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Cryptocurrency Finance Government

Bitcoin ETFs Are Here to Stay (At Least in Canada)

Canada has authorized Bitcoin-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs) for nearly a year. This exclusive interview with Purpose Investment’s COO and Head of Product Vlad Tasevski provides a glimpse into that future. Plus, why fintech is soaring in Mexico as Citigroup retreats.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Is Robinhood Trying to Grow Up?

Robinhood has taken some steps to provide at least the appearance of a properly run company. ut the stock’s continued illness suggests that stronger medicine is necessary. Plus, the digital yuan preps for its closeup.   More

Business Cryptocurrency Finance

We Need Digital Money For the Global Economy to Thrive

I’m a payments innovator who has worked for a large global bank for nearly 20 years. Here's why I believe in stablecoins.   More

Business Cryptocurrency Finance

How Fintech Is Integrating Hyper-Personalization Into The Financial Sector

At the Health+Wealth of America Conference, Betterment’s Sarah Kirshbaum Levy joined Cognizant’s Kevin Pleiter and Clarim's Jim Ledbetter to explore fintech’s continued integration into financial services.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Tech & Society

Fintech and the Giving Season (Year 2)

Cryptocurrency investors are more generous givers than average investors. American megafoundations have enabled crypto donation and NFTs are increasingly powering the world of charity. Plus, what the hell happened to PayPal's stock?   More

Business Finance

Cruising the Payments Swingles Bar

As holiday shopping season hits us, the payments space is starting to feel like a bar at closing time: a lot of sudden pairings that may not make sense in the morning. Plus, the gritty world of rent-to-own.   More

Finance Tech & Society

Hey, Little Spender: Fintech Stalks 20 Million American Teens

Fintech companies around the globe are hatching more ways to capture cash from teens. Even nonparents should be concerned. Plus, why small businesses now love their banks.   More

Finance Innovation Partner Insights

Financial Disruption Is Global…and Accelerating

How fast can fintechs address global needs? Two industry leaders say the future of financial services firms will be built on data, automation, and the hybrid cloud.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Why Andreessen Horowitz’s DAO Idea is DOA

This is a hell of a week for news about venture capital. A report in the Times detailed a high-octane lobbying effort by Andreessen Horowitz to shape the way that cryptocurrency—in which it is heavily invested—is regulated.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

A Glimpse Into Future Investing

In the near future, there will be financial assets that are not only shared but genuinely interactive. Plus, which states mine the most Bitcoin?   More

Business Cryptocurrency Finance

Why Big Company Fintech Innovation Is So Hard

Google and Santander both pulled back on major fintech plans this week. The short lives of these megaprojects provide a lesson in why it is so hard for big multinational institutions to truly innovate. Plus, cracking down on Kraken.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Government Policy

The Would-Be Banking Regulator Who Wants to Eliminate Banks

This week, Biden surprised a lot of people by nominating Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Could her proposal for a “people’s ledger” eliminate banking as we’ve historically understood it?   More

Finance Global Tech

Does the Buy Now, Pay Later Wildfire Make Sense?

Like a barely contained wildfire, the Buy Now, Pay Later sector has been blazing across acres, bringing white-hot valuations and eye-watering acquisitions—and it’s happening worldwide.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Crypto Market Commentary is Kinda Malarkey

Modern market behavior is too large and diverse to lend itself to neat summary, leading to a lot of blather. Producing timely commentary on cryptocurrency is even more dubious. Plus, customer satisfaction in fintech.   More

Finance Government Policy

Slowly, Biden’s Fintech Approach Emerges

Although much remains opaque, the broad outlines of the Biden Administration’s regulatory handling of fintech are starting to come into view.   More

Global Tech Security & Privacy

Cyber Vulnerabilities Threaten Kenya’s Vaunted Fintech

More than 75 percent of Kenyan citizens have access to financial services through mobile devices, increasing the risk of cybercrime and putting pressure on public and private stakeholders to invest more in cybersecurity.   More

Analytics & Data Finance Security & Privacy

The Fin-ternet of Things: Connecting Everything Means Rethinking Money

The coming world of the Internet of Everything means driverless cars making per-minute toll payments, lightbulbs that pick an energy vendor, IP royalties paid by devices themselves in real time, and investment decisions made by robo-advisors. This more efficient world will mean changes for banks, investment, and the way all of us live.   More

Healthcare

InsurTech Startups Strive to Reinvent Insurance

Technology is starting to transform insurance. The industry may be conservative, but we're seeing innovation ranging from new health underwriters (like Oscar, whose CEO speaks at Techonomy NYC May 17), to a Scottish company that insures borrowed cars on a per-hour basis.   More

Business Finance

Faced With Impending Disruption, the Financial Ecosystem Must Change

The world is buzzing about fintech and the impending disruption in the banking industry. Smarter technology companies are attempting to give customers quality service and an experience that’s relevant to the world in which they live, and big banks are being left behind. The speed of innovation might surprise all of us.   More

Finance Partner Insights Startup Culture

Financial Startups: Solid Investments that Improve Life in Emerging Markets

Financial technology startups promise to dramatically lower costs and make financial services more accessible to people who are not reached by traditional financial services today, especially (but not only) in emerging markets. And serving these populations can be profitable. Omidyar Network, where I work, has invested in numerous other fintech companies. But for us, this is more than the latest trend for investors seeking big multiples.   More