8 Game Changers Providing Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platforms

January 16, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

With an increasing number of enterprises expressing interest in distributed ledger technology, tech companies are rushing to meet the demand. To democratize blockchain technology, Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, and now Baidu and Tencent, have developed their own platforms offering Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS).

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Daily Review: Chinese Dragons Don’t Take No for an Answer

January 9, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

Being denied an opportunity to buy an entrance ticket into the US market, Ant Financial nonetheless finds a way to establish a channel for future endeavors with MoneyGram. This collaboration is as meaningful of a move from one of the Chinese

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Let’s Talk About Insurance Before Amazon Disrupts It

January 5, 2018    By : Matteo Carbone

I love insurance, and I have dedicated my career to the innovation introduced by InsurTech. The year 2017 has been a year full of InsurTech discussions for me: I took 187 flights to discuss InsurTech in 35 cities in 15

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Daily Review: $2.8 Billion Worth of Transactions Were Sent Over Bitcoin Network in a Single Day in November

November 21, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Bitcoin crosses new highs every other week despite sometimes unfavoring regulations coming into action. Last week was no exception – the value of daily transactions sent through Bitcoin network went from $200 million for the most part if January to

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The Rise of the Chinese Dragon: An Inside Look at Factors Affecting the Growth of BAT

August 23, 2017    By : Sumit Gilitwala

As a FinTech and startup aficionado, we already know the three Chinese giants, most commonly referred to as BAT: Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. All of us have read about the success story of Robin Li of Baidu, Jack Ma of

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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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FinTech Story: Hits and Misses From 2013 to 2016 and the Way Forward

January 9, 2017    By : Amit

We have watched 35+ FinTech segments through the ups and downs every single day in the last 3.5 years at LTP. We developed a lot of listening tools and an army of analysts to catch everything in FinTech like a

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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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Y Combinator-Backed Nigerian FinTech Startup Paystack Closes on $1.3M Seed

December 26, 2016    By : LTP Team

San Francisco, USA – Monday 19 December 2016 – FinTech startup, Paystack, announced that it had closed on a seed investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders

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10 FinTech Predictions for Asia in 2017

December 12, 2016    By : Henri Arslanian

In 2016, FinTech went mainstream. So what can we expect for 2017? Here are some predictions for FinTech in Asia for 2017: 1. Forget the unicorns… Watch out for the Chinese dragons instead! China is the global leader in many

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