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Applying Blockchain to Identity

By Chris Skinner from BB Fund

In my final deep dive into blockchain use cases, I come to digital identity.  Now this is a thorny area for three reasons.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news

August 28, 2016

Applying Blockchain to Payments

By Chris Skinner from BB Fund

I’ve blogged for over a week about blockchain based developments in Clearing & Settlement and Trade Finance, and will continue for another week talking about the developments in Payments and Digital Identity.  However, at this point, I should clarify that I use the term blockchain as an overall term to describe what is happening.  (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news

August 28, 2016

Applying Blockchain to Clearing and Settlement

By Chris Skinner from BB Fund

I’ve talked a lot about blockchain, but not much lately about the use cases, of which four stand out in terms of real activity: Clearing and Settlement, Trade Finance, Payments and Digital Identity.

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Blockchain, Fintech news

August 28, 2016

Why Banks Won’t Be Left Out of Fintech 2.0

By Tanya Macheel for American Banker

The second wave of the fintech boom is here, says David Sica, a principal at venture capital firm Nyca Partners. First came the startups with their ideas, now banks are leveraging those ideas and delivering to customers. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Government activities

August 28, 2016

The Elements of Value

By Eric AlmquistJohn SeniorNicolas Bloch for HBR

When customers evaluate a product or service, they weigh its perceived value against the asking price. Marketers have generally focused much of their time and energy on managing the price side of that equation, since raising prices can immediately boost profits. But that’s the easy part: Pricing usually consists of managing a relatively small set of numbers, and pricing analytics and tactics are highly evolved. (more…)

Fintech news

August 28, 2016

The API for absurdity

By David Lee for Techcrunch.com

Every important technology goes through a hype cycle. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Global trends

August 28, 2016

Are Index Funds Eating the World?

Even the father of passive investing has warned of the potential for ‘chaos’ if index funds get too popular

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Global trends

August 28, 2016

Believing is seeing

By Economist

IT IS easy to forget that even the most trivial commercial transactions rely on small acts of trust. Laws encourage good behaviour, but states lack the resources to force everyone to be good all the time. (more…)

Banks, Global trends

August 28, 2016

Why founders should care where their VCs get their money

by  for Techcrunch.com

Fundraising for a startup is a notoriously stressful process. Vast amounts of ink have been spilled dissecting every aspect of what works when pitching a venture capitalist, and there are countless “tips” out there that promise to help entrepreneurs close deals. (more…)

Analytics, Global trends

August 28, 2016

J.P. Morgan in a Car-Lending Chase

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is trying to make the car-buying process easier. (more…)

Analytics, Banks, p2p-payments, p2p/online lending

August 26, 2016

Total Indian FinTech Investments and Segment-Wise Analysis [Infographic]

By LTP

There are around 600+ FinTech startups in India and more than half are more than PowerPoint startups. Out of the 600 FinTech startups in India, around 65+ have raised funding (some of them very recently). There is money pouring in with some big investments to be announced in next two quarters. Also, there have been few good exits. (more…)

Global trends, InspirAsia

August 26, 2016

Fintech Groups Will Unite Into Global Hubs

By Reuters

Federation will enable collaboration among groups from more than 20 countries. (more…)

Global trends, Hotnews

August 26, 2016

Fintech Is Changing The Way We Invest

By Nikolai Kuznetsov for Huffington Post

Cashless, Global trends

August 26, 2016

How Silicon Valley is Changing the Fintech Space

By Evan Singer for the Entrepreneur

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Cashless, Global trends

August 26, 2016

This Is Your Company on Blockchain

By Peter Coy for Bloomberg

The technology would turn a company into a seamless network of coordinated freelancers.

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Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends

August 26, 2016