Blockchain

The Sharing Economy of Blockchain

While long established and highly disruptive for certain industries, sharing economy is still quite a debatable topic. Some professionals call to pay attention to major downsides and the real face and impact of companies like Uber, AirBnb, and others on local ecosystems. The matter of regulatory compliance, tax avoidance, security...

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BankTech

Canada's FinTech Ecosystem Is Gaining Momentum as a Global Hub for Innovative Technology

As FinTech hubs around the world enter various phases of growth and development, the attention of financial industry professionals is being scattered over emerging locations and new opportunities for businesses. While Canada is not really a ‘freshman’ ecosystem in FinTech, the country appears to be gaining attention as possibly one...

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Payments

HCE Service Brings to HCE Mobile Payments a New Level of Trust and Security via Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) That Is PSD2 Ready

Card issuers across the world are launching their own branded HCE-enabled (host card emulation) digital cards on mobile devices. Rapid mobile payments growth is expected as more cash transactions convert to being digitally driven by the “millennial” generation.  However, the current challenges with any HCE implementation are achieving strong customer authentication,...

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Blockchain

Five Ways Financial Institutions/Authorities Work With Blockchain Technology

With endless trials/projects/initiatives/region-specific consortiums/pilots, blockchain sometimes looks like one of those ‘fashion items’ in the financial services industry that institutions want to have to keep the title of 'innovative and modern.' Undoubtedly, some of those initiatives will end up perpetuating a large-scale adoption, but at the moment, a potpourri of activities...

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Payments

Consumers Around the World Want to Use Smartphones as an Alternative to Plastic Cards

Understanding of the readiness of certain countries and regions for innovative transformation is a crucial part of business expansion strategies for startups in any industry. While there are examples of innovative startups that have expanded globally despite regulations and other problems, for the large part of entrepreneurs, the matter of...

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Payments

Exclusive Interview With Tom Burgess, Founder & CEO of Linkable Networks

Let’s Talk Payments recently had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Burgess, Founder & CEO of Linkable Networks. Tom Burgess, a serial entrepreneur and avid adventurer. With deep-rooted experience across the advertising and digital media industries, this seasoned executive searches for industry pain points and creates powerful, forward-thinking solutions to revolutionize...

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