Archive for June, 2018

Zelle to overtake Venmo

June 28, 2018

Some of you may recall my predicting a bright future for Zelle at last year’s Payments 2017. Indeed, Zelle has not disappointed—as you’ll see in my just-published article for The Financial Brand: Zelle on Trajectory to Crush Venmo in War for P2P Payments Since this time yesterday, the number of people enrolled in Zelle increased by 100,000. […]

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The Six-cent Dollar

June 18, 2018

There’s something odd about money. Namely, that it has no intrinsic value. What gives it value is billions of people throughout the world agreeing that … well, that it has value. Currency has come a long way since its start in the fourth century BCE. We have arrived at a time and place where you can […]

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Net neutrality:
Now it’s official

June 12, 2018

The FCC repeal of 2015 net neutrality regulations took effect yesterday, so this seemed like a good time to share the following, originally posted here on January 3, 2018. • • • It all started in 2008, when the people at Comcast noticed a curious thing. File-transfer giant BitTorrent was consuming more and more Internet bandwidth. More, it […]

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Now it’s official