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Anton Shmerkin

Visions At the Gates of Pandemonium: Covid-19, Market Woes, FDR, Eloi, and Crumbling World Order

Are you still worrying whether or not we’re headed for a recession? Don’t. We’re there, and the long-term effects of this one are going to be seismic in scale. Your choices are to stop reading and go ...

27 Mar 2020
Bigger than Technology
Chris Holmes

Health check: what the current COVID-19 pandemic means for the global FinTech industry

The current pandemic sweeping through most of the world has wreaked havoc in most areas of the economy as well as our personal lives. As schools and businesses gradually shut down, governments plead f...

27 Mar 2020
Trends in Financial Services
Przemek Bozek

Valuing companies amidst a space race

According to various sources, total funding for space companies reached close to US$6 billion in 2019, raking in hundreds of millions from VC funds over the years. Once considered to be costly and red...

11 Mar 2020
Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology
Chris Principe

Deposit Cash, Get Arrested

Deposit Cash, Get Arrested! Banking has evolved more in the last few years than in the last few decades. The main reason is technology closely followed by regulation. The famous statement that “Cash...

10 Mar 2020
Bigger than Technology
Dane Thacker

The impact of COVID-19 on voice trading continuity

It’s arrived in Europe and and now proliferating in Britain. As the true impact of the Covid-19 virus on the global economy continues to unfold, the financial markets have already taken a big hit, as ...

07 Mar 2020
Mary Defilippe

Coronavirus Infects Commodity Markets

Nothing demonstrates the volatility of commodity markets better than the title of this blog. In just a few days, the virus went from a serious problem in China to a global health emergency impacting m...

27 Feb 2020
Business Knowledge for IT
Sheza Gary

Hedging Against Downside Risk with BTC

Many analysts are of the opinion that there is merit in using Bitcoin (BTC) as a safe-haven contrarian investment for hedging purposes. A caveat is in order: "Volatility plays a major role and th...

26 Feb 2020
Cryptocurrency Insights
Chris Holmes

Financial infrastructure: the FinTech way

Financial infrastructure plays a critical role in a country’s economic development and stability. It determines how efficiently financial services can be provided. A high-quality infrastructure lends ...

24 Feb 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Peter Davidson

Increased Volatility in Financial Markets as COVID-19 Surges

Source: CBOE VIX Options Stock markets, futures markets, and general business sentiment have taken a pounding since the devastating coronavirus outbreak, more recently renamed COVID-19. After a semi

18 Feb 2020
Financial Transformation
Juan Zafra

Card acquiring trends in the Caribbean

Card acceptance In general terms, card acceptance is widespread in tourist areas and continues to experience a period of dynamic growth in the region. Card usage is relatively high in countries with l...

12 Feb 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Abhishek Verma

Internet of things -More there are, more we bank on them

Internet of things – More there are, more we bank on them As the number of connected devices slowly creeps past unnoticed catching up with the number of humans on the planet, we are beginning to rely ...

23 Jan 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Yagneswara Sarma Bulusu

Transforming Custodian Banking Operations by Leveraging Intelligent Technologies

Abstract Custodian banks continue to grapple with cost pressures, operational challenges, and legacy infrastructure. The advent of disruptive technologies such as blockchain, robotic process automatio...

22 Jan 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services