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5 ecosystem and B2B solutions for FinTech startups in Southeast Asia

The platform-based business model has taken hold in the digital economy, and the concept is quickly spreading to banking and financial services. This has resulted in companies springing up to offer extensive ecosystems and business-to-business (B2B) solutions. Here are five of the most popular in Southeast Asia: Ancileo – this …

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Video: what to look for in FinTechs

FinTechs are leading the charge in using advancements in technology to fundamentally change the landscapes of e-commerce, payment networks, online lending, money transfers, business-to-business (B2B) payments, personal finance and banking. Gain some insight into what is likely to drive a FinTech toward success and make is a smart investment choice. …

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Where to get blockchain educated

Blockchain is becoming one of the most explored technologies around the world, including by financial institutions and governments. Moreover, there is a shortage of blockchain specialists globally, placing a premium on blockchain educational opportunities. Here are the best blockchain educational opportunities: MIT (United States) offers a course called Design and …

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Lack of available talent amid boom of interest in blockchain

Recent interest in blockchain has led to an explosion of blockchain vacancies. But this boom can make it difficult to attract qualified talent. This problem is only exacerbated by the fact that many companies seeking talent with blockchain capabilities are startups with uncertain futures. In order to attract qualified talent, …

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The biggest tech buzzwords in HR

It’s a well-known fact that technology changes everything, even with human resources (HR) functions. At the same time, there are a number of myths and misconceptions out there. Here is a quick look at a few of the big buzzwords in HR-related technology and some clarification of each:        Big Data– …

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Tokenized student economy to transform global educational market

Spitball, a global online student marketplace with over 500,000 registered users, has launched Spitball 2.0 (a token-driven blockchain economy that will transform a USD 150+ billion centralized e-learning industry into a decentralized ecosystem), creating a much fairer deal for students. By leveraging the existing Spitball platform as well as more …

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USAVE Blockchain, BluPoint to launch African educational campaign

USAVE Blockchain has announced that it will be supporting offline internet solution provider BluPoint as part of an effort to increase access to education and information across African mining communities. Specifically, USAVE Blockchain plans to allocate 1% of funds raised from its upcoming initial coin offering (ICO) to BluPoint. In …

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Kyrgyz universities to offer programs on blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Universities in Kyrgyzstan will soon start offering programs that include the foundations of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Kyrgyz Economic University was the first in the country to make such a move, partnering with the Chinese company Digital Asset Exchange. Training provided through the partnership is expected to enhance the qualifications of …

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First academic blockchain laboratory set up in Armenia

New York-based blockchain technology company Blocktech and the French University in Armenia have announced the launch of the country’s first academic blockchain laboratory. The laboratory will undertake an interdisciplinary study that includes the involvement of the departments of finance, law, computer science and applied mathematics. Research will examine the prospects …

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2019 to be a big year in FinTech

FinTech has taken center stage in the financial world. In 2019, it is expected to become even more prominent in a number of ways: RegTech – compliance, complexity, cost and bureaucratic processes have always stifled the development of the finance industry. But the development of RegTech (regulation technology) is benefitting …

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18 payment predictions for 2019

Payments are a trending topic in the FinTech world. Here are 18 predictions for what’s in store for payments in 2019: APIs– every board room is discussing APIs, but the conversations around them will most likely start to shift to proofs of concept as innovation continues to accelerate. Real-time– the …

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Infographic: 10 FinTech trends to watch in 2019

Global investments in FinTech have more than tripled since 2014, amounting to over USD 12 billion. Given this incredible growth, here’s a look at 10 key FinTech trends to keep an eye on in 2019.  How artificial intelligence is changing fintech Kenyan group in talks with Ethiopian banks on mobile …

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Video: 10 strategic technology trends in 2019

From blockchain and artificial intelligence to quantum computing and augmented analytics, here’s an overview of 10 strategic technology trends that are helping to bring the virtual world and the real world together in 2019. Infographic: what is open banking? The beginning of the open banking era in the UK Cyber-attacks …

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Video: FinTech expectations for 2019

At the Singapore FinTech Festival in 2018, eight experts gave their predictions for FinTech in 2019. IBM publishes codes to encourage rapid creation of artificial intelligence projects Video: B2B financial services firm case study What is blockchain, and why is it growing in popularity?

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6 cybersecurity tools to know about in 2019

Cybersecurity is becoming more and more vital to how we live. Here are six up-and-coming cybersecurity tools to keep an eye on in 2019: SafeBlocks – SafeBlocks offers real-time protection for smart contract users, adding another layer of protection to applications built on blockchains. SafeBlocks continuously validates transactions based on …

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The problem of Bitcoin’s energy usage

Bitcoin is the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency and is becoming more and more popular. To generate Bitcoins, a “mining” process takes place in which computers perform millions of calculations in an attempt to out-mine others and “win” a Bitcoin. The problem, however, is that this process consumes massive amounts …

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Finland using blockchain technology to help refugees

The Immigration Service of Finland has begun providing refugees with prepaid Mastercards rather than cash, allowing refugees to enter the blockchain-based system of unique digital identification information. This serves to benefit both refugees and the Immigration Service. For refugees, it allows for the identification of an individual, better facilitating employment …

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Blockchain technology can rewrite the mortgage process in Russia

The Russian economy is moving into a new period of low interest rates, with mortgage rates dropping below 10% and expected to reach below 8% by 2024. Such low interest rates coupled with increasing customer expectations from financial service providers have meant that financial institutions need to increase the ease …

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