David Mchenry, Silicon Valley Bank on Blockchain
Aug16

David Mchenry, Silicon Valley Bank on Blockchain

We speak with David Mchenry, Silicon Valley Bank about blockchain.  

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Womble Bond Dickinson Advises Syndicate On £400M Revolving Credit Facility
Aug16

Womble Bond Dickinson Advises Syndicate On £400M Revolving Credit Facility

Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) London-based Real Estate Finance team has advised lenders Barclays, HSBC, NatWest and Wells Fargo on £400m loan revolving credit facility (RCF) for Helical Plc. The facility replaces its existing £150m RCF and the £200m development facility on the company’s largest asset, The Bower, London, EC1, both of which have been repaid. WBD were appointed as lead co-ordinator on the transaction managing...

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Birte Quitt, on digital banking
Aug16

Birte Quitt, on digital banking

We speak with Birte Quitt from Erste Group on why do they think the demand for the skip to go straight to digital banking has been so demanded in Romania.

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Richard Dratva, on future of Open Banking
Aug16

Richard Dratva, on future of Open Banking

We speak with Richard Dratva, CREALOGIX Group about how will open banking become more successful in the future.

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Open Banking Expo returns to shape the future of Open Banking
Aug16

Open Banking Expo returns to shape the future of Open Banking

Open Banking Expo will bring together the innovators, disruptors and visionaries who will shape the future of Open Banking. Leaders and experts from financial services, fintech and regulation will reveal  lessons learned from year one and what Open Banking 2.0 looks like.  This year’s event is again headlined by the developer of the first-to-market Open Banking API, OpenWrks, and will be held on Wednesday, 13th November 2019 at etc....

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Startup Business Financing With Crowdfunding
Aug16

Startup Business Financing With Crowdfunding

This article originally appeared on seekcapital.com by Jon Zacharias In the gig economy, you can crowdsource almost anything. From formal crowdsourcing, which often involves droves of freelancers doing data, writing or design work, to informal crowdsourcing, which might involve someone asking for recommendations or information on Facebook, millions of people reach out to the other millions on a daily basis. And you can do the same if...

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aosphere working with RegTech startup Apiax on fund distribution compliance product
Aug16

aosphere working with RegTech startup Apiax on fund distribution compliance product

Swiss RegTech startup Apiax is working with aosphere to enhance its cross-border compliance service. Regulatory expertise from Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions – Asset Management, aosphere’s online legal service, will be used by Apiax in its compliance platform for financial institutions.  The collaboration involves aosphere LLP, an affiliate of leading international legal practice Allen & Overy LLP, providing Apiax with detailed...

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Brett King, on seeing increased amount of use cases going forward from Open Banking
Aug16

Brett King, on seeing increased amount of use cases going forward from Open Banking

We speak with Brett King, Moven on seeing increased amount of use cases going forward from Open Banking.

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Jo Howes, on Fintech
Aug16

Jo Howes, on Fintech

We speak with Jo Howes, CREALOGIX Group about how does the democratisation of Fintech play into the changing demands of different generations when it comes to open banking.

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The Fintech Fix: Rappers & Remedies
Aug16

The Fintech Fix: Rappers & Remedies

In this episode of The Fintech Fix we are looking at the RBS remedies; Salary in Bitcoin and Voice Banking.

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Phil Hong, on challenges
Aug16

Phil Hong, on challenges

We speak with Phil Hong, Citi about challenges that come with moving to the cloud.

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Fingopay announces first UK venue to adopt finger vein payments
Aug16

Fingopay announces first UK venue to adopt finger vein payments

All Work & Social, the operating company behind XYZ Work and the recently launched XYZ Social in Spinningfields, has partnered with biometric payments provider, Fingopay. From Autumn, members and visitors to All Work and Social’s XYZ building will be the first in the UK to pay for food and beverage with just a scan of their finger, using VeinID technology. The award-winning Fingopay technology allows customers to link their vein...

