Posts Tagged ‘trends’

4 cryptocurrency trends to watch out for

Love it or hate it, cryptocurrencies have now grown to a point where they cannot be ignored. The CBOE and CME have launched their own cryptocurrency futures, the SEC and CTFC have gotten involved, and pretty much every mainstream publication that matters discusses cryptocurrencies one way or the other every day. In other words, cryptocurrencies […]

From $2.9 Billion in a Month to Hundreds Dead: Trends of the Rollercoaster ICO Market in 18 Months

Around 1000 cryptocurrencies have been considered deceased recently. It was attached to Bitcoin’s drop in value and was hinting toward a total cryptocurrency bubble. However, the cryptocurrency ecosystem is a little more complex than that, and one of the most interesting and staggering facets of it all has to do with the ICO marketplace. This rambunctious […]

Investment flows into Nordic startups from all directions

Across the Nordic region, leading Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish private equity firms are showing an increasing level of interest in startups and maturing IT enterprises developing products in areas including digital finance and artificial intelligence. The higher level of capital invested by private equity firms in IT startups mirrors a parallel development where leading banks […]

The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely expected to limit the amount of data companies can use for data mining, but new research suggests that it will actually be a boon for the FinTech industry. One result of the GDPR is that businesses will have access to honestly sourced data from consumers using […]

Canadian Fintech Industry Set to Witness Strong Grow: Report

The Canadian fintech industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years and is expected to continue to expand exponentially as collaborations between fintechs and traditional financial institutions, new and improved regulations, and leadership in the financial services space continue to stimulate fintech innovation in Canada, according to a new report by Global Risk Institute titled […]

KPMG finds few firms have fintech strategy

Only 13 per cent of attendees at KPMG in Bermuda’s Fintech Summit last month said their company had a fintech strategy in place. However, another 46 per cent said they had a fintech strategy in development and 96 per cent believed fintech would impact their industry within the next three years. Those were some of […]

More Chinese unicorns prefer to raise capital in Hong Kong than any other market, survey shows

Four out of every 10 so-called unicorns identified Hong Kong as the preferred market for an IPO, according to a PricewaterhouseCooper survey of 101 of these companies, each with at least US$1 billion in valuation. US stock markets come in second at 25 per cent, followed by China’s yuan-denominated A-share market in third place with 23 […]

Experts say Cryptocurrency Crimes will be on the Rise this Year

Several financial and blockchain experts recently spoke on a panel called “Blockchain, The New Digital Age” at Tel Aviv University’s annual Cyber Week cybersecurity conference. The experts touched on some of the obstacles that blockchain and cryptocurrency face on their way to mass adoption. Crime being a deterring factor in the spread of cryptocurrency was […]

Do Banks Even Want to Go Blockchain?

While blockchain can improve the effectiveness of cross-border payments and cut the costs by eliminating the middleman, it hasn’t yet proven itself as a tool ready for industrial-scale use. What’s more important is that some of the banks might not be happy to give up those juicy margin fees. During the past month, blockchain’s effectiveness and […]

India pole vaults to top 5 nations in FinTech, says Amitabh Kant. Guess how much was invested in 2017

The number of deals happening in the financial technology space of India has witnessed a sharp increase from 2014 onwards. In 2017 itself, the sector saw an investment of $3 billion coming in, tweeted NITI Aayog CEO. A few days back, Amitabh Kant had said that low cost Internet based transactions and business efficiency due to […]