9 Reasons to Launch or Expand a Startup in Estonia

June 22, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

1. The Republic of Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity that empowers entrepreneurs around the world to set up and run a location-independent business E-Residency is a new digital nation for global citizens, powered

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How FinTech Serves the Gig Economy and Its Workforce – Exclusive Interview With Hyperwallet

June 20, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Out of the 7.3K+ community of FinTech startups that we follow on MEDICI, FinTech’s global knowledge network, close to 19% are payments startups. A highly fragmented segment of payment solutions creates obstacles for mass adoption of any particular service unless

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The Role of Social Media in Extending Financial Opportunities – FinTech Examples

June 19, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Facebook alone gathers 98 personal data points for targeted ads The number of social media users worldwide has reached 2.34 billion and is expected to grow to ~2.95 billion by 2020. Social media users generate 500 million tweets every day,

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Social Media as an Emerging Source of Cyberthreat

June 15, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The cost of data breaches is expected to reach $2.1 trillion globally by 2019 In 2016, cybercrime cost the global economy over $450 billion, and over 2 billion personal records were stolen. Moreover, rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise

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Blockchain OS: Companies Providing Decentralized Enterprise Systems

June 10, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

 Distributed Ledger Technology has not hit the limits of imagination as to what processes and how will it change. A strong community of entrepreneurs and supporters has shaped around the world to find the most lucrative applications – financial and

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13 InsurTech Accelerators & Incubators Supercharging the Evolution of the Insurance Industry

June 9, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The young, but extremely vibrant history of InsurTech proves it to be one of the most electric industries to follow in 2017 and beyond. An ever-expanding list of outstanding InsurTech startups is already shaking up the $4.5-trillion-dollar industry by leveraging

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Attention-Based Economics on Blockchain: Taking a Closer Look at a Startup That Raised $35 Mn in 30 Seconds

June 7, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

“. . . in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence,

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Exclusive Interview With Ashish Gadnis, Co-Founder of BanQu

June 6, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The LTP Team had the pleasure of interviewing Ashish Gadnis, one of the Co-founders of BanQu, a software technology company on a mission to connect refugees, the displaced, and the world’s poorest to the global economy through a secure, portable

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Increasing Household Debt in America Opens Opportunities for FinTech Startups in the Lending Business

June 3, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Opportunities in various FinTech segments are known to differ. The lending business, however, appears to be among the most promising, especially in the United States, where the aggregate household debt balances increased in Q1 2017 for the 11th consecutive quarter,

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18 Banking Software Providers Powering Online Banking

June 1, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The democratization of financial services did not only touch the consumer side but opened a spectrum of opportunities for entrepreneurs to launch and sustain online banking businesses with little to no IT resources involved. Banking software companies played a critical

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