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Visa Europe is looking into applications involving the blockchain technology
Visa Europe's Collab has begun searching for bitcoin startups within the digital payments scene with the hopes of creating “an Apple App Store” of Bitcoin startups.
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It is notable that Ripple has been engaged in legislative maneuvers over the past year, some of which have run contrary to the perspectives and goals held by the Bitcoin community.
Bitcoin to Ripple gateway service btc2ripple.com has announced it is cutting service for its US customers from September.
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U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years
U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn’t lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.
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The block chain and related technologies may serve to remind the government that they need to become more transparent and open
Brian Forde from the MIT Media Lab believes that the block chain and related technologies may serve to remind the government that they need to become more transparent and open. Forde's Digital Currency Initiative is specifically looking into ways that the block chain can be a force for social good. According to him, the block chain can be used to distribute social welfare. Forde thinks that some of the best innovations will come from the developi...
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+Andrew Craucamp​ Gates is I think, quietly promoting Stellar as opposed to bitcoin for use in Africa
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Tuition continues to rise faster than inflation for a simple reason – our education financing system is broken
A combined strategy of a tuition cap and a student loan borrowing limit will help stem the rise of tuition costs over time.
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I disagree with this plan. The only way to lower the real price of anything is to decrease demand or increase supply. The reason we have rising costs are because we have too many students going to college to get degrees they don't need and won't use.

We should change student loans to be more like other loan applications. You can't get a mortgage for a house if you don't have the income potential to pay it back. (Well at least you couldn't until the government stepped in)

If I was a bank offering loans to students and one was studying a field with a high earning potential like engineering or computer science, I would offer a high credit limit for school loans. On the other hand, a student getting a degree in 'general studies' is not going to be offered the same credit line because the reduced potential earnings after graduating.

This would limit students from getting degrees solely for the sake of having a degree as well as incentivize an education with earning potential. If there is a high demand for nurses in the job market, loans for nursing could be obtained easier than those for fields that are saturated like high school history teachers.
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Secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) says recent conclusion of Iran's nuclear talks with the six world powers will pave the way for Tehran’s full membership at the organization
Nuclear deal paves the way for Iran to join Shanghai Cooperation Organization
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Gold futures posted their steepest monthly decline since June 2013 after investors slashed gold holdings
Gold futures posted their steepest monthly decline since June 2013 after investors slashed gold holdings in anticipation of higher interest rates in the U.S.
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Although very similar, Visa and MasterCard do offer enough distinctions that can sway you to choose one card over another
The rival payment networks administer benefits like rental car insurance, shopping discounts and other perks.
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The U.K. has been the financial hub of Europe for decades now, and it looks like it plans to do the same thing with bitcoin
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India will become the world's most populous country six years earlier than previously estimated
India is set to surpass China as the world's most populous country -- and much sooner than previously thought.
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The cash exodus is a small piece of a bigger puzzle over why — despite two major international bailouts — the Greek economy is in worse shape and more deeply in debt
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Education
  • Durban Boys High School
    present
  • Graduate School of Business, Cape Town
  • Stanford GSB
    2014
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Consultant, Internet junkie, strandlooper and sometime poet
Introduction
I post on finance, the economy (especially the US economy) Android phones, Google, gold and rugby union.
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Employment
  • Hollard Consulting
    Consultant, present
  • Rennies Group
  • Safcor Panalpina
  • Bidvest
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Currently
Yzerfontein, South Africa
Previously
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa
Sunday morning.. Queue to get in, great decor.. Served cold coffee, waited half an hour for food.. Friendly service
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good value .. popular with the locals
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Coffee and a snack
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Very friendly service, great cakes
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Affordable, relaxed
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Great South African fish experience.. right on the beach
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago