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Decentralised Financial Technologies: Entering A New Frontier
Off the back of the Financial Stability Board’s recent report, detailing the financial stability, and regulatory and governance implications of decentralised financial technologies, we have compiled commentary from a diverse range of leading blockchain companies below. They have provided insights on the findings of the report, and what it means for the broader blockchain and crypto landscape. jaydeep_ / Pixabay
Stanley Druckenmiller on Bitcoin: ‘I Don’t Understand Why It’s a Store of Value’
Hedge fund legend Stanley Druckenmiller may have invested in a stablecoin, but that doesn’t mean he wants anything to do with Bitcoin. Following an interview by Scott Bessent, another Soros alum, at the Economic Club of New York, Druckenmiller was asked what he thought about bitcoin, given that it’s – as the questioner put it – one of “the few
Bitcoin Vs. Apple Pay And Alipay
The following originally appeared on Weiss Crypto The Bitcoin correction I’ve been forecasting seems to be underway. BTC has fallen from a high of $9,000 to a recent correction low of $7,500. And the correction may not be over yet. Use this as a buying opportunity. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: BTC Keychain
Speculations About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Are Swirling
Tumisu / Pixabay So far most of the details we have about Facebook’s cryptocurrency are merely rumors, but that isn’t keeping pundits and market watchers from speculating about it. Here’s what we know about Facebook’s cryptocurrency The only bit of firm evidence we have is from the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche, which reports that the white paper on the digital currency
Peer To Peer Lending To Be The Next $1 Trillion Industry
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Peer to peer lending is rapidly becoming one of the biggest disruptors in the personal investment and banking industry. As explained by LearnBonds.com, the industry is expected to reach a $1 trillion within the next 5 years. [REITs] Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc By eliminating the need for banks, peer to peer lending allows investors to invest in
HSBC Launches Digital Wallet in HK, Eyes Virtual Bank License for GBA
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With Tencent and Alibaba encroaching on its most lucrative market, HSBC pushes back with a startup-aimed digital wallet of its own, the Financial Times reports. HSBC’s PayMe e-wallet has been around since 2017 but the company has quietly launched a new version designed for start-ups and small businesses. Stuart Tait, regional head of commercial banking for HSBC in Asia Pacific,
Apple Adds CryptoKit Framework To iOS 13. Will It Bring A Crypto Wallet?
jaydeep_ / Pixabay During the WWDC keynote event, Apple showed off a bunch of new features coming to the iOS 13 software. The upcoming software would bring a new battery optimizer, Dark Mode, the ability to automatically block spam calls, Sign in with Apple, a swipable keyboard, and an updated Siri. One iOS 13 feature that didn’t get the stage
Are We Heading Toward A Cashless Society? The CEO Of Raise Thinks So
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Benzinga's Fintech Focus Podcast features conversations with the biggest names in fintech. Subscribe to the Fintech Focus newsletter to get a roundup of industry news delivered to your inbox weekly, and check out upcoming programming at Benzinga events. In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we’re taking another look at the world of mobile payments with Jay Klauminzer, the
The Unlikely Partnership Between Community Banks And Fintech That's Changing The Financial World
FinTech
Fintech’s role as a disruptor in the financial space often aligns it with other technologies that have fundamentally altered the industries to which they were introduced. Just as streaming effectively drove video rental to digital-only, the promise of fintech is often portrayed as the displacement of stodgy brick-and-mortar banks in favor of primarily online banking. While that’s certainly a component
James Altucher: Bitcoin At $1 Million By 2020 Still Possible
Former hedge fund manager James Altucher is not backing down from his $1-million-dollar bitcoin call. Presented without comment…… Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot Bitcoin At $1 Million By 2020 Is Still Possible And Might Be A Discount Says James Altucher [REITs] Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Transcript Is bitcoin heading back to its highs and will it ever