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Why hotel revenue managers must become control freaks
Aug16

Why hotel revenue managers must become control freaks

Join EyeforTravel for an upcoming webinar on how hotels are using analytics to optimize revenue, refine pricing and elevate CX In the hotel industry, the pressure is enough to send even the most laid-back lobby boy scuttling for cover in an empty suite! Margins are tighter than ever and customers are becoming more demanding by the minute. To understand how hotels are managing this complex and fast-changing distribution environment,...

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Edge Launches Pre-Series ‘A’ Funding Campaign Led by Bitmex Ventures and Fenbushi Capital
Aug16

Edge Launches Pre-Series ‘A’ Funding Campaign Led by Bitmex Ventures and Fenbushi Capital

Edge, a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange and wallet platform has announced the launch of their 90-day Pre-Series ‘A’ funding campaign that is set for a maximum goal of $2 million USD. The campaign, which is currently led by Bitmex Ventures, BnkToTheFuture and Fenbushi Capital, invites qualifying investors outside of the United States to join the round through fundraising platform BnkToTheFuture with a minimum investment of $1,000...

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Wirecard offers Fast Track PSD2 Onboarding and records strong new customer growth in this area
Aug16

Wirecard offers Fast Track PSD2 Onboarding and records strong new customer growth in this area

From September 14, new regulations apply in Europe, including authentication for online shopping and banking Wirecard automatically offers large as well as small and medium-sized merchants the prerequisites for two-factor authentication (3D Secure 2) Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, automatically offers all new customers a fast track to PSD2 onboarding via its digital Financial Commerce...

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UK fintech Curve launching its first ever crowdfunding campaign
Aug16

UK fintech Curve launching its first ever crowdfunding campaign

 Curve, the over-the-top banking platform which consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and one even smarter app, is launching a seven figure crowdfunding campaign this September. Curve is valued at a quarter of a billion dollars which positions the company firmly amongst the UK’s most exciting scaleups; Transferwise, Monzo, Revolut and Starling, and has raised over $70m to date. Over 500,000 people have flocked...

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BIOMETRICS BY FINGERPRINTS IN THREE NEW SMARTPHONES BY LG
Aug16

BIOMETRICS BY FINGERPRINTS IN THREE NEW SMARTPHONES BY LG

Three new smartphone models, LG Aristo 3+, LG STYLE2, and LG Stylo 5 have been launched featuring our Fingerprints’ sensor FPC1511. Fingerprints sensors offer high quality and excellent biometric performance and are recognized for the innovative features providing the most convenient and secure experience for the end users. To these models we delivered our unique software with features like FPC 360Touch®, FPC QuickTouch®, FPC...

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Craig Ramsey, on being worldwide
Aug15

Craig Ramsey, on being worldwide

We speak with Craig Ramsey from ACI Worldwide about being worldwide.

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What is InsurTech? What needs to be known about the merge of technologies in the insurance sector
Aug15

What is InsurTech? What needs to be known about the merge of technologies in the insurance sector

The tremendous growth in the digital world not only creates breathtaking opportunities but also demands certain brand new ideas in all spheres of life. There’s no exception to that, and a landscape of the most conservative and rigid business environments have no other option but to adopt fast changes. The application of insurtech covers more and more areas of everyday life Despite the fact that insurance is one of the most...

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Richard Dratva, on Open Banking
Aug15

Richard Dratva, on Open Banking

We speak with Richard Dratva, CREALOGIX Group about how successful has open banking been so far.

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New Cyber Research Records a 91% Reduction in Dwell Time for Users of Deception Technology
Aug15

New Cyber Research Records a 91% Reduction in Dwell Time for Users of Deception Technology

Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today announced the availability of a new research report, conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and commissioned by Attivo Networks, that explores attitudes and views of deception technology in the enterprise. The research uncovered material contrasts between users and non-users of deception technologies. One of the most...

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FreeAgent warns small businesses against digital tax complacency
Aug15

FreeAgent warns small businesses against digital tax complacency

Cloud accounting expert says HMRC’s decision to waive MTD for VAT fines should not be viewed as an excuse for non-compliance Innovative cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent has urged small businesses to make complying with the UK’s new digital VAT legislation their top priority – and not view HMRC’s leniency on penalties as a prolonged stay of execution. The company, which makes cloud accounting software for small...

