As part of our Women in Tech campaign, we’d like to highlight the female leaders in the industry who are changing the game and also the world. This article includes three mentions coming from our UK office, but feel free to head over to our US, Australian and Swedish editions to read more stories from women of different backgrounds! Anna Boden (source: Anne Boden/Starling Bank via https://www.altfi.com/article/8487_starling-is-not-for-sale-says-anne-boden-in-new-chapter-of-her-book) Founder of Starling,…
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are on the rise across many developing and developed economies of the world. The UK government is considering following suit with its own “digital pound” stablecoin. But why?
To end our Swedish Design Series on a high, we thought we’d champion some of the most successful women working in the Swedish tech industry. Not all women mentioned are Swedish-born, but they are helping Sweden become a world-leader in tech. Though not all are design-based, we appreciate that all women mentioned in this list are business-minded, innovation-led and tech-driven, which would explain why they’re all excelling in their field.…
Sweden is one of the world’s leading forces in the fintech industry. Due to their quick adaption of the new financial technologies, it might soon become the first cashless economy in the world! The capital city of Stockholm is known for the various Unicorns that have been built up within the city borders. A Unicorn, in this context, is a start-up that went through scale-up and eventually grew into a…
President Bukele’s El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender—but the Salvadorans aren’t ready to lead the crypto reform just yet.
Arguably, what made cryptos so successful in the first place is the possibility of having a recognised valuable asset without the hassle of complying with banking and legal regulations.
Every crypto enthusiast knows well that big nations such as the USA or Japan are trying to regulate the cryptomarket. But they are also keeping a certain distance from fully implementing cryptos in national or global finance.
Recent investigations led experts to think that the one of the greatest heist in history – the theft of around US$534 million worth of New Economic Movement (NEM) cryptocoins – might be linked to Russian hackers, instead of North Korean ones as previously suspected.
Egypt has loosened its grip on cryptocurrencies. A ban issued in January 2018 by the current Grand Mufti, Shawki Allam, has now been lifted.
On May 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that social media giant Facebook had recruited financial firms and merchants to build its own cryptocurrency. On the same day, Libra Networks was registered in Geneva, Switzerland.
If there’s one only thing that discourage companies and retailers to implement crypto-based payments for their products is the extreme volatile nature of cryptocurrencies.
Connor James Ibbetson, Journalist You’ve heard the term tossed around recently in the media, but what is FinTech? FinTech is in your phone, on your laptop, in your wallet. FinTech is the budding industry aiming to take the banking world head on to change the game for both consumer and corporate. FinTech simply means Financial Technology, and is being pioneered by small firms around the world, who are able to…
While fintech start-ups continue to revolutionise the financial sector, banks face further competition from tech giants according to a new report.
Despite frequent crashes and bugs associated with challenger banks, they’re still growing at a remarkable rate. But why?