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Alan Tsen

By day, I work in global expansion at Chipper Cash and on nights and weekends, I invest in early-stage fintech startups.

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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.”

What Most People Get Wrong About BNPL
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Fintech Predictions For 2020

At the end of 2019 I tweeted my fintech predictions for 2020. 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 with occasional commentary about what I've

Fintech Predictions For 2020
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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'm Hanging Up My Stone & Chalk Vest
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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

Fintech Radar: A New Place For My Thoughts On The Fintech Industry
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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

Do We Need Banks?
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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.

3 Tips For Your Organisation To Better Understand Blockchain Technology
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Chatting About What's Happening In Fintech

I was recenlty lucky enough to be invited to speak at Geelong Runway by FoundX 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 below. FoundX @FoundX_FoundX_ was LIVEPeriscopeTwitter Inc

Chatting About What's Happening In Fintech
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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 1e3)g=1e3;else if(~~g

Breaking Banks Asia - Talking Fintech Hubs In Victoria
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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. Also, here is

I'm Joining Stone & Chalk
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‘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.

‘Double GST’ No More