Unique Strengths of Australia’s Formal Financial System & Corresponding Opportunities for the FinTech Community

March 31, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As reported by The Australian, although FinTech investments globally declined in 2016 to $24.7 billion from a $46.7 billion in 2015, Australian FinTech investments soared to a record high of $626 million in 2016, up from $185 million in 2015.

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Rethinking Capitalism With the Blockchain – Part I

March 31, 2017    By : Kary Bheemaiah

It’s easy to think of capitalism as being an ever-present cultural artifact since most of us have grown up in countries where capitalism is the leading political and economic template. But capitalism as an ideology, and as a cultural manifestation,

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Instant Refunds on Flipkart for Debit Card Purchases Powered by Visa

March 30, 2017    By : LTP Team

Instant Debit card purchase refunds, to drive process efficiencies and provide hassle-free experience to online shoppers First use case of Visa Direct API integration in India to process disbursements seamlessly, securely and quickly New Delhi, March 30, 2017: Flipkart, the

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Financial Innovation for the Forgotten Demographics

March 30, 2017    By : Theodora Lau

At the eighth Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address, the Kauffman Foundation launched the “Zero Barriers to Startup” initiative and urged entrepreneurs and policymakers to help break down barriers to new business creation. While the US is becoming more racially diverse, the

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Wallets Can Now Be ‘Smart’ & Become an Integrated Services Marketplace in One Go Using Niki.ai Chatbot SDK

March 30, 2017    By : LTP Team

New Delhi/Bengaluru, March 29th, 2017: Niki.ai, India’s leading AI-fueled company releases Software Development Kit (SDK) for wallet companies to sell smart with an AI. The SDK empowers the wallets to enable conversational commerce on their mobile and web apps. Post

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Natixis, IBM and Trafigura Introduce First-Ever Blockchain Solution for US Crude Oil Market

March 30, 2017    By : LTP Team

March 28th, 2017 – Natixis, IBM and Trafigura have pioneered the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The distributed ledger platform – built on the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric – allows major

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Trulioo’s AML/KYC Solution Extends APAC Coverage With Republic of Korea

March 29, 2017    By : LTP Team

Vancouver, B.C. – (March 28, 2017) – Trulioo, a provider of real-time, on-demand global identity verification for over 4 billion identities, announced today that it has expanded coverage to the Republic of Korea through its GlobalGateway platform. Identity verification and

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MEDICI now! The SureID Story

March 28, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. The company we

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Toward a New Competitive Reality

March 28, 2017    By : Markus Lampinen

It’s not unclear that policy makers around the world want to see new models to serve and add value to the end-users in finance. They’re not against increased transparency either. In Europe, the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis

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Bill Payments & Billing Solutions in the US for Institutional and Consumer Use

March 27, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As paper-based processes are becoming a matter of obsolescence, bill payments and billing software and apps are rapidly taking over. The result is an opportunity for users to take control over their bills, and for organizations to implement seamless, cost-efficient

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