Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news and links that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

How Bitcoin Will Meet The Scaling Challenges Needed To Go Mainstream – For some time it seemed rather academic or nerdy to think about Bitcoin scaling. Who cares whether Bitcoin will scale if it is only used by a few people for nefarious activities? Now that one can buy Bitcoin at over 1,000 railway ticket booths that are now also Bitcoin ATMs in Switzerland (launched a week ago) the prospect of Bitcoin going mainstream no longer seems so much like science fiction. Now the scaling challenge has to be dealt with head on. This post shines a light on some different approaches to that challenge.

New Lending Solutions Launch for Credit Unions – A new suite of lending platforms are launched for credit unions and their members. Core providers Monett, Mo.-based Jack Henry & Associates ProfitStars’ division announced the launch of Commercial Lending Center Suite; and Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv unveiled enhancements to its Unified Wealth Platform.

6 Free Things to Do for Your Favorite Charity this Holiday Season – I was thinking about how when money is tight (especially during the holidays) it’s hard to support your favorite charities. And often this is when they need it most.  So if you are not able to consider a thoughtful cash gift–the gift for nonprofits that keeps on giving–here are 6 thoughtful things you can do for free and still really make a huge difference for your favorite charity.

What Free Apps Are You Thankful For This Year? – There are a lot of great paid apps out there, but we get a lot of use out of free apps. Once again, we want to hear what apps you’re most thankful for this year.

Common Thanksgiving Dinner Fails and How to Fix Them – Despite my limited kitchen experience and history of ruining the most basic meals, I’ve been designated Thanksgiving host this year. Chances are, I’ll screw something up. If you’re in the same boat, we should be prepared. Here’s how to prevent and fix a few common Thanksgiving fails.