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How technology can help grow Kazakhstan’s insurance market

Insurance markets are changing all over the world thanks to digital innovations. This includes: changes to calculation models, increased competition (due to the rise of insurance platforms), a rise in the use of online data analysis, actuary skill development and new car insurance models. Although suffering from a number of …

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The state of FinTechs in Ukraine

FinTech is a booming industry in Ukraine, with more than 100 such companies operating in the country today (58% of which were founded in the last 3 years). Because of the relative youth of the sector in Ukraine, most are now either just starting sales (24%) or working to scale …

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Infographic: Top 10 digital transformation trends For 2020

The digital transformation trends of 2020 are defined by a fresh new class of technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics. This infographic explores the top 10 digital transformation trends expected to have the most significant impact in 2020. 2019 FinTech100 Open banking is uberizing Ukraine’s financial services …

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Video: Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

Each year, different technology trends drive disruption and create opportunities for growth and development. Here’s a look at 10 of the top strategic technology trends for 2020 from our friends at Gartner. Videos: 6 wealth management startups share their views on the industry Video: B2B versus B2C Video: open APIs …

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Video: Top FinTech trends for 2020

The advancement of technology has been a consistent driver of business development, and 2020 will be no different. Here’s a quick look at the top FinTech trends for the coming year. Video: opportunities and risks with bigtechs entering the financial sector Video: how AI is empowering low-income women in India …

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10 data science considerations for financial institutions

Advanced data science promises numerous benefits to financial institutions in a wide variety of areas, including marketing, sales, operations, consumer intelligence, portfolio management, risk and compliance. Here are 10 significant areas of concern that financial institutions should consider as they evaluate their technology priorities: Artificial intelligence (AI) – AI can …

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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.  Automatic 100% digital recording protects financial institutions as well as consumers Polish banks reluctant to …

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