Berlin’s Flourishing FinTech Scene in 30 Inspiring Examples

January 10, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

As one of Europe’s hubs of innovation along with London, Berlin has an impressive array of FinTech companies successfully operating both within and beyond Germany’s FinTech ecosystem. In this article, we will review some of the brightest examples; a more

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Making a Case for Centralized Systems

January 4, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

At a time when disbelief in decentralized systems may end up being an offense in Silicon Valley and beyond, I’d like to give a benefit of a doubt to the concept and modern embodiments of centralized systems, and argue that

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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: Italy Launches a Nationwide Wireless Network for the IoT

December 22, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

High connectivity is one of the hallmarks of the modern society. At any moment in time, individuals are plugged into society through the range of devices, which as well are constituting a complex ecosystem of smart connected things. According to

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Daily Review: PayPal Explores Crowdfunding, Launches Money Pools

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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Daily Review: Alternative Lending Shows Positive Momentum – Q3 Earnings Reports

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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Daily Review: All You Need to Know About PayPal’s Earnings Results

October 24, 2017    By : LTP Team

An ever-innovative giant in P2P payments exceeds expectations another time with its Q3 earnings results. In Q3 2017, PayPal added 8.2 million net new active accounts – a record addition to the platform in a quarter. PayPal ended the quarter with

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Daily Review: FinTech, FIs & Investors Are All Aligned in Addressing Market Needs

October 19, 2017    By : LTP Team

It was a busy quarter for deals in FinTech. According to the latest report from FT Partners, banking (including P2P lending), and payments scored the most deals in the period. With innovation in facilitating convenient banking services, comes ever-accelerating fraud

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Daily Review: Singapore is Winning the March Towards Digital Economy

October 18, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Which cities and governments are ahead of the world in adopting digital money, and why is it important? Today’s top picks offer comprehensive answers. Cashless Cities: Realizing the Benefits of Digital Payments Cities account for a large proportion of the

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The New Divine Comedy: FinTech’s Two Circles of Hell

October 17, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

How many FinTech startups does it take to create one comprehensive payment solution? Apparently, close to 1.5K. That is how many FinTech startups are operating in the payments segment – one of the most represented and well-funded segments in FinTech

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