Category: Cybersecurity

The Fed’s Digital Dollar Will Remake The Capital Markets

The Fed’s Digital Dollar Will Remake The Capital Markets

From instant trade settlement, to real-time AML transparency and reporting, the Fed's CBDC / "Digital Dollar" will drive efficiency, enhance transparency and reduce privacy. "We are the Federal Reserve and we are here to help" (translation: run for cover). The Federal Reserve will have rolled out its CBDC - the Digital Dollar - by 2025 … Continue reading The Fed’s Digital Dollar Will Remake The Capital Markets

Tech Prediction of the Week: Amazon Will Acquire Lockheed Martin

Tech Prediction of the Week: Amazon Will Acquire Lockheed Martin

As AWS, Azure and Google Cloud compete to win the hearts of Government officials, acquiring a top-tier defense contractor would do much to gain the inside track on strategic, DoD/DHS/Govt. mega-contracts. Amazon's Arlington VA campus suggests it views the D.C./Northern VA area as more long-term strategic than does Microsoft or Google (the latter tends to … Continue reading Tech Prediction of the Week: Amazon Will Acquire Lockheed Martin

Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Should PayPal (tkr: PYPL), want to have a retail trading product, Interactive Brokers (tkr: IBKR), is the answer. IBKR is the one retail trading platform that puts technology and user security first. In our view a "technology first" trading platform that emphasizes cybersecurity should be table stakes today but unfortunately is not so among trading … Continue reading Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Leveraging The Fed’s Digital Dollar

Leveraging The Fed’s Digital Dollar

The Fed's digital U.S. Dollar will happen. The question is which FinTech firms and traditional Financial Institutions will best leverage it. The Fed will quickly become a FinTech firm and Consumer Depository Institution of primary importance once it goes live with its digital U.S. Dollar. A whole new slate of FinTech firms will rise, building … Continue reading Leveraging The Fed’s Digital Dollar

Cyberattacks Are Likely To Get More Severe

Cyberattacks Are Likely To Get More Severe

It is unlikely that cyberattacks - many of which are state sponsored - will become more benign as time passes. Rather, it is more likely that cyberattacks - particularly the ransomware variety - become more severe with each successive attack. This week's REvil attack is a perfect example. So much of our enterprise technology is … Continue reading Cyberattacks Are Likely To Get More Severe

Food for Thought: WaterTech

Food for Thought: WaterTech

One of the big macro themes that I am long-term bullish on is availability of clean drinking water, especially as the global population continues to grow. Water technology companies that have the ability to treat and deliver water at the local level become increasingly strategic and valuable when one considers global population growth (Africa, India … Continue reading Food for Thought: WaterTech

AI, ML, Autos, CEOs and Inflation

AI, ML, Autos, CEOs and Inflation

Google is using Machine Learning to design the layout of its next-gen TPU chips. Learn more HERE.Speaking of AI and ML, SS&C Technologies (SSNC) achieved a milestone with its relatively new AI-powered Singularity platform this week. Singularity now boasts more than 50 clients. Read the release HERE. A behavioral change is required to fight cyberattacks. … Continue reading AI, ML, Autos, CEOs and Inflation

Bank & FinTech Consolidation to Continue. Central Banks as Disruptors.

Bank & FinTech Consolidation to Continue. Central Banks as Disruptors.

Many investors are aware of disruptive FinTech companies such as Apple Pay, Amazon Pay, Betterment, PayPal, Robinhood, Square and Stripe to name a few. These companies are disrupting the legacy FinTech landscape as well as traditional Banks in the pursuit of customers, deposits and payment volume. There is a new disruptive FinTech organization in town … Continue reading Bank & FinTech Consolidation to Continue. Central Banks as Disruptors.

Military Applications Will Drive AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Growth for Decades

Military Applications Will Drive AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Growth for Decades

Our view is that the U.S. Government will eventually become the largest customer for all three major cloud platform providers (AWS, Azure, GCP). Without a public-private partnership, the U.S. will fall behind China in the race for all things AI. What are some of the near-term military use cases related to AI? I spoke at … Continue reading Military Applications Will Drive AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Growth for Decades