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Mercado Pago’s Digital Accounts Open New Doors To LATAM’s Connected Economy


Take a short trip back in time, back to the dawn of the Internet era in the late ’90s. Argentina was not a country known for payments innovation. Cash was king. Competition for its throne was minimal.

Finding the human touch in an increasingly digital world


The spike in demand for digital banking experiences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has already reshaped the global banking industry. As our recent Global Banking Consumer Study found, the pandemic has driven a huge shift towards digital interactions in every market.

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Bitcoin Daily: Pakistan Eyes Own Crypto; Bitcoin ATM Operator Hopes For Boom


Pakistan is the latest country to work on a digital currency, The Express Tribune reported. The country is currently studying how to make way for its own digital currency in line with numerous others, including China.

'Open banking' is what 'banking' has rapidly become

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

This crypto-in a-suit bull market will NOT end like the two previous bull markets.

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We are in the crypto-in a-suit bull market, epitomised by Coinbase going public and joining the Fintech 50 Index last week. A suit is the uniform of corporate life but we are not defined by our uniform. Years ago, during a crypto bear market I was at a conference of legacy finance folks.

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Bitcoin Sees Flash Crashes And Flashing Signals


In crypto-land, we've gone from flash crash to flashing warning signs. On Wall Street, loosely speaking, a “flash crash” takes place when the value of a holding – an equity, a bond, a commodity – loses ground with speed. Prices plummet, and then, seemingly just as quickly, they rebound.

Six ways to increase your bank board’s tech expertise


Good leadership is a key indicator of successful digital transformations. And yet, while the pace of digital transformation in banking is accelerating, bank boardrooms are falling behