BNPL: Was It All a Dream? Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but if you look at valuations for Aussie Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) stocks, you will find that you can buy one share of each remaining company for about the price of coffee at Starbucks. While the coffee might get your blood flowing with 180 milligrams of caffeine, the stocks may be worth even less tomorrow. Back in 2019, we wrote about the emergence of Buy Now, Pay Later in Australia. It seemed like a good idea, but we questioned the model's sustainability, and the unlikeliness BNPL could displace more [...]

By Brian Riley|2022-03-28T09:43:12-04:00March 3rd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

The Race Is on to Digitize the U.S. Dollar

The global payment networks, the high-tech companies, and the U.S. Government are competing in the race to digitize the U.S. dollar. With the U.S. Government in dead last, I would suggest the lead goes to the global payment networks because they have considerable advantages: Broad worldwide acceptance Account structures that enable the accumulation of value (not just private/public keys which are literally the value of any crypto and require different approaches to management within an account) Tokenized (digital) access to account balances in close to real time Support for a range of use cases as yet not possible with crypto [...]

By Tim Sloane|2022-03-28T09:25:44-04:00February 23rd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

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