of the most forward-thinking world leaders on the use of social media for political campaigning.<p>To keep people up to date with what he's doing, Modi used a method that's not familiar to …

India

Tomorrow’s Advance Man

Marc Andreessen’s plan to win the future.<p>On a bright October morning, Suhail Doshi drove to Silicon Valley in his parents’ Honda Civic, carrying a laptop with a twelve-slide presentation that was surely worth at least fifty million dollars. Doshi, the twenty-six-year-old C.E.O. of a data-analytics …

Venture Capital

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio explains how capitalism works

Every Bridgewater employee, for example, is given an exhaustive 120-page manual on Dalio's world view.<p>In late 2013, he produced and narrated an animated video that explains "How the Economic Machine Works" that simplifies the economy as the interaction of short- and long-term debt cycles over a …

Markets

Social Storytelling Platform Storify Acquired By Livefyre

Storify, the social media storytelling platform, has been acquired by the social commenting company Livefyre for an undisclosed sum.<p>Storify says more than 1 million journalists, brands, and agencies have used its product to create multimedia stories for the web by dragging-and-dropping content from …

Public Relations

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

Self-esteem

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

Time Management

Jingle Balls: Testicular Cancer Awareness Gets Ornamental

If they’re done well, creative messages about cancer can raise awareness in those who might not have such health issues on the brain. That awareness tends to be fleeting, though, because people forget what they’ve seen after some time. Unless, that is, the message sticks around the house for a …

Capitalize on the Invisible Hand…of Time

There’s no “invisible hand” more famous than Adam Smith’s description of the force that guides free markets toward efficiency. After studying time and attention for the last several years, it’s very clear to me that there are also invisible but powerful “hands” affecting customer behavior, and …

Markets