Citi Tech for Integrity (T4I) Challenge Offers a Unique Opportunity to Work With Its Exceptional Allies – LTP, IBM, Microsoft, Mastercard, Facebook, Clifford Chance and PwC

February 22, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Announced in February 2017, the Citi ‘Tech for Integrity (T4I) Challenge is an open innovation competition to source solutions to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector. Led by Citi in collaboration with its strategic Allies –

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30 Companies Providing Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Solutions

February 19, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The LTP Team has been following the blockchain-focused ecosystem for quite a while now and have seen very interesting a promising players providing solutions for authentication, blockchain-as-a-service, open-source blockchain, application development, mobile wallets, compliance, trading and investment, etc. This time,

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38 FinTech Companies in Kenya to Look out for in 2017

February 17, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

While being the largest unserved market that has dropped out of sight of the global financial system, Africa as a market has all the prerequisites promising to serve as a firm foundation for FinTech growth and development. Among the key

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Everything You Need to Know About Hong Kong’s FinTech Ecosystem: Startups, Regulators, Investors and Accelerator Programs

February 16, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Why Hong Kong? Charles d’Haussy, the Head of FinTech at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), gave a perfect answer to our question, saying, “Hong Kong has all the ingredients to be the global and regional FinTech hub. It is one of

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FinTech Companies Powering Seamless and Invisible Small Business Operations

February 15, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

99.7% of all businesses in the US are small businesses Small businesses present a strong community-building and economy-driving force in any nation. Furthermore, countries that created the most business-friendly regulatory environments for setting up and running a business, are some

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21 Companies Leveraging Blockchain for Identity Management and Authentication

February 13, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Among the variety of non-financial use cases, blockchain technology can be applied to identity applications in areas such as digital identities, passports, e-residency, birth certificates, wedding certificates, IDs, online account logins, etc. Creating an identity on blockchain can give individuals

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How InsurTech Empowers Incumbents’ Market Leadership

February 10, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Some professionals argue that the only path to sustainable growth is to work with incumbents in the industry. Indeed, startup-institution relationships (whether its Carrier-InsurTech, or Bank-FinTech cases) have evolved from competition to a beautiful friendship, bringing out the best and

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31 FinTech Companies Transforming Institutional Investments and Trading

February 9, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Institutional investors control a significant amount of financial assets around the world despite attempts from automated investments apps to open up the market to casual, consumer-investors. The rapid adoption of innovative technology by the startup ecosystem allowed an extensive expansion

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How AI Will Become the Most Defining Technology for the Banking Industry

February 8, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Artificial intelligence is here to stay, and 2017 will be about the adoption of ML/AI by the FinTech community and beyond. Experts agree that FinTech companies will harness this technology to make better decisions and offer improved solutions – they

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Taking a Closer Look at Norway’s FinTech Landscape: Startups, Investors and State-Wide Supportive Initiatives

January 30, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Scandinavian countries are known to be some of the most prosperous and developed ones in the world. The financial services industry in the region is no exclusion as some of the most innovative and promising companies that have expanded internationally

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