SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

FinTech

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The Paradox of the DeFi Protocol
Decentralized Finance is a growing global thematic.  It promises cheaper and better access to financial services by disintermediating centralized intermediaries. DeFi also promises interoperability across blockchains to bust banking silos, greatly promoting innovation and building vibrant financial ecosystems. However, DeFi is not without its own challenges and risks both old and new.  The goal of automating the delivery of financial services and reducing human dependencies also has the congruent effect of reducing oversight and control. This scholarly article by Nic Carter and Linda Jeng provides an excellent conceptual framework to understand the drivers of risk in DeFi.https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3866705
25 July 2021 by Jennifer Harr...

Inclusion

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A student project that has created a wheelchair baby connector
A group of 10 innovative high school students spent several months crafting products that would ultimately enable Jeremy — and o
24 July 2021 by Lynn Wood

FinTech

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A parallel financial system
Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is expected to emerge over the next decade, creating a parallel financial system operating on the internet.While bitcoin can operate as a means of payment or as a new form of commodity, DeFi projects go further, from lending to insurance and derivatives.The arrival of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), which will enable DeFi, are perhaps five years away, while the emergence of the new internet-based finance system is probably an issue for the 2030s.Digital currencies and digital identity are an important part of enabling DeFi, and once you have these, you essentially have the missing pieces. Greg Medcrafthttp://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/greg-medcraft-s-wa
24 July 2021 by Lynn Wood

LegalTech

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A legal tech platform helping businesses start, raise and grow - fast
Founded by serial entrepreneur Anthony Rose and serial angel investor Laurent Laffy, SeedLegals was created to help startups successfully raise funds and scale fast in the UK. As UK’s number 1 largest closer of funding rounds, SeedLegals has completely transformed the way companies raise investment and incentivise their team members.  A simple and easy to use platform, it helps founders and investors create, negotiate and sign all the reqiured legal documents to complete a succesful funding round.  To learn more head to https://seedlegals.com
24 July 2021 by Karen Finch

Artistic

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24 July 2021 by Lynn Wood

Startup

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Spottr the difference
Across the world, tech is modernising and making a difference in the conservation efforts of wildlife. Cloud-based technologies are assisting in expanding the technology rapidly, without the need for extensive human intervention in vulnerable habitats.One eye-catching example is one of HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program 2021 participants, Spottr. An integrated thermal-optic drone reconnaissance platform making feral management, stock monitoring and wildlife protection more efficient and effective. Providing land managers and scientific databases with the ability to quickly, easily and cost-effectively scan their geographic areas and have it downloaded to their devices. Check out their website: https://www.spottr.tech/
23 July 2021 by Bradley Delam...