The Fintech PM, Episode 1: Swapna Malekar

Fintech PM host Adam Johannsson

Product management and Fintech are two industry hot topics that do not get discussed in the same context often enough (except perhaps by practitioners). It is timely then, that Adam Johannsson, a senior analyst at TD Securities and a Fintech enthusiast created this series. The conversation flows naturally, and Fintech enthusiasts will enjoy the range […]

NFTs: Risks and opportunities beyond the hype

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Christie’s, the historical auction house and a pioneer in the art world made history a few weeks ago by auctioning off artwork for a record US$69 million – making it one of the most expensive works ever sold. The piece entitled “The first 5000 days” created by the contemporary artist Beeple cannot be hung on […]

Jack Dorsey auctions his first-ever tweet

SAN FRANCISCO – Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has once again made headlines this Friday, this time for the sale of a digital asset: an ‘NFTweet’. Dorsey tweeted a link to the popular decentralized digital asset sale website Cent.co and his for sale entry featuring his first-ever tweet, dated March 21st, 2006 as […]

Tesla, Visa, Paypal and others embrace Bitcoin

PALO ALTO – Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced this week that it has invested US$1.5 billion in Bitcoin reserves; triggering its largest price gain. This move makes Tesla the biggest company to back the controversial cryptocurrency to date. The company has also allowed the use of Bitcoin as a form of payment for its electric cars. […]

Wealthsimple allows trading in Reddit fuelled meme stocks

TORONTO – As global low-fee trading platforms such as Robinhood placed restrictions on their users from trading in Reddit fuelled ‘meme’ stocks that caused a market frenzy last week, Wealthsimple refuses to let in under pressure to restrict trade. The Canadian low-fee equivalent continued to allow trades in GME, AMC, and BB among others, albeit […]

Robinhood to allow ‘limited’ GameStop trading

Popular trading platform reverses decisions following public scrutiny MENLO PARK – The popular online trading platform, Robinhood, announced Friday the easing of restrictions on the trade of GameStop and several other contentious securities – while continuing to disallow fraction share purchase – a day after trying to halt their trading entirely. On Thursday, Robinhood made […]

Cryptocurrencies amongst asset class hardest hit on Black Monday

GLOBAL – Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies took a hard hit today, wiping as much as $26 billion off the crypto market within 24 hours. This is despite the steady increase in value the virtual assets market had been enjoying over the last several months. The plunge was part of a significant downturn in Global Stock […]

Facebook to change course on Libra strategy

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook Inc. ( NASDAQ: FB) and its partners are considering a redesign of the Libra cryptocurrency system to allow for digital versions of established currencies such as the dollar and the Euro – according to Bloomberg and tech site The Information. The change marks a clear attempt by the firm at adapting […]