Authentication & Security

13+ Hottest FinTech Startups From Nordic Countries

Nordic countries have always stood out in the hi-tech industry, especially in the field of telecommunications. Sweden, Finland and Denmark are renowned for their highly developed telecommunications equipment and handset manufacturing industries. Global telecom companies like Ericsson (Sweden), Nokia (Finland) are from Nordic countries, also sometimes referred to as Scandinavian...

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Blockchain

Within a Year, Blockchain Will Be Mainstream Tech for Banks

The head of research at R3 CEV announced that a development team in London is coding the fabric for an open-sourced, generic "shared ledger," which banks want to use to reduce reconciliation costs. R3 is an innovation firm focused on building and empowering the next generation of global financial services technology....

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Lending

Funding Circle Now in Top 3 Small Business Lenders in UK

Crowdfunding is becoming a widely favored alternative to raising capital rather than seeking loans from traditional financial institutions. Small businesses are adopting the new way of raising funds, either in the form of donations or investments from multiple individuals. Crowdfunding platforms as small business lenders are responsible for a significant portion...

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Blockchain

Issues With Blockchain Capital Market Firms Need to Know Before They Can Embrace the Technology; Firm58 Explains Blockchain Evolution

Introduced in 2008, bitcoin won the hearts of innovators with no effort. The greatest gift from bitcoin to FinTech was blockchain technology that got the market crazy, racing to apply a new and exciting technology. Back office operations are no exception and blockchain found its way there to disrupt the...

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Enabling Technologies

Killing Cash

According to researchers from Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden is on track to becoming the world's first cashless society. To test that statement, I have been looking at some figures from the Swedish National Bank. The statistics show that it has been a steady growth of non-cash transactions,...

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