In his latest Blockchain Bytes column, Barry James looks at why Bank of England governor Mark Carney made headlines last week with his speech on the future of money – headlines which made very different reading from his published speech.
Author Barry James
This time, in his Blockchain Bytes column, Barry James explains why public Blockchain is like a freight-train in the clouds – and the reason why using such technology is often likened with “going down the rabbit hole.”
In his latest Blockchain Bytes column, Barry James delves into the various opportunities the Blockchain has made available to SMEs, as well as how businesses will be affected by its surge.
While blockchain is being embraced, with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies the picture is very different with deeply held, and often hotly expressed, opinions broadly in the same opposing camps as for the last internet revolution: the World Wide Web.
It takes a lot for me to get even mildly excited about a bank these days. But a bank that ‘just works’ for an SME stays out of the way, and doesn’t issue time fines or patronise you? Now that’s a little different.
Could “slowing down” the crowdfunding and fintech financial revolution be a bigger risk than new FCA chief Andrew Bailey actually realises?
Philip Hammond has unveiled on plans to ensure SMEs are referred to other lenders after bank rejection, but Barry James is not happy in his open letter.
Entrepreneur and influencer Barry James makes a visceral and calculated case for Britain now being at it's most exciting point in history – rather than languishing in post-Brexit doom and being dogged by never before seen political upheaval.
In a turnaround story of epic proportion within just over three years, the UK has gone from nowhere, lagging far behind the USA, to acknowledged world leader who set the world's agenda in crowdfunding, alternative finance more generally, and fintech.
It's been clear for some time that entrepreneur support and education have just not kept up in a world where new jobs are badly needed and created almost exclusively by entrepreneurs in the startup and SME sector. Now it's time to come together in this time of disruption. It's time for a re-think…and a little lemonade.
The pig-iron chancellor has effectively told 3,000 business advisors: "Get your coat – you're fired" after his decision to wind down the Business Growth Service.
As the FCA's latest CEO falls by the wayside, Barry James urges Osborne and the government to pause for a moment and think long and hard about a decision that will have a profound impact on the world of finance in the coming decade – remembering to marry regulation with innovation.