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Bitcoin (BTC) has Become Less Volatile than Many S&P 500 Stocks, As it Approaches its All-Time High of Nearly $20,000

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading digital currency that’s trading at over $18,000, has become less volatile than many S&P 500 stocks. The team at VanEck, a New York-based investment management firm, has noted: “Historically, Bitcoin has been discussed in the news and among investors as… Read More

DeFi Tokens Aave and YFI Continue to Rally as Institutional Investors back Decentralized Finance Intiatives: Report

Analysts are still quite bullish on decentralized finance (DeFi) as increased capital flows indicate that the market is “primed to move higher,” according to a report from OKCoin. Following Bitcoin’s (BTC) ascent to around $18,700, major DeFi tokens have continued to surge as well. OKCoin’s… Read More

Blockchain and Trade: Report by World Trade Organization & Trade Finance Global

The World Trade Organization and Trade Finance Global have joined together in publishing an update on global trade and the impact of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) on this sector of commerce. Global trade, and trade finance, remains a bit of an analog process…. Read More

Latin America Needs Strong Fintech Regulatory Framework, Institutional Support before It Can Effectively Leverage New Tech: Report

Carlos Cantú and Bárbara Ulloa have noted in a new paper, which covers Fintech developments in Latin America, that innovative financial technology is transforming financial services in the region. The paper, titled The Dawn of Fintech in Latin America: Landscape, Prospects and Challenges, states that… Read More

Money Transfers via Fintech Platforms have Surged due to Increased Adoption of Digital Banking in the US: Report

The transactional value of the US Fintech market is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% over the forecast period of 2019-2024, according to a new report. The report from Industry Research states that Fintech is beginning to transform the… Read More

Southeast Asia has Emerged as Fintech Hotspot with CAGR of 55% in Equity Funding: Report

  Digital challenger banks have adopted several different business models in order to establish operations in the Fintech and banking sector. They’ve experienced a threefold growth (over 300% growth) during the past five years, according to a new report from the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA)…. Read More

Fintech Solutions Offered by Banks Might Not be Effectively Using AI and Machine Learning due to Lack of Qualified Professionals: Report

There’s been a significant increase in demand for technical workers with data, advanced analytics, and AI skills in the modern banking sector. However, there aren’t enough qualified data and AI professionals to meet the requirements of major organizations across the globe. This major talent gap… Read More

63% of European Consumers Abandoned their Financial Applications due to Difficult Onboarding Process: Survey

Signicat, the trusted digital identity firm, has shared new research which reveals that 63% of European consumers have abandoned financial applications during the past year. Signicat’s survey was carried out in May and June 2020 which was during the Europe-wide COVID-19 lockdowns or restrictions. The… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Blockchain Study Analyzing Current Regulatory Environment

Following a big win at the European Commission in regards to the harmonization of investment crowdfunding rules, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has published a report analyzing European blockchain regulation. Crafted in partnership with the law firm of Denton’s, the ECN report reviews the European… Read More

60% of Major Global Banks have Shortened Opening Hours of Branches, Many Banks Offering Fully Digital Processes: Report

Digital Banking Maturity (DBM) is a global accelerator that assists banking institutions with responding to change. Digital Banking Maturity is the largest global digital banking study, offering an extensive “outside-in ’mystery shopper’ assessment of retail banks’ digital channels and furthering discussion about future developments,” according… Read More

Fourth Industrial Revoluton will Lead to “Profound” Shift in Key Banking Processes, Service Providers Must Respond Effectively to Survive: Report

Naim Alame, the MENA Payments Lead at Accenture, and Elie El Khoury, Financial Services Lead for MENA Region at Accenture Interactive, have noted in a thought leadership piece (posted by Accenture) that the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is “defined by the platform economy,” is now… Read More

Applying “Old Thinking” to New Problems and Use Cases Might Derail Artificial Intelligence Progress and Integration: Report

Although manufacturing and tech firms have made substantial investments in AI (artificial intelligence), the results have been “mixed,” according to a recent report from Lux Research. The report notes that companies have been “hampered” because they’ve been using traditional or outdated processes to manage AI… Read More

Underserved Singapore based SMEs are Now Considering Switching to Digital Banks: Visa Survey

  Payments giant Visa recently published a study on Digital Banking and SMEs in Singapore. According to the report, 88% of Singapore’s SMEs are now considering switching over to an all-digital banking platform. These findings of the study have been released at a time when the… Read More

Crypto.com: Latest Research Reveals DeFi Is Now Being Taken Seriously By Traditional Finance

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com recently announced that the latest research revealed decentralized finance (DeFi) is now being taken seriously by traditional finance. The research, which was conducted by Crypto and BCP Platinion, part of Boston Consulting Group, analyzes the uptake of decentralized services among… Read More

Norway Sees Solid Crowdfunding Growth

Norway is experiencing solid growth in online capital formation in spite of the ongoing epidemic, similar to what has been reported in some other markets. According to a tweet by Rotem Shneor, a well-known researcher in the crowdfunding sector. Shneor is an Associate Professor at… Read More

Taurus Group Explains how Banking Grade Digital Asset Custody Solutions are Integrated by Financial Institutions

Taurus Group, which provides secure, compliant and reliable infrastructure and tools for digital assets, notes that it has helped many banks and other financial institutions with integrating crypto-assets into their existing business. The Taurus Group provides the infrastructure and technology needed to support transactions with… Read More

Inefficient Payment Processes have Led to Significant Increases in Operational Costs for UK Businesses: Report

UK-based businesses might be “sleepwalking” into a major payments crisis, according to a recent report from Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses. The report reveals that payment processes cost UK businesses a substantial £1.5m (or 12% of Opex) with costs… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and World Bank – Study COVID Crisis and Impact on Fintech Regulation

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research institute covering the global Fintech sector, has partnered with the World Bank on a study reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on Fintech and regulation. As finance is one of the most regulated sectors of industry… Read More

Developments related to Central Bank Digital Currencies have “Accelerated Dramatically” During Past 18 Months: Report

A report published by Global Digital Finance notes that during the past 18 months, the developments related to central bank digital currencies (CBDC) have “accelerated dramatically.” CBDC projects have gone from the research stage to formulating key policy requirements. Countries like China have even introduced… Read More

Deep Tech Firms including Fintechs May Benefit from Accelerator Programs Offered by Large Corporations: Report

Technological innovation is not a new development or concept. During the past decade, however, a “powerful wave” of innovation based on digital platforms and applications has emerged and has now become synonymous with the tech industry, according to a report from the Boston Consulting Group… Read More

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