Payments

The Illusion of Payment Disruption

There has been growing discussion over the past few years on the new transaction rails, and how the Internet has disrupted payments just like other industries. Unfortunately or fortunately, the payments industry is not that easy to disrupt. Every serious attempt that has managed to garner some scale has ended...

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Authentication & Security

Can a Unified Identity Become the Most Valuable and Dangerous Asset Ever Created?

A fragmented individual One’s identity is a centerpiece of every aspect of his/her life – financial and social standing, health, family welfare, employment, education, etc. Therefore, the recognition and authentication of an individual’s identity, together with associated rights, is becoming a priority for governments around the world. Identification – whether...

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Fintech

An Innovative Nation is a Connected Nation

The value of connectivity is difficult to overestimate – nations that are most successful in innovation adoption are the most connected nations, where the rate of internet penetration and mobile technology adoption are the highest. Indeed, nations recognized as the most innovative ones in GII 2016 – Switzerland, Sweden, the...

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Payments

Wanted: Card Issuers & Merchants to Join Forces With Ethoca to Combat the USD $146-Billion Global E-Commerce Transaction Decline Problem

Ethoca Research and pilot programs with card issuers & merchants aim to increase card acceptance globally, ensure good customers are never turned away TORONTO, Ontario, Canada; Austin, TX; and London, UK – December 7, 2016 – Ethoca, the industry standard for collaboration-based technology solutions that enable card issuers and online...

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Authentication & Security

The Infrastructure of Infrastructure

What will remain constant – whether we have a one-dimensional or multidimensional perspective of privacy – is the need to securely conduct transactions at scale; the need of a single-sign-on credential that can generate a multitude of tokens depending on the personalized transaction ecosystem, seamlessly traversing closed-loop and open-loop environments....

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Accelerators

Global Accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech Lands in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi to Scout FinTech Talent

Startupbootcamp Singapore’s FastTrack program provides innovative early stage FinTech startups the opportunity to pitch and gain exposure to industry leaders throughout the India. Singapore, December 7, 2016 – Startupbootcamp FinTech announced a three-day FastTrack schedule in Mumbai on the 16th, New Delhi on the 18th and Bangalore on the 20th of...

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Commerce

Blinker Mobile App Introduces Car Refinancing

Patented smartphone technology to disrupt $1 trillion auto-loan market DENVER (December 5, 2016) — Colorado-based company Blinker has launched a refinancing option in their mobile app today, disrupting the auto-loan market by making refinancing a car quick, easy and completely free. With patented image-recognition technology, Blinker is the only app...

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Authentication & Security

Aprivacy: Recording and Security Capabilities over Consumer Messaging Apps

WATERLOO, CANADA, December 6, 2016 – APrivacy announced today the launch of its new leading-edge product, Secure Messaging, which for the first time enables financial services companies to leverage consumer messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and FB Messenger, to communicate with their clients while meeting all compliance requirements....

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