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House of Lords grills experts on a Britcoin

As mentioned last week, the House of Lords gathered a number of leading people to discuss blockchain and its potential to develop a digital currency for the UK.  Brave New Coin summarises the whole affair nicely, and I want to keep this for the record, so have copied their update …

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Sberbank is one of the first to Pikachu

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you may have noticed the rise of Pokémon Go.  It’s been in the news everywhere, mainly because kids seem to be gathering in places they shouldn’t.  Equally, the game has been responsible for everything from finding dead bodies to resurrecting other ones.   Mayhem …

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The FinTech Weekly Roundup by Anna Irrera (2)

Friend of the Financial Services Club and journalist with Financial News Anna Irrera has recently started producing a weekly roundup of FinTech news.  She’s kindly agreed to let me republish this summary here on The Finanser, so here goes: Hello everyone, Fintech things you should know: UBS appointed a new head of …

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The 40-year-old Version

As mentioned, ANZ are happy keeping their 40-year-old version of a system – why does that always remind me of some movie title – and I have decided to shut up about this after one last blog update.  This one is a final piece of perspective to this whole discussion, and …

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Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be

The Bright Future The year is 2030.  Europe grows from strength to strength, after the harmonisation agreements between the German Finance Minister, the European Central Bank and the European Parliament for the clearance for Quantitative Easing and bailout funds for Italy in 2018.  This was a turning point in the …

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The 6 biggest trends in #Fintech today

When someone sends me something interesting, I can’t help but share it so this insight from Susan Visser came at just the right moment.  Susan and I have exchanged various ideas over the years, so here’s her view of the key Fintech trends. Summary Data is having a tremendous impact on customer …

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The best blockchain research papers, Q2 2016

I’ve published a few summaries of the best of blockchain research earlier this year (February and March).  There’s been a load more since, but Brave New Coin has curated a nice summary of all those that came out in the last quarter.  As they publish my content sometimes, here is their list (click on the …

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The FinTech Weekly Round-up by Anna Irrera

Friend of the Financial Services Club and journalist with Financial News Anna Irrera has recently started producing a weekly roundup of FinTech news.  She’s kindly agreed to let me republish this summary here on The Finanser, so here goes: Once upon a time it was all blockchain!blockchain!blockchain!…Now it’s all brexit!brexit!brexit!  Fintech lobby …

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