Tag Archive: Fintech

  • BANKEX - How Did They Do It? A Dive into Asset Tokenization Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser, Sponsored Article

    BANKEX – How Did They Do It? A Dive into Asset Tokenization

    Prompt development of digitalization in all sectors triggers change within financial markets. Existing approaches to securitization are no longer in-demand as the procedures are complicated, long and cannot keep up with the pace of change, that new technologies bring to virtually every aspect of one’s life. Tokenization has come along to provide reliable instruments and revolutionize the whole financial industry. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] What is the Proof-of-Asset Protocol by BANKEX? BANKEX is

    · November 10, 2017 · 12:30 pm
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    A Different Kind of Token Pre-sale Underway

    A different kind of Ethereum-token presale is underway in the City of London. Sharpe Capital is selling a token called SHP that is based on a product that exists now and actually works. Unlike some initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO) promoters that are selling only a concept, Sharpe has a platform that is scheduled to go live on 11 December 2017. Sharpe’s Financial Markets Protocol, which is designed to make trade decisions based on crowdsourced asset

    · November 10, 2017 · 12:00 pm
  • FinTech Wunderkind The NAGA Group AG Continues to Disrupt Financial Markets Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser, Sponsored Article

    FinTech Wunderkind The NAGA Group AG Continues to Disrupt Financial Markets

    FinTech company The NAGA Group AG aims to bring the advantages of financial technology to the masses through the first blockchain-based ecosystem for decentralized trading, investing, and education in financial markets, virtual goods, and cryptocurrencies. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The NAGA Group AG is a German technology company whose mission is to “[identify and build] disruptive business models” and disrupt they have. After conducting one of Germany’s fastest recorded IPOs in the past

    · November 9, 2017 · 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin and Stock Markets Shatter Record Highs for a 4th Consecutive Week Bitcoin, Bitcoin Acceptance, Bitcoin Investment, Markets and Prices, News, News teaser

    Bitcoin and Stock Markets Shatter Record Highs for a 4th Consecutive Week

    Bitcoin’s impressive trajectory continues to astonish financial experts and the general public alike. During the week ending November 3, 2017, the digital currency once again exhibited its fantastic strength by closing at a fresh record high, surpassing the $7,300 USD mark. Likewise, the Dow Jones index rose to a new all-time high of 23,516.26 during intraday trading. Bitcoin’s Unstoppable Skyrocketing Trend Bitcoin gloriously started the week of October 30, 2017, by blasting past the $6,150

    · November 4, 2017 · 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin and Blockchain Jobs Reach All Time High Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser

    Bitcoin and Blockchain Jobs Reach All Time High

    Freelancer.com reports that cryptocurrency related freelance positions are booming in the third quarter of this year. Cryptocurrency jobs are a fast-growing sector in the Fintech industry, and now online work portals such as freelancer.com are reporting that cryptocurrencies are their fastest expanding category of work. According to a Freelancer.com report the number of Bitcoin-related positions on their site has increased by 82%, alongside traditional cryptography roles which rose 59%, with the report declaring; In emerging trends,

    · October 30, 2017 · 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Regulation, FinTech, News, News teaser

    Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrencies and Partners with Hong Kong for Fintech

    Singapore is putting itself out in the forefront of blockchain activity by announcing no regulations for cryptocurrency and entering into a fintech agreement with Hong Kong. Singapore is making some waves when it comes to cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. While Singapore has a lot of ties to China when it comes to culture, education, and economy, it’s not following China’s lead when it comes to digital currency. China has banned ICOs and forced a number of

    · October 26, 2017 · 7:00 am
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, Markets and Prices, News, News teaser

    Crypto Hedge Funds Might Soon Whet Institutional Investors’ Appetite

    Bitcoin’s value has increased spectacularly, outperforming all the existing fiat currencies. Indeed, for the last two weeks in a row, Bitcoin’s value has broken all-time record highs. However, most institutional investors remain unfamiliar with the cryptocurrency. They are skeptical,  and they have not yet started to tap Bitcoin’s fantastic potential. Institutional Investors Need to Learn About Bitcoin Retail investors are increasingly pouring money into Bitcoin, and the value of Bitcoin in the financial markets reflects

    · October 24, 2017 · 12:00 pm
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    From Securitization to Tokenization at the Edge of the New Era

    The rapid development of information technologies is affecting our daily lives – the way we communicate, do business, make purchases, carry out transactions, and monitor our health, are just a few examples of how our lives have been affected by technology. Obviously, every process in the financial service industry either is or will be affected by these changes. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Essence of Securitization Securitization, by definition, is the transformation of

    · October 22, 2017 · 11:30 am
  • Immigrants: is it Possible to Get a Loan if You are New? Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser, Sponsored Article

    Immigrants: is it Possible to Get a Loan if You are New?

