Stablecoin News for the week ending Tuesday 30th June

Central Banks have turned positive on Stablecoins! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. According to the Central Bankers Bank, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), this week, CB speeches on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have turned net positive in 2020, either in their stance or because […]

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The missing WHY of Robinhood

Once you finish reading this article, I suggest listening to the Supermode song Tell me why 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. I had not planned to write two posts on two high growth, two valuation Fintechs in an atmosphere that has turned sour because of the demise […]

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Wirecard’s $2 billion disappearing act

  On January 7th, 1918 Harry Houdini performed his “Vanishing Elephant” illusion where he was able to make a 5 ton elephant disappear before the eyes of a packed theatre in New York. But what Wirecard to pull off, even Houdini couldn’t have managed. Wirecard is a payment processor. Their mantra was simple, to build […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 26 June 2020

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Alt Lending:Mini Bond Sales, Infrastructure, Credit Card Lending

Here is our pick of the 3 most important Alt Lending news stories during the week  1. Mini-Bonds Fiasco Shows FCA asleep at the Wheel  “Protecting Consumers. Enhancing market integrity. Promoting competition” There’s no end to the heroic work of the Financial Conduct Authority. If only it had lived up to the hype. A better strapline […]

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XBRL: the power of algorithmic contracts, ESEF tools & sample report

ESEF is still the topic du jour, but something educational first … 1 The power of algorithmic financial contracts The ACTUS Financial Research Foundation has published an open source algorithmic standard for financial contracts. The ACTUS contracts are the key generic building blocks of finance because they define the cashflow-patterns of all major banking instruments, […]

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Life insurance in the digital age, well, digital/analog age

There’s good news for the life insurance market and there’s the same news- the market potential is dramatic, the product mix is profitable, customers understand the basic product pretty well, there’s not much for a carrier to do once a policy is sold, benefits aren’t paid for years, and there are clever folks coming up […]

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Banking-As-A-Service for Corporations The Next Wave

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 Just like you don’t need to be a qualified journalist to build a blogging empire, or train as a professional photographer to be become a high earning Instagram […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Tuesday 23rd June

Forget consumers, let’s focus on the B2B market! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week This week we saw Central Banks announcing new and more initiatives for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), we also saw them potentially working together and on a different use case to the one […]

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Grown-up Fintechs have done very little in transforming banking culture

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. We live in a world that has increased its expectations from the corporate sector in terms of their social responsibility now and going forward. We monitor closer and expect much […]

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