businessinsider.com Archives - 30 September 2016, Friday

  • Nike released date for 'Back to the Future' inspired self-lacing sneakers

    businessinsider.com 22 Sep '16, 3pm

    Nike has finally given a release date for its 'Back to the Future' inspired self-lacing sneakers

  • 23 sneakers you can wear at the office

    23 sneakers you can wear at the office

    businessinsider.com 16 Sep '16, 8pm

    If you’re looking for a pair to wear to work and your office has a laid-back approach to dressing, you’re in luck. We rounded up 23 styles that are polished enough to swap with your loafers or oxfords every now and again. Have a look, and see if any of them catch your eye.

  • The great new era of Bitcoin isn't happening

    The great new era of Bitcoin isn't happening

    businessinsider.com 11 Aug '16, 12am

    The big new thing isn’t going to replace the boring old thing that’s been around forever. Ever. Market bubbles are often based on “new paradigm” thinking – like a new concept or technology that’s considered revolutionary and with unlimited profit potential. But as prices keep rising, ...

  • The Bank of England has created its own version of Bitcoin

    The Bank of England has created its own version of Bitcoin

    businessinsider.com 10 Aug '16, 8am

    In recent years major banking institutions have explored this new currency system . As recently as this year The Bank of England announced their initiative to create their own cryptocurrency. They’ve named it RSCoin. This new digital currency shares many characteristics of the famous ...

  • Coach signs 20-year sale-leaseback for New York headquarters: (Reuters) - Handbag maker Coach Inc said it en...

    Coach signs 20-year sale-leaseback for New York headquarters

    businessinsider.com 01 Aug '16, 10pm

    A man walks past a Coach store on Madison Avenue in New York Thomson Reuters (Reuters) - Handbag maker Coach Inc said it entered into a 20-year sale-and-leaseback agreement for its headquarters in New York City. Coach said it received about $707 million from the deal, before transacti...

  • Exclusive: LVMH considers creative director change at Louis Vuitton - sources

    Exclusive: LVMH considers creative director change at Louis Vuitton - sources

    businessinsider.com 20 Jul '16, 3pm

    A woman walks past a Louis Vuitton shop in downtown Ulan Bator Thomson Reuters By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - LVMH boss Bernard Arnault is considering a change of creative director at Louis Vuitton with the up-and-coming Jonathan Anderson, now at sister brand Loewe, viewed as t...

  • What I learned from renting a Rolex

    businessinsider.com 20 Jul '16, 2pm

    The Rolex Explorer on my tiny wrist. Dennis Green / Business Insider I was so excited when it arrived. I opened the box and was immediately enraptured by its sublime beauty. It seemed that this Rolex Explorer was made not out of stainless steel, but some kind of unearthly metal. Quite...

  • UBS, DBS, Falcon face Singapore scrutiny over 1MDB transactions: sources

    UBS, DBS, Falcon face Singapore scrutiny over 1MDB transactions: sources

    businessinsider.com 17 Jul '16, 12am

    A construction worker walks past a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thomson Reuters By A. Ananthalakshmi and Saeed Azhar SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank is scrutinizing several banks, including...

  • What it's like to spend the #4thOfJuly in some of America's #luxury summer spots #travel

    Fourth of July in some of America's most expensive summer destinations

    businessinsider.com 02 Jul '16, 5pm

    A fashionable 2015 Fourth of July party in the Hamptons. Getty Images We've given you a glimpse into what it's like to vacation in some of the swankiest US summer destinations — but what is it like to celebrate America's birthday in these resort cities and celebrity playgrounds? Using...

  • Digital currency Ethereum is cratering amid claims of a $50 million hack

    DAO hacked, Ethereum crashing in value

    businessinsider.com 17 Jun '16, 10am

    The value of the digital currency Ethereum has dropped dramatically amid an apparent huge attack targeting an organisation with huge holdings of the currency. The price per unit dropped to $15 from record highs of $21.50 in hours, with millions of units of the digital currency worth a...

  • The UK builds a 'fintech bridge' to Singapore

    The UK builds a 'fintech bridge' to Singapore

    businessinsider.com 14 May '16, 7am

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • Rolex Daytona bought for $543 now worth $100,000

    businessinsider.com 13 May '16, 1pm

    Well, after finding out the watch could be worth into six figures, the owner proceeded to sell the timepiece to a broker, who then passed the watch along to the boys over at the Keystone, in California, over six months ago! And now that the episode of Antiques Roadshow where this gold...

