Posts Tagged ‘predictions’

Fintech: Next wave of innovation to focus on B2B needs

Inter-business transactions can be a headache for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) due to the extensive documentation required, not to mention the cost of transferring funds. Fintech could provide the solution, says Kerry Agiasotis, managing director and executive vice-president of Sage Asia Pacific. He believes that payment-related fintech solutions could help drive real efficiencies in […]

A New Crop of Fintech IPOs Will Face Skeptical Investors

While there’s no shortage of financial technology startups, few have been brave enough to enter the public market in the U.S. That’s likely to change in the next 12 to 18 months. There are now close to 30 private fintech startups with valuations at or above $1 billion, according to data platform PitchBook. The question […]

Fintech for the Financially Excluded?

The potential for fintech to help the financially excluded populations of the world is well documented. As two billion people are still without bank accounts, savings, loans, and access to payment services, fintech is indeed a welcome innovation. Bamboo Capital Partners believes fintech can help low-income people reduce vulnerabilities, build assets, manage cash flow, and increase income, and […]

ICO Market: “More Regulators Will Become Active In The Space” – William Pao

Block Tribune talked with O’Melveny financial services litigator William Pao about Centra and other ICO issues. Pao has written on the “potential tsunami” of cryptocurrecy securities lawsuits and notes that in less than half a year, some 13 cases have been filed across the country challenging ICOs under federal and state securities laws. Read the […]

The 5 Top ICO Projects to Keep an Eye in February-March 2018

Multiple projects are being developed to capitalize on growing coins and blockchain technology popularity. Bitcoinist.com outlines 5 most promising projects that use ICO model and are making their way through the market at the end of winter and the first month of spring 2018. Cappasity RightMesh Arbidex CoinMetro Rentberry Read more

Study: SMEs Believe Cryptocurrency Payments Will Hit the High Street in Two Years

A new study, conducted by Paymentsense, a card payment provider in the U.K. and Ireland, revealed that 35 percent of 504 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain confident of the future of digital currency payments. Notably, small business owners have a more optimistic outlook with a fifth, or 21 percent, of the opinion that cryptocurrency […]

How Blockchain Technology Is Transforming the Legal Industry

Blockchain — known as the technology underpinning bitcoin — allows for records of transactions to be kept on a digital ledger and shared by everyone in the network. There are multiple blockchains, and the Ethereum blockchain introduced a feature called “smart contract” that allows coded programs to act upon predefined triggers. Blockchain technology is now […]

A Look Ahead at Crypto-Compliance & Regulation in 2018

Looking forward to 2018, several new pieces of legislation will be voted on or come into effect that will reshape how ICOs, cryptocurrencies, and their investors function. Whether these laws target cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings directly doesn’t change the fact that they will have a significant impact on the industry globally. iComplyICO CEO Matthew […]

Retail investors would ‘bear the brunt’ of a cryptocurrency market collapse, study says

Retail investors would feel the impact of a cryptocurrency market collapse the most, while institutional investors would be better protected against such an event, according to report released by S&P Global Ratings. The report also said that a huge drop in the value of cryptocurrencies would still be unlikely to disrupt financial markets. “For now, a […]

Here’s a great explanation of what the blockchain is from the person tasked with explaining it to the world

According to Jamie Smith, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council and the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s blockchain council, blockchain technology is not perfect for everything and it can be clunky, but it is still in its early days, and there’ll be “great innovators who come up who make it a lot less clunky.” […]