On the tides of insurance innovation

  A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.  source Clever words for one’s life path, perhaps […]

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Fintech’s need to watch their digital backs – short-term lending banned by Google

For many fintechs, the obvious barrier to competition has always been the banking incumbents, who in the past have religiously denied access to financial infrastructure, or used regulation as a weapon in the fight to prevent fintech startups gaining a foothold in the market. But the sands are shifting, incredibly fast. Today, a new and […]

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Beware of hidden fund mgt businesses from Big Tech companies

 I will send 10 PLR tokens to any reader of Daily Fintech that knew about Apple`s financial arm – Braeburn Capital.  I will also accept tokens from any Daily Fintech reader that liked this post. My Pillar wallet address is  0x399b28bce6b754d265ad75237ed18765cf894ba9  For those that choose to send tokens of appreciation, my ask is to share […]

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Humans have harmed Earth. Can Blockchain save it?

One of the greatest technological advances known to mankind is the invention of electricity. Today, just about everything we do requires electricity. But, producing the electricity that helps us live better lives, can be disastrous for the environment. Most of our electricity is generated from non-renewable sources that pollute our air and water. As the […]

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Tala’s $110 Million raise – late stage VC feels like a House of Cards

We live in a world where we often have to wonder what the balance between promise and performance is. It is especially critical to see the distinction in a space where Billions of dollars is being pumped into. “The promise to provide lending solutions brings in more capital at higher valuations than lending itself” – […]

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Always something new to learn under the insurance sun

TLDR     For the common good the policyholders will corporate with each other. The contribution of the policyholders is considered donations. To help those who need assistance, all their policyholders will pay their share. The liabilities are shared according to the pooling system of the community and losses are divided. According to compensation and subscription, […]

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Raisin acquires pensiontech Fairr, in record year for fintech M&A

The brown cardigan wearing pension world is on the cusp of being disrupted, only they just don’t know it yet. Retirement savings are often seen as dusty, impenetrable and unsexy. Thinking about retirement prompts thoughts of death and Zimmer frames, both of which, dear reader, are terribly unmarketable to the average pre-retiree. And while a […]

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Hybrid Security Tokens – What are they and What are they not?

NEWS  – Crypto and Security Token Exchange INX to Raise $130 Million in Landmark IPO: INX Limited, a crypto exchange startup, plans to raise up to $129.5 million through an IPO, in the first security token sale registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. No, that’s not a typo for “ICO,” the initial coin offerings […]

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Do we need Stable Coins?

TLDR. While most consider cryptocurrencies an investment asset class, we should not forget that the original purpose of decentralized digital currencies was to be used as currencies. Volatility has been the biggest obstacle for cryptocurrency payments. The use of cryptocurrencies as a payment method has been slow, but over time it has been gaining substantial momentum. […]

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$144 Billion value to Sub Saharan Africa – Mobiles lead Fintech for Good

If you joined the Fintech party only this year, and feel you missed on riding the curve – don’t worry. Sub Saharan Africa is where all the Fintech excitement is at the moment. In 2018, Fintech investments in Africa quadrupled to $357 Million. Image Source This is tiny compared to the Billions being invested in […]

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