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BFC FinTech Monitor 20th – 27th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor Around the World: McKinsey and Company has issued recommendations for financial institutions regarding COVID-19 as well as probable economic consequences of the pandemic. A study by CB Insights has …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 13th – 20th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor Around the World: The FinTech Times has predicted how the outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent quarantine measures will impact the FinTech market. Specifically, they predict that, although people will …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 5th – 13th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.  Around the World: Amsterdam will play host to the Money 20/20 international FinTech conference in mid-June. Confirmed speakers include experts from Goldman Sachs, Netflix and Airbnb. According to a …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 27th February – 5th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and telegram channel FinTech Wave.   Around the World: ATMmarketplace.com has released a new report on the main digital banking trends. It revealed that (1) Apple has set new standards, …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 20th – 27th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and telegram channel FinTech Wave. Around the World: In 2019, FinTech startups attracted a total of USD 34.5 billion in investments (1,913 total transactions). Nearly half of this amount (USD …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 13th-20th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and in the telegram channel FinTech Wave.   Around the World: Analysts with Juniper Research predict that the volume of contactless payments will triple within just 4 years’ time. …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 3rd January – 12th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.   Around the World: American FinTech startup Remitly has launched a neobank for immigrants, allowing them to transfer funds to their homelands without documents establishing residency in the United …

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Top cybersecurity threats for the banking industry in 2020

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest concerns that financial institutions have today, especially with increased digitization exposing them to greater risks from hackers. Here are the top cybersecurity risks for financial institutions in 2020. Mobile and web banking – while apps and online banking make it easy for consumers to …

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Cybersecurity and banking: 3 trends to watch in 2020

The threat of financial losses, regulatory consequences and reputational damage has spurred financial institutions to innovate and accelerate in the field of cybersecurity. However, the intersection of cybersecurity and banking can feel like a major battle. As soon as one vulnerability is addressed, another is created. Combine this with the …

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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. Cash vs card: Kyrgyzstan’s move towards non-cash payments Video: artificial intelligence in fintech London retains title as top European …

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Video: WealthTech and millennials

CB Insights analyst Matt Wong gives a brief overview of WealthTech and millennials relationship with it. Lessons learned on the path from startup to success 11 Big Data trends for 2020 The state of FinTechs in Ukraine

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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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FinTech development can bloom in absence of oversight

The lack of regulations governing many areas of FinTech in Russia is providing many great opportunities for FinTech startups to test innovative new solutions that might be difficult to test elsewhere, particularly in the more-regulated West. This is especially true in three areas: peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, collective investments and cryptocurrency. …

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Video: 4 predictions for FinTech in 2019

FinTech has become increasingly influential in markets around the world. Here are four predictions for how FinTech will continue to impact our lives in 2019. Growing a company that keeps a startup heart Tajikistan pushing switch towards cashless payments SmartPay financial inclusion wallet launched in Vietnam

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Increasing amount of theft at cryptocurrency exchanges

There is an arms race developing between cyber criminals on the one side and cryptocurrency exchanges and regulators on the other side. In recent years, there has been a tripling of money laundering through cryptocurrencies. But perhaps more alarming is the rise in the theft of cryptocurrencies. It is estimated …

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Kyrgyzstan in top 5 for cryptocurrency attacks

Kaspersky Lab has completed a study that shows that Kyrgyzstan ranks in the top 5 in the world for cryptocurrency attacks. According to the study, hackers stole more than USD 2.3 million in cryptocurrency attacks just in the second quarter of 2018. It was reported that attackers convince user to …

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The problem of hidden mining in Uzbekistan

One of the most common cyber threats in Uzbekistan is hidden mining. Although there are still threats associated with the more traditional unknown downloading and installation of a mining program onto user computers, hackers and programmers have become more ingenious in recent years. Uzcert and ESET (a company specialized in …

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Why cryptocurrency exchanges are hacked so often

Last year, at least five major cryptocurrency exchanges were hacked, resulting in the loss of hundreds of millions of USD. The fault for such hacks resides on two fronts: the client side and the server side. On the client side: Cross Site Scripting (aka XSS) allows attackers to use your …

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