All articles tagged Fintech (29)

ChronoBank: Employing Blockchain Technology for a Revolutionary Human Resources Solution that Increases Efficiency in Hiring and Payments

ChronoBank: Employing Blockchain Technology for a Revolutionary Human Resources Solution that Increases Efficiency in Hiring and Payments

In a Nutshell: As companies and the labor force become increasingly globalized and digitized, managing projects and employees can grow more complex. ChronoBank uses a blockchain-based suite of products to help resolve some of today’s biggest HR challenges. Its flagship product, LaborX, integrates seamlessly with its other products — TimeX, DMT, and the ChronoWallet — to form a labor ecosystem for today’s world. The company is aiming its HR solution at the Australian market for... read more »

KICKICO Provides Investors with the Chance to Help Entrepreneurs by Backing Potentially Groundbreaking ICOs Within a Safe, Transparent Ecosystem

KICKICO Provides Investors with the Chance to Help Entrepreneurs by Backing Potentially Groundbreaking ICOs Within a Safe, Transparent Ecosystem

In a Nutshell: Startups and entrepreneurs have more funding options available to them than in years past, with options including crowdfunding and initial coin offerings (ICOs). KICKICO offers companies and investors alike the benefits of a safe, transparent platform in which to conduct business. Investors can get in on the ground floor of potentially innovative projects, while startups can use KICKICO’s platform to vet their campaigns and reach interested audiences. With ICO interest... read more »

Verge: The Community-Driven Cryptocurrency that Prioritizes Anonymity and Privacy

Verge: The Community-Driven Cryptocurrency that Prioritizes Anonymity and Privacy

In a Nutshell: Since Bitcoin pioneered the way for cryptocurrencies, hundreds of altcoins have sprung up in the decentralized financial ecosystem, serving a wide range of audiences. Verge is a notable addition to the altcoin lineup because of its strong focus on privacy and anonymity. The cryptocurrency uses networks including, Tor and I2P, that obfuscate user IP addresses. Operating on an open-sourced platform, Verge is maintained by a group of independent volunteers around the world.... read more »

FunFair Brings Transparency and Accountability to Online Gaming with Its Revolutionary Ethereum-Based Platform

FunFair Brings Transparency and Accountability to Online Gaming with Its Revolutionary Ethereum-Based Platform

In a Nutshell: Blockchain continues to expand into new areas and FunFair Technologies is introducing it to the popular world of online gaming. The industry has faced numerous challenges over the years, ranging from operators taking advantage of players to outright theft. With FunFair's transparent structure, operators and players alike are sure to get a fair shake. FunFair is a proponent of Know-Your-Customer standards to help protect vulnerable populations, like minors, from being... read more »

How Mixpanel’s Robust Analytics Help Financial Institutions Improve Product Usability and Customer Experience while Boosting Loyalty

How Mixpanel’s Robust Analytics Help Financial Institutions Improve Product Usability and Customer Experience while Boosting Loyalty

In a Nutshell: In today’s fast-paced world, companies must base their strategies on solid data to stay ahead of the competition, and Mixpanel offers detailed analytics to do just that. This is particularly crucial in the financial industry where institutions are faced with trying to provide the most convenient and efficient customer experience based on outdated infrastructures. With rich analytics, companies are able to know exactly what, how, and when to implement new tech to... read more »

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, with its Focus on AI and Machine Learning, is a Data Center Solution for Financial Institutions of All Sizes

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, with its Focus on AI and Machine Learning, is a Data Center Solution for Financial Institutions of All Sizes

In a Nutshell: Technology is rapidly evolving, particularly in the financial services sector, where there are increasingly automated services and greater customer expectations for speed and convenience. Cisco Systems seeks to help companies stay ahead of the technology curve with programs like its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Cisco ACI is a data center solution that employs AI and machine learning to provide thorough, quick, and secure services to its clients, so they can... read more »

Blockchain Expert and ESMT Senior Lecturer Christoph Burger Discusses the Evolution and Potential of Distributed Ledger Technology in the Finance Industry

Blockchain Expert and ESMT Senior Lecturer Christoph Burger Discusses the Evolution and Potential of Distributed Ledger Technology in the Finance Industry

In a Nutshell: With the introduction of the blockchain concept in 2008, companies have grappled with how cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology fit into the finance industry. We sat down with blockchain expert and European School of Management and Technology Senior Lecturer Christoph Burger to discuss the evolution of blockchain and its potential. Burger said the technology will be most beneficial for customers as interoperability is applied in the finance world. And, while... read more »

VoIP Pioneer Alex Mashinsky’s Latest Company, Celsius Network, Aims to Disrupt the Banking Industry with MoIP (Money over Internet Protocol) and Blockchain Technology

VoIP Pioneer Alex Mashinsky’s Latest Company, Celsius Network, Aims to Disrupt the Banking Industry with MoIP (Money over Internet Protocol) and Blockchain Technology

In a Nutshell: In the early 1990s, Alex Mashinsky was essential to the dissemination of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. He was the author of the VoIP’s foundational patents and a pioneering entrepreneur in the field. With his latest venture, Celsius Network, Mashinsky is aiming to take the VoIP model to the finance world with Money over Internet Protocol (MoIP). Celsius Network lets users earn interest on their cryptocurrency deposits, secure low-interest... read more »

Paxful: An Instant P2P Platform for Buying and Selling Bitcoin that’s Turning Cryptocurrency into Educational Opportunities in Africa

Paxful: An Instant P2P Platform for Buying and Selling Bitcoin that’s Turning Cryptocurrency into Educational Opportunities in Africa

In a Nutshell: Bitcoin seems to pop up in news headlines on a daily basis in the U.S., almost exclusively about how much its value has risen or fallen. People are using Bitcoin in real-life scenarios in other parts of the world, and Paxful is helping to facilitate these uses. The company provides a P2P platform where users can buy and sell Bitcoin in an eBay-style marketplace. And, the company allows users to choose from 300 different forms of payment. Paxful also strives to support... read more »

Byteball: How the Blockless Design Behind an Emerging Cryptocurrency Could Disrupt Existing Technology and the Current Fee Market

Byteball: How the Blockless Design Behind an Emerging Cryptocurrency Could Disrupt Existing Technology and the Current Fee Market

In a Nutshell: Cryptocurrency and its underpinning blockchain technology are hot topics in the finance world these days. But some crypto enthusiasts have identified several problems and limitations in the existing cryptocurrency ecosystem, including relying on blockchain technology and miners. Byteball, a cryptocurrency platform ready for adoption by the existing financial industry, has appealing features including multiple asset classes, conditional payments, and a strong focus on... read more »