B2B Fintech Investment On The Rise
Fintech startups in business-to-business payments may finally be getting their day in the sun.
New technology is changing the way we shop
With competition from online retailers, Holly Firfer shows us how Rebecca Minkoff is using new technology to enhance the shopping experience.
Facial Recognition in Payments: Evolution
In this article, Lets Talk Payments talks about the evolution of facial recognition in payments and financial transactions.
SoftBank to invest $1.4 billion in India's Paytm in bet on demand for mobile money
SoftBank is set to announce it is investing $1.4 billion in India's Paytm.
Mastercard’s new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner
The rise of mobile payments has made buying things with your fingerprint commonplace, so why not put that technology in a credit card? Mastercard thinks it’s worth a shot, and has built a credit...
What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained
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How Fintech and Payments Innovations Will Disrupt Global Ecommerce
The safe movement of money across borders is having a revolutionary effect on how and where businesses operate.
Google Ventures Conducts First FinTech Investment - CryptoCoinsNews
Currencycloud, a London fintech world leader in cross-border payments, announced that it has raised £20 million from Google’s venture capital arm, GV.
PayPal buys TIO Networks for $233 million | TechCrunch
PayPal has agreed to buy bill payment management company TIO Networks for $233 million in cash. The deal will allow PayPal to gain access to a market of customers who pay their utility and cable bills at kiosks in locations like Rite Aid. This will help the company reach the “underserved” chunk of North Americans who are living paycheck-to-paycheck, some who even lack bank…
World Economic Forum: Blockchain Technology Will Change Financial Infrastructure - CryptoCoinsNews
With all the investment and experimentation financial institutions are devoting to blockchain technology, research organizations are getting a better idea of what the future financial services infrastructure will look like.
Google ends its Hands Free mobile payment pilot after less than a…
That’s kind of the thing about pilot programs – they don’t always result in a successful launch. Less than a year after beginning testing at select locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Google is pulling the plug on its Hands Free payment system. The company notified users of the unceremonious wind down via email and a notification on its site. A week from yesterday, the program will be…
Airbnb is reportedly in talks to acquire an app that allows people to pool together money
Tilt's crowdfunding platform allows groups and communities to collect, fundraise, or pool money online so they they can make events and projects happen.
One of the common requests we have received from our members over the past year has been: in an environment in which there are multiple different blockchains and distributed ledgers in use by various organizations, how can they interoperate? We took this question and commissioned a paper with Vitalik Buterin who provided a survey of several current and proposed interop solutions. We also asked Nigel King and Ross Nicoll from the R3 London office to put together a short view point and summary of Buterin's survey. Below are the finished documents originally sent to our members this past September. Distributed got a first look of it a couple weeks ago and put together a short article on the paper as well. Chain Interoperability: R3 Viewpoint Nigel King and Ross Nicoll Download Chain Interoperability: Vitalik Buterin Vitalik Buterin Download
London Blockchain Week
Blockchain Week kicks off with a Hackathon, followed by a 2-day conference on Bitcoin, Blockchain & DLT then ending the week with focused workshops.