Bryan Tang

Venmo and the Future of Online Payments

Almost a year ago, I downloaded Venmo at the behest of a friend. Though I am by no means a technophobe, I still shy away from tying personal information like my bank account number to a relatively unprotected app. I do not even like providing my address or name to create an online profile. But what makes Venmo different? Now, I am not about to sing Venmo’s praises, but I do believe it is an extrem...

Algorithmic Trading: Making Money in Milliseconds

Today, the trading floor of the NYSE looks nothing like it once did. The most noticeable difference is the astonishing lack of people and activity. Instead of dozens of traders shouting orders over each trading desk, there are only three or four hovering around a bank of monitors. Software programs and touchscreen devices have become more efficient and cheaper to maintain than a workforce of trade...

Here’s Why I’m Skeptical of Bitcoin

Recently, Bitcoin has been highly publicized in the media — and most of it has not been positive exposure for the young currency, whether it is the mysterious disappearance of Bitcoin from the equally mysterious Mt. Gox Exchange, or the high-profile arrests related to the shutdown of (sketchy) black market sites. Bitcoin’s been taking a beating, and whether it’s fair or not cannot be determined wi...

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