Category Archives: UMBLR Insights

Crypto-Haven: How Miami Plans on Transforming the Beachside City Into a Technological Hotbed

Kareem Tabba – Earlier this month, Miami’s city commission approved the first step of a resolution that would put Miami at the forefront of the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency revolutions. In a 4-1 vote, the city commission voted in favor of a resolution to study the feasibility of “diversifying [the city’s] investment portfolio” and holding a […]

The “#RFcapisback?”: What the Fight over Roger Federer’s Iconic Logo Highlights About Protecting Personal Brands

Julia Schroeder – Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has dominated grass, clay, and hard courts for decades. The winner of twenty Grand Slam titles, he is not only consistently regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, but is revered as a style icon, as well. His successful 24-year partnership with the Oregon-based […]

Fintechs, Mortgages, and Consumer Consequences

Alexandra Tipton- In today’s digital world, consumers expect everything to be at their fingertips – including their banking and financial services. This desire has led to a rise in financial technology (“fintech”) companies ranging from stock trading apps, such as Robinhood, to money transfer apps, including PayPal and Venmo. However, some consumers are looking to […]

A Look Inside the Booming Sports Card Industry

Adam Brown – Although sports cards have been around since the mid-1800’s, the industry has seen a boom the likes of which it has never seen over the past year. While many people traditionally view collecting sports trading cards as a nostalgic children’s hobby, the reality of the industry is quite the opposite. Fueled by […]