Why are cryptocurrencies suddenly taking hold in frontier markets? When your currency loses half of its value in a week, Bitcoin starts to look like a safe haven. Just ask Venezuelans. Continue reading Five Countries Where Cryptocurrencies Are Seriously Taking Hold
An estimated 2 billion people are unable to access formal financial services, like banks, credit cards and insurance. Refugees can sometimes be part of this group but with unique challenges. We look at how technology and other changes in the banking sector could help get more people into the formal economy. Continue reading Technology and Trust Key to Unlock Financial Services for Refugees and the Underbanked
New Sparta’s Jerome Booth explains why the cryptocurrency that has benefited from decisions by central banks could be pinched by the the same regulators in the near future. Continue reading Bitcoin Days Are Numbered as Fed Moves Toward Tightening: #ExpertChat
Blog authors are Gavin Serkin, the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy, and Stacey Mattish. Uber is eating the lunch of takeout services the world over. So, what other industries can be Uberized? And which countries … Continue reading Uber Eats! What Else Can It Do?
Blog authors are Gavin Serkin, the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy, and Stacey Mattish. Next time you take an Uber, think about how much information you’ve just given – about where you live or work, … Continue reading Taking an Uber Could Affect Your Credit Rating
Blog authors are Gavin Serkin, the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy, and Stacey Mattish. It’s the app that revolutionized journeys. But which apps most impress Uber? Two stand out for transforming, and even saving lives, … Continue reading These Two Apps Are Transforming Africa – Says Uber
Blog author Gavin Serkin is the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy. It’s the app that defines our time. But how exactly does Uber think? How does the company view the challenges and opportunities … Continue reading Hail Uber!
Mobile money continues to drive economic growth with more than half a billion registered mobile money accounts across 92 markets at the end of 2016, according to the mobile operator association GSMA. In several emerging markets, however, mobile money is … Continue reading Opportunity Calling: Uneven Growth in Mobile Money Markets
Oman’s challenging geology makes it the world’s premier playground for exploration and production technology and a pioneer in this area. Managing Director at NAFAS International, Dr. Syham Bentouati, explains the opportunities and challenges in introducing foreign technologies to the region. … Continue reading Don’t do these things when pitching oil & gas technologies in Oman
In the world of aviation, the most promising innovations are in mobility and versatility, not break-neck speed. Today our featured expert Scott Fitzgerald draws upon his 20+ years of experience in the aviation industry to answer some of questions about … Continue reading Trends in aviation: Drones, supersonic jets, and vertical takeoff