Digital Finance

Scotland Hosts Ethical Finance Summit

Earlier this month, Scotland hosted the Ethical Finance Summit organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) which organises and coordinates a series of programmes promoting finance for positive change and bringing together leaders in Islamic and conventional finance from around the world. The summit aimed to “help define and shape the transition to a […]

UK Economy Has Continued To Grow

The UK economy has continued to grow over 2017 whilst employment rates have remained high and unemployment is at its lowest rate since the 1970s. In 2017, the ONS estimated the economy expanded by about 1.8% compared with the previous year, higher than the OBR’s Autumn forecast of 1.5%, but down from a rate of […]

Facebook Disappoints with Libra Coin

In December (2018), I did my last Dinsider podcast about the digital market, blockchain and digital currency, and in cryptocurrencies. I have decided to continue the podcast, after the massive hype over Facebook coin and Libra coin and I had to respond I had to show my insights. Clear what this is and is there […]

Report: Central Bank Digital Currency

Digitalization is reshaping economic activity, shrinking the role of cash, and spurring new digital forms of money. Central banks have been pondering whether and how to adapt. One possibility is central bank digital currency (CBDC)—a widely accessible digital form of fiat money that could be legal tender. While several central banks have studied the adoption […]

ICO vs IPO – How do they compare?

I’ve participated in IPOs and recently ICO’s and felt investors needed to better understand the key differences between the two especially as cryptocurrency mania sweeps the world. So let’s begin with an ICO which stands for an initial coin offering. A coin often referred to as a cryptocurrency gives the owner of that coin some […]

There is no ‘cryptocurrency’

Ok, I know what you’re going to say: “But Suhail, everyone is talking about cryptocurrencies! How can you say they don’t exist?” You’re right, all the media and many Tom’s, Dicks, and Helen’s are talking about cryptocurrencies. When they are in fact talking about crypto coins. Let me clarify. The word “currency” is derived from […]