Transforming Payment Systems in Europe:1st ed. 2016
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Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking. The search for an answer triggers countless other questions along the way: Why does paper money (fiat currency, if you want to be fancy) even exist? And why do some nations, like Zimbabwe in the 1990s, print so much of it that it becomes more valuable as toilet paper than as currency? How do central banks use the power of money creation to stop financial crises? Why does most of Europe share a common currency, and why has that arrangement caused so much trouble? And will payment apps, bitcoin, or other new technologies render all of this moot? In Naked Money, Wheelan tackles all of the above and more, showing us how our banking and monetary systems should work in ideal situations and revealing the havoc and suffering caused in real situations by inflation, deflation, illiquidity, and other monetary effects. Throughout, Wheelan´s uniquely bright-eyed, whimsical style brings levity and clarity to a subject often devoid of both. With illuminating stories from Argentina, Zimbabwe, North Korea, America, China, and elsewhere around the globe, Wheelan demystifies the curious world behind the paper in our wallets and the digits in our bank accounts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026836/bk_adbl_026836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To keep his wife in furs, a smuggler sneaks a painting across the Spanish frontier... It is 1948, and few in Belgium live comfortably enough to haggle over payment - particularly those who make their living outside the law. Kek Huuygens is an exception. As far as his wife knows, this dapper gentleman is an art appraiser who moves in the finest circles. But although Kek knows all there is to know about art, he does not appraise it. He moves it - from one thief to another. Kek is the finest smuggler in Europe, and he charges accordingly. After all, his wife has expensive taste. A miniature masterpiece by the Dutchman Frans Hals has gone missing from Sotheby´s. Kek has 24 hours to move it from Brussels to Madrid, avoiding all the police of Western Europe and a murderous thief who feels he has been double crossed. The job will make him a fortune - if he survives long enough to collect it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023273/bk_adbl_023273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book focuses on market developments of crowdfunding, crowdinvesting, crowdlending, social trading, robo-advice, personal financial management, online payment and mobile payment in Germany. FinTech companies are an important driver of innovation in the financial industry. By making financial transactions more user-friendly and transparent, these firms potentially contribute to financial stability and economic growth. The authors define and categorize the different market segments that have emerged. They further provide an assessment of current market volumes and make forecasts for the next 5, 10 and 20 years. Particular attention is given to the empirical findings resulting from scholarly research. Furthermore, the authors evaluate how the German FinTech market ranks relative to international standards. This book will appeal to finance and entrepreneurship researchers as well as practitioners from banking and tech industries. ´´This book offers a fresh and fascinating look at the FinTech market. The authors provide a rigorous economic analysis of the FinTech market in Germany and offer many insights that are of interest to practitioners, academics, and policymakers alike.´´ -Professor Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business ´´Germany is one of the fastest growing FinTech markets in Europe. This book not only provides a comprehensive and systematic overview on the developments and actors, but undertakes a visionary outlook on the forthcoming decades based on scientific methods.´´ -Dr. Thomas Puschmann, Head of Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab
At age 26 Franz Sedelmayer went to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he built a successful police supply and training company. One of his biggest supporters was St. Petersburg´s young deputy mayor, Vladimir Putin. Putin and Franz bonded. But when Franz´s company was expropriated by President Boris Yeltsin, Putin did nothing to help his friend. Franz sued for damages. He won, but Russia - and its new President, Vladimir Putin - refused to pay. But Franz persevered, and he won: he foreclosed on Russian properties in Europe. Incredibly, Franz is the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin´s Russia. ´´Brilliant. An amazing and fast-moving insider account.´´ (Luke Harding, The Guardian) ´´Franz J. Sedelmayer is the very definition of pugnacious. You can´t help but root for him as he wages a decades-long battle to obtain payment for assets stolen by the Russian government. Franz´s immutable sense of right and wrong is repeatedly pitted against Russian corruption, kleptocracy, and blatant disregard for law and fairness - but he wins.´´ (Karen Taylor, writer and editor, former Editor-in-Chief, France Magazine) ´´A fascinating depiction of the Russian psyche.´´ (Vice Admiral Jerry Unruh, USN [Ret.] Former COMTHIRDFLT) 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130022/bk_acx0_130022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.