Haseeb Awan2019-05-12T19:39:47+00:00

Cryptocurrency is only for Geeks !

Thoughts of storing your cryptocurrency wallet is a scary one for the majority. There has been countless stories on how people funds were stolen with no chance to recover. Have you even looked at the process to send bitcoin from one person to another.  Number of digits that you've to write is insane. It's literally impossible to type them & then only option is to copy/paste. I even still till this date, have to verify couple of times & also sweat till the [...]

December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fintech, Security Tokens, Startups|

HODL – Worse Use Case ?

HODL is a term that got popular through a forum post where a person claimed to hold the bitcoins forever once the markets crashed. HODL stands for Hold On for dear Life on in simple word never selling them. Now either it was intentional or unintentional, HODL did become famous in the cryptocurrency industry.   King Leonidas from 300 Out of the total 17M bitcoins in existence, 9M haven't moved in the last 12 months. This represents around 53% of the total bitcoins but I [...]

December 15th, 2018|Categories: Fintech|Tags: |

Blockchains Tourists – Time to Pack up !

2018 has been the worse year for blockchains if you look at the price. Unfortunately, measurement of success in this industry has been measured by market cap. It has roughly lost 85% of its financial value within12 months which may be among the worst performance for any asset in the modern history. There are many other indicators showing all time worse situation for the industry. Question is it all over for blockchain or we can recover from here. Capital preservation is the #1 [...]

December 11th, 2018|Categories: Fintech|

Security Tokens: 20 Important Things you need to know (Detailed Guide)

What is a security token? Security Token Offering can be best defined as a “Public-Private” security offering that utilizes regulatory body framework such as Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) or Ontario Securities Commission ( OSC) to offer investment products via blockchain technology. Preface A securities offering (or funding round or investment round) is a discrete round of investment, by which a business or other enterprise raises money to fund operations, expansion, a capital project, an acquisition, or some other business purpose. [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Security Tokens|Tags: , |

Justifying Microsoft’s biggest bet since inception

Microsoft just announced to acquire LinkedIn for $26 Billion which is almost 50% higher than the public market valuation. For the sake of comparison, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion 10 years ago. Facebook paid $715 million for Instagram in 2012 and $19 billion for WhatsApp two years ago. […]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Startups|

One line that changes your approach

In old times Kings had strange requests and they had advisors whose jobs was to fulfill them. Failure to do so results in punishments that varied from imprisonment, demotion or in severe case even death penalties. […]

March 29th, 2016|Categories: Life|

Important vs Urgent – Who takes the lead ?

Time is the most limited commodity that any successful person have & time management is one of the most sought after skill for majority of us. Urgent & Important are the two major parameters used in prioritizing where to focus our resources on. Eisenhower matrix is ever-green cheat sheet for any one looking to help prioritize their day. Biggest issue we struggle with is “urgent” taking priority over “important”. If you give some one two tasks with following - Task A is urgent [...]

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Life, Startups|

It’s March – but interest rates are stable

Yesterday, FOMC announced that they are not making any changes to the interest rate. Later last year, they made an upward move after almost a decade. They also changed their stance on frequency of changing the interest rate. Earlier they indicated that they would change interest rate 4 times in 2016, but it was not well received in the market. Now they have backed-off to resonate with their counterparts. While it's not as exciting, this will bring stability to the economy. Stable interest [...]

March 17th, 2016|Categories: Fintech, Startups|

Privacy == Liberty

I recently had an honor to meet Mike Janke ( Co-founder & Chairman Silent Circle - Encrypted Communication Firm), which prompted me to write over this issue. From Wikileaks to recent open letter by Apple in response to request for a backdoor in iOS , there are arguments on both sides on privacy and surveillance acceptability. While there is no denial that better information leads to better decision making which will be helpful for the agencies to protect us, however it might violate [...]

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Life|