FinTech choices this week touch on the Apple Watch, a bank vs. digital bank Twitter debate and more on the user interface layer.
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]
The year is well underway. If you haven’t gotten your fill of trends and predictions for the year, here’s a list of 15. The last two may surprise you.
15 Things to Watch in 2015 in the Payments Industry
EMV in the USA, faster payments, and the payments implications of Apple Watch and other wearables top the list of 2015 payments trends in this [...Continue Reading]
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]
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]
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]