This Week in Fintech ending 27th November 2020 – Daily Fintech

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This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

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Your Editor is Bernard Lunn. He is also the CEO of Daily Fintech and author of The Blockchain Economy and occasional opinion columnist.

Monday Ilias Hatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur (Founder & CEO at Mercato Blockchain Corporation AG and Weekly Columnist at Daily Fintech) @iliashatzis wrote Should You Buy Bitcoin Right Now? Buy, but Don’t Sell

Another week, another high. Bitcoin’s price is surging, nearing its all time high, as the year comes to a close. Looking at all of 2020, it’s been surging all year long. The largest digital currency is up 160% since January 2020, and up 190% since March 15, after a nose dive in the second week of March, when the price dropped 25%. As I write this post, bitcoin’s price is hovering around $18.5k and it’s market cap is at $343 billion. Thirteen hundred bucks… not that far from its all-time-high of around $19,800 at the end of December 2017.

Editor note: Ilias explains, with data, why this bull market is so different from 2017.

Bernard Lunn, CEO of Daily Fintech and author of The Blockchain Economy wrote: Equity Crowdfunding Part 1: Consolidation always follows the Cambrian Explosion phase

The world is in crisis on many levels – economic, political, health, climate. Recovery from this crisis will require innovation and innovation requires risk capital. That is why we are publishing our next 4-parter (each post is a 3 minute read, one week apart) on the subject of equity crowdfunding, which shook up the capital markets by allowing the general public to buy shares in early-stage companies to help them raise money.

Editor note: Both entrepreneurs and investors will benefit from consolidation by creating an easier decision on which platform to use.

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Tuesday Efi Pylarinou @efipm our Swiss-based Fintech Adviser,  founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019 wrote Funding Diversity is still underestimated

`Women tend to transform, they tend to change the terms, they tend to bring innovation and diversity. And it is critically important, because that diversity itself, is conducive to innovation, is conducive to changing the way in which you look at things` Christine Lagarde at the Women`s Forum November 2020.

Editor note: To quote Efi “The female leadership style (this can be adopted of course by men) is still largely underestimated even though there is tangible evidence that it outperforms.”

Wednesday Alan Scott Managing Director EMEA at 24 Exchange @Alan_SmartMoney wrote Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 25 November 2020.

This weekly snapshot is the news that matters in the Stablecoin market.

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Thursday

Rintu Patnaik, an Insurtech expert based in India, wrote: Chatbots with Blockchain – Plumbing or Showerheads?

Shopping for insurance or filing a claim can be arduous. But not so, when chatbots with conversational interfaces, mimic humans and respond with accuracy, speed and personality. PolicyPal is a Singapore based digital platform that launched a chatbot to allow customers to buy and manage policies conveniently. The bot took in-depth training on 9000 policies, enabling it to answer customer’s queries with impressive precision.

Editor note: Read this to understand hard core Insurtech innovation that actually changes the plumbing

Christian Dreyer @x3er, our Swiss based CFA who focusses on how XBRL changes our world wrote XBRL News for investors, Australia, and data quality

Editor note: This weekly snapshot is the news that matters in the XBRL market.

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Friday Howard Tolman, a well-known banker, technologist and entrepreneur in London, wrote: Alt lending for week ended 27 November 2020

Editor note: This weekly snapshot is the news that matters in the Alt Lending market.

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