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Philipp Pieper: “I would not call it ICO, rather a token offering…”

PHILIPP PIEPER, CO-FOUNDER SWARM FUND, EXPLAINS WHAT IS ICO, AND REASONS OF THE ICO RUSH GLOBALLY, AND THE RISKS IT BRINGS TO INVESTORS Anything similar to an IPO First of all, I would not call it ICO, but rather a token offering. In my view the acronym is misleading to …

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Could Blockchain Have Prevented These Scandals?

FinTech Network have partnered with Melonport to demonstrate how smart contracts could have prevented two high profile finance scandals. With many organisations still working on POC’s for blockchain technology, FinTech Network have partnered with Melonport to demonstrate how smart contracts could have made a fundamental difference in two of the …

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Cyber Security startup wins Innovate Finance Pitch 360 FinTech prize

Innovate Finance, the membership association for UK’s global FinTech sector, has announced the winner of Pitch360, its first ever FinTech startup competition. The top prize was awarded to GuardSquare, a cyber security software firm that optimises and protects mobile apps against reverse engineering and tampering. Heidi Rakels, CEO and Co-Founder …

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What does have to offer to the financial services?

In 2016 Forbes magazine stated ‘Influencers are the new brands’ and in recent years we’ve seen a huge rise in influencer marketing opening up new opportunities to communicate and engage with consumers. While it’s nothing new to ask a friend, family member or neighbour for advice about your decisions, it …

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Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Attract Almost Half of InsurTech Funding Globally in 2016

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) now account for almost half of total investment in insurance technology (insurtech) startups globally, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows. This research found that: The UK continued to attract strong insurtech investment in 2016. This was despite the political and …

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