Bots for Finance: How to Increase Back-office Efficiency Through Automation
Automating basic financial functions can save your company time and money and free your employees from tedious rote tasks. Toptal finance expert Miklos Lukacs explains how building a simple Python bot can streamline your business.
Miklos Lukacs, CFA
What Is Bitcoin Mining? How It Works and What It Takes to Make It Pay
Bitcoin mining is booming in North America, sparking new revenue opportunities for companies with access to cheap power, especially renewables. Learn the risks as well as the rewards.
How Companies Are Building Digital Asset and NFT Strategies
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.
Human vs. Machine: The Next Frontier of Wealth Management
Since the introduction of index funds in the 1970s, the investment management industry has embraced the use of software to enhance its decision-making. With robo-advisors reaching further prominence, will machines replace humans in the world of wealth management?
State of the Fintech Industry (with Infographic)
Tech firms have enjoyed a deluge of funding in the last few years. Fintech is no exception. Now is the time to see which companies are here to stay and can become profitable - there will be some necessary consolidation and perhaps some high-profile failures.
Digital Banking Innovation in the Age of Disruption
To understand the recent decline in prominence of large banking conglomerates we must first understand the innovation history of the industry. This provides clues towards the paths banks must take for an innovative future.
Fintech Valuation Methods for Money Transfer Disruptors
Valuation of private fintech startups is a step-by-step process that requires a holistic assessment of macro industrial factors and micro assumptions about the startup’s future prospects. Learn how to value fintech companies in a practical step-by-step manner with this working example for payments unicorn Transferwise.
How to Value a Fintech Startup
Compared to traditional financial services businesses, fintech startups require different valuation approaches. This article explores these differences and the best practices to apply when appraising a fintech investment.
Investing in Cryptocurrencies: The Ultimate Guide
So, you’ve decided to get exposure to cryptocurrencies. In this newer space, a personal financial advisor may not be of great help. Neither will your banker, unless you are a customer of a limited number of progressive Swiss private banks, which facilitate crypto trading. What now?
This article provides practical information and resources around passive vs. active cryptocurrency investing, how to buy, sell, store, and monitor cryptocurrencies, as well as tax regulations in the space.
Raphael Rottgen, CFA FRM
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