Corda powered SWIFT GPI Link could be a game-changer in global trade finance

In September, SWIFT – the inter-bank messaging firm, announced the successful proof of concept (PoC) of the “GPI Link” platform in collaboration with R3. The SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (GPI) platform has previously trialled Hyperledger without much luck.  However, with R3’s growing network of corporates, the pilot seems to have gone better. The pilot also […]

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Hope springs eternal- did ITC 2019 foster a ‘customer first’ future for InsurTech?

Patrick Kelahan is a CX, engineering & insurance professional, working with Insurers, Attorneys & Owners. He also serves the insurance and Fintech world as the ‘Insurance Elephant’. It’s a week since ITC 2019 wrapped up for the 7,000 attendees; debriefs and observations abound- kind of. McKinsey & Co. posted a follow-up on the themes that […]

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Fintech startup Adatree first to market with Australian Open Banking aggregation

Jessica Ellerm is a thought leader specializing in Small Business and the Gig Economy and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zuper, a neowealth disruptor in Australia. In July of this year Australia’s first Open Banking APIs went live, under the umbrella of the government’s broader Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation. The first APIs to be […]

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Category 5 hurricane in cash markets – Dollars, Bitcoins, …

The USD suffered a serious cardiac liquidity episode in late September. Not as bad as the 2013 China`s one but of course, with substantially larger global impact. This time it even affected the seemingly unaffected digital asset class. Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the […]

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Bitcoin could be America’s greatest weapon

Ilias Louis Hatzis is the Founder & CEO at Mercato Blockchain Corporation AG and Weekly Columnist at Daily Fintech. Some governments feel that Libra poses a threat to cross-border payments, monetary policy and even financial sovereignty. China certainly feels that way. Facebook’s plan to launch its own cryptocurrency has pushed the Chinese central bank to step up […]

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Singapore opens doors for digital banking boom in South East Asia

Earlier this year, Hongkong offered digital banking licenses to Alibaba, Tencent and Xiaomi. Therefore, it is not surprising to hear that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) are opening up their doors to digital banks too. Applications are open for firms wanting to set up a digital bank in Singapore. The deadline for applications is […]

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ITC 2019 as mixer, and a mixed bag of InsurTech topics

Patrick Kelahan is a CX, engineering & insurance professional, working with Insurers, Attorneys & Owners. He also serves the insurance and Fintech world as the ‘Insurance Elephant’. Just as swallows return to Capistrano, the insurance innovation world returns to Las Vegas for its InsureTech (sic) Connect conference, this year attended by 7000.  Well, if Jay […]

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First principles for Fundbox gives it the visionary edge in SME lending

Jessica Ellerm is a thought leader specializing in Small Business and the Gig Economy and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zuper, a neowealth disruptor in Australia. This week US SME lender Fundbox landed fresh funding, raising $176 million from new and existing investors. What sets Fundbox aside from other lenders in the market is its […]

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Vanguard undercuts Digital only `advisory ` offerings

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. The Vanguard effect is well known in the ETF market and now it could extend into the digital advisory space. The Vanguard Digital Advisory service is pending SEC approval. Vanguard`s […]

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Is Libra the Future of Money?

The world needs a stable, digital currency that provides autonomy and better control of money. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin emerged with the promise of fulfilling this need, but high volatility hindered their usefulness. People in emerging economies need a way to protect their money, an easy and fast way send and receive money and merchants need […]

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