Mwasi Wilmore brought 4G LTE to Tanzania. Her next project? Reinventing the farming supply chain so smallholders can compete better and pull themselves out of poverty.
No one product fix will suit a range of abilities. But open-source design provides a way.
What happens when you design a bitcoin product for someone other than a finance bro? Deana Burke made it her mission to find out.
“What do you want to get out of it? Fame, notoriety, fun?” The questions big-wave surfers ask themselves when calculating risk apply to kooks, too.
The Radical x Change movement asks: What if we spent votes like we spend money?
DADA is pushing for a new definition of art, without the popularity contests and pay structures.
The 8th Annual Anthemis Hacking Finance Retreat in Méribel, France brought attendees into the mountains and away from the day-to-day grind of transforming financial services.
Jon Stein’s vision for a modern, holistic financial advisor was a bold but prescient one: and by all accounts, he is just getting started.
Concrete is, obviously, heavy stuff. It’s also a heavyweight player in international trade.
Educational software is making kids Grade A consumers. But it’s missing the opportunity to teach them about money.
As skateboarders ride up the walls of banks, slide down handrails outside museums and grind across ledges in urban plazas, they disrupt the economic and functional logic of cities.
Several large traditional financial institutions—once viewed as dinosaurs stifled by archaic legacy systems—are beginning to get some skin in the innovation game too.
In the black American tradition, movement has meant escape. But we can never truly escape from the identities held in our skin.
We calculate risk in so many ways. When it comes to our children, what is the cost of trying to guarantee a safe landing?
In celebration of New York Fintech Week, Hacking Finance—in partnership with Anomaly and PSFK—assembled a panel of entrepreneurs and thinkers who are designing solutions to make finance more accessible and inclusive.
For Huckletree founder Gabriela Hersham, coworking is more than a savvy property move. It’s a chance to reimagine the UK startup world, with inclusion as an organizing principle.
MindLeaps helps vulnerable youth develop the skills they need for formal education—it also reflects a larger shift in the nonprofit world: a more quantitative, less qualitative approach to providing aid.
Pioneering financial technologies offer promising ways to help return stolen works to their owners.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people apply for one of the 65,000 visas available to for-profit companies, which are doled out via a random lottery system.
With the cosmos open for business, space lawyer Jill Stuart asks: Who makes the rules?
From satellite constellations to asteroid mining, trillions of dollars are up for grabs in the new space race.
Steve Evans is at the forefront of making the planet a more sustainable place, but without disavowing consumerism, capitalism or heavy industry.
Hugo Spowers has been working on a revolutionary system of sustainable mobility that upends the conventions of the auto industry.
Carlota Perez has dedicated her life to studying waves. She also must ride them. During her career mapping the rise and fall of innovation and its impact on the world economy, her theories have been tested, and so, too, has she.
Nicolas Colin pulls some very old threads to create a new kind of density.
On December 5th, an eclectic crowd of investors, entrepreneurs, academics, designers and artists filled a balloon-laden Unit 6 to launch Hacking Finance No.1: Movement.