Post Tagged with: "fintech"

Brave Payments Uses Bitcoin Micropayments to Block Ads

Brave Payments Uses Bitcoin Micropayments to Block Ads

by September 2, 2016 at 9:53 am 1 comment

There’s a war on in digital advertising. Facebook, whose ads are its lifeblood, is fighting ad blockers, while other services continue to find innovative ways to help users skip the marketing. Another such way was announced yesterday: Brave, a web browser designed to eliminate ads co-founded by former Mozilla executive Brendan Eich,Read More

Are Roboadvisors Taking Jobs from Humans?

Are Roboadvisors Taking Jobs from Humans?

by September 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm 4 comments

The fintech community sure is bullish on roboadvisors. At least, that’s the takeaway from the Twitter poll conducted by @INVFintech, this site’s sister accelerator. The poll was part of a Twitter chat held today under the hashtag #INVchat. The discussion ranged from robos to cross-border payments, the latter discussion seeing active participationRead More

Visa Europe, BTL Group Partner To Test Blockchain Settlement

Visa Europe, BTL Group Partner To Test Blockchain Settlement

by September 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm 3 comments

It was announced today that Visa Europe Collab, part of Visa Inc, will be partnering with the world’s first publicly listed blockchain company, the BTL Group, in order to test out a proof of concept on running interbank settlements through blockchain. Backed by Visa, which has been exploring the potential applicationsRead More

Venmo Beats the Banks To Win Top Spot Among iOS Finance Apps

Venmo Beats the Banks To Win Top Spot Among iOS Finance Apps

by September 1, 2016 at 11:11 am 2 comments

No matter what time of year or how the economy is, mobile app users are concerned with their credit. How else to explain the continuing reign of Credit Karma atop the finance mobile app heap? But the real surprise may be that PayPal’s P2P app Venmo is top dog amongRead More

Can Crowdfunding Work in Art Investment?

Can Crowdfunding Work in Art Investment?

by August 31, 2016 at 12:41 pm 4 comments

By now, crowdfunding is just another investment tool — like any other, it has its benefits and disadvantages as a source of capital. But the concept of allowing for individual investors of all experience levels has proven its worth, especially as fintech integrates with other industries: like the art world,Read More

Can A Bot Help Your Bank Speak Millennial? [SPONSORED]

Can A Bot Help Your Bank Speak Millennial? [SPONSORED]

by August 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm 3 comments

Despite the ongoing efforts of banks to attract millennials, they are still failing to make an impression. According to Gallup, only 23% of millennials are actively engaged with their bank, making millennials the least engaged generation. Considering that fully engaged customers bring considerable benefits and higher revenues – this is a big problem. IfRead More

Hot Hashtag: Why Are We So Excited About #BigData?

Hot Hashtag: Why Are We So Excited About #BigData?

by August 30, 2016 at 11:25 am 1 comment

#BigData is not a phenomenon unique to fintech: basically every consumer-focused service with the money to do so has been utilizing it since the term was first coined in the late 90s; or even before that point, really, as using data to make decisions is the literal definition of deductiveRead More

Zelle Power: Thoughts Behind the EW Re-Branding

Zelle Power: Thoughts Behind the EW Re-Branding

by August 30, 2016 at 9:42 am 1 comment

I would imagine — having never actually done either — that naming a company is like naming a baby: you want a name that stays true to your goals and values, quickly evokes a positive response from others, and carries the internal potential to rule supreme over all of theRead More

The Fintech Threat Is Real

The Fintech Threat Is Real

by August 30, 2016 at 9:00 am 2 comments

It may come as a surprise to many of us that consumers are generally satisfied with their banking relationships. However, this doesn’t mean that banks have nothing to worry about. Alternative providers and FinTech companies present a double-edged risk to traditional banks. First, there is the eminent danger of aRead More

Square Brings Payments, SC Offerings to Vend, TouchBistro Partnership

Square Brings Payments, SC Offerings to Vend, TouchBistro Partnership

by August 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm 3 comments

Thought you were done hearing about Square for the month? Think again! The company is building momentum on its already-fabulous year by partnering with point-of-sale companies TouchBistro and Vend, who in previous years probably would have been thought of as Square’s competition. “We’ve always been impressed by Square’s very elegantRead More