Rediscovering Discover – The Network of Networks

October 20, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

International tourists spent close to $1.4 trillion during their cross-border adventures in 2015. Since international tourism is one of the largest sources of income for a significant number of destinations around the world – in developing countries and developed ones

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Alipay Storms North America [Curated Content]

October 20, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Brace, PayPal, Google, Apple, Samsung, and anyone railroading customers with proprietary mobile wallets and other payments products. Alipay comes to North America. Slowly, but confidently, Alipay builds its partnerships to storm the market. Alipay Partners with Poynt to Provide Millions

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AI Will Teach AI How to Overhaul Industries

October 18, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Human: What do we want? Computer: Natural language processing! Human: When do we want it? Computer: When do we want what? Source AI will add $126 billion to the US economy by 2025 Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, will overhaul

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Singapore is Winning the March Towards Digital Economy [Curated Content]

October 18, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Which cities and governments are ahead of the world in adopting digital money, and why is it important? Today’s top picks offer comprehensive answers. Cashless Cities: Realizing the Benefits of Digital Payments Cities account for a large proportion of the

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The New Divine Comedy: FinTech’s Two Circles of Hell

October 17, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

How many FinTech startups does it take to create one comprehensive payment solution? Apparently, close to 1.5K. That is how many FinTech startups are operating in the payments segment – one of the most represented and well-funded segments in FinTech

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Build a Business, Not a Channel – Launching a Robo-Advisor Inside a Large Bank [Video]

October 16, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Shane Williams, Co-founder of UBS SmartWealth, shares the experience of launching a robo-advisory service inside a large bank, covering choices between build or buy, in or outside the organization (setting a separate entity or not?), with the pros and cons

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Big Data Finance 3.0, the Value of FinTech & The Evolution of Retail [Curated Content]

October 13, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The choice was difficult today – talented people are tireless in enriching the pool of knowledge for the community of finance and tech professionals. On the other hand, the Internet age doesn’t make it easy to pick out read-worthy pieces.

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The FinServ Tinder, the Amazon Obsession & the Project That Broke From Hype Into Reality [Curated]

October 12, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Today’s picks of interesting articles are going to be half-consistent in a good way, with one common thread – outstanding leaders working hard to define the FinServ realm. Startup Ripple is beyond buzzwords with over 100 clients on board, UBS

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Online Lending 2.0 by Renaud Laplanche [Video]

October 12, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Renaud Laplanche, Co-founder & CEO of Upgrade, shares his thoughts on where online lending is today, where it is going, and how it fits the broader FinTech trends. Online Lending 2.0 by Renaud Laplanche In an insightful, data-rich presentation, Laplanche

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The Future of Shopping is Here & It Can Read Your Mind

October 11, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

It appears I haven’t fully realized that the future is here until the news on EEG being applied to reinvent shopping popped up. While it’s still early – experimental – the approach is nothing short of outstandingly futuristic. More interestingly,

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