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Asia still top dog for payments innovation but Europe gaining ground
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Asia still top dog for payments innovation but Europe gaining ground

22 June 2017  |  4697 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 9 linkedin

Asia remains home to most payments innovation but Europe is making a charge, leapfrogging Africa, North America and Latin America, according to a survey of industry execs which also calls out distributed ledger technology as over-hyped.

In race to bring blockchain to financial markets, developers embrace open-source
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In race to bring blockchain to financial markets, developers embrace open-source

01 June 2017  |  13973 views  |  1 comments | 32 tweets | 17 linkedin

We may be living in an era of data breaches and hacking scandals but more than half of financial markets participants working on blockchain see open-source as the best model for the technology.

Legacy tech will become barrier to fighting financial crime - survey
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Legacy tech will become barrier to fighting financial crime - survey

30 May 2017  |  9890 views  |  0 comments | 22 tweets | 28 linkedin

More than 90% of senior financial crime professionals working in the UK banking industry are worried that their firms' legacy technology will become a barrier to fighting crooks over the next couple of years.

Did someone cancel the fintech revolution?
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Did someone cancel the fintech revolution?

29 May 2017  |  24741 views  |  6 comments | 73 tweets | 50 linkedin

Did someone cancel the fintech revolution or has it just been delayed? That's the question posed by a new report on the UK scene, which argues that new entrants have failed to lure customers from incumbents and that VC money has started to dry up.

Security experts struggle in search for WannaCry clues - Reuters
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Security experts struggle in search for WannaCry clues - Reuters

19 May 2017  |  13466 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Efforts by IT security researchers to get to the bottom of the recent ransomware attack have been hampered by an inability to find early traces of the so-called WannaCry strain, according to research commissioned by Reuters and conducted by security ratings firm BitSight.

Strengthening Toronto fintech ecosystem should be top priority - report
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Strengthening Toronto fintech ecosystem should be top priority - report

16 May 2017  |  6011 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 9 linkedin

Toronto has the potential to be a strong fintech hub but, without a clear strategy and private and government support, the Canadian city could also see its position in the global pecking order slide, suggests a new report written by Accenture and McMillan.

P2P payments become social norm
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P2P payments become social norm

12 May 2017  |  12248 views  |  0 comments | 39 tweets | 29 linkedin

Americans are embracing person-to-person payments, with more than a third now using services such as Zelle and Venmo to pay each other back, according to a Bank of America survey.

UK facility takeover fraud jumps
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UK facility takeover fraud jumps

10 May 2017  |  4380 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 9 linkedin

Facility takeover fraud soared by 45% in the UK last year, as crooks hoovered up the personal data of victims and used it to gain control of bank and other accounts, says not-for-profit data sharing and prevention agency Cifas.

Nasdaq calls for market reform to help smaller firms
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Nasdaq calls for market reform to help smaller firms

05 May 2017  |  5297 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

Technological advances and regulatory changes over the last 10 years have transformed the way that markets function, but small and medium growth firms are not feeling the benefit, says Nasdaq.

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3
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Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

02 May 2017  |  10361 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Québec's financial services regulator, has joined the R3 consortium and set up a fintech lab to help it study new technologies, such as blockchain.

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