Ioana Guiman, Allevo on what their solutions focus on
Feb20

Ioana Guiman, Allevo on what their solutions focus on

Ioana Guiman from Allevo talks to us about what their solutions focus on…  

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Paris FinTech Forum 2018: Geoffroy De Schrevel, Birdee
Feb20

Paris FinTech Forum 2018: Geoffroy De Schrevel, Birdee

At Paris Fintech Forum we hear from Geoffroy De Schrevel at Birdee.

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Paris FinTech Forum 2018: David Guyot, Pandat
Feb20

Paris FinTech Forum 2018: David Guyot, Pandat

Paris FinTech Forum we hear from David Guyot at Pandat.

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Paris FinTech Forum 2018: Metouri Malik, Truxtun Capital
Feb20

Paris FinTech Forum 2018: Metouri Malik, Truxtun Capital

Paris FinTech Forum we hear from Metouri Malik at Truxtun Capital.  

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Paris FinTech Forum 2018: Charles Nurdin, Amplify
Feb20

Paris FinTech Forum 2018: Charles Nurdin, Amplify

At Paris FinTech forum we hear from Charles Nurdin at Amplify.

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Paris Fintech Forum 2018: Houssem Assadi, Dejamobile
Feb20

Paris Fintech Forum 2018: Houssem Assadi, Dejamobile

At Paris Fintech Forum we hear from Houssem Assadi at Dejamobile.  

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Intelliflo Shapes Business Priorities With Insights From Splunk Enterprise
Feb20

Intelliflo Shapes Business Priorities With Insights From Splunk Enterprise

 Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), first in delivering ‘aha’ moments from machine data, today announced that Intelliflo is using Splunk® Enterprise to help identify new business opportunities through data-driven decision making. Intelliflo uses the Splunk platform to gain real-time insights into leading business indicators around the usage and adoption of their services. With Splunk they are able to produce a client health score that...

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Hemant Mardia, Idex: Target Market
Feb20

Hemant Mardia, Idex: Target Market

Hemant Mardia from Idex speaks to us about their target market.

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Rakuten Communications & Content Guru Announce Strategic Partnership
Feb20

Rakuten Communications & Content Guru Announce Strategic Partnership

Rakuten Communications, a subsidiary of global innovation leader Rakuten Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, and cloud communications specialist, Content Guru Ltd., have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver connect storm cloud contact centre solutions into the Japanese market.   Connect storm will support the multi-award-winning portfolio of storm® applications and will target the rapidly-growing Japanese cloud contact centre...

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Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Token Launches in Pre-Sale
Feb20

Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Token Launches in Pre-Sale

The Venezuelan government has officially launched the pre-sale of its controversial “petro” token, according to a report.   The petro was first announced in early December 2017 by President Nicolas Maduro as a way to circumvent U.S. sanctions, amid an economic crisis and a plunge in the value of the bolivar. The token is said to be backed by commodities, including oil, of which the country has notable reserves.   According...

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Sergio Magalhães, Millennium bcp: Teledevice
Feb20

Sergio Magalhães, Millennium bcp: Teledevice

Sergio Magalhães from Millennium bcp speaks to us about the new teledevice.

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Starling Bank expand payment services offer to include Merchant Acquiring
Feb20

Starling Bank expand payment services offer to include Merchant Acquiring

Starling Bank is to expand its payment services business and will become the first UK challenger bank to offer Merchant Acquiring services.   The introduction of Starling Merchant Services will enable Starling’s business banking customers, payment services clients, e-commerce business owners and small to mid-sized retailers to accept card payments from major payment schemes such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express easily, via any...

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Alexa, how much have I saved into my pension pot?
Feb20

Alexa, how much have I saved into my pension pot?

Pioneering workplace pension provider Smart Pension has launched the first ever hands-free technology that will allow savers to track how much they have invested into their auto enrolment retirement pot.   The secure Alexa skill enables employees, who have been enrolled into the Smart Pension scheme, to ask their device to report on their pension contributions in real time. They are also able to make instant changes to their employee...

