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From SoFi Scandal to Blockchain Unicorn: Cryptocurrency’s Forgiveness of Sexual Misdeeds

Mike Cagney left SoFi under a dark cloud. He's found a welcoming home in blockchain.

From SoFi Scandal to Blockchain Unicorn: Cryptocurrency’s Forgiveness of Sexual Misdeeds

Mike Cagney left SoFi under a dark cloud. He's found a welcoming home in blockchain.
A broker-crushing price war is coming to Britain’s stock-trading industry

A broker-crushing price war is coming to Britain’s stock-trading industry

It's "inevitable" that the pressure on fees is coming to UK and the rest of Europe, according to Adam Dodds, CEO and co-founder of Freetrade.
What’s Bank Reconciliation and How Does It Work?

What’s Bank Reconciliation and How Does It Work?

Learn how bank reconciliation works, why it’s important and how you can make it easier to identify mistakes in your…
How Fintech Helps Business Advisors Deliver Better Outcomes for Their Clients

How Fintech Helps Business Advisors Deliver Better Outcomes for Their Clients

It’s never been easier to pay bills, stay on top of accounts and even get access to credit. Innovations in…
How to set up and use an Alipay account as a tourist in China

How to set up and use an Alipay account as a tourist in China

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up an Alipay TourPass account, and how to use it in China.
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology

The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology

Digitalization is a trend that has embraced our generation to the fullest and steadily. Digitalization among mobile users is piercing through all the sectors. If we talk about how financial
Stripe is trying to rewire the internet’s attention economy

Stripe is trying to rewire the internet’s attention economy

Forget unicorns: Stripe is a $35 billion fintech gorilla.
Nubank is leading the fintech gold rush in Latin America

Nubank is leading the fintech gold rush in Latin America

And unlike many other venture-backed fintech upstarts, the six-year-old Brazilian bank is cashflow positive.
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