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Alex Axelrod

COVID-19 Outbreak and Crypto Market

The futuristic utopia that technological progress promises is coming ever closer at an astonishing pace, yet unseen challenges, have surfaced during the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The pandemic has manag...

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Cryptocurrency Insights
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and European payments: banks in the defensive mode

The European Banking Federation (EBF), the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) and the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) point out that the crisis has brought to the fore ...

08 Apr 2020
Blockchain Observations
Payson Johnton

Banks are Moving Away from Supplier Finance and SMEs are Scrambling; Is Blockchain the Solution?

The world is becoming increasingly globalized, and despite the benefits of a better connected global economy and supply chain for businesses both small and large, banks seem to be pulling away from wh...

07 Apr 2020
Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services
Rishi Chauhan

Fintech Customer Acquisition - Market Segmentation

This blog has been produced with support from Ipsos Mori, a sincere thanks to Paul Stamper ( for his help and input. This blog attempts to answer two key questions: Why do finte...

07 Apr 2020
Eli Taranto

Covid-19 and the rush to Digital banks

Umberto Eco once wrote “Everything is repeated, in a circle. History is a master because it teaches us that it doesn't exist. It's the permutations that matter.” In addition to the effects on the sup...

07 Apr 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Joris Lochy

A frictionless check-out experience, what does that actually mean?

In today’s design of (software) solutions, providing a frictionless user experience is (and should be) a top priority within every organization. While payments have already gone through a major evolut...

06 Apr 2020
Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030
Przemek Bozek

Who benefits from 5G?

According to a Google search: “5G will support billions of connections” and “5G will have a tremendous effect on economy” and “5G solves problems we haven’t yet encountered”. In isolation, it almost s...

06 Apr 2020
5G Payments Schemes and Strategies 2020 - 2035
Erik Pickett

VitaMins: Socioeconomic effects of COVID-19

The number of Google searches for the word unprecedented has recently spiked to unprecedented levels[1]. And for good reason; the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything in living memory - and it is not ...

06 Apr 2020
Innovation in Financial Services
Andrew Beatty

Opening the Vault

We live in an era of platforms. Many sectors, including financial services, are embracing platforms as a new and better way of doing business. Banking as a Platform (BaaP) is nascent but the benefits ...

06 Apr 2020
Reghunathan Sukumara Pillai

Covid 19- A Booster for Digital Transformation!!

While Covid19 has created ruckus within the human society across religions/races/geographies/countries/continents, this can change the business models, working cultures and journeys of digital transfo...

06 Apr 2020
Mark Trevor

Cash in the time of Covid: why we need to listen to the experts to protect this vital payment method

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on almost every area of our lives: from travel to shopping, the economy to health services. Understandably, these are emotive issues – things that we previously may have...

06 Apr 2020
Financial Supply Chain
Stuart Jackson

Lockdown will have lasting effects on FinTech

The lockdown is hurting every industry. FinTech is no exception. However, its digital nature means many companies find themselves well positioned. Some might even come out of this situation better off...

06 Apr 2020