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US Blockchain Tech Company Unveils Next Generation Digital Currency Tax Software
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“Node40 Balance” Set to Launch on March 22nd, In Time for the IRS Reporting Deadline With bitcoin price and trading volumes at record highs, there has never been a more important time for Americans to know how to report their digital currency earnings to the taxman. Bitcoin users need to feel confident that they haven’t left money on the table
Road to Korea for Fintech Hopefuls!
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This is part III of a three part series. Click here for: Part I: Korean fintech: The secret is out Part II: The Good, The Bad and the Big Money Andrew Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of fintech forex firm Ybex, sees forex regulations loosening, providing more opportunities for operators like Ybex. “Besides it being one of the leading economies in
Part II: The Good, The Bad and the Big Money
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This is Part II of a three part series. Click here for part I. Click here for part III. Big players are paying attention It shouldn’t be surprising that Korea is strong in fintech. Eugene Bang is Managing Director and Country Head for DBS, a bank that hails from Singapore, another fintech hotspot. He’s also the President of the Foreign
How to Make Sense of Tech Policy in the Trump Era
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For a tech industry guided by data and judged by reliable metrics, the unpredictability of the Trump administration is generating plenty of headaches. At the largest companies, executives are still trying to figure out what’s next, and some of them outlined their strategies and expressed their feelings about that sense of unease at a SXSW panel called Tech Policy Outlook
Asian Insurtech Is in for a Bumpy Ride
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Insurtech has been on a tear lately. According CB Insights, deal activity in the sector has been expanding at a rapid rate. In 2016 alone, the total number of insurtech deals surged over 40%, while total funding dollars pushed the $2 billion mark. And that’s just startups. Matt Streisfeld, a VP at venture capital firm Oak HC/FT, says that overall
Korean Fintech: The Secret Is Out
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If Korea isn’t on your radar, you might be missing out. At what Ryan Moon, Co-CEO of Newsystock.com called “The biggest pure fintech gathering I’ve ever seen in Seoul,” startup entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and more gathered at D.CAMP in the hip Gangnam district. The startup hub saw over 120 fintech players come together with an international audience. “Fintech startups in
9/10 Fintech Firms Suck at Selling Themselves: Guy
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With the all buzz around fintech the past few years, you’d probably think that fintech dudes were marketers par excellence. Nope. You’d be dead wrong there: “Nine out of ten fintechs that talk to me fail within five minutes and I can’t work with them,” he said, when speaking on the ‘The Art & Science of Sales’ at the Fintech
Emerging Markets Blaze New Trails in Technology
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Emerging markets (EMs) often lag behind developed countries when it comes to technology adoption. But things are changing. Developing-world countries and companies are rapidly becoming Internet trendsetters—especially in online retail and digital payments. Conventional wisdom suggests that EMs are technology copycats. From the growth of China’s nascent enterprise cloud market to India’s billion-plus cell phone boom, EMs often follow the
Fintech and Digital Wallets: Innovative Approach vs. Security Concerns
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We are progressively being occupied with more up-to-date and better installment systems. Recently in 2017, Consumer Electronics Show or CES, we can witness these new methodologies. While all these money-related advanced and creative techniques for payment are probably going to develop, there is an equivalent level of security concern. Since we are amidst the principal wave of Fintech appropriation over
Lemonade is Using Behavioral Science to Onboard Customers and Keep Them Honest
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Insurance startup Lemonade won itself headlines in January with the boast that it had successfully approved a claim in just three seconds. In that time, Lemonade’s software had run 18 anti-fraud algorithms and sent a payment to the lucky customer’s bank account—a process that would have taken a traditional property and casualty insurer days, if not weeks. But it’s what