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Reliable data identified as key to successful automation
Aug15

Reliable data identified as key to successful automation

Dun & Bradstreet and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management today announced the findings of a multi-national study on how respondent finance and credit leaders are adopting automation in their departments and the challenges they face in implementing automation. The informal study found that while 87% of respondents believe automation will improve their respective function’s efficiency in the next three years, most are not...

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CHUBB, CNA, Farmers Insurance and more vie for North American Business Transformation Honors at the Insurance Nexus Awards
Aug15

CHUBB, CNA, Farmers Insurance and more vie for North American Business Transformation Honors at the Insurance Nexus Awards

There are 12 categories of awards, recognizing teams and leaders from across customer, claims and innovation units, as well as from product, business, brokering and leadership positions. The ‘North American Business Transformation of the Year’ category recognizes an organization who has significantly transformed how their business operates over the past three years and are seeing tangible benefits from this transformation. The judges...

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Lendingblock Granted Distributed Ledger Technology Regulatory License  Ahead of Upcoming Platform Launch
Aug15

Lendingblock Granted Distributed Ledger Technology Regulatory License Ahead of Upcoming Platform Launch

Lendingblock, the open exchange for institutional borrowing and lending of digital assets has received its full license as a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provider from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) supported by blockchain law firm, ISOLAS. This licence approval is an important milestone for Lendingblock as the company prepares for the launch of its platform, which will bring a critical missing piece of...

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Salt Edge connects to 300+ open banking APIs
Aug15

Salt Edge connects to 300+ open banking APIs

Easily staying the course of open banking during these turbulent times for the European financial market, Salt Edge increases its overall number of connected bank APIs to 300+ in the EU. Back in June 2019, Salt Edge announced the successful integration via open banking APIs with more than 200 banks all over Europe. Only two months later it is a hundred more, as Salt Edge is also connected with open banking APIs of Monzo, Revolut,...

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Jo Howes, on Open Banking
Aug15

Jo Howes, on Open Banking

We speak with Jo Howes, CREALOGIX Group about how successful has open banking been.

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EMVCo to Support Expanding Issuer Identification Number as Defined by ISO and IEC
Aug15

EMVCo to Support Expanding Issuer Identification Number as Defined by ISO and IEC

EMVCo is working to evolve the EMV® Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for Payment Systems to support both future eight-digit Issuer Identification Numbers (IIN), as well as the existing six-digit format. As the change may have implications for merchant and processor systems beyond payments, EMVCo has published a Draft Specification Bulletin (DSB) that summarises the changes to ensure all those impacted are informed. The new...

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flatfair raises $11m in round led by Index Ventures to expand its deposit-free renting platform
Aug15

flatfair raises $11m in round led by Index Ventures to expand its deposit-free renting platform

Significant developer and engineer hires will create new features and services Tenants can save thousands of pounds when moving and secure homes instantly Landlords rent homes 25% quicker and get up to 12 weeks protection Greystar, CBRE, Urban Splash, Places for People already offering flatfair flatfair, a fintech scale-up allowing tenants to instantly rent a home with no deposit, has raised $11m in a funding round led by Index...

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Gregor Dobbie appointed as CEO of Vocalink
Aug15

Gregor Dobbie appointed as CEO of Vocalink

Vocalink, a Mastercard company, today confirmed that Gregor Dobbie has been appointed as CEO. He has been UK Managing Director since May 2017.   As CEO, Gregor will lead Vocalink in its primary mission operating the UK’s critical national infrastructure and the expansion of B2B payment services in the UK. Vocalink forms part of Mastercard’s New Payment Platforms (NPP) business unit. NPP offers a range of world-class B2B payment...

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How does your bank compare? Summer results published
Aug15

How does your bank compare? Summer results published

The third set of banking customer satisfaction results have today been published following a survey of thousands of customers. The latest survey results are available on the following links: Personal Business Personal and small business current account holders were asked how likely they would be to recommend their provider to a friend, relative or other business. Questions also covered online and mobile provisions, branch and...

