Daily Review: How PayPal’s Braintree Plans to Win in the Payments Industry

In payments, like in most other FinTech segments, the comprehensiveness of services leads to convenience for the end-user and businesses. The culture of convenience led consumers to a strong preference of most seamless experiences, encompassing various aspects of every payment – security of information, loyalty points, rewards, pay-to-purchase time, merchant...

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BBVA Open Talent 2018: Apply Now for the World’s Biggest FinTech Competition

One of the most progressive financial institutions globally launches its anniversary edition of the world’s biggest FinTech competition – BBVA Open Talent 2018. BBVA Open Talent is an international competition specializing in the FinTech sector that looks for solutions with the most disruptive potential in the industry in order to...

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Where AI Is Today & Where It's Going

In this video, Richard Socher demonstrates examples of areas where artificial intelligence achieved significant results nowadays in comparison to its capabilities just years ago. Richard Socher is an adjunct professor at the Stanford Computer Science Department where he obtained his Ph.D. working on deep learning with Chris Manning and Andrew...

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How to Build Marketplaces & Why Many Will Be Decentralized

Why do marketplaces exist? Marketplaces exist because they are an improvement over the alternative. If you can imagine, the alternative would be salesmen yelling aimlessly for buyers, and buyers potentially doing the same as they look for viable sellers. Whether in person or online, this situation would quickly devolve into...

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The Future of API Banking in India – Interview with bNesis, a Startup Selected for the YES FINTECH Accelerator Autumn Cohort

YES BANK, India’s fifth-largest private sector bank, has been a pioneer of several key technology innovations since its inception in 2004. Continuing to be at the forefront of technology innovation and endeavors, YES BANK along with MEDICI (formerly Let’s Talk Payments – LTP) and PwC India opened applications to select...

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Daily Review: Asia’s Mobile Payments Landscape is Changing – Telcos & Smartphone Makers are Taking Over

The mobile payments landscape in Asia is about to start its transformative journey towards a more homogenized space. We saw both major events coming – smartphone manufacturers taking control over now native capability (payments), and telecom companies stepping up to claim their place in their natural niche. “The mobile payments...

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