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News Digest: May #1

Singapore’s schools begin to issue certificates on blockchain Starting this year, schools in Singapore, such as secondary schools, junior college, polytechnics, and universities will now receive digital certificates secured by blockchain, in addition to their physical certificates. The move is part of an initiative called OpenCerts, jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore, Government Technology Agency, the […]

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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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How Much Protection Do “Mom-and-Pop” Investors Really Need?

What constitutes a retail investor, or an institutional investor? An institutional investor generally comprises of “whales” – investment banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, and private equity investors, to name a few. According to Investopedia, these investors are responsible for about three-quarters of all trade volume on the New York Stock Exchange alone. A retail investor, […]

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Will Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing Replace Traditional Investing?

Crowdfunding Today The financial crisis of 2008 left in its wake unemployment, bankruptcies, and most of all shattered confidence. Institutions, fearing for their bottom lines more than ever, tightened their screening processes. This had the unpleasant side effect of excluding more people from funding – anyone with relatively unknown track records or weren’t “high-profile” enough […]

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