  • Rolex Daytona bought for $543 now worth $100,000

    businessinsider.com 13 May '16, 1pm

    When he met the appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, he was told the Daytona, which – oh, by the way happens to be a solid-gold Paul Newman Daytona; and oh, by the way it has the original box, papers, receipts, strap, and buckle – could easily be worth $100,000 and that it was a reference ...

  • Singapore indoor waterfall

    businessinsider.com 04 May '16, 6pm

    Singapore's Gardens by the Bay is a giant waterfront park full of stunning sites, like solar-powered "supertrees" and a 115-foot indoor waterfall.

  • Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

    businessinsider.com 26 Apr '16, 8am

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

    businessinsider.com 26 Apr '16, 8am

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

    businessinsider.com 26 Apr '16, 12am

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • 'Bitcoin is dead'

    businessinsider.com 25 Apr '16, 8pm

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

    businessinsider.com 25 Apr '16, 4pm

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • Apple Pay and Samsung Pay launch in a new market (AAPL)

    Apple Pay and Samsung Pay launch in Singapore

    businessinsider.com 22 Apr '16, 7pm

    In our latest US in-store mobile payments forecast, we find that mobile payment volume will reach $37 billion this year. This is about half our previous estimate for 2015. The downward revision is primarily the result of later-than-expected launches of major mobile wallets from big te...

  • British government issues landmark license to Bitcoin company Circle

    British government issues landmark license to Bitcoin company Circle

    businessinsider.com 06 Apr '16, 2pm

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • What is blockchain?

    businessinsider.com 05 Mar '16, 2pm

    Autonomous Research Blockchains are made up of distributed ledgers. Wall Street banks are buzzing about blockchain. Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything." JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial projec...

  • What is blockchain?

    businessinsider.com 05 Mar '16, 1pm

    Autonomous Research Blockchains are made up of distributed ledgers. Wall Street banks are buzzing about blockchain. Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything." JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial projec...

  • Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

    businessinsider.com 23 Feb '16, 6pm

    Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes...

  • Emerging Markets Bubble

    businessinsider.com 21 Jan '16, 4am

    Encouraged by the rise of China and India in the past decade, investors and economic commentators have eagerly looked toward other emerging market nations in hopes of finding "The Next China" – or at least the next country to supply the raw materials that China needs for its construct...

  • Inside the high-end candy shop selling edible Rolex watches and Ray-Ban shades

    Sweet Saba makes candy Rolexes and Ray-Bans

    businessinsider.com 20 Jan '16, 8pm

    Sarah Jacobs Maayan Zilberman behind the counter the Sweet Saba candy shop. The idea behind New York City-based artist and designer Maayan Zilberman's newest venture, Sweet Saba , is to create "an experience that is edible." The imaginative candy line allows her to create sweet treats...

  • The self-lacing Nike sneakers from "Back To The Future" are real

    businessinsider.com 01 Jan '16, 3pm

    On October 21st, 2015, the very day that Marty McFly and his friends traveled to the future in the 80s movie “Back To The Future Part II,” Nike made the cult film's iconic self-lacing sneakers a reality. The company announced that a limited run of Nike Air Mag sneakers will be release...

  • The future of bitcoin and blockchain: Magister Advisor's Jeremy Millar shares his view

    businessinsider.com 27 Dec '15, 10am

    REUTERS/Mark Blinch A bright future? What's next for bitcoin? 2015 has seen the digital currency's volatility stabilise and price jump , but it has also seen much of the hype dissipate. And there's been a divergence between bitcoin and the technology that underpins it — blockchain. Bl...

  • MAULDIN: Bitcoin 2.0 has a better chance of becoming the world's reserve currency than China's yuan

    China yuan not close to reserve currency

    businessinsider.com 12 Dec '15, 5pm

    China Stringer Network/Reuters Ripped up Chinese yuan. The Chinese renminbi has been recently included in the IMF’s reserve currency basket, which previously consisted of the US dollar, the euro, the British pound, and the Japanese yen. These currencies represent the developed world’s...

  • Privatizing Rolex -- The Fake Tells A Truer Tale

    businessinsider.com 29 Nov '15, 2pm

    Larisa Martynova, the chief executive of Polyot-Chronos, describes the current situation: “The 1st Watch Factory as it was in the Soviet times doesn’t exist anymore. Polyot-Chronos is a group of companies that manufactures several brands of watches, and Polyot is among them. It is dif...