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Wirecard drives the future of customer centricity with Grab & Go Store
Aug15

Wirecard drives the future of customer centricity with Grab & Go Store

Customers enjoy high levels of flexibility and convenience: consumers enter the store via smartphone, pick products which are scanned automatically, the payment happens automatically when leaving Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, continues to break new ground in the future of shopping with its prototype of an unmanned store. The Grab & Go Storeconcept offers shoppers a convenient, seamless...

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FINANCE FIRMS PROVIDE DOUBLE THE PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS OF 14 OTHER INDUSTRIES
Aug15

FINANCE FIRMS PROVIDE DOUBLE THE PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS OF 14 OTHER INDUSTRIES

Study finds how employer contributions to pensions significantly vary based on industry and gender Financial and insurance sectors are the best option, but education follows closely behind Gender stereotypes of industries still exist with women in education receiving 1.4% more than men, while men in technical trade roles are up by 3.3% than female counterparts. Retirement plans are commonly better supported by workplace pensions than...

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Finastra lands core cloud deal with neobank, Gravity
Aug15

Finastra lands core cloud deal with neobank, Gravity

New SME focused bank selects Fusion Essence in the cloud to power end-to-end digital banking and lending services Finastra has today announced that Gravity, a new UK-based bank seeking authorization to serve SMEs with lending, credit card and deposit services, has selected Fusion Essence in the cloud for its end-to-end core banking capabilities. The cloud-based solution will support Gravity as it launches in the UK and will drive...

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Metro Bank Still Number One For Personal Current Account Service
Aug15

Metro Bank Still Number One For Personal Current Account Service

Metro Bank has achieved the top spot in the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) latest Service Quality Survey for overall service to its personal current account customers for the second time running.  Committed to bringing the revolution to UK banking, Metro Bank continues to be second for overall service to business current account customers too. Craig Donaldson, CEO of Metro Bank, commented:  “We are extremely proud to still...

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SmartSearch: Loophole meaning developers don’t have to run AML checks is ‘opening the gates’ for criminals
Aug15

SmartSearch: Loophole meaning developers don’t have to run AML checks is ‘opening the gates’ for criminals

Anti-money laundering experts SmartSearch says the ‘anomaly’ where developers selling homes on their own sites do not have to be registered for anti-money laundering purposes whilst estate agent selling the same homes must is ‘opening the gates’ for criminals. It was reported on Monday that while estate agents must be registered for anti-money-laundering purposes, developers who set up their own staffed sales offices on sites do...

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Revolut for Business launches new Expense Management tool
Aug15

Revolut for Business launches new Expense Management tool

Revolut for Business has today launched a new Expense Management tool, designed to help growing businesses by removing the hassle from handling expenses. The innovative fintech has created a simple and intuitive tool with everything in one place, ensuring that no card expenses will be unaccounted for. Business owners now have the ability to easily approve or reject team expenses, an area that has traditionally been difficult to...

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Abacus Group Named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of  America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the 2019 Inc. 5000
Aug14

Abacus Group Named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the 2019 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today revealed that Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions and services for alternative investment firms, has been named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s...

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How to be a good data custodian
Aug14

How to be a good data custodian

As mathematician Clive Humby famously put it, “Data is the new oil”. Across all areas of UK business, developments in technology are creating opportunities for cybercriminals, and the financial services sector offers a particularly lucrative target. All firms have an ethical responsibility to protect customers’ data. Regardless of their current position, taking steps to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security and using...

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Richard Dratva, on Fintech
Aug14

Richard Dratva, on Fintech

We speak with Richard Dratva, CREALOGIX Group about regarding themselves as Fintech.

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Birte Quitt, on GEORGE
Aug14

Birte Quitt, on GEORGE

We speak with Birte Quitt from Erste Group on GEORGE.

