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Denis Pitcher

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  • Digital assets continue the rate of progress
    Nov 20, 2018 8:00 am

    Digital assets continue the rate of progress

    It can be easy to forget how revolutionary e-mail was. Go back 25 or more years ago and think about how different things were then. To send a letter, it usually meant printing it, putting it in an envelope, putting a stamp on it, dropping it off...

  • Bermuda Standard cannot be seen as Scam Island
    Nov 6, 2018 8:00 am

    Bermuda Standard cannot be seen as Scam Island

    Bermuda recently played host to Hub Culture’s Innovation Sprint. It was an exciting and busy couple of weeks that gave a bit of an idea of the potential for Bermuda in the fintech industry.

    Although it is still early days, it cemented that...

  • Are Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies useless?
    Oct 23, 2018 8:00 am

    Are Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies useless?

    Denis Pitcher, The Fintech Column

    There has been a lot of excitement around the market collapse of cryptocurrencies lately. So much so that even The Economist recently published an article headlined “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are...

  • Understanding the trade-offs in blockchain
    Oct 8, 2018 8:00 am

    Understanding the trade-offs in blockchain

    Nothing illustrates how complex and fragile our food network is than a bacterial outbreak. Back in April, an E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce spread to 22 American states, leading to people being admitted to hospital and developing...

  • Blockchain scythes through trust factor
    Sep 24, 2018 8:00 am

    Blockchain scythes through trust factor

    Just a few years ago it would have been unthinkable to get into a stranger’s car at night or stay in a stranger’s home. Surprisingly, today it is commonplace. Why? Why do we inherently trust strangers today in ways that would have been...

  • Hype cycles and blockchain bubbles
    Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am

    Hype cycles and blockchain bubbles

    Pets.com, a website dedicated to online sales of pet food and supplies, was the poster child of the burst of the e-commerce bubble. The hype surrounding the potential for e-commerce had reached a fever pitch by the time it held its initial public...

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