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Now in its 10th Year, Personal Finance App Mint is Investing in AI, Data
FinTech
Mint, the personal finance app owned by Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), could be transformed by artificial intelligence and machine learning. That’s according to Kevin Kirn, Mint’s head of product, who spoke with Benzinga about what’s next for the app, first launched a decade ago. “The possibilities are honestly unlimited,” Kirn said. “The ultimate outcome is that apps like Mint really transform over the next couple of years
The Definitive ICO Checklist: What to Look For, And What to Avoid
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It’s a tough market out there for ICO investors. Just months ago, the rising popularity of bitcoin helped just about every company with an ICO quickly reach their funding goals and enjoy a token with steadily increasing value. Now, the situation has been shaken up by regulatory efforts by countries like China and South Korea. Additionally, people are becoming more aware
Japanese ICO Ban 'a Definite Possibility'
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Here’s an interesting take on Japan’s potential coin offering policy. According to Forbes, the Land of the Rising Sun may not be as ICO-friendly as most people think: Contrary to popular opinion, many of Japan’s industries are risk-averse and conservative, and he thinks a crackdown on new crypto coins is still a “definite possibility.” “Japan’s not really ICO-friendly. [Regulators] are
An ETF Levered to the Cryptocurrency Trade
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The intersection of cryptocurrencies and exchange traded products, at least in the U.S., remains unrealized. Several exchange traded funds issuers have filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission for bitcoin funds, but some of those plans have recently been scuttled due in part to bitcoin futures not yet being available. There are some ETFs with bitcoin exposure and, not
3 of the Year's Biggest Trends in Fintech
FinTech
After a period of calm at the beginning of the year, fintech has resumed its whirlwind ascent: growing bigger, bagging more investments, and disrupting even more industries. Some of its subsets however appear to be doing more of the growing, bagging, and disrupting than the others. Here are three of them, listed in no particular order. Biometrics: With identity theft
SK Planet Japan, GATCOIN Announce Partnership to Develop Blockchain Driven Loyalty Program
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SK Planet Japan aims to capitalise on bukagai using GATCOIN’s blockchain driven, branded loyalty points program and targeted mobile branding. The bakugai are coming and SK Planet Japan (SKPJ) is planning to bring them into their scores of thousands of stores across Japan, using technology from GATCOIN. Branded, blockchain driven loyalty programs will be married to highly specific mobile marketing
Top Six Banks Spend $26 Billion in Total on Technology
FinTech
Technological prowess is becoming a powerful point of differentiation for participants in the US government bond markets. As the costs to drive a successful trading business in the niche have grown to significant proportions, a window is opening for smaller niche players, however, as the human touch is still required to succeed. As the US Federal Reserve begins to execute
There's Another Wu-Tang Clan ICO in the Works
FinTech
We already told you about the initial coin offering being launched by a company called Rare Music Ltd. for the Wu-Tang Coin, which hopes to raise enough money to buy a rare album by New York hip-hop legends the Wu-Tang Clan, but now comes word that an ICO is being eyed by none other than Wu-Tang's own Ghostface Killah. According
Report: More Chinese Fintech Firms Are Eyeing Hong Kong IPOs
FinTech
After Zhong An’s blockbuster IPO, more Chinese fintech firms are reportedly setting their sights on Hong Kong. According to the South China Morning Post, JP Morgan’s head of global investment banking in China, Houston Huang, expects a surge in potential IPOs in Hong Kong from mainland fintech firms: “A good fintech IPO will have a ‘push effect’ on other Chinese
Report: Goldman Sachs Weighs Cryptocurrency Trading
FinTech
Goldman Sachs is currently exploring the possibility of launching a new trading operation that would be dedicated to trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the Wall Street Journal reports. While the plans are still in the early stages - and may not actually come to fruition - the Journal notes that as the first "blue-chip Wall Street firm" potentially dealing directly in