Month: January 2019

Explore the RegTech Revolution

Fintech Revolution: From Data Management to the New Financial Ecosystem

The place of technology has transformed in our lifetime, moving from the mainframe to the palm of our hands. Once it meant efficiency, but now it’s enabling our lives, and whole economies, to change. In the 1970s, my mother was a COBOL programmer, working for Hammersmith Council. There were sandbags around the mainframe; it had…
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31st January 2019 0

Expanding the Sphere of “Regtech” to Procurement and Supply Chain Technology

Good to hear from our founder and procurement tech guru here on the UK/Europe site – hopefully we’ll hear more from Jason in the coming months. On Spend Matters yesterday, Chen Amit, CEO of Tipalti, penned a guest post that introduced the topic of “regtech”. He observes that: “In 2019, fintech will no longer be…
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28th January 2019 0

Emerging fintech innovations set to influence SME lending in 2019

Aaron Hughes, Managing Director of Equiniti Riskfactor, looks at some of the emerging Fintech themes that will shape the SME lending landscape A wiser man than me once said that anyone attempting to make predictions will end up either wrong or lucky. In 2019, against a backdrop of uncertainty about the UK’s future relationship with…
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25th January 2019 0

UK Standards Institution Partners With Blockchain Startup for Supply Chain Compliance

The United Kingdom’s national standards body, the British Standards Institution (BSI), has partnered with blockchain company OriginTrail to increase supply chain transparency. The partnership was reported in a Jan. 24 press release. BSI, which has operated since 1901 and had a reported revenue in 2017 of 473 million GBP (about $616 million), says it wants…
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24th January 2019 0

FINRA Forum Shows Promises and Pitfalls of New Technologies

How experts from the securities industry and its regulators view AI, blockchain and other new technologies In the future, blockchain, artificial intelligence, network analytics and other new technologies may become as commonplace as the next-day or same-day delivery of consumer items, which was only an idea a few years ago. But for now, these technologies hold more promise than…
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23rd January 2019 0

Security Is a Priority as We Digitally Evolve

Security and data protection should be our number one priority. As companies worldwide are adopting technologies like big data, cloud, AI-enabled IoT (Internet of Things) and mobility, security becomes a top priority. But the digital era calls for a different approach to security. The current focus on securing network perimeters needs to shift to safeguarding…
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22nd January 2019 0

Seven things every executive should know about Machine Learning

Machine Learning capabilities hold great potential for new revenue streams and tremendous cost savings for enterprises. Increasingly, businesses are using ML to strengthen their competitive advantage and drive innovation. Is your organisation embracing this shift or are you falling behind? If you are on the “bias-for-action” side of the scale and have already started steering…
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21st January 2019 0

50% of Hong Kong consumers happy to share financial data with 3rd-parties

Half of consumers in Hong Kong are happy to let third-parties access their financial data so they can access more personalised banking services and higher returns, according to a study from Accenture. Accenture, a financial solution developer, conducted an online survey of 2,010 Hong Kong consumers late last year, with results showing opportunities open banking…
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18th January 2019 0

IBM-Backed Blockchain Platform to Improve Supply Chain Management in Mining Industry

Major tech firm IBM has partnered with MineHub Technologies to deliver a blockchain solution that will improve supply chain management in the mining and metals industry. IBM announced the initiative in a press release published Jan. 16. MineHub is a company that uses technologies including blockchain to develop cost-saving applications for the metals and mining…
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17th January 2019 0

Solving Challenges with Smart Assets

In late 2018, Waves Platform released Smart Assets on MainNet and launched Tokenomica, a fully compliant exchange for digital assets. This article, centered on use cases for Smart Assets, comes as the first in a series focused on how Waves solutions facilitate building the financial system of the future. Cryptocurrency Trading Over the last couple…
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16th January 2019 0