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Monthly Archives: April 2019

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HZ Capital News Digest: April #3

What major events happened the past week in blockchain, crypto, and the sharing economy? We have handpicked some of the biggest, and most important headlines from the past week below: Binance Launches Singapore Exchange; Dex Goes Live Binance has launched its exchange service in Singapore, albeit with a slight restriction: customers currently can buy or […]

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IOT and Applications for Blockchain

More and more things can be connected to the internet these days. The screeching electronic noises of dial-up connections are long a thing of the past. The share of high-speed fibre remains on the rise; in OECD countries, this market share is at 25%, from 12% just eight years ago. This is not even across […]

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News Digest: April #2

China fintech player Ant Financial amasses 50m users in new health plan Ant Financial Services has amassed more than 50 million users for a mutual health aid plan. The plan is marketed on their mobile payment app, Alipay. It provides participants a basic medical coverage with the risks and expenses distributed across all members. In […]

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5 Countries to Start a Business In

While it makes sense for most people to set up a business in their home territories, some savvy (or adventurous) teams have opted to take their operations overseas. Relative political and societal stability, low tax rates, relaxed regulations: these are just a few reasons why people flock to various countries to set up their business. […]

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HZ Capital's News Digest: April #1

Legislation Michigan House of Representatives Votes to Include Cryptocurrencies in Criminal Laws The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill that would include cryptocurrencies in sections of the Michigan Penal Code. These include laws for money laundering, embezzlement, credit card fraud and illegal financial gains. This bill was said to be inspired by a […]

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Some Crowdfunding Facts You Should Know in 2019

Crowdfunding has existed for a good part of the past decade, and has been responsible for bringing many ideas and services to market that would otherwise have been wasted just from a lack of funds. Today, we look into crowdfunding’s current state, like market size, and the behaviour of backers and founders. The sizes of […]

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How To Kill Your Blockchain Project

Blockchain projects are usually doomed to fail. In the middle of 2018, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology declared that 92% of blockchain projects had already gone belly-up; the average lifespan of those projects were about 1 year and 3 months or so. Overpromising also seems to be a recurring problem. A late […]

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