First of all, I'd like to thank you for helping us learn what to improve by completing our last issue's survey. We learned quite a bit and were also enlightened by the fact that we seemed to have hit your nerve quite well in the past. Thank you for that. In the future we will however try to include some more technically-oriented articles as well as news about investment and regulation.
This week features a very interesting view on the notorious buzzword “blockchain” and a nice read on building your own online banking. We also give away 20 tickets for the FinTech Connect Live, where you can meet us in December. Apart from more news and articles, we included “Around the Coin” in our podcast section. I hope you enjoy this week's issue.
Michael and the FinTech Weekly team.
I have witnessed two banking crises, the passage of numerous banking laws and significant industry consolidation. But the rapid growth of competition from financial technology firms may be the greatest threat to the traditional banking industry that I have seen in my career.
The FinTech arena is a bustling hive of activity that showcases as many futuristic attractions as it does startup trends that have tremendous practical value in a world driven by innovation.
The intersection of finance and technology is a place alive with innovation. Over 2015, the focus on this area has sharpened with politicians and business leaders alike championing the fintech revolution set to transform the financial services industry and bring it into the digital age.
Financial technology, from peer to peer networks through crowdfunding, is transforming the industry.
One definition of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everything a computer can't do yet – because as soon as it can do it, we call it normal.
To meet the needs of the increasingly digital consumer, the banking industry needs to leverage many of the technologies and innovations already commonplace in other industries to upgrade branch facilities.
As FinTech booms, differentiating yourself and getting attention is key. Many startups do this by applying to an accelerator program, and the most successful accelerator program in FinTech has been Startupbootcamp.Today we are highlighting Startupbootcamp London who just had demo day for their nine fintech startups last week.
This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike discuss a wide variety of topics, and in between these, we talk about Apple Car, Edward Snowden, Strangulation by Regulation, Wall Street pressure, Jack Ma of Alibaba to Jack Mama!