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Tandem dives into the digital challenger market with launch of travel cashback card
Feb20

Tandem dives into the digital challenger market with launch of travel cashback card

Tandem, the Good Bank, has released a credit card that offers cashback and travel benefits for users. The card, which is Tandem’s first UK product, brings customers a competitive combination of cashback on all purchases, no overseas transaction fees, market leading exchange rate and real time updates when you purchase.   The cashback card is part of Tandem’s mission to free the world from the stress of banking by putting financial...

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nexo standards and FIS sign agreement for test solution to support globally standardized card payments acceptance
Feb20

nexo standards and FIS sign agreement for test solution to support globally standardized card payments acceptance

Nexo standards today announces its agreement with FIS to develop a suite of test tools that will allow vendors, acquirers and processors to test the compliance of their payment systems and devices with nexo’s payment acceptance messaging standards and specifications, significantly reducing time to service launch and minimizing unexpected delays during the certification process. As part of the agreement, FIS will create a test solution...

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How Fintech Is Transforming The Role Of Accountants
Feb20

How Fintech Is Transforming The Role Of Accountants

The traditional image of the steady, cautious accountant is set for a shake-up. New technology, new software, and new regulations mean the role of the accountant is ready for an overhaul.   Artificial intelligence, automation, cloud accounting, Open Banking, Making Tax Digital all promise to transform the accountancy and advisory profession, and, by extension, create huge new opportunities for the businesses they serve. So, what is...

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BBVA Switzerland Implements DocuSign to Improve Customer Experience
Feb20

BBVA Switzerland Implements DocuSign to Improve Customer Experience

DocuSign has today announced that BBVA Switzerland, the only bank in the BBVA Group devoted exclusively to Private Banking, has implemented DocuSign to improve the customer experience for thousands of high-net worth individuals across more than 15 countries. DocuSign will be used by more than 50% of BBVA Switzerland employees company-wide, to optimise clients’ documentation management.   “We decided to choose DocuSign because of the...

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Bank of England’s Mark Carney: Bitcoin has ‘failed’ one of its key aims
Feb20

Bank of England’s Mark Carney: Bitcoin has ‘failed’ one of its key aims

Bitcoin has so far “failed” in its ambition to be a legitimate currency, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday evening.   Speaking at a private event at London’s Regent’s University, Carney told students that bitcoin fails to meet two key requirements of a currency: it is neither a medium of exchange, nor a store of value.   “It has pretty much failed thus far on… the traditional...

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Swiss watchdog issues ICO rules amid drive to become ‘crypto-nation’
Feb20

Swiss watchdog issues ICO rules amid drive to become ‘crypto-nation’

Switzerland’s financial regulator has responded to the booming interest in digital currencies such as bitcoin with a rulebook to support those involved in the market.   The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) said it would regulate certain so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs), a fundraising method that has soared in popularity over the last year, to apply anti-money laundering laws to some sales.   Eager to...

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Cardano Foundation and Z/Yen explore threat of quantum computing to blockchain security
Feb20

Cardano Foundation and Z/Yen explore threat of quantum computing to blockchain security

Cardano Foundation, the objective organisation supporting leading blockchain Cardano,, has published a report with think-tank Z/Yen examining how quantum computing could threaten the security of public key cryptography. The report, entitled “The Quantum Countdown: Quantum Computing and the Future of Distributed Ledger Encryption”, is part of Cardano Foundation and Z/Yen’s Distributed Futures research programme dedicated to blockchain,...

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First Cryptocurrency Fundraising for a European Bank
Feb20

First Cryptocurrency Fundraising for a European Bank

European Crypto Bank is building the first bank and trading platform to secure investments on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies market.   New generation bank (Fintech): Cryptocurrencies trading platform, financial analysis on cryptos, tokens and tax assistance.   French, Italian and English specialists have formed a multi-disciplinary team to create an European Private bank. Private bankers, tax specialists, computer scientists,...

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Cryptocurrency Mining with Your Body
Feb20

Cryptocurrency Mining with Your Body

GYM Rewards (GYM) a new blockchain based startup announced today it’s coming blockchain that will be mined by our bodies instead of the ASIC miners, GPU miners or CPU. The new blockchain will be mined by mobile devices that will detect your location and If the location is within a participating gym it will then allow your heart beats to mine the blockchain via the mobile app and your heart rate monitor. GYM Rewards is also partnering...

