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CoverWallet Could Define the Insurance Robo Agent Space

CoverWallet Could Define the Insurance Robo Agent Space

by December 3, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

  InsurTech is in its Cambrian Explosion phase, with lots of new ventures being created. However, we all know how tough the Series A Crunch is (data hounds can get their fix from Pitchbook, which shows 1,891 Angel/Seed rounds going to only 647 follow on deals). So we pay attentionRead More

Rideshare Looks to Blockchain for Truly Decentralized Sharing Economy

Rideshare Looks to Blockchain for Truly Decentralized Sharing Economy

by December 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

The sharing economy has made it possible to “share” virtually anything: from cars, homes, loans, to doghouses (yes, that’s a real thing, check out Rover or DogVacay). Considered the trendsetter by many, Uber (see “uberization”) became synonymous with the notion of sharing economy, where consumers and service providers communicate amongRead More

In Blockchain News: R3 Releases Corda, Chris Larsen Talks Ripple

In Blockchain News: R3 Releases Corda, Chris Larsen Talks Ripple

by December 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

Welcome to another crazy week in cryptocurrency! There’s been a lot for blockchain enthusiasts to digest this week, but let’s start with consortium news. The R3CEV blockchain consortium of banks opened its Corda codebase up to the larger developer community this week, in the hopes that independent experiments based onRead More

Chrome Credit Union Looks to the Future with Nymbus Core

Chrome Credit Union Looks to the Future with Nymbus Core

by December 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

A small credit union in western Pennsylvania is making an investment that would strike fear into the hearts to bankers everywhere: core replacement. Washington, Pa.-based Chrome Federal Credit Union — formerly Washington Community Federal Credit Union — is replacing its Jack Henry Symitar system with a core from Nymbus, the splashyRead More

Tech Veteran To Lead Starbucks Into ‘Digital World’

Tech Veteran To Lead Starbucks Into ‘Digital World’

by December 2, 2016 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Starbucks is about to get even more digital. The coffee giant announced a major executive shift yesterday: longtime CEO Howard Schultz has stepped down, and will turn his focus to “innovation, design and development of Starbucks Reserve Roasteries,” the company’s new upscale brand, as an executive chairman, the company saidRead More

Marcus by Goldman Sachs: The Digital Shift from Wall Street to Main Street [SPONSORED]

Marcus by Goldman Sachs: The Digital Shift from Wall Street to Main Street [SPONSORED]

by December 2, 2016 at 11:07 am 0 comments

The personal lending space in the United States, conservatively estimated to be around $3 trillion in 2016, is seeing continued disruption. One of the latest innovative offerings in the lending space comes from a traditional investment bank: Goldman Sachs has looked to expand its presence in the retail banking spaceRead More

Comptroller ‘Considering’ Offering Charters Specific to Fintechs

Comptroller ‘Considering’ Offering Charters Specific to Fintechs

by December 2, 2016 at 10:17 am 0 comments

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is ‘considering’ implementing a special charter for fintech companies, according to remarks made by Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry at the University of Georgetown today, December 2. As announced by Curry this morning: Our next step, which I am announcingRead More

What’s Next for Blockchain and Roboadvisory Funding

What’s Next for Blockchain and Roboadvisory Funding

by December 2, 2016 at 8:38 am 0 comments

Confused by the most recent KPMB CB Insights report on fintech investing in the third quarter? We were too. Especially on what’s next for blockchain and robo advisors in North America. So we dialed up KPMG Fintech Practice Lead Anthony Rjeily who parsed the contradictory comments on these sectors. First blockchain, whichRead More

Why Having No Customers Could Be The Best Thing for Your Fintech Startup

Why Having No Customers Could Be The Best Thing for Your Fintech Startup

by December 2, 2016 at 1:19 am 1 comment

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants”, Gladwell asks his readers to reframe the classic biblical battle of David and Goliath. Rather than say David won despite his disadvantages in height and size, he argues David’s disadvantages should rather be seen asRead More

Pirates with Ties interview with Olivier Crespin of DBS Digital Bank

Pirates with Ties interview with Olivier Crespin of DBS Digital Bank

by December 2, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

In the Pirates with Ties interview series, we are interviewing people who are leading digital transformation and innovation in major Financial Institutions, tech and telco companies. Olivier Crespin, is the Head of the DBS Digital Bank in Singapore. In this interview, he explains their strategic positioning which is built on an open architecture. WeRead More