Clover Goes Where No Payment Has Gone Before

October 13, 2016 - Recently, Clover partnered with UK financial institution Nationwide Building Society to focus on the future of payments to asking themselves the question, “What about making a card payment happen in space?” The question is only somewhat fanciful: figuring out how to make payments happen in extreme conditions—at spacelike...

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Aurora Exchange Announces Partnership With Maiden Life and MANGOPAY at LendIt Europe 2016

Aurora Exchange announces the first P2P lending platform to combine FinTech and InsurTech, built in partnership with Maiden Life and MANGOPAY. 11 October 2016 - LendIt Europe 2016, London, UK - Aurora Exchange, a consumer loans exchange for responsible borrowers announced two major partnerships that pave way for bringing transparent and cost...

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35 VC Firms Nurturing the Startup Ecosystem in Asia

One of the regions that will lead the world into the next generation of financial technology innovation is Asia. Data suggests that investors poured $4.5 billion into FinTech companies in Asia in 2015, which is three times the amount attracted by their peers in Europe. Asia, however, cannot be referred...

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Hong Kong: An Emerging FinTech Destination

Hong Kong is quickly establishing itself as one of the hubs of FinTech revolution worldwide. The former British colony has transformed to one of the world’s most significant financial centers and consistently ranks as the most competitive and laissez-faire economy in the World Competitiveness Yearbook. Hong Kong has evolved into...

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Dire Straits' Telegraph Road Has Come a Long Way

While the commerce world was going through a sea change, so was the world of access and devices; one shaping and impacting the evolution of the other in ways no one could have predicted let alone planned. The early clunky desktop computers have been replaced with slick personal computers, laptops...

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Authentication & Security

Bitwage Releases Payment Verification Platform, My Employer, Five New Output Currencies and Hits New Transaction Milestone!

-Launching a new payment-verified reputation system that allows workers to leverage their payment data to acquire new clients without going to freelance marketplaces -Launching 5 new currencies -Reached milestone of $1m in transactions/month last month Since July of 2014, we have been hard at work ensuring that our customers have...

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Can Asia Become the Global InsurTech Hub?

In 2015, investors around the world poured $2.6 billion into InsurTech. There are already over 1,300 startups from across the world focusing on the insurance industry – one of the most massive and complex ecosystems with large and powerful corporate players already taking steps towards riding the wave of disruption....

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Enabling Technologies

We Live in a Mobile-First World

For a quarter of users, it’s a mobile-only world A recent study by Google called How People Use Their Devices suggests that more than 1 in 4 users only use a smartphone in an average day – almost twice as many as those who only use a computer. Moreover, the...

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