Toptal Finance Blog

The Toptal Finance Blog is a hub for in-depth studies and analysis on all facets of finance, ranging from innovative strategies on raising capital to detailed coverage of new finance trends and technologies.

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How Companies Are Building Digital Asset and NFT Strategies

by Brian Nichol

NFTs have staged an unlikely comeback. It’s time for more companies—not just those with valuable, recognizable IP—to explore how to create NFT strategies of their own.

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How to Build a Basic Python Cash Flow Model for a Loan

by Miklos Lukacs, CFA

Python has taken the financial programming world by storm, and demand for finance experts who can use it is soaring. Here, a Toptal finance professional and Python expert shows beginners how to build a loan payment cash flow model with Python.

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Cash Flow Optimization: How Small and Medium Businesses Can Unlock Value and Manage Risk

by Emilio Parente

Cash flow optimization requires a disciplined approach that anticipates liquidity shocks and allocates windfalls strategically in order to maximize opportunity.

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Platform Business vs. Pipeline Business: How to Leverage Your Network

by Greg Barasia, CFA

Platform businesses of all kinds are hot in the startup world, but even pipeline businesses can benefit from the principles that make a platform business model successful.

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Understanding the Cybersecurity Landscape in 2021

by Melissa Lin

More than a year after the onset of COVID-19, organizations must shift from temporary stopgap measures to more robust cybersecurity strategies and technologies. Here’s how to keep your company safe.

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Crypto Exchange Wars: How Coinbase Stacks Up Against Its Rivals

by Michael J. McDonald

Coinbase is among the hundreds of cryptocurrency exchanges that have sought to fill a gap left by the mainstream, for years offering investors the only platforms for investing in Bitcoin and other tokens. However the industry has matured, and the mainstream is warming up to crypto, making the exchange business hotly contested and challenging leaders like Coinbase.

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Thinking of Using a SPAC to Go Public? Here's What to Consider

by Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

“I know more people that have a SPAC than have COVID” is a common refrain among finance professionals these days. So what’s driving the spike? Is a SPAC IPO right for your company?

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How Roblox Became One of Gaming’s Hottest Companies

by Michael J. McDonald

Roblox Corp. is an online gaming company with no history of blockbuster titles and whose biggest market is preteens. Yet, after its IPO in mid-March, the company’s value surpassed industry stalwart Electronic Arts Inc. So what’s the secret to its success?

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