Is the 'Gig Economy' Running Into Political Trouble?

In a previous Mondato Insight we examined the role of "apptivism" in pressuring regulators and lawmakers to adapt legal rules to fit the needs of the "on-demand economy". Technology companies such as Uber and Airbnb
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Pokemon GO: Time to Reconcile DFC with Brick-and-Mortar?

The mania that is Pokémon GO has descended upon the global markets in a disruptive, all consuming fervor. So much so, that the United States Congress has initiated an inquiry into the data consumption of
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The Cuban Case for Digital Finance & Commerce – Within Reach or Far-Fetched?

When the gates to Cuba opened up to Americans last year, it was quickly added to many bucket lists – globally – to make sure they could witness it “untouched." With promotional flights to Havana in vogue,
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The Refugee Crisis: Where Aid, Fintech and Biometrics Intersect

Not too long ago, beleaguered and destitute, refugees settled for proximate camp or municipality compounds that offered some semblance of stability. With the advent of technology, which has facilitated a global consciousness of relative wealth
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Third Time's Not A Charm: M-PESA's South African Flop

When Vodacom relaunched M-PESA in South Africa two years ago, some questioned the wisdom of yet another relaunch of a service that had failed to gain traction. Neither of South Africa's mobile money operators (the
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The Eastern European Fintech Opportunity

Although "Eastern Europe" is more of a political term than one that carries any geographical meaning, it is usually shorthand for the countries that found themselves behind Churchill's "Iron Curtain" during the Cold War. Since
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Mystery Box Commerce

San Francisco, 1998: So you are telling me that in the future people are going to be able to go on the World Wide Web from their computer at home, and shop for anything they
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The Mobile Money Adoption Curve: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Following the success of M-PESA in Kenya, hype has surrounded the opportunity and potential growth of mobile money across emerging markets. Development organizations and key stakeholders have invested remarkable resources in deploying mobile money and
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