Wednesday , June 20 2018

June, 2018

  • 20 June

    FCA to Publish Cryptocurrency Review

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced its intention to outline its views on cryptocurrencies later this year, as revealed in its business plan for 2018/19. The UK’s financial regulator noted cryptocurrencies have been “an area of increasing interest for markets and regulators globally” and acknowledged the Treasury Committee’s intention …

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  • 20 June

    AnApp announces new Blockchain Technologies, to change the IoT World

    AnApp Blockchain Technologies has developed new and transformative ‘Proof of Assignment’ and ‘Micro-mining’ algorithms, the backbone of a new blockchain ecosystem and game-changer for the IoT world.  HK-based AnApp’s founders are well-versed in computer hardware and software, holding more than 20 patents in semiconductor and electronics designs, and believe that the …

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  • 20 June

    Finance Montréal announces the creation of the Montréal FinTech Station

    Finance Montréal is pleased to announce the creation of the Montréal FinTech Station thanks to financial support from the Government of Québec. The Montréal FinTech Station’s mission will be to support the development of new businesses in the financial technology sector as well as help major financial institutions with their …

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  • 19 June

    London Becomes Home to World’s First Crypto Sculpture:  “Crypto Connection” by Federdico Clapis, Powered by Eidoo

    This week the UK is displaying the world’s first public sculpture dedicated to the rapidly growing cryptocurrency ecosystem. “Crypto Connection – powered by Eidoo”, created by contemporary artist Federico Clapis and commissioned by the multi-currency crypto wallet and hybrid exchange Eidoo, is an imposing three meter bronze statue that poses …

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  • 19 June

    Cybersecurity investments in Q1 increased by more than 25% YoY

    Investments in companies offering cybersecurity solutions for the financial services industry were up 27% in Q1 2018 compared to the same quarter last year, according to research from FinTech Global. Although total investment has been declining since Q2 last year, this is due to the irregularity of large deals rather …

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  • 19 June

    One in Three London Startups Suffer from Shortage in Tech Talent

    A new survey among more than 100 founders of London tech startups, conducted by Studio Graphene in partnership with City Road Communications, has revealed the main staffing challenges and concerns that are holding back London tech companies. It found: 33% of the founders believe there is a shortage of skilled tech workers in London …

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  • 19 June

    Understanding the Security Features of RSA Tokens

    Photo by Ocrho // Public Domain

    A security token is a kind of electronic key that is used to gain access to restricted electronic devices, software and servers. RSA are the leading vendors of the two-factor authentication token. They are often issued by companies as a way of providing their clients and customers with an additional …

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  • 18 June

    How Insurtech Will Accelerate The Social And Economic Impact Of Insurers

    In partnership with Digital Insurance Agenda: written by Roger Peverelli and Reggy De Feniks. Financial institutions are usually presented as the utility companies of the economy. That obviously does not reflect the sector’s importance. The financial sector plays a key part in the social and economic development of every community, …

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  • 18 June

    Caspian Partners with Octagon, Asia’s Largest Over-The-Counter Crypto Fund

    Caspian, the full-stack crypto trading, portfolio and risk management platform for institutional and sophisticated investors, has announced a significant partnership with Octagon Strategy Limited (OSL), Asia’s largest digital asset brokerage who has deployed Caspian’s full suite of crypto trading tools, including an innovative portfolio management system to meet increasing demand for …

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  • 18 June

    BAIC to join investors and blockchain startups

    Blockchain Alternative Investment Conference and Exhibition has been started today 18th June. It is the only blockchain conference focused on institutional investors, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, private banks, family offices, high net worth / ultra high net worth individuals, and accredited individuals. Featuring: Leading fund managers in cryptocurrencies CEOs of …

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  • 18 June

    IMF Report Says Crypto Does Not ‘Pose Risks’ to Global Finance

    Cryptocurrencies “do not appear to pose risks to financial stability,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its recent report. “It is impossible to know the extent to which crypto assets may transform the financial infrastructure and whether most new crypto assets are likely to disappear as in past episodes …

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  • 17 June

    Decentralised technology changing the financial world – fresh insights from Blockshow, Berlin

    The problem of creating trusted digital identities to improve customer experience is among the core challenges for the incumbents and challengers in the digital era. Can blockchain help? The Fintech Times spoke to the participants of Blockchow Berlin. The below companies, spanning a wide range of industries, are all ushering …

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  • 17 June

    Protocol, a New Web-based Solution Automating Global Withholding Tax Recovery, Launches in North America

    The Protocol platform, developed by fintech start-up Taxology, saves time and costs for pension funds, unlocking withholding tax refunds that are overlooked or otherwise too labour intensive to claim. A new web-based solution, called Protocol, which automates global withholding tax (WHT) recovery has launched in the North American market, as …

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  • 16 June

    ‘Bring your own device’ linked with cybersecurity risk for six in 10 UK SMEs

    New research from Paymentsense reveals a correlation between ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) schemes and increased cybersecurity risk in small businesses. Six in 10 (61%) SMEs have experienced a cybersecurity incident since introducing a BYOD policy, according to the study from the merchant services provider*. Increasingly popular, BYOD policies see …

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  • 16 June

    Expert Opinion: Phoebe Hugh on InsurTech

    Phoebe Hugh, CEO & Co-founder of Brolly, for The Fintech Times. How do insurers need to re-invent the existing business models to follow customer needs? The biggest problem traditional insurers are facing so far it is themselves. Insurers need to start by focusing on what people need rather than what …

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