Financial Technology

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  1. What Was the First Company to Issue Stock?

    The Dutch East India Co. held an IPO in 1602, making it the first company to issue stock.
  2. SEC's Cyber Unit Files Charges vs ICO Scam That Raised $15M

    The SEC's new cyber unit said Canadian company Plex Corps raised $15 million in a fraudulent ICO.
  3. 4 Best Personal Finance Apps as of December 2017

    Managing your money and hitting your financial goals has never been easier with these top personal finance apps.
  4. Bitcoin Price Inches Towards $10,000

    Bitcoin is almost at $10,000 even as investors are preparing for a $40,000 price target for 2018.
  5. Could Bitcoin Futures Destabilize the Broader Economy?

    Wall Street is leery about how bitcoin futures will affect the economy.
  6. Does Bitcoin Cash's Success Signal a Cryptocurrency Conflict?

    As bitcoin prices fell 25% from a new all-time high, bitcoin cash quadrupled in value.
  7. Top 5 Robo-Advisors in 2017

    Robo-advisors have surged in popularity as investors seek low-cost, automated investing opportunities.
  8. JPMorgan Unveils Blockchain Money Transfer Project; So Much For 'Bitcoin Is A Fraud'

    CEO Jamie Dimon trashes bitcoin even as JPMorgan uses the underlying technology to develop new processes.
  9. What Are Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges?

    Could the latest type of digital currency exchange protect users from potential hacks?
  10. Ripple CEO Favors Government Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

    Brad Garlinghouse says regulatory intervention has been a positive thing for the cryptocurrency field.
  11. 7 Essential Tech Tools for Financial Advisors

    Investing in the right tech tools for your practice can boost productivity and client service.
  12. Are Smart Contracts the Best of Blockchain?

    Smart contracts may be one of the best innovations to accompany blockchain development.
  13. Top 4 Apps for Traders

    Discover some of the best mobile apps to track the market news and manage your portfolio on the go.
  14. Can Blockchain Make Medications Cheaper and Safer?

    Blockchain-driven innovation has the potential to change the entire pharma lifecycle, from development through to delivery.
  15. Hackers Target Computer Rigs to Illegally Mine Cryptocurrencies

    Hackers are now stealing random people's computer power to mine digital tokens in an alarming new trend.
  16. More Governments Test Out Cryptocurrencies

    Digital currencies may be enticing to governments if cash is in decline or financial networks are out of date.
  17. Cryptocurrencies Will Fail Without Cross-Chain Transactions

    Cross-chain transactability is digital finance's only chance at becoming a relevant substitute for more traditional systems. ...
  18. Blockchain Is a Game-Changer for Online Advertising

    In the massive world of online advertising, blockchain will be a force to reckon with.
  19. China's 'Zero Tolerance' Policy on Cryptocurrency Crimes

    The Chinese media are following the country's government, which has cracked down on ICOs and cryptocurrencies.
  20. Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales: ICOs Are 'Absolute Scam'

    Jimmy Wales says ICOs are a fad that are a waste of investor time and money.
  21. Investing in Cryptocurrencies: What to Keep In Mind

    Here are some important pointers when considering investing in crytocurrencies.
  22. What If a Cryptocurrency Bubble Isn't That Bad?

    There is a gold-rush mentality swirling around ICOs and cryptocurrencies. If it's a bubble, is there an upside?
  23. Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Attacks Are a Threat

    More than 1.65 million computers have been targeted in malware attacks related to cryptocurrency mining.
  24. Checking Account

    A checking account is a deposit account at a financial institution that allows withdrawals and deposits.
  25. First Ethereum Metropolis Hard Fork Rolled Out

    Ethereum unveiled the first stage of its Metropolis hard fork proposal this week.
  26. How 'Cryptocurrency Agnosticism' Could Impact the Industry

    Particl, a new blockchain platform, aims to provide equal access to all cryptocurrencies.
  27. Why Robo-Advisors Aren't Always the Right Choice

    Robo-advisors may be cheap and convenient, but they are not the best option for all investors.
  28. 4 Ways to Attract Tech-Savvy Millennial Investors

    In order to attract and keep Millennial investors, advisors must be tech savvy themselves.
  29. How to Micro-Invest with Acorns

    Acorns automatic savings feature can funnel money into an investment account.
  30. How to Use Venmo

    Venmo is an increasingly popular way to transfer money among friends. Probably because it's free.
  31. How to Calculate CAGR in Excel

    Daniel Jassy, CFA, shows how to calculate CAGR in Excel.
  32. How to Calculate ROI in Excel

    Daniel Jassy, CFA, shows how to calculate ROI in Excel.
  33. How Do You Calculate NPV in Excel?

    Daniel Jassy, CFA, shows how to calculate NPV in Excel.
  34. How to Calculate R-Squared in Excel

    Daniel Jassy, CFA shows how to calculate R-Squared in Microsoft Excel.
  35. Tuur Demeester on Bitcoin's Bubble

    Tuur Demeester, Editor-in-Chief of Adamant Research, shares his take on whether Bitcoin is a booming commodity worth investing ...
  36. A Substantial Portion of Millennials Use Venmo to Purchase Illicit Drugs

    A recent survey indicates that one out of three millennials have used the popular payments app Venmo to pay for pot, Adderall, ...
  37. Best Budgeting Software of 2017

    The best budgeting software helps users manage money and is something that you will actually use on a day to day basis.
  38. Is Bitcoin Bad for Gamers?

    Major changes to the graphics card market have impacted both cryptocurrency miners and computer gamers.
  39. Choosing the Right Software for a New Wealth Management Firm

    Selecting the right software for a wealth management firm involves several key considerations.
  40. The Best CRM Services for Financial Advisors

    CRM solutions are an invaluable tool for advisors as competition from robo-advisors heats up. Here are some of the best. ...
  41. Does Your Estate Plan Include a Digital Fiduciary?

    What will happen to your social media and email accounts when you die?
  42. Ripple (Cryptocurrency)

    Ripple is a technology that acts as both a cryptocurrency and a digital payment network for financial transactions.
  43. Dash

    A peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was forked out of Bitcoin to offer faster and more private transactions to users. Dash ...
  44. ZCash

    ZCash is a cryptocurrency with a decentralized blockchain that provides anonymity for its users and their transactions.
  45. Potcoin

    Potcoin is a digital currency that allows consumers to buy and sell cannabis products anonymously.
  46. Cold Storage

    With cold storage, the digital wallet is stored in a platform that is not connected to the internet.
  47. Financial Advice Using the "As-a-Service" Model

    Does a technology-based business model make sense in the financial advice arena?
  48. Vinny Lingham on Why Bitcoin's Not a Currency (Yet)

    Vinny Lingham says Bitcoin may be stuck in transition from commodity to currency.
  49. Coinbase

    Coinbase is a bitcoin broker that provides a platform for traders to buy and sell bitcoin with fiat money.
  50. Compliance and Archiving Solutions for Financial Advisors

    Archiving tools for social media, email and texting can help advisors comply with regulations.
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