Blockchain Forecast: 15% of Big Banks Will Be Using it by 2017

September 29, 2016 – Transferring money from one big bank to another, and from one currency and country to another currency and country should get a lot easier in 2017. Yesterday ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Demonetizing of the Insurance Industry

September 27, 2016 – Yesterday I received one of Peter Diamandis’ email blasts and found it most intriguing. The focus was on how the insurance industry is being disrupted ... Continue Reading →
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What to do About Investments in the Age of Climate Change

September 26, 2016 – For people my age (I’m retired) who are living on income earned from investments and committed to climate change mitigation, how do you make responsible ... Continue Reading →

A New Cryptocurrency Joins Bitcoin in the Growing Use of Fintech

June 22, 2016 – Over the last few days I have posted articles about business migrating to the cloud and the use of digital currencies. Yesterday The Royal Canadian Mint’s ... Continue Reading →
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Business and Technology Are Migrating to the Cloud – Part 2: Digital Dollars and the Coming Banking Revolution

June 21, 2016 – Project Jasper is the latest digital currency experiment. The Bank of Canada in a experiment to develop a virtual currency describes its endeavour  as an interbank ... Continue Reading →

Business and Technology Are Migrating to the Cloud – Part 1: Blockchain and the Future of Finance

May 12, 2016 – Cloud computing, that is the recording and saving of data on Internet-based servers is today mainstream. Accounting, banking, word processing, data storage, all ... Continue Reading →
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World Bank and International Monetary Fund Call for Global Carbon Tax

April 26, 2016 – In the run up to last Friday’s gathering of national leaders at the United Nations to sign the Paris climate agreement, the heads of both the World Bank ... Continue Reading →
Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., speaks during an event marking Business Wire's expansion into Canada in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Buffett said a credit crunch isn't under way and he forecast that the dollar's value is likely to decline. Photographer: Norm Betts/Bloomberg News

“I have no scientific aptitude” about climate change states Warren Buffett

March 1, 2016 – The head of Berkshire Hathaway in addressing shareholder’s concerns represented in a proxy proposal to be raised at the annual shareholder’s meeting ... Continue Reading →
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From Farm to Fork – How We Can Feed 9 Billion by 2050

January 15, 2016 – The challenge that lies ahead for humanity is simple. By 2050 be able to produce food and deliver it to a population of 9 billion plus. I call this act “from ... Continue Reading →
Reinsurance risk from climate change

Reinsurance Industry Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change

November 30, 2015 – This summer my wife and I visited Passau, Germany, located at the confluence of three rivers, The Danube, Inn and Ilz. You won’t find many prettier places ... Continue Reading →