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Datarius Cryptobank to Launch Cryptocurrency Banking Services
Feb20

Datarius Cryptobank to Launch Cryptocurrency Banking Services

Datarius Cryptobank is the first social P2P cryptobank with transparent conditions. It is being developed by the fintech company, iCrypto S.A., with the aim to demonstrate that fintech can be completely different by deciding to not impose any services on the user. In the cryptobanking industry, Datarius will become the first financial institution capable of offering its customers a full range of financial services implemented within a...

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British and US Regulators Sign First FinTech Deal
Feb19

British and US Regulators Sign First FinTech Deal

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has entered into its first financial technology (fintech) arrangement with an American regulator to help make the regulatory landscape smoother for tech start-ups.   Monday’s agreement is expected to boost collaboration between both their fintech initiatives – the US’ LabCFTC, formed in 2017, and FCA Innovate, which was created in 2014.   Under the arrangement, the FCA and US...

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Financial services, FinTech, augmented intelligence and the fourth Industrial Age
Feb19

Financial services, FinTech, augmented intelligence and the fourth Industrial Age

Mobile World Congress turned 30 in February 2017 and heralded the elemental role of mobile as the primary force behind every emerging innovation. Though the role mobility has played in people’s daily lives cannot be understated, the next iteration of technology’s impact will be far more transformational. Society is at the precipice of the fourth Industrial Age and the rise of the era augmented intelligence and cognitive computing....

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UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Sign Arrangement to Collaborate on FinTech Innovation
Feb19

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Sign Arrangement to Collaborate on FinTech Innovation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have today signed an arrangement that commits the regulators to collaborating and supporting innovative firms through each other’s financial technology (FinTech) initiatives – LabCFTC and FCA Innovate.   Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, commented: “International borders shouldn’t act as a barrier to innovation and competition...

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Coinbase Wins Feud as Visa, Worldpay Apologize for Card Issues
Feb19

Coinbase Wins Feud as Visa, Worldpay Apologize for Card Issues

EXCLUSIVE—Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and payments processor Visa have concluded their feud over card charges on the exchange, with Coinbase emerging as the seeming victor as Visa issued a joint statement along with processor Worldpay apologizing for the issue.   The statement, which was released this past Friday and posted on both Coinbase’s blog and Twitter account, notes that Worldpay—which is the processing partner for...

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TAS Group awarded during the Italian edition of Oracle Partner Days seals a consolidated collaboration that’s accelerating
Feb19

TAS Group awarded during the Italian edition of Oracle Partner Days seals a consolidated collaboration that’s accelerating

The event this year, titled “Journey to the Cloud from Uncertainty to Clarity and Confidence”, has shed light on the centrality of the Cloud in the evolving strategy of Oracle, underlining the growing adoption by the worldwide clientele and reaffirming the key role that the Corporation attributes to its Partner Channel.   TAS Group, for over 10 years an Oracle Gold Partner and specialized on both Oracle’s Application and Oracle’s...

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Do you have ‘fintech’ on your phone? Most of us do
Feb19

Do you have ‘fintech’ on your phone? Most of us do

WASHINGTON — There is no shortage of financial apps for smartphones, which fall under the broad category of “fintech,” and most of us are using them.   “Sixty-three percent of us have at least one, and the majority of those are bank apps — Chase, Bank of America, your local community bank,” Robert Barba at Bankrate.com told WTOP.   The average smartphone user has 2 1/2 financial apps. Among consumers ages 18 to 37, the average is 3.6...

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Warwick Estates to roll out acquisition strategy with £2m investment from London bank OakNorth
Feb19

Warwick Estates to roll out acquisition strategy with £2m investment from London bank OakNorth

OakNorth, the London-based bank, has provided £2m of debt finance to Warwick Estates, one of the UK’s largest property management companies.   The finance provided by OakNorth will be used to implement a ‘buy & build’ strategy to consolidate a highly fragmented market.   Warwick’s aim is to acquire numerous property management portfolios each year, with a particular focus on small to medium sized competitors which manage up to...

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Bankera Announces Acquisition of Pacific Private Bank During Successful TGE
Feb19

Bankera Announces Acquisition of Pacific Private Bank During Successful TGE

Banking and blockchain seem to be a match made in heaven as no other ledger technology can come par with blockchain and its incorruptible capability. Ever since Bitcoin was launched in 2009 and the world got to know about the working of cryptocurrency, there have been attempts to incorporate the tech into the current banking sector with fiat currencies. Different cryptocurrencies were also launched to aid this new era of secure...

