When it comes to bots, no one has more variety than Slack. More than 500 bots populate the popular messaging platform. This activity has naturally led to an interest in companies creating bots. Since the launch of its $80 million Slack Fund in Dec. 2015 – backed by the likes ofRead More
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Are bots taking over banking? Yesterday, a Danish bank introduced a bot for simple queries (and soon, transactions) and earlier this month, San Francisco-based startup Dyme, a member of the Spring 2016 Bank Innovation INV class, released a prototype of a Facebook messenger bot whose functionality mirrors that of Dyme’s SMS-basedRead More
This morning, the US woke up to a financial meltdown. But not the kind you’d expect. Early this morning, cryptocurrency exchange operators got urgent orders to halt trading activity on ethers, the cryptocurrency behind the blockchain platform Ethereum. The reason: nearly $60 million of ethers were hack (i.e. stolen). The hack hasRead More
Slack is great for messaging, sharing documents, and annoying coworkers with unnecessary emojis — but how about taking care of the odd financial transaction? Nearly 2.5 million people (and, as of this week, including the Bank Innovation team) spend a significant portion of their day on the team collaboration toolRead More