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Fintech doesn’t just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms

By Josh Constine for techcrunch.com

It’s easy to move your money between banks. What’s annoying is moving your apps. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Hotnews, InspirAsia

May 6, 2016

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Mobile Payments to Continue Showing Strong Adoption Rate

By Polina Chernykh for Coinspeaker

With millions of users all over the world, the mobile payments technology is expected to significantly change and improve the way we pay for products and services.

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Cashless, Fintech news, Global trends, p2p-payments

April 14, 2016

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The Third Industrial Revolution – Potential Impacts of Technology on Employment

By Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University for WEF 

We are at the cusp of a third Industrial Revolution, with new technologies spawning a feverish excitement for a radical transformation in industrial production. Technological improvements in robotics and automation, as well as systematic changes in the economy that coincide with this revolution, will dramatically boost productivity and efficiency.

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Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Government activities

April 4, 2016

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Square Has a New Growth Hack to Increase Its Payment Processing Volume

By Jason Del Rey for Re/code

Square has long generated the vast majority of its payments processing revenue from merchants that use free Square software to manage and track their sales. Now, Square is trying to make it easier to convert businesses that use non-Square software into Square payments customers, too. (more…)

Cashless, Fintech news, Global trends

March 31, 2016

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FinTech Could Help Achieve Full Financial Inclusion

By Javier Saade for Huffington Post

Capital is to economic development and finance what location is to real estate. And the world of finance is undergoing staggering innovation – some call it the “Wall Street and Silicon Valley stew.” (more…)

Cashless, Fintech news, Global trends

March 25, 2016

World Bank: 2 Billion of adults worldwide have no access to Financial Services

In this installment of My Favorite Number, the World Bank Group’s Douglas Pearce says he’s most intrigued by the number 2 billion. (more…)

Banks, Cashless, Global trends, Government activities, InspirAsia

March 17, 2016

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Square acquires the team behind predictive analytics firm Framed Data

By Matthew Lynley for the Techcrunch,

Square is acquiring the team behind Framed Data, a predictive analytics service, and will be deploying the team of data scientists to its Square Capital team.

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Cashless, Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking, news

March 15, 2016

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Why Bitcoin Can’t Help The Poorest – Yet

By   for techcrunch.com

The term “financial inclusion” is a new buzzword in the fintech space. With the rise of services like Abra and MPesa, we are convinced that bitcoin is the solution to the problems of the unbanked. With bitcoin, we say, the house cleaner in Dubai can get her money home and the refugee can get his money over the border into a safer place. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news

March 9, 2016

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Honda bets that cars are the next mobile payment platform

By Liane Yvkoff  for Forbes

The future of mobile commerce could be in the car. Honda teamed with Visa to demonstrate at the 2016 Mobile World Congress that apps embedded in its infotainments system could soon be used to pay for items without leaving the comfort of their car. (more…)

Cashless, Fintech news, news

March 3, 2016

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IBM Bets on Bitcoin Ledger

By Robert McMillan,

IBM, in a bid to establish a new standard for blockchain software, on Tuesday expects to contribute computer code it developed to a free, open-source project called Hyperledger. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, news

February 16, 2016