Daily Review: Digitization of Global Trade with Blockchain Technology – IBM Leads the Way

January 17, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

Being one of the game changers providing Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platforms, it comes as no surprise that IBM seeks to transform business models and enabling infrastructure in another industry – global trade. The right way to do it is to partner

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Global FinTech Startup Ecosystem – Setting the Tone for 2018 in the Most Important Charts of 2017

January 3, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

There are 10,000+ FinTech startups around the world, innovating across roughly 18 segments. The global FinTech industry can be categorized into roughly 18 segments, a number of which have mushroomed into enormous industries of global significance themselves. In total, there

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Daily Review: Alipay Storms North America

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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The Secret of Success in FinTech: Partner, Merge, Acquire

October 10, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Everything new is well-forgotten old. FinTech is not a disruptive force (and blockchain is not a disruptive technology). Rather, it’s the history of institutional banking repeating itself. And the further into 2017, the more apparent it is that the global

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7K+ FinTech Startups Globally Will Fall Victim to Consolidation in FinServ

August 28, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Bright long-term legacy coupled with gloomy mid-term expectations FinTech aficionados could argue endlessly about the power gained by FinTech in the financial services industry, and they wouldn’t be completely wrong. Indeed, 7,000+ financial technology startups around the world are proving

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To Understand the Future of the Financial Services Industry, We Must Look Beyond FinTech

May 23, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

While businesses are catching up with the rise of e-commerce and the mobile-first world, physical interfaces altogether are gradually falling into obsolescence. The year 2017 gives strong reasons to believe that working on the enhancement of the experience with any

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Billing and Acquiring in Asia, Latin America and Africa

April 13, 2017    By : Artem Tymoshenko

How to Choose a Payment Services Provider The first thing you need to do to start monetizing your products in an exotic country is to select a supplier of payment services. For any project that has previously operated in just

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Five Factors That Will Drive Dramatic Rise of China’s FinTech in 2017 and Beyond

December 30, 2016    By : Elena Mesropyan

With a population of over 1.35 billion and the second largest economy in the world, China plays an important and influential role in the global ecosystem. Summarizing the hallmarks of China’s FinTech market, ITA puts China among the top financial

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What’s the Endgame for FinTech?

October 27, 2016    By : Elena Mesropyan

Amidst all the excitement and sometimes overinflation of financial technology startups’ disruptive potential, entrepreneurs often can’t zoom out a bit out and see a bigger picture. While it is understandable when your startup rapidly gains traction and there are no

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The Roots of the Disruptive Power of China’s FinTech

April 29, 2016    By : Sofia

China is one of the massive forces in global innovation. As Renminbi gains strength and the startup community in the country produces internationally powerful players, it becomes clear that China takes a very special place in the global FinTech arena.

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