Square Tests Bitcoin Trading, ICBC Launches a Robo-Advisor & Alibaba Sets Another Record [Curated Content]

November 16, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As Bitcoin hits new highs, big FinTech firms flock to the cryptocurrency to meet consumer demand. Whether this is an attempt to ride the wave, or out of sincere belief in the future of cryptocurrency, Square’s beta of cryptocurrency trading

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Marketplace Expansion: The Secrets to Success

November 15, 2017    By : Simran Singh

Global expansion isn’t always easy – just ask Target. To help kick off its expansion efforts into Canada, the retail giant took over the leases to 220 Zellers locations in 2011. About four years later, Target made a hasty retreat

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PayPal Explores Crowdfunding, Launches Money Pools [Curated Content]

November 14, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

With its latest move, PayPal explores another line of business – crowdfunding – with a competitive edge for its current customers. While renowned platforms collect fees from campaigns, PayPal offers the service for free (for now and for its account

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Singapore FinTech Journey 2.0

November 14, 2017    By : Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon’s Remarks at Singapore FinTech Festival Singapore Expo – November 14, 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, good morning and welcome to the second edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival: •  This is the largest gathering of the global FinTech community

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Active.Ai Announces $8.25M Series A Funding at Singapore FinTech Festival Led by Vertex Ventures

November 14, 2017    By : LTP Team

Singapore & Bangalore, India – Nov 13, 2017 – Active.Ai, a Singapore-headquartered FinTech platform with an innovation lab in Bengaluru that delivers conversational banking through artificial intelligence (AI), announced a US $8.25 million Series A financing led by Vertex Ventures,

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The Mother of All Regulators

November 13, 2017    By : Mehul Desai

The utility for m-transactions will have to manage identity and provide relevant hooks for the movement of sensitive data amongst providers in the trusted ecosystem in real time and on a per-transaction basis. Effectively, one of the outcomes of such

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Future of Business Will Be Built on Three Pillars: Cognition, Blockchain & Cloud – Keynote by Ginni Rometty [Video]

November 13, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

At the FinTech Ideas Festival 2017 held in January, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty discusses cognitive business, recent developments with blockchain and the future of finance. Ginni Rometty’s keynote at the FinTech Ideas Festival 2017 WATCH MORE VIDEOS

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How One Startup Enables Superior, Channel-Agnostic Banking Experience

November 10, 2017    By : LTP Team

The LTP Team had the pleasure of speaking with Daniel Peled, a serial entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of PayKey, a company that enables payments within any social network – PayKey enables mobile users to access financial services from

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Alternative Lending Shows Positive Momentum – Q3 Earnings Reports [Curated Content]

November 10, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Business lending has traditionally been dominated by institutional players. Over the past several years, however, a gap in SME financing has been taken close to the heart by technology giants and startups alike. “There are a number of tech companies

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Insurers Will Still Be Relevant in the Future, Even More Than Yesterday

November 9, 2017    By : Matteo Carbone

The insurance sector is now seeing the same dynamics already experienced in many other sectors, including financial services: with startups and other tech firms innovating one or more steps of the value chain traditionally belonging to financial institutions. InsurTech has

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