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Adyen CEO on AI for payments: ‘I was surprised how effective it was’

Adyen CEO on AI for payments: ‘I was surprised how effective it was’

Adyen's approach to AI reflects its unconventional philosophy that has made it one of Europe's biggest entrepreneurial success stories.
“The Indian government’s stand on data localisation is a bit of an overkill”

“The Indian government’s stand on data localisation is a bit of an overkill”

A multi-national approach is required for data protection.
What Went Wrong at Chime? How Rapid Growth Became Its Own Challenge At One ‘Challenger’ Bank

What Went Wrong at Chime? How Rapid Growth Became Its Own Challenge At One ‘Challenger’ Bank

An outage this fall left customers out in the cold. Now Chime is trying to balance torrid growth with reliability—and it's not always an easy mix.

Red Flags for Robinhood

Robinhood Faces a Challenge Living Up to Its $7.6 Billion Valuation

Red Flags for Robinhood

Robinhood Faces a Challenge Living Up to Its $7.6 Billion Valuation
Second wave Algorithmic Accountability: from "What should algorithms do?" to "Should we use an algorithm?"

Second wave Algorithmic Accountability: from "What should algorithms do?" to "Should we use an algorithm?"

For ten years, activists and theorists have been developing a critique of "algorithms" (which have undergone numerous renamings over the same time, e.g. "filter bubbles"), with the early critiques
Bitcoin is boring now

Bitcoin is boring now

Crypto booms and busts are becoming less frequent. For the second time during 2019, bitcoin has fallen into a lull, this time stabilizing around $7,000.

SoftBank Suffers Another IPO Valuation Drop Following WeWork

OneConnect slashed its valuation nearly in half ahead of its IPO.
Consumer credit scoring is the latest African fintech sector to get funding with $20 million for Migo

Consumer credit scoring is the latest African fintech sector to get funding with $20 million for Migo

By enabling large corporations including banks and telecoms operators to offer loans to their end users, Migo is essentially commodifying credit scoring.
Jack Dorsey’s 2020 plans include spending 3-6 months in Africa

Jack Dorsey’s 2020 plans include spending 3-6 months in Africa

The Twitter CEO's plans in Africa are a strong endorsement of the continent's burgeoning tech hubs.
Pixpay is a challenger bank for teens focused on pocket money

Pixpay is a challenger bank for teens focused on pocket money

Meet Pixpay, a French startup that wants to replace cash when you’re handing out pocket money to your kids. Anybody who is older than 10 years old can create a Pixpay account, get a debit card and
Bunq launches metal card and plants a tree for every €100 spent

Bunq launches metal card and plants a tree for every €100 spent

Fintech startup Bunq is launching a metal card called the Green Card. While some banks offer a cashback program with premium cards, Bunq is offering a special kind of “cashback”. For every €100 spent,

Revolut supports direct debits in the UK

Fintech startup Revolut is adding a key feature for users who want to replace their traditional bank account altogether. You can now pay with GBP direct debits. Revolut already added EUR direct debits
Crypto Needs Journalists More Than It Wants to Admit

Crypto Needs Journalists More Than It Wants to Admit

A battle between a huge crypto exchange and a tiny news startup highlights one of crypto's biggest problems - distaste for facts.
Crypto Needs Journalists More Than It Wants to Admit

Crypto Needs Journalists More Than It Wants to Admit

A battle between a huge crypto exchange and a tiny news startup highlights one of crypto's biggest problems - distaste for facts.
The demise of the traditional banking model is actually good news for all of us

The demise of the traditional banking model is actually good news for all of us

The bank of the future will need to think about people in a completely different way, writes former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins.
Paytm has raised $1 billion to battle Walmart’s PhonePe and WhatsApp

Paytm has raised $1 billion to battle Walmart’s PhonePe and WhatsApp

Rumours of a $2 billion fundraise have been doing the rounds for half a year now.
MobiKwik, one of India’s leading fintech firms, would rather be a cockroach than unicorn

MobiKwik, one of India’s leading fintech firms, would rather be a cockroach than unicorn

The Gurugram-based company looks to turn profitable and get listed in two years.
Despite Brexit, London is Tightening Its Grip on Digital Trading

Despite Brexit, London is Tightening Its Grip on Digital Trading

Brexit – the decision of the UK to leave the European Union – was supposed to have deeply negative impacts…