BankTech

WANTED: Blockchain Query Language (BQL)

The key innovation of blockchain is that it represents the new data architecture framework and platform of decentralized trustless transactions, allowing the disintermediation and decentralization of those transactions between all parties. Every blockchain technology framework is based on a trusted and immutable decentralized transparent ledger of transaction records, supported by...

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BankTech

The Future of Private Banking is in Asia

While financial markets around the world experience decline, seasonal fluctuations or any other kind of uncertainty or shakeup, the Asian financial market appears to be an extremely attractive alternative for investments and development strategies. One of the major revenue-generating divisions of large financial institutions is private banking. There are quite...

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Fintech

Crowdfunding for a Good Cause

Crowdfunding is becoming a widely favored alternative to raising capital rather than seeking loans from banks. It is a way for businesses or other organizations to raise money in the form of either donations or investments from multiple individuals. In the US, the lending-based crowdfunding model is the most popular...

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InsurTech

Secrets InsurTechs Can Learn From the Auto Insurance Industry's Telematics Experience

The insurance sector is becoming more innovative. Various initiatives and projects launched around the globe are proof of that: from the classic “call for ideas” and corporate venture capital to innovation labs and accelerators that involve the largest insurance companies. According to LTP's research, InsurTech—which involves rethinking one or more...

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BankTech

Investment Banking: An Industry in Structural Decline

One of the most aggressive and swollen segments of the financial industry is investment banking. If AI, technology and cloud seemed to pose a threat of replacing the workforce in other segments, investment bankers would benefit significantly from smart machines and sophisticated algorithms. Greater access to market information and better...

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Authentication & Security

The Game Is Not Over Until Payments Moguls Have a Say

The payments industry is believed to be highly disrupted and is probably going to be dominated by tech-focused companies rather than large established institutions soon. Indeed, an impressive array of FinTech startups has already gained a loyal audience and significant transaction volume. However, startups are far from pushing the true...

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Payments

Now LIVE: MEDICI is Curating Applications for Plug and Play FinTech Accelerator in New Partnership

LTP’s new FinTech market network, MEDICI, now includes Plug and Play Tech Center, the world's largest global technology accelerator and venture fund, allowing FinTech startups to apply for the fourth batch of the Plug and Play FinTech Accelerator program. This new partnership provides tremendous benefits to companies applying for the...

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BankTech

Five Ways to Make the Best Choice With Remittance Platforms

Nonbank market players in the financial services industry are disrupting almost every segment leaving fewer chances to the major players. The cross-border money transfer industry is one of those segments where traditional institutions have suffered significantly. In the UK, for example, the top 20 nonbank money transfer providers account for...

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