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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 16, 2021
3 Ways Blockchain Can Change Financial Markets

3 Ways Blockchain Can Change Financial Markets

Blockchain may be cryptocurrency’s foundation, but that is not the only use case for the technology. Businesses in a variety of industries are discovering new, creative ways to harness blockchain’s powers. Financial markets, in particular, can leverage blockchain’s speed and security to transform daily processes, minimize errors, reduce costs, and produce enhanced experiences for their clients.

Here are three key areas where blockchain can fundamentally alter how business is done in financial markets.

Clearing and Settlement

Clearing and settlement is fundamental to financial markets. Unfortunately, the processes are historically mired in siloed data, general inefficiencies, and frequent inconsistency – byproducts of manual workflows and thorough regulation. The resulting bottlenecks delay settlement and increase costs, especially in multi-party transactions.

Blockchain, on the other hand, facilitates expedient, real-time transactions, condensing settlement time from days to minutes. Better speeds result in cost-savings, and the technology’s immutable ledger means transparency, maintaining trust between participants, reducing risk, and allowing for end-to-end auditing throughout all stages of a transaction.

Know Your Customer

Financial institutions and their customers place a premium on security – especially identity protections. Doing so at scale often means using multiple customer identification management systems, creating additional layers of complexity for employees and clientele. Identity validation quickly turns arduous, increasing the likelihood that customers will endure a compromised user experience.

Blockchain consolidates and stores all client identification documents in a decentralized way, providing valuable peace of mind to all parties concerned. Consumers can prove their identities through a thorough, initial verification process with their bank – upon approval, they can choose to share that information with the appropriate parties, case-by-case. Companies can enjoy significant cost savings as they cut down on administrative work while reaping the benefits of a satisfied customer.

Unlisted Securities

Investing in private companies means performing due diligence – and working with a lot of paper. That can mean long, manual processes on the investor side, creating inevitable delays as discrepancies are settled and details are confirmed for transactions like loans, or changes in share ownership. Small and medium enterprise businesses deal with their own roadblocks, often struggling to access credit or to place themselves within mature, secure investment environments that allow them to raise additional funding.

Blockchain opens new trading and investing opportunities by simplifying the tracking and management of securities information. Small and medium enterprise businesses can digitize issuance of private securities, allowing wider access to investors, giving companies better access to credit, and providing financial information securely and transparently to each party involved.

The financial sector is embracing blockchain’s transformative potential as they streamline daily processes, minimize errors, reduce costs, and enhance their clients’ experiences. Businesses and clients alike are enjoying the benefits. And with new, creative solutions regularly being invented, the revolution is just beginning.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.