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What is FinTech?

FinTech is a term commonly used within the banking, finance, and technologies industries to describe the literal business of the companies that develop software, run networks, and integrate systems in banking, payments, trading, and beyond. It’s a large and lucrative sector—and in a literal sense, the earliest business to become automated through computing technologies. These days, however, financial technology—often designated with the less formal  [...Continue Reading]
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Chicago Bitcoin Meetup Packs a Crowd to Hear Bitcoin Development Expert Andreas Antonopoulos

The room at 1871 was designed for maybe 35 people, but by the time the Chicago Bitcoin Meetup started, more than 75 people were packed in. They came to hear long-time bitcoin expert and public speaker, Andreas Antonopoulos, author of the bitcoin development guide Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies, published by O’Reilly.   Introduced by Matthew Roszak, founding partner at Tally Capital, Chicago, and producer  [...Continue Reading]
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FinTech Rising

Three developments indicating the future of money, finance, and payments The year began with an emphasis on the acceleration of digital, mobile payments and ended with the introduction of Apple Pay leading the way. Yet in between my market research and industry reporting have led me to look at the coming year in terms of three developments and the long-term shift they portend for  [...Continue Reading]
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Chicago FinTech Forum: “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” Post-Meetup

Cyrptocurrency has been a recent focus in the financial world. To play our part, we hosted a successful launch of the Chicago FinTech Forum by “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin”, which gives a complete history of bitcoin, from its invention, early adoption, trading volatility, and regulatory acceptance (sort of). We live in a highly regulated financial environment, which makes it difficult for unregulated  [...Continue Reading]
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