Cost of Bank Misconduct

The cost of misconduct is defined here as costs borne by banks in connection with imposed penalties, paid settlements, costs of regulatory proceedings, customer compensation and other relevant costs. As can be seen from the graph, the highest fines result from operational risks, which is a clearly addressable area for...

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MEDICI Top 31 FinTech Leaders Italy

Success in any industry, in financial services especially, is attributed to a combination of factors including economic conditions, federal support, regulatory environment, the role of the main stakeholders, and, of course, the leadership, expertise, and guidance provided by the leaders’ community. Every country has its own community of thought leaders...

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How Cognitive & Blockchain Are Transforming RegTech, Counter Fraud & Customer Service – Interview With Vivek Bajaj, Global VP, IBM Watson Financial Services

In an enlightening interview at Money20/20 Europe 2017, Vivek Bajaj, Global Vice President at Watson Financial Services Solutions, IBM, answers questions such as: What is the future of artificial intelligence in banking? What are the latest trends in banking related to artificial intelligence? How is IBM transforming financial services with...

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Daily Review: Canada Set to Embrace Greater Access to Core Infrastructure to Empower FinTech Ecosystem

Canada’s competition authority just released an insightful paper outlining the specifics of the FinTech industry in the country, and, more importantly, the government’s approach to make the FinTech ecosystem an organic part of the economic environment. Some of the propositions indicate a very clear position of Canada to harbor extensive...

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Making a Case for Centralized Systems

At a time when disbelief in decentralized systems may end up being an offense in Silicon Valley and beyond, I’d like to give a benefit of a doubt to the concept and modern embodiments of centralized systems, and argue that centralization is not an inherently inefficient and a flawed model....

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Beyond Price: Bitcoin’s Impact on Future

In this inspiring talk, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin, reviews the early history of the cryptocurrency, the distributed computing problems it aimed to solve, the governance implications for centraliZed financial institutions, and why this...

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Innovation and Ecosystem - Interview with Pony Ma, Co-founder, Chairman, & CEO, Tencent

Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, interviews the leader of one of the most important companies in the modern financial and communication worlds – Pony Ma, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Tencent. In an insightful interview, Ma shares the genius behind Tencent’s WeChat – the Swiss Army knife of the Chinese digital world....

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About MEDICI (Formerly Let’s Talk Payments)

MEDICI is your partner in enabling FinTech-at-SCALE to create global economic impact.

1. For leaders at Financial Institutions and Enterprise who want to excel in their innovation, digital transformation + investment mandates in order to establish industry leadership in FinTech for their organization, with our enterprise plan, MEDICI becomes an extension of staff and your strategic partner to accelerate your growth, optimize your ROI, and exceed your mandates.

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