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Diving into the FinTech Wave

I keep trying to define and delineate more and more of this FinTech Wave. It is no longer FinTech, but PayTech, IDTech, InsurTech, WealthTech, RegTech, GulfTech and more. The thing that strikes me the most is that there are two fundamentally different FinTech camps: those attacking existing business structures and …

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Balancing experience and vision

A year ago, I wrote a piece about Fin and Tech being like Father and Son. The thing that I was noting is the chasm between bank leadership teams, who are generally men over 50, and FinTech startups, who typically have young visionaries and significant diversity. It’s a theme I’ve …

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FinTech: $6.5 billion invested in first half of 2017

Innovate Finance has just published their report on the first half of 2017, and the investments made in FinTech. Global VC FinTech investment attracts $6.5 Billion in H1 2017 –with UK investment up 37% reveals Innovate Finance H1 2017 saw 787 deals globally, attracting $6.5 billion of VC investment, a …

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Forking hell … the bitcoin split

There are a few exchanges I use for trading cryptocurrencies such as Kraken and Coinbase, so I was interested to receive this email from Coinbase last Friday: Dear Coinbase Customer, We are contacting you to make you aware of recent developments in a number of proposals for technical changes to …

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