ICO Launching Services Are Proliferating Amidst Crypto-Frenzy of 2017

December 15, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

With demand comes supply, and the old truth proved to be working in 2017 when we saw a significant proliferation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Regulatory bodies have come through for an innovative way to fund an enterprise, extending the opportunity

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Daily Review: Gibraltar Launches World’s First License for FinTech Firms Using Blockchain

December 15, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Developments in blockchain technology have taken a leap to a whole new level – the first license for FinTech firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology has been introduced by Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog. From whitepapers, to PoC, to real-world applications and

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Building the Most Advanced Prepaid Card Management & Stored Value Solution in the World – Interview With Brion Bonkowski, Founder & CEO of Tern Commerce

December 14, 2017    By : Josh Goodman

I had the pleasure of speaking with Brion Bonkowski, the Founder & CEO of Tern Commerce, a company created to help brands launch global prepaid and stored value programs through its SPAN platform, which covers user experience (UX), compliance, identity

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Daily Review: FinTech Is the New Oil in the Middle East and North Africa

December 14, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Governing authorities in the Middle East did not lose time in 2017, setting up innovation labs, Sandboxes, and establishing strategic partnerships with international institutions in order to turn the region into a nexus of FinTech innovation. Given that the emerging

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The Future of Money: Banking on FinTech [Video]

December 14, 2017    By : LTP Team

FinTech startups are innovating across broad categories — in core banking, new financial services, insurance, and investing. What’s driving this change? And how do these startups successfully attack and compete with the big incumbent entities? In this talk, Andreessen Horowitz’s

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Empowering New Possibilities in the World of Healthcare – Interview With Nadeem Khan, President of Aflac Corporate Ventures

December 13, 2017    By : Josh Goodman

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nadeem Khan, President of Aflac Corporate Ventures (launched in March 2017) in their newest office situated in the Packard Place building in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. Nadeem leads Aflac Corporate Ventures including

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Daily Review: Will 2018 Be the Year of the Bank of Amazon?

December 13, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As technology companies are gradually invading the financial world, the circle tightens up around the most expected step – fully-fledged banking services from the likes of Amazon. The year 2018 will reveal startups to be a healthy push to innovation

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The Importance of Building Online Trust to Face Fraud Risk

December 13, 2017    By : Paulo Vitor Ando

A fraud has the power of causing enormous financial losses and put your business upside down. To not fall for something like this – what is most of the time is out of your control – it’s necessary to invest

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10 FinTech Predictions for 2018

December 12, 2017    By : Henri Arslanian

It was a big year for FinTech in 2017 – and 2018 is shaping up to be every bit as exciting. Here are some FinTech predictions for 2018: 1. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – here come the institutional investors? Many records

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Samsung Pay: The Third Time’s a Charm

December 11, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

After many NFC pilots and Apple Pay, Samsung seems to have cracked the code! For many in the contactless payments industry, they have had a genuine conviction each of the past 15 years: “THIS is the year of NFC!” Well,

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