How Does Regtech Need to Change for Wealth Management With SEI, the Rudin Group, and More

Like brakes to a bicycle, fintech must exist within the realms of regulation if it is to ditch its ‘wild west’ persona. Indeed, the adoption of various elements of the industry, like cryptocurrency, has ultimately suffered due to the lack of regulation that surrounds and supports them. Throughout the entire month of May, The Fintech … Read more

Covalent Organic Framework Membrane for Osmotic Energy

A paper recently published in the journal ACS Applied Energy Materials Demonstrated the feasibility of using a covalent organic framework (COF)-based nanofluidic hybrid membranes (NHMs) to attain enhanced interfacial ion transport for the generation of osmotic energy. ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​Study: Improved Interfacial Ion Transport through Nanofluidic Hybrid Membranes Based on Covalent Organic Frameworks for Osmotic Energy … Read more

The ESG Revolution: The Role of Technology

As discussed in my prior blog, “Green Finance” is both a challenge to be met and an opportunity to be seized. In this blog we’ll dive deeper into the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) revolution – with a focus on “green bonds” – and consider the essential role that technology can play to further elevate … Read more

Sensitive, Fluorescent Nanosystem Detects Radioactive Uranyl Ions

Due to its severe toxicity, the sensitive and accurate measurement of uranyl ion (UO22+) in water samples is of great interest. A recent Microchemical Journal paper focuses on creating a unique and efficient nanosystem premised on DNAzyme and graphene oxide (GO) for fluorescent uranyl ion detection. ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​Study: A smart DNAzyme/graphene oxide nanosystem for fluorescent … Read more

Degradable Nanocomposite Removes Antibiotics from Water

The excess fluoroquinolones (FQs) discharged into the aquatic environment due to human activities must be cost-effectively removed. In an article published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, the authors fabricated an environment-friendly dealkaline lignin-grafted Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4@DAL) for the removal of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. ​​​​​​Study: Designing degradable lignin-grafted magnetic nano-composite materials for cost-effectively sustainable removal of … Read more

Energy-Efficient Synthesis of High-Quality Quantum Dots

In recent years, carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have attracted significant attention as a prospective material in fabricating light-emitting diodes (LEDs), molecular sensors, and other state-of-the-art industrial applications. An article published recently in the journal iScience Focuses on producing high-quality full-color carbon quantum dots (CQDs) under exceptionally low pressure and temperature. ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​Study: High-quality full-color carbon … Read more

Behind the Idea: Hokodo | The Fintech Times

Two years ago, only 28 per cent of B2B buyers frequently used e-commerce but now it’s the dominant purchasing channel for over 50 per cent of B2B buyers, outperforming both telephone and email. Although upwardly trending pre-2020, COVID-19 significantly accelerated the need for remote purchasing in a safe digital environment. This was accompanied by the … Read more