Matthew Cochrane

Matthew Cochrane

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As an economic crimes detective, Matthew focuses on helping others avoid becoming victims of fraud and scams. He is most familiar with the fintech and payments industry and devotes much of his writing to covering these two sectors.

Recent articles




The History of Bitcoin

From a pseudonymous programmer and two famous pizzas to the black market and a fan site for a fantasy card game: The world's first cryptocurrency has taken a long and winding road.


Better Buy: Visa Inc. vs. Discover

Both of these companies stand to benefit from the war on cash, but which makes for a better investment right now?




Is Skechers Stock a Buy?

It might be time to shoehorn this fast-growing, but attractively valued, stock into your portfolio.



Better Buy: Square, Inc. vs. American Express

Both of these companies stand to benefit from the world's slow, but massive, shift to electronic payments. But which makes for a better investment now?




Square Subscribes to Success

Square's culture of innovation is responsible for a slew of new services and products that are being introduced to customers.