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A machine learning balancing act: Payments, customer experience, fraud detection
Aug14

A machine learning balancing act: Payments, customer experience, fraud detection

By Manuel Rodriguez, Fraud Solutions Manager at SAS The range of potential payment services has expanded rapidly over the last few years. Increasingly, we all want the flexibility of being able to pay with new payment methods, from contactless through to Apple Pay, mobile wallets and beyond. Digital natives, such as millennials, don’t just want this – they expect it. For banks, however, this demand for flexibility is a headache. Banks...

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Grasshopper Bank Appoints Jeremy Shure as Global Head of Early-Stage Practice
Aug14

Grasshopper Bank Appoints Jeremy Shure as Global Head of Early-Stage Practice

Grasshopper Bank, the new commercial venture bank built for innovation economy companies and the venture capital firms that fund them, has appointed Jeremy Shure as its Global Head of Early Stage Practice. In this role, Jeremy will lead the bank’s work with early-stage founders and their companies, as well as its engagement with constituents across the innovation economy. In addition, he will help to define and execute on the...

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Melissa Debuts Mobile KYC App and Business Portal  to Simplify Identity Verification
Aug14

Melissa Debuts Mobile KYC App and Business Portal to Simplify Identity Verification

Melissa a leading provider of global name, address, email, phone, and identity verification solutions to improve user experience and KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance, today announced the launch of Melissa KYC, a unified compliance toolset enabling businesses to verify the identity of their customers easily, securely, and conveniently. This end-to-end identity verification solution includes ID card and document authentication,...

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Brett King, Moven on Open Banking
Aug14

Brett King, Moven on Open Banking

We speak with Brett King, Moven about the background of the company, Open Banking and telecoms!

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NEXT Biometrics Signs Agreement with Leading Access Control Solution Provider
Aug14

NEXT Biometrics Signs Agreement with Leading Access Control Solution Provider

NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, announces that it has signed an agreement with one of the leading access control solution providers worldwide. As part of the agreement, the Partner will incorporate NEXT Biometrics` new One Touch ID 2010 ultra-slim FAP20 fingerprint sensor module into a range of its access control readers, such as time and attendance and physical access control...

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Logistics partner on board: the Marco Polo Network and Logwin have executed a real-time pilot transaction for the first time
Aug14

Logistics partner on board: the Marco Polo Network and Logwin have executed a real-time pilot transaction for the first time

LBBW and Commerzbank have once again executed a trade transaction between Voith and KSB SE, via the Marco Polo trade finance network, built on R3’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, Corda. This time, besides the two companies involved, logistics provider Logwin AG was incorporated into the digital process chain – directly, and in real time. This represents a milestone in the expansion of the digital trade finance...

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HMRC’s action on Bitcoin shows cryptocurrencies are the future of money
Aug14

HMRC’s action on Bitcoin shows cryptocurrencies are the future of money

HMRC’s bid to claw back taxes on cryptocurrencies demonstrates the digital assets are the future of money, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. Nigel Green, chief executive of deVere Group, which launched the cryptocurrency app deVere Crypto in early 2018, is speaking out after it is revealed that HM Revenue & Customs is asking cryptocurrency exchanges to reveal customers’...

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Jo Howes, CREALOGIX Group on the background of the company
Aug14

Jo Howes, CREALOGIX Group on the background of the company

We speak with Jo Howes, CREALOGIX Group about the background of the company.  

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Former Coinbase CTO, Balaji Srinivasan, and Head of Stanford Cryptography, Prof. Dan Boneh, Join Findora as Strategic Advisors
Aug14

Former Coinbase CTO, Balaji Srinivasan, and Head of Stanford Cryptography, Prof. Dan Boneh, Join Findora as Strategic Advisors

Findora, the cryptographically transparent public blockchain for building decentralized financial applications, has announced two new strategic advisors; Balaji Srinivasan, former CTO of Coinbase, and Professor Dan Boneh, Head of Stanford Cryptography. Prior to joining Coinbase, Srinivasan was General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder of Earn.com, Counsyl, Teleport and Coin Center. As co-founder and CTO of Counsyl,...

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