Could Crypto Capital Markets Save Mankind From New Global Financial Storm?

In this post, Nick Ayton looks beyond the current system at Crypto Capital Markets 2.1, to a new world of finance and capital markets. The current Fractional Reserve banking system that few trust is failing, creaking at the seams. Will crypto economics be the only thing left as the global economies collapse under massive debts hidden from sight behind the media’s fake …

BlackRock – industry Goliath facing a Blockchain David

(LONDON 26 July 2016) BlackRock may be the industry ‘Goliath’ about to be hit by a stone from a ‘David’ competitor. The advent of a combination of Blockchain, ‘Smart Contracts’ and IBOR (click here for brief explanation of Blockchain) enable Asset Management firms to eliminate up to 50-95% of their operating costs across people, process, IT and infrastructure. This facilitates a …

After Phones 4U, who is the next Dead Man walking?

Sadly Phones4U has gone from one of the UK’s leading retail businesses worth £1.47 billion to bust within 8 years. On 26 September 2006, The Caudwell Group was sold for a sum of £1.47 billion to private equity firms Providence Equity Partners and Doughty Hanson & Co. In February 2008, the group bought online retailer Dialaphone in a deal worth …

Leave the entrails in the kitchen: 6 steps to plan for future success

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it” – Malcolm X. How unexpected is the unexpected? In the last week, one of the UK’s leading fashion retailers Republic went unexpectedly into administration putting 2,500 jobs at risk. It was only in 2010 that the business was bought for £300 million by private equity firm TPG and appeared to have a bright future …

Gnip – listening to the world’s conversation

Will Gnip make you go mad?Imagine being able to hear everyone’s conversation, all the time. The voices in your head would drive you insane.However there is now a constant stream of chatter available through the web. Using an interesting new technology service, Gnip, it’s possible at low-cost for you to monitor the explosion of social media usage of hundreds of thousands …

Entrepreneur – What does it take to start up and run a great business?

This expert interview is designed for you if you want to be a successful entrepreneur who wants to create a great and valuable business.  John Corr interviews Luke Johnson,  a leading UK entrepreneur, and author of the book ‘Start it Up. Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think.’ Luke’s background includes: – Chairman of the Royal Society of …