Posts Tagged ‘trends’

What is The Impact of Blockchain on Fintech? [Complete Guide]

With blockchain being a superstar technology in every possible arena, how could Fintech or financial technology have stayed far behind? Without any second thoughts, we all can agree that Fintech has proven its mettle amidst the continuous growth and innovation in every sector of the technology. Now, the news of Blockchain taking over Fintech is […]

The state of Canadian FinTech in four charts

BetaKit has published an updated version of Ferst Capital Partners’ FinTech Map, along with some other telling charts on the overall state of FinTech in Canada. There is a lot of data packed into these charts (426 companies were analyzed). As a result of this exercise, Ferst Capital Partners found two recurring themes worth highlighting. The […]

Investors race to smaller towns in search of their next big unicorn

Low cost of running business and the potential of high net returns are some of the key reasons why startup investors with heavy pockets are going to Tier 2-3 cities in search of their next unicorn. According to Anil Joshi, managing partner, Unicorn Ventures, government initiatives to set up incubation centres is creating a fertile startup […]

DLA Piper: Fintech partner to power financial services transformation

A new report from law firm DLA Piper suggests that financial services firms are prioritizing collaboration and direct engagement with Fintechs, particularly for payments technology. The ambition to gain access to a range of innovative technologies and business models, while maintaining a core offering, is radically shifting the model for how financial services organizations and […]

Cyber criminals increasingly target cryptocurrency, research finds

Cybersecurity firm McAfee found that the use of cryptocurrency mining malware increased by 86 percent during the second quarter of 2018. The increase continues a trend that has already escalated over the past few months. Bitcoin has a $232 billion market, and approximately $1.5 billion worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen in the past two years, […]

Study: Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Likely to Grow by 50%+ in 2019

A recent study, conducted by the Satis Group, has found that despite a persisting bear market in 2018, the cryptocurrency markets will still likely see tremendous growth in trading volume in 2019, growing by an estimated 50%. This growth is mainly attributed to increasing market accessibility and growing corporate and institutional adoption. The report explains that as […]

Wealth-Management Firms Battle Over Millennials

Millennials are expected to have more than $11 trillion in financial assets in the next 12 years. Who will help them manage that money as they get older? The battle between fintech startups and traditional wealth-management firms promises to be a fierce one. Many younger investors are loyal to the fintech startups, which are trying […]

Brazil’s Biggest Brokerage is Officially Joining the Cryptocurrency Markets

Grupo XP, the owner of XP Investmentos SA, the largest independent brokerage in Brazil, announced that they would be moving into the cryptocurrency markets by offering a platform exchange for Bitcoin and Ethereum in the coming months. Currently, cryptocurrency’s popularity is exploding in Brazil, with investors having five times as much exposure to Bitcoin as they […]

Fintech Trends – How Belgium and Japan Resemble & Differ

Numerous articles compare different European countries or compare Europe and the US when it comes to financial regulation, the IPO market or the types of FinTech applications that are easily adopted (or not) by the public. Simont Braun decided to take a look in a different direction and together with the Japanese law firm Keiwa […]

Don’t cut up your credit cards yet — or sell MasterCard, Visa and AmEx

The demise of the credit card is greatly exaggerated. Yes, companies like Square and PayPal, which owns Venmo, are red hot — especially with millennials. But the stocks of American Express, Visa and MasterCard have all hit record highs in the past week. It’s easy to dismiss these credit card companies as financial endangered species, […]