    If you have immigrated recently, it can be a tough task to get a credit or a credit card in a new place. I know it for sure as I changed several countries for the last three years following the expansion of my business — a fintech company and a social lending service provider MicroMoney. [Note: This is a sponsored article – written by Anton Dzyatkovsky, co-founder of MicroMoney] Even though in the previous country

    · October 19, 2017 · 9:00 am
  • Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges To Go Under ‘Full Surveillance’ Starting October Bitcoin, FinTech, News, News teaser

    Japan’s Embrace of Bitcoin Masks Lack of Fintech Investment

    Japan’s Financial Services Agency allows Bitcoin to be used to pay for goods and services in the country as part of an effort to foster a growing Fintech industry despite a glaring lack of any significant investment. The Japanese Financial Services Agency announced earlier in the year that they would begin allowing payment for goods and services in bitcoin and require cryptocurrency exchanges to be licensed and audited, giving Bitcoin an actual approval when other

    · October 19, 2017 · 1:30 am
  • JP Morgan Introduces New Blockchain Money Transfer Project Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser

    JP Morgan Introduces New Blockchain Money Transfer Project

    Prominent financial giant, JP Morgan Chase & Co. has introduced its new project that utilizes blockchain technology for international money transfers. Blockchain is Not a Fraud   JP Morgan has been featured in several articles in the last couple of weeks as its CEO, Jamie Dimon, harshly criticized Bitcoin by calling it a “fraud” and “tulip mania 2.0”. Dimon’s comments have caused a  lot of controversy in the Bitcoin community. In a recent article, Dimon even

    · October 18, 2017 · 11:15 am
  • Crypto-economy: a Path for 2 Billion Unbanked Cash Adepts Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser, Sponsored Article

    Crypto-economy: a Path for 2 Billion Unbanked Cash Adepts

    Anton Dzyatkovsky, co-founder of MicroMoney, explains how blockchain technology and increasing internet penetration into previously untapped regions can help bring previously inaccessible financial services to the unbanked. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] I believe that the evolution of blockchain-based infrastructures and active Internet penetration in emerging markets enable the financial industry to provide services to a much larger audience than before. I have to put it simply — there is now an open path

    · October 18, 2017 · 11:00 am
  • Blockchain Changes Banking for the Unbanked Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser, Sponsored Article

    Blockchain Changes Banking for the Unbanked

    MicroMoney COO and co-founder Sai Hnin Aung offers his thoughts on how blockchain technology can level the financial playing field for the 2.5 billion unbanked people in the world. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] I am completely sure that financial exclusion can really be eradicated. That has become possible due to the lending industry I have the honor to belong to. Our social business idea hasn’t arisen out of the blue. For centuries people have been

    · October 16, 2017 · 8:00 pm
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    For the First Time ICOs Raised More Money Than VCs

    In the last couple of months, projects that had ICOs have managed to collect the impressive amount of $1.7 billion. Giving the Market Confidence Since a long time now, ICOs have been attracting a lot of attention from investors, startups, entrepreneurs, and regulators. One of these regulators is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which recently published an official report, explaining its official stand on initial coin offerings. According to the official report, initial coin offerings that

    · August 10, 2017 · 10:00 pm
  • Australia Latest Country to Push for National Cryptocurrency Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser

    Australia Latest Country to Push for National Cryptocurrency

    Law makers from both sides of the political divide have called upon the Reserve Bank of Australia to embrace blockchain technologies. This follows yesterday’s all time high Bitcoin price of over $3400. Liberal senator Jane Hume from the ruling coalition and Labour senator Sam Dastyari have formed the Parliamentary Friends of Blockchain, as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald. They claim that failing to capitalise on the potential of crypto-currency could put the future of Australia’s

    · August 8, 2017 · 12:15 pm
  • Bank of America Files Three New Blockchain Patents Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser

