Online privacy notices: What works and what doesn’t
Fisher College of Business
Privacy notices are everywhere online, but they’re not all the same. In his research, David Norton, clinical associate professor of marketing and logistics, reveals how privacy notices that are designed to reassure us about how our personal information is protected can sometimes backfire — with potentially costly results.
March 2, 2022
Why the SEC’s stance on bitcoin ETFs may need to change
In approving Bitcoin futures ETFs but rejecting spot price competitors, many observers feel that the SEC is being contradictory in is rulings. One concern is price manipulation, as explored in a paper by Assistant Professor of Finance Amin Shams and John M. Griffin, of the University of Texas at Austin that concluded that about half of bitcoin's rise to a total market value of $326 billion was due to the influence of a manipulation scheme.
December 1, 2021
What influences cryptocurrency values?
While the term ‘number go up’ was in circulation elsewhere before the 2009 creation of bitcoin, let alone the more recent boom, it points to a fundamental question at the heart of a $2tn-plus industry: what, and who, influences the value of crypto? Bitcoin’s connections to other cryptocurrencies have also raised concerns about its pricing, which was explored in a paper authored by Amin Shams, assistant professor of finance, and a colleague.
November 29, 2021
Four reasons why museums aren't cashing in on NFTs yet
Can non-fungible tokens generate the revenue many museums sorely need? Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, and a colleague outline four primary reasons why museums have failed to turn the NFT craze into a financial windfall.
November 19, 2021
Bringing fintech to the forefront at Ohio State
Fisher College of Business
The future of business is in financial technology (fintech). See how Fisher and partners in the community and across the university are working together to establish Ohio State as a leader in fintech research, education and practice.
November 12, 2021
FinTech @ Ohio State and Beyond conference takes place Oct. 27-28
The Ohio State University
Thanks to a generous gift from Fintech71, The Ohio State University will offer the first in a university-wide effort to boost the region's FinTech ecosystem through the FinTech @ Ohio State and Beyond conference. The virtual event will be held October 27-28.
October 20, 2021
COVID-19 disproportionately affected minority businesses, entrepreneurs
Among the trends in entrepreneurship discussed in a new report from the Kenan Institute was the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses: minority- and women-owned firms did not have access to funds available through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Research by Isil Erel, the David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance and the academic director of the Risk Institute, also showed how the use of fintech and online banking can improve access, "especially to underserved areas with lower incomes and a larger share of the minority population."
April 22, 2021
Coinbase IPO: Digital currency won’t replace dollar any time soon
A major trader of digital currency went live on the NASDAQ Wednesday, soaring and plunging in the first few hours of trading. Although it’s an exciting day for digital currency, it doesn’t mark the end of dollars and cents, says Matt Sheridan, a senior lecturer in finance. It does, however, legitimize other crypto assets such as Bitcoin.
April 14, 2021
Research affiliates quant warns of Bitcoin market manipulation
In 2017, Alex Pickard had made so much money from Bitcoin that he quit his job in finance and moved to Washington state to mine digital coins full time. Less than a year later, the venture had failed and he was back at quant firm Research Affiliates.
January 14, 2021
"Dark stores" fulfill online grocery orders — but for how long?
Online grocery shopping has taken off during the pandemic, and companies are introducing a new type of store meant to fulfill online orders. But part of the reason the future is unclear is not everyone is online ordering experiences have been stellar, says Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics.
September 15, 2020
Common cryptocurrency scams investors should know
As the popularity of Bitcoin, XRP and Ethereum rise, scammers may take advantage of investors looking to buy, sell and "mine" cryptocurrencies. One problem is market manipulation. Large holders of a cryptocurrency, called “whales,” can bid up the price of, say, Bitcoin, drawing in new investors eager to get in on the action. As the currency rises, the whales take their profits and leave new investors with losses, according to University of Texas professor John Griffin and Fisher's Amin Shams.
February 21, 2020
Walmart shelves Jet black shopping service, cuts nearly 300 jobs
Talk Business & Politics
Two and a half years since Walmart began testing Jet black, its white-glove concierge shopping service dubbed, the retail giant said it will end the service. Fisher's Annibal Sodero says data sets gleaned from a Jet black venture would be rich for a retailer like Walmart.
February 13, 2020
How companies like Amazon are shifting logistics to a consumer-centric approach
Retailers are now expecting supply chain companies to provide consumer-level speed, convenience and flexibility. Terry Esper, associate professor says that 67 percent of business buyers have switched vendors to get a more consumer-like experience, and in the days of Amazon, logistics matters more than it ever has.
May 3, 2019