The Five Most Confusing Things About Bitcoin That Hold Back Its Adoption
Bitcoin has been around now for eight years and is maturing with a sizeable market capitalization, with more than 25 mln wallets in circulation. Adoption has benefited from post-Brexit activities, the U.S. elections and in the past week has been further boosted by events in China with currency exit and with India’s new currency reforms.
Things are hotting up for Bitcoin. But is terminology holding it back?
How will neobank apps make money and can they survive?
Two new startups are gunning to get their cards into the wallets of tech-savvy Brits.
Soldo and the "U" account are entering an already crowded market of startups pitching some form of card tied to a mobile app.
America has technology to go cashless, but too paranoid to do it
By one measure, Sweden already lives in the future: Only 2% of its transactions are still done in cash.
Experts predict that in four years the use of debit cards and mobile payment apps will cause the rate to fall even further, to 0.5%. Sweden's central bank is even considering launching a digital currency.
You might think the US is equally high-tech, but in the land of innovation, people still pay with cash about a third of the time.
Fintech startups bedding deeper into the banking value chain
The fintech phenomenon is moving away from an obsessive focus on front-end customer experience, extending the reach of startups into at least 30 new areas of traditional banking activity, according to an analysis by McKinsey.
6 Takeaways From CoinDesk's Q3 State of Blockchain - CoinDesk
It's no secret that what the world calls "blockchain" has evolved.
From its invention for the bitcoin blockchain to its implementation in new alternatives that take the idea in unintended directions, this expansion has had a dramatic effect on the industry.
Likewise, with CoinDesk's Q3 State of Blockchain, we continue to attempt to reflect these changes in the taxonomy of the report.
Bracing for seven critical changes as fintech matures
The fintech sector is being shaped by shifting market conditions, new regulations, and changes in consumer demands and behaviors.
Banking apps vs. fintech apps: App Annie
There was a time when retail banks had their heads in the sand when it came to embracing the mobile phone revolution — but not anymore.
A new report from App Annie shows that while apps from retail banks still lag behind those of their upstart competitors in user ratings, some have have seen their usage grow rapidly, buoyed by new features.
Swanest Funding Round Leads to AI-Enabled Investment Assistant
The fintech industry is steadily growing, and this year has been no exception. According to Accenture, the first quarter of 2016 saw an increase of 67 percent in global fintech investment, reaching the sum of $5.3 billion. Most of that investment, 62 percent, went to ventures in Asia and Europe. Also, fintech is doing quite well in bringing other technologies into it, such as artificial intelligence (AI).
Blockchain Real Estate Startup Bitmark Raises $1.7 Million
Taiwan blockchain startup Bitmark has raised $1.7m in a new seed funding round.
Cherubic Ventures, a VC firm focused on early-stage companies, led the round. Bitmark, which is developing technology to register user generated content using blockchain tech, raised the funding from a group of investors that also included Digital Currency Group and WI Harper.