What Most People Get Wrong About BNPL
If you were to summarise most news coverage of the BNPL sector, it would basically round to “it’s making kids buy more stuff they don’t need and driving them into debt.”
Fintech Predictions For 2020
At the end of 2019 I tweeted my fintech predictions for 2020 [https://twitter.com/alantsen/status/1211979458996916225]. I mean are you even in tech if you don't get your crystal ball out at the end of the year? In previous years, I've just let my predictions live on Twitter
I'm Hanging Up My Stone & Chalk Vest
It seems like yesterday I sat down with Alex (our CEO) to chat about how we could bring Stone & Chalk to Melbourne. We chatted about the vibrant Victorian startup ecosystem and what an amazing opportunity it would be to expand Stone & Chalk to this state. After our conversation, I knew
Fintech Radar: A New Place For My Thoughts On The Fintech Industry
Well, it was sort of inevitable, I suppose. But I've started a Substack newsletter, and it'll be the home for all my thoughts on what's happening in fintech. The plan is that it'll be a weekly newsletter that covers news from around the fintech globe and provides my usual opinionated
Do We Need Banks?
“Banking is necessary; banks are not.” - Bill GatesAustralian banks are under more pressure than ever before. The regulatory environment is changing, startups are proliferating at a prodigious pace, it's easier than ever before to start a company and most importantly consumers are eager to try new solutions to their
3 Tips For Your Organisation To Better Understand Blockchain Technology
I recently spoke at an event hosted by Hall & Wilcox and Accenture at Stone & Chalk Melbourne on the topic of enterprise blockchains. As part of the event, I recorded my top 3 tips for enterprises looking to implement blockchain tech in their organisation. The video is below.
Chatting About What's Happening In Fintech
I was recenlty lucky enough to be invited to speak at Geelong Runway [http://runwaygeelong.com.au/] by FoundX [https://www.foundx.com/] about what's been happening in the fintech space in Melbourne. Check it out below. I'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to add your comments
Breaking Banks Asia - Talking Fintech Hubs In Victoria
Last week I had a jam session with Simon Spencer from Breaking Banks Asia to chat all things fintech. Here's the episode. Let me know what you think in the comments. The Melbourne Fintech Hub [https://provoke.fm/melbourne-fintech-hub/]
I'm Joining Stone & Chalk
This week I announced that I'm joining Stone & Chalk as their Melbourne GM. The following article has all the news about what we'll be doing in Melbourne, who our amazing corporate partners are and who our ecosystem partners will be 👉 CLICK HERE FOR THE AFR ARTICLE [http://www.afr.com/
‘Double GST’ No More
Many in the Australian digital currency ecosystem were pleasantly surprised when in this year’s Budget the Australian Treasurer announced an effective date for the removal of ‘double GST’ on digital currency transactions. Effective 1 July 2017, the purchase of digital currency will no longer be subject to Australian GST.