A collection of 7 posts
Living in a technological and social tsunami - Part 3.
The institutions have even shown a reluctance to handle funds, both macro-economically as is evident by the devastating correspondent banks’ de-risking exercise and micro-economically, where local banks have implemented or raised fees to manage accounts.
Living in a technological and social tsunami - Part 2.
While both public and private sectors may have taken advantage of technology to automate, reduce and otherwise optimise back-office operations, neither governments nor Caribbean financiers have spent as much time addressing changes in consumer needs and desires.
Living in a technological and social tsunami - Part 1.
We live in the creeping shadow of a technological and social tsunami. Since the last decade of the twentieth century, we have experienced the mass adoption of computers for industrial, commercial and personal use, as well as the interlinking of these devices through the Internet.
Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Caribbean - Application
I first wrote about this topic in July, after prolonged investigation of the blockchain protocol and Bitcoin, the cryptography-based currency that makes main use of this protocol. Since then, there has been a veritable explosion of news related to both the currency and the protocol. Gabriel Abed [https://www.linkedin.
Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Caribbean - Introduction
In May, Royal Bank of Canada declared new fees for account holders in the Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad. They were met with waves of anger and account closure [http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/royal-bank-fees-caribbean-1.3649790], but the fees are here to stay. RBC is not the first bank in