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Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firm/Investment Business Firm
Feb19

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firm/Investment Business Firm

The Central Bank of Ireland (‘Central Bank’) today (19 February 2018) published the name of an unauthorised firm, Vortex Profits Limited (Ireland). Vortex Profits Limited (Ireland) is not authorised by the Central Bank as an investment firm, investment business firm or to provide investment advice. A list of unauthorised firms published to date is available on the Central Bank website. It is a criminal offence for an unauthorised...

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Fintech, renewables key for Latin America
Feb19

Fintech, renewables key for Latin America

DUBAI: Fintech and renewable energy are key to boosting productivity and investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report commissioned by Dubai Chamber ahead of the World Business Forum on Latin America. Investment in automation and infrastructure will also be need to boost productivity levels in the region, the report indicates. “Innovative technologies such a fintech offer a great...

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It costs $26,000 to mine one bitcoin in South Korea — and just $530 in Venezuela
Feb19

It costs $26,000 to mine one bitcoin in South Korea — and just $530 in Venezuela

Bitcoin mining is costing South Koreans a lot of money.   Mining just one bitcoin in one of the world’s biggest digital currency markets costs $26,170, according to data released by lighting and furniture firm Elite Fixtures. So-called bitcoin miners are vital to keeping the underlying blockchain, or distributed ledger, network tick. A blockchain network is essentially a huge decentralized database that maintains a continuously...

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23% Of Organisations Globally Affected By Crypto-Mining Malware Coinhive, Says Cybersecurity Firm
Feb19

23% Of Organisations Globally Affected By Crypto-Mining Malware Coinhive, Says Cybersecurity Firm

Crypto-mining malware is draining enterprises’ CPU power with an estimated 23% of organizations globally being affected by the Coinhive variant during January 2018, according to Check Point’s latest Global Threat Impact index. Researchers of the firm discovered three different variants of crypto-mining malware in its top 10 most prevalent threat with Coinhive ranking first. Other crypto-miner malware that made the list include JSEcoin...

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What changes will ICO face in Thailand: Four Experts to discuss Legislative Novelties at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference
Feb19

What changes will ICO face in Thailand: Four Experts to discuss Legislative Novelties at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Thailand will feature a panel discussion: four blockchain experts will talk about ICO regulation in Thailand. They will focus on possible changes and laws related to ICOs, which could be adopted in 2018.    The discussion will involve three blockchain experts from Thailand and their colleague from Hong Kong. Experts specialize in various sectors and represents diverse companies, thus the discussion...

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Bitcoin bubble balloons to $11,000
Feb19

Bitcoin bubble balloons to $11,000

The price of the No. 1 cryptocurrency rose on Monday to trade in the vicinity of $11,000. Bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.72%  was up 5.1% in recent action at $10,912.37, tapping a session high so far of $11,042.67, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin touched $11,221.73 on Saturday before pulling back. Bitcoin hasn’t really maintained the $11,000 level since January. Tracking equities, which have been recovering from a meltdown earlier this month,...

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Global regulators neutral on new rules for ‘hyped’ fintech
Feb19

Global regulators neutral on new rules for ‘hyped’ fintech

LONDON (Reuters) – Global banking regulators signaled on Monday they were in no rush to adapt their rules to financial technology firms that have begun nibbling away at banks’ markets. The regulators looked at how fintechs could disrupt banks’ business models by offering payments services, crowdfunding, mobile banks and online trading. “Despite the hype, the large size of investments and the significant number of financial...

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Sound Practices: implications of fintech developments for banks and supervisors issued by the Basel Committee
Feb19

Sound Practices: implications of fintech developments for banks and supervisors issued by the Basel Committee

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today published its Sound Practices on the implications of fintech developments for banks and bank supervisors. The paper assesses how technology-driven innovation in financial services, or “fintech“, may affect the banking industry and the activities of supervisors in the near to medium term. The paper is based on the analysis of various potential future scenarios and draws on...

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AI Deep Dive 2017: Senseye
Feb19

AI Deep Dive 2017: Senseye

Senseye speak to us at AI Deep Dive 2017.

