Nicholas Bown

Nicholas Bown is a Content Editor on Squared Online, focusing on Squared’s operations in Asia and Europe. He used to work for a Russian tech start-up and has a background in publishing, having held positions at Bloomsbury Publishing and Faber and Faber. He often claims he wants to be a sheep farmer.
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How to get Bitcoin, blockchain and encryption

shutterstock_395784883.jpgThe clearest-ever explanation of Bitcoin, blockchain and encryption

Bitcoin has risen from its introduction in an obscure paper in 2008 by the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto (no-one is quite sure whether it’s a person or a group) to being the subject of high-level discussion at Davos in 2016. Cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular have become one of the hot topics in tech and finance, with a lot of interest in disruptive applications of blockchain technology from startups and, increasingly, regular financial institutions.

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Squared Online grad Freddie Manento joins forces with the UN on life-saving mobile partnership

Freddie Manento is an inspirational Square by any measure. Managing Director of Push Mobile - a telecoms company operating out of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - he joined Squared Online in 2015 to make sure Push had the right digital capabilities to stay ahead. They've since won two contracts with the United Nations in quick succession, and added a number of banks and airlines to their client list.

Freddie recently took time out to speak to us about his Squared experience, and his continuing digital journey since finishing the course.

'I realised there was a gap in the market and a need for international brands to be present in the digital sphere in Tanzania. We had big brands like Coca Cola, Zantel and Tigo who wanted to be online, but the market wasn’t ready in terms of specialisations. And although Push has a digital team, as Managing Director it was very important for me to upskill in digital, and increase my own confidence and understanding of digital strategy, consumer behaviour and trends.'

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