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We Have Passed Peak Blockchain Investment

We Have Passed Peak Blockchain Investment

by July 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm 3 comments

As the summer heats up, blockchain hype may (finally) be cooling down. 2016 will likely see less investment in bitcoin and blockchain technology, but that is true for many other areas, as well. This year to date has seen $161 million invested so far, while 2015 saw a total ofRead More

10 Ways Blockchain Will Change Financial Services

10 Ways Blockchain Will Change Financial Services

by February 10, 2016 at 11:44 am 3 comments

Blockchain may be the payments industry’s greatest recent success story. No, really. Which other payments technology, in recent years, has developed so far so fast as the blockchain? (We’d better call say distributed ledgers, of which blockchains are one example, but it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue.) Even further, blockchain has broken beyond paymentsRead More

2014 Innovators to Watch: 16 to 22

2014 Innovators to Watch: 16 to 22

by July 1, 2014 at 11:20 am 1 comment

16. Shamir Karkal, cofounder and CFO of Simple Simple is — or was — one of fintech’s prized startups. A branchless bank, Simple has managed to attract users and get them spending, reporting 13 debit transactions per minute back in 2013. Simple’s rise in popularity has been largely through wordRead More

Amazon Payments Hinges on … Hardware?

Amazon Payments Hinges on … Hardware?

by June 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm 1 comment

Might Amazon be launching a payments service — today? According on a report from Reuters, Amazon will be introducing a payment service — purportedly today — which will attempt to make it easier for Amazon users to make subscription-based or recurring payments. The service will let businesses access Amazon’s 240Read More

Why Amazon is Better Placed to Disrupt Payments Than Apple

Why Amazon is Better Placed to Disrupt Payments Than Apple

by June 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Apple may be catching all of the headlines with its rumored interest in mobile payments, but some industry watchers think another tech giant may be better positioned in the mobile payments industry: Amazon. IDC’s James Wester writes that Amazon — with its rumored handset, highly customized version of Android OS,Read More