How Tokenization Can Disrupt the Bond Market

By : Adrian Lai   Blockchain isn't just for coins, as World Bank proved in 2018 with the issuance of its tokenized bond. Now, as regulators examine the risks and rewards of tokenization, it's time to look at what tokenized bonds could mean for financial markets.   The World Bank has issued two tranches

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Persuasion-Marketing 7 principles that alter how we make decisions

Robert Cialdini is a well known psychologist who wrote a book called Influence, in which he outlined 7 different principles of persuasion that can alter how we make decisions. We can see a lot of these principles in the everyday marketing we’re exposed to.     Reciprocity - “If I’m nice to

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Gymnastics by Alexey Lantsev, Lo Gallery, Russia, Room 4119-2

DISCOVER ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT THE 15TH ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW   An intimate art journey featuring new works by 220+ artists and 60+ galleries     Hong Kong, August 15, 2019: Returning this Fall with its 15th edition, the Asia Contemporary Art Show at the Conrad Hong Kong opens on October 4 until

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By Rilind Elezaj | Going by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Survey rankings from a couple of years ago, South Korea is among the top four nations with the best environment for business to thrive. That explains why this nation is a part of the four dragons or

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by Divya Samtani Making his very first appearance to Asia this year, RISE 2017 welcomed the inimitable Gary Vaynerchuck to Hong Kong. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Gary is a true pioneer in social media and an inspiration to entrepreneurs all across the US and the globe. Best known in the late

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When it comes to the application of blockchain technology, it’s never a matter of if, but when. If you look at the inroads that blockchain has created over the past few years, there is one area that has been overshadowed by big industries: the rapidly evolving esports market.   Many industries can

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The world’s first user-designed eyewear The eyewear industry is not as it would appear. Nine out of ten frames you reach for will be from the same manufacturer: Luxottica Group. Their near-monopoly on the designer eyewear space means those Ray Bans or Dior sunnies you saved up to purchase cost almost

Bringing about a healthier startup ecosystem through the Venture Capital Method   By Douglas Abrams | There’s an epidemic of overvaluation raging in Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial community. It appears to be highly contagious, as most entrepreneurs I meet seem to be infected. Overvaluation is dangerous for startups and can even be fatal in extreme

Stewart Butterfield is the founder of two widely successful startups – Flickr, sold to Yahoo for reportedly $35 million, and Slack, one of the most popular communication tools among the startup community. However, Stewart did not start with these lucrative ideas. In fact, these successes came into being from the

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Is the Philippines Asia’s next technology tiger?   The Philippines has been a popular destination for foreign entities looking to enter emerging markets for the better part of the last two decades. Today, investors are increasingly inclined to allocate their resources to the country’s tech and innovation sector, and for a good

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Crowdfunding seems to be a hot topic these days - you hear about it all the time, but chances are you might not know exactly what it is. According to the Oxford Dictionary, crowdfunding is by definition “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts

What makes a business legitimate? Is it the act of creating your own business cards or quitting your full-time day-job and focusing all your attention to your startup? Or is it when you gain your first big client and cash your first paycheck?     We all know the short answer: register

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