“Blockchain.” That’s an abbreviated summary of the conversation in fintech for approximately the last six months. Or, as Jack Gavigan put it, less succinctly, on Twitter: Blockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchainblockchain — Jack Gavigan (@JackGavigan) April 20, 2016 We now say “distributed ledger,” which is a slightly broader term rather than a synonym (and whichRead More
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What happens when you bring 8,200 delegates together for a banking event? Well, you get at least some bizarre tweets. Here are the 8 oddest tweets from this year’s Sibos, which took place last week in Singapore. They say as much about the uncertainty of the future of banking as they doRead More
Swift is pivoting its strategy for financial startups. First, the global collective that powers inter-bank payments, will move away from its “boil the ocean” strategy of supporting the startup ecosystem, irrespective of the startup’s focus. Instead, Innotribe, its startup support system, will shift more toward initiatives in particular areas of fintech, likeRead More
Innotribe, SWIFT’s FinTech startup initiative, announced its 2015 Startup Challenge locations today, and opened the competition to applications.
More than 280 companies entered the Innotribe Startup Challenge but just two emerged triumphant: the money movement service Epiphyte, and Matchmove, which offers virtual credit cards.
Sometimes innovation comes down to just getting it done, to paraphrase Sam Maule (#15 on this list.) The key to innovation lies not in technology or in processes, but in people moving the industry. In this, Bank Innovation‘s second annual “Innovators to Watch” list, we took a look at someRead More
23. Tom Noyes, advisor/investor/entrepreneurLooking for a clear view cutting through the fog of rumors about Apple and payments? Try Tom Noyes. He has a strong track record of making the right call on NFC, HCE, and authentication. Noyes is a self-professed “payments geek” and his Finventures blog is the first stop ofRead More
NEW YORK – Five early-stage companies won the approval of attendees at the Innotribe Startup Challenge in New York that took place June 5: Standard Treasury, Epiphyte, LendingRobot, Wallaby and Juntos Finanzas. These five companies will travel to Boston in September for Sibos, where an overall winner will be chosen.Read More
A new wave of technological change is right beyond the next hill, really in the next couple of years. Its most visible symptom is the hyper-connectivity to the Internet, which fuels the evolution of: bitcoin-inspired distributed systems open APIs (application programming interface) as a new way to consumer business servicesRead More
Kosta Peric knows better than most how banks can provide innovative services for the poor. Peric, who is deputy director of financial services for the poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former director of communications for Innotribe, spoke with JJ Hornblass at Bank Innovation 2014 in SeattleRead More