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Private POCs, Permissioned Ledgers and Patents in Blockchain

26 December 2016  |  12429 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As we near the end of 2016, Banks continue to form Blockchain consortium groups to develop platforms and test this technology, the most prominent being R3CEV, Hyperledger Project and the like. While we mull over the exits from R3 & from other consortia, there are new ones formed (China, Japan, Russia). And every now and then, we hear that a ne...

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Uber and Airbnb are Not the Digital Economy

19 December 2016  |  17604 views  |  7 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

When is disruption a bad thing? According to the London black cab driver I had recently, it is when Uber comes to town. A rival taxi company using an app for hailing and a GPS for finding its way around and charging less than black cabs is bad disruption. There is no doubt that Uber is a threat to traditional taxi firms, which is why it is often he...

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FinTech Chatbots - The Millennial Command Line

14 December 2016  |  15756 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I have a confession to make - I'm not really a millennial! Despite my liberal use of emojis in my tweets and the word 'awesome', the fact of the matter is I missed out on the crucial millennial cutoff...

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Guess What Day It Is! It’s FOMC Day!

08 December 2016  |  1739 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

This was originally posted November 21, 2016 in the TradeTalk blog on TT's web site. Share Here we are again. Just when we all thought we had it figured out, the election whizzed on the electric fenc...

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Blockchain Wants To Be Friends With Your Financial Supply Chain

07 December 2016  |  9813 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Only a few months ago, blockchain was considered a bit geeky, and known mainly in crypto-hacking and techno-banking circles. Critics said it was a technology in search of use cases. Whilst it’s hardly...

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Was 2016 the year that retail banking changed forever?

06 December 2016  |  6056 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

You can say what you like about 2016 but it’s unlikely to be forgotten. Whereas the memory of most years quickly blur, there’s little doubt that the one just passed will be vividly remembered for a ho...

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The Art of the Bubble

01 December 2016  |  4122 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I may be old, but I’m hoping that at least I’m getting some wisdom out of my experience. The MacroTourist recently wrote about the potential for a bubble in fixed income and why you just can’t know. B...

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Autumn Statement and the Impact for UK FinTech

23 November 2016  |  5613 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced the Autumn Statement 2016. “I want to tackle the long lasting problem of fastest growing start up tech firms being snapped up by bigger c...

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How are charity CFOs keeping up with the changing payments landscape?

18 November 2016  |  5604 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The term “cashless society” is bandied around a lot. While there’s little chance of physical currency becoming obsolete any time soon, there’s no doubt that the rapid adoption of digital payment metho...

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Real Benefits from Real-Time: Delivering Instant Payments in Europe

17 November 2016  |  5194 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There has been a lot of talk about European instant payments With 2017 fast approaching, now is the time to look at practical delivery. We live in impatient times – everyone wants everything now. Dig...

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