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Citi and Credit Agricole, join Computershare, S2iEM and Deloitte as shareholders in the company
Feb19

Citi and Credit Agricole, join Computershare, S2iEM and Deloitte as shareholders in the company

SETL was launched in July 2015 to deploy a multi-asset, multi-currency institutional payment and settlements infrastructure based on blockchain technology. The SETL system enables market participants to move cash and assets directly between each other, facilitating the immediate and final settlement of market transactions. The SETL system maintains a permissioned distributed ledger of ownership and transaction records, simplifying the...

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Brewhouse and Kitchen: The UK’s largest brewpub chain crafting up a storm amidst a sobering pub industry
Feb19

Brewhouse and Kitchen: The UK’s largest brewpub chain crafting up a storm amidst a sobering pub industry

Craft beer currently accounts for £782m of beer sales in the UK and grew by 23% last year. The once specialist sector has had unanimous success in the US and now serves as a firm growth engine for the nation’s pub and beer economy. In the UK, a similar trajectory is championed by fast-growing brewpub chain Brewhouse and Kitchen. With 19 sites nationwide – 15 of which have opened in the past two years – 400 employees across...

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ING Diba buys corporate client Fintech Lendico
Feb19

ING Diba buys corporate client Fintech Lendico

ING Diba acquires Berlin-based Fintech Lendico, thereby accelerating its growth plans in the German corporate customer business. So far, the bank had only set on cooperations with Fintechs. The Dutch bank ING Diba has been planning to expand its German corporate banking businessfor some time . Now, she has reaffirmed her intentions with an M & A deal: as it became known today, ING plans to acquire the...

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Midex Exchange starts testing their own security system
Feb19

Midex Exchange starts testing their own security system

Midex Exchange has started testing their own security system which is able to repel well-known threats, different attacks, and crypto exchange hacking. The new system takes into account all types of threats which can lead to data compromise and fund theft.“Almost all cryptocurrency exchanges were created when the demand for money was low, so there was no need to design safety systems to work in conditions of high loads and large...

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Digital Fintech Specialist Wirecard Expands Collaboration With ReiseBank
Feb19

Digital Fintech Specialist Wirecard Expands Collaboration With ReiseBank

Wirecard, a Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions, announced this week it has expanded its expanding its collaboration with German bank, ReiseBank. The duo recently rolled out the mobile banking app bankom. According to Wirecard, the companies are providing users with a completely digital banking ecosystem in the form of the bankomo app. The accounts may be opened and managed within just a few...

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Crypto experts to discuss the future of blockchain in Israel on March 28 at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Israel
Feb19

Crypto experts to discuss the future of blockchain in Israel on March 28 at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Israel

On March 28, Tel Aviv will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Israel, a large conference dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICO. Speakers will discuss the future of the crypto industry, and blockchain companies will present their new developments. Why Israel? Blockchain community said that Israel is the startup nation. The country started to develop blockchain in 2015, and a year later, according to the audit company...

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As smart contracts get smarter, the rules of development will change
Feb19

As smart contracts get smarter, the rules of development will change

If 2017 was the year of Bitcoin, 2018 will be the year of the smart contract. Smart contracts — the self-executing coded contracts running on blockchain networks — enable decentralized apps (dApps) and the brand new economic models we are see emerging on blockchains. While it’s difficult to gauge exactly how many smart contracts are already out there, State of the dApps lists more than 1,000 built on Ethereum, the most popular...

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AI Deep Dive 2017: Summary
Feb19

AI Deep Dive 2017: Summary

A summary of AI Deep Dive 2017.

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AI Deep Dive 2017: Attendees
Feb19

AI Deep Dive 2017: Attendees

Attendees of AI Deep Dive speak to us.

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Scottish Widows to review asset management arrangements and terminate partnership agreements with Standard Life Aberdeen
Feb19

Scottish Widows to review asset management arrangements and terminate partnership agreements with Standard Life Aberdeen

Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group’s Wealth businesses have decided to review their asset management arrangements and have therefore given notice to Standard Life Aberdeen plc (“Standard Life Aberdeen”) to terminate their partnership agreements with Aberdeen Asset Management plc (“Aberdeen”). Scottish Widows and Wealth entered into the partnership with Aberdeen following the sale of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in...

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