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A New Daily Ritual

I love writing. However, I’m not sure it loves me back. Depending on the rotation of the sun, my mood, or the topic I’m mulling over, the process can range from cathartic to downright painful. Regardless, everyday I (digitally) scribble my thoughts and ideas into my note taking

A New Daily Ritual
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AI is communist and crypto is capitalist

I was listening to an excellent podcast from the team over at A16Z about the intersection of AI and crypto. I initially thought it would be a buzzword mashup session, but was pleasantly surprised by the restraint shown in staying away from most of the obvious memes that can come

AI is communist and crypto is capitalist
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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 [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

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 knew

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 [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

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 [https://provoke.fm/melbourne-fintech-hub/]

Breaking Banks Asia - Talking Fintech Hubs In Victoria