Fintech News Issue #132 September 7th, 2017

Sorry. We cannot not include tons and tons blockchain-related articles. Not possible. The upside: they are still highly relevant. Go for it, give blockchain another chance. Thanks for reading! – Michael and the FinTech Weekly team

Top Stories

    The Bitcoin blockchain records data of transactions only. This means that if a block contains the information “Bob transferred 10 BTC to Alice”, this information authorizes Alice to make a transaction of at least 10 BTC, which, again, will be secured in a future block. To know how much BTC someone “owns”, you will need to track down each and every transaction ever made in the blockchain. Phew.

    This article identifies and defines the FinTech industry and unfair competition law, examines the impacts that the law of unfair competition will have on this emerging industry, and provides guidance to minimize risk and exposure to unfair competition claims.

    This guide explains how you invest in cryptocurrencies. Why should you invest in them? Which cryptocurrencies should you put in your portfolio? Where can you buy them, how can you store them, and how do you need to tax them? We try to give answers to the most urgent questions about investing in cryptocurrencies.

FinTech Articles

Podcasts & Videos

    Karen Mills, former head of the Small Business Administration, says the glut of online lenders can be a boon for entrepreneurs by helping them obtain funds quickly. But the lenders still need to be more transparent about their rates and fees, and regulations would help.

    Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer, Jason Maude, Head of Customer Analytics and Sarah Guha, Product Director at Starling are joined by David Brear and Simon Taylor for a round table discussion about all things Starling Bank!

    Video

    European Union banks facing increasing competition from financial technology firms could find it easier to invest in software under rule changes being discussed with regulators.

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