    Bank of America Files Three New Blockchain Patents

    Bank of America has filed three new blockchain-related patents geared towards data authentication and identity verification. The new patents are the latest in a growing number of blockchain patents filed by the financial services giant. Creating Innovation With Blockchain Financial services company Bank of America has submitted three new blockchain patents that focus primarily on authenticating information as well as those who handle it. According to the official website of the United States Patent and Trademark

    · August 4, 2017 · 5:45 pm
  • State Bank of Belarus builds on Blockchain Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser

    State Bank of Belarus Builds on Blockchain

    The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus has deployed an information network based on blockchain technology, according to a recent press release. This is intended for use in a wide range of “modern and advanced” scenarios in both the banking world and further afield. Practical Applications The network is initially to be used as a register of bank guarantees and their issuance. Belarusian banks will soon be able to transfer verifiable records of such, enabling

    · July 19, 2017 · 1:00 pm
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    Blockchain and Fintech Could Fix Italian Banks

    Recently the Italian government was forced to bailout 2 major banks for $19.4 billion, in one of its wealthiest regions. Roberto Ferrari, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at Italy’s Mediobanca Group, believes that blockchain and fintech could have prevented this issue. The Bailout Two major Italian banks, the Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were recently rescued by the Italian government. The European Commission approved the plan of the Italian government, to commit as much as

    · July 9, 2017 · 9:00 am
  • Sibcoin to Outdo Mother Coin Dash? Altcoin News, FinTech, News

    Can Sibcoin Outdo Mother Coin Dash?

    The cryptocurrency industry is full of altcoins, and their number has already exceeded one thousand. Due to the fact that most cryptocurrencies are open source, it can often take just one tech-savvy enthusiast to fork a virtual currency and thus create something completely different. That is how Litecoin came to be. The Birth of Sibcoin When it comes to these forked cryptocurrencies, however, the sad truth is that unless the developers have something serious on

    · July 8, 2017 · 12:00 pm
  • IMF Looking at how Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize the Banking Industry Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News

    IMF Looking at how Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize the Banking Industry

    The International Monetary Fund urges banks to pursue blockchain investment before they face irrelevancy in the face of a competing fintech industry. How A Central Authority Can Stand to Benefit A staff discussion note from June 2017 provides evidence of the IMFs position on cryptocurrencies, as they move to adapt and promote adoption. The Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde has previously praised blockchain technology for the savings and speed it offers the financial services industry. Her comments

    · June 28, 2017 · 11:30 am
  • TenX raises $34 million in 7 minutes Ethereum, FinTech, News

    TenX ICO Raises $34 Million in 7 Minutes

    Founded in 2015 and a graduate of this year’s PayPal incubator program, Singapore-based company TenX managed to raise $34 million through their recent ICO.   One of the major problems that cryptocurrencies face today is the liquidity for real-world usage. Only a very few cryptocurrencies have a high enough trading volume and liquidity support in order to provide such a service. According to the TenX team, many cryptocurrency users face this problem: Once you start

    · June 24, 2017 · 4:00 pm
  • Sibcoin Launches a Decentralized Service for International Remittances Altcoin News, FinTech, News

    Sibcoin Launches a Decentralized Service for International Remittances

    The Sibcoin team has announced the launch of Perevod.io, a decentralized service for international money remittances. The service allows two parties to send each other fiat money through Sibcoin-supporting exchanges and requires no specific experience with cryptocurrencies, which fulfills the project’s promise of bringing cryptocurrencies closer to people. Perevod.io is applicable in numerous use cases, including operation in underbanked countries, bypassing international sanctions imposed on financial services, and avoiding excessive transaction fees inherent in traditional

    · June 23, 2017 · 12:30 pm
  • Bitcoin Experts: Forget Price, Look At Investment When Weighing Success Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, FinTech, News

    MIT Grads Envision a Future Where Anyone Can Start a Bitcoin Fund

    A new machine-based investing platform called Catalyst aims to allow cryptocurrency investors to become bitcoin fund managers. Disruptive Trends in Finance Enigma is a start-up run by MIT graduates and their current project is an online financial platform called Catalyst. According to the platform’s whitepaper, “Algorithmic trading and machine learning are proving to be disruptive trends in investment management.” Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have a large barrier of entry for those looking to invest the smart way. Many current,

    · June 7, 2017 · 1:00 pm