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The key to IoT is identity

The term The Internet of Things (IoT) was first used twenty years ago. Twenty years later, IoT is emerging rapidly. We have our cars and homes networked but, more than this, we have gadgets like Google Home, Siri and Alexa. Amazon has taken this even further with services like Key …

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Things worth reading: 7th October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … ‘I’m being jailed for four emails from 12 years ago’ HSBC to cut up to 10,000 jobs in drive to slash costs: FT Ex-Barclays executives face fraud trial over Qatar rescue Online wealth manager Nutmeg reveals widening losses Libra: PayPal first to drop out …

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Things worth reading: 4th October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Small banks must step up if they want to keep their small-business customers PayPal on the verge of quitting Facebook’s Libra project It has been a torrid week for Indian banks Wealth taxes have moved up the political agenda ‘I was scammed by a …

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Things worth reading: 2nd October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Visa, Mastercard reconsider backing Facebook’s Libra: WSJ Too big to lend? JPMorgan cash hit Fed limits, roiling U.S. repos ‘Depressing’ gender pay gap widens in fund management firms UBS economist reinstated after China ‘pig’ comments Credit Suisse rocked by suicide as spy scandal deepens  …

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Things worth reading: 6th September 2019

Things we’re reading today include … A new digital bank is scooping up teenage customers before big banks get to them Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology Names and phone numbers of 18m British Facebook users found online, prompting privacy watchdog probe UK slips closer to recession as …

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Ripple offer SWIFT an olive branch

Almost every day, there is an announcement of a new payments innovation. From the success of the likes of Klarna, Stripe and Square in retail payments to the growth of new payment mechanisms like Ripple and JPMorgan’s internal settlement engine, the JPM Coin and the launch of digital currencies from …

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The diversity of financial technologies

I was listening to questions at a meeting this week where one of the audience asked if I needed to adjust what I say on my travels, to suit the culture of different countries. I thought about it for a second, and realised that I don’t. I do adjust the …

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Things worth reading: 6th August 2019

Things we’re reading today include … PIN the blame on us, says Monzo in mondo security blunder: Bank card codes stored in log files as plain text The new IMF chief should not be chosen by Europe alone | Amanda Khozi Mukwashi HSBC CEO Flint leaves abruptly after only 18 …

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Who governs the internet?

I have this debate often: Why governments will fail to block the emergence of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Can you have decentralised exchange without centralised control? Is the world being democratised through technology? How do governments regulate a networked world? A world without money A world without government? … and …

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