In recognition of FinTech as the next logical evolution in financial services, we are transitioning our banking, payments, and financial content to a new website, www.fintechrising.net. The weekly email Top FinTech Articles email continues to grow, and we have take on a number of fintech firms as clients since the beginning of the year.
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The Blockchain, the technology base of the distributed public ledgers that distinguish cryptofinance applications, powered the week’s FinTech news. Industry thought leaders process the problems as more major banks endorsed the technology’s potential, while noting that it’s too immature to provide much scale. Meanwhile, basic articles targeted to a consumer technology audience ran, and some serious mass publicity in the UK, where they seem [...Continue Reading] “Blockchain Blues: Top FinTech Articles of the Week 8/7/15”
This week I’m checking in on some of the trends I called out in FinTech Rising industry briefing earlier this year. And yes, I am shamelessly affirming my 2015 themes.
The Internationalization of the Renminbi Continues
Treasury & Risk takes a look at how corporate treasury managers, a conservative bunch, should consider settling transactions in renminbi (RMB), China’s currency. It’s part of a major [...Continue Reading] “FinTech Trends: Top FinTech Articles of the Week 07/31/15”
Nicholas Negroponte wrote the book in 1995. We’re still on the journey of digital transformation, and in some areas, notably B2B payments, it seems like the directions are fuzzy and the map unclear. How will banks and corporations find their way through the paper woods and organizational swamp? Will digital FinTech grow into the beast that ate the traditional bank or become [...Continue Reading] “Being Digital: Top 5 FinTech Articles of the Week 7/24/15”
Cash Dies Hard
Cash is not dying without a fight. This week’s news contained a wide range of topics on the trials and tribulations of the shift from cash to digital. What are the immediate battles that digital still has to face, what can it offer to the internationally “underbanked,” and what tools can we use to better think about the exchange between the [...Continue Reading] “Cash Dies Hard: Top 5 FinTech Articles of the Week 7/17/15”
Financial technology made national news last week not so much for the new technologies or market disruptions, though cryptofinance and bank disruptors made news as well. No, this week's major stories focused on the shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange, caused by human error.
This week’s fintech picks cover topics from e-invoicing, the significance of Blockchain, 8 problems with mobile payments and more!
Reality Check: E-Invoicing Is Still a Rarity
“Researchers found that e-invoicing is expanding at a rate of up to 3 percent a year — a solid, steady growth thanks to government mandates and enterprise implementation.”
Is the Uber of Finance the Blockchain?
Read how Blockchain [...Continue Reading] “Top 5 FinTech Articles of the Week 7/3/15”
This week’s fintech picks cover topics from the opportunities created from digital currencies, how the Fed launched the Faster Payments Task Force earlier this year and more!
Your Bank Should Be More Like Your Waiter and Less Like Your Landlord
“The financial services industry in America is locked into a business model of exploitation. For far too long, this has gone largely unchecked and [...Continue Reading] “Top 5 FinTech Articles of the Week 6/26/15”
This week’s fintech picks cover topics from the future of bitcoin, fintech 2.0, Apple Pay and more!
Why Has “Social” Failed in Fintech?
Although social has failed in many cases of startups, it is not the case in network economics or marketplaces. Read more here.
Bitcoin Will Be Money If It Becomes Boring
“Is bitcoin ever going to become money? The answer to the [...Continue Reading] “Top 5 FinTech Articles of the Week 6/19/15”
This week’s top 5 fintech picks cover topics from London’s growing-fast fintech startup scene, seven of the banking world’s coolest innovation labs, Apple Pay’s Security and more!
Why London’s Fintech Startup Scene is Growing Fast
Learn why the fintech startup scene in London is picking up momentum: “London is turning into a major payments and financial services technology innovation hub, luring venture capital and [...Continue Reading] “Top 5 FinTech Articles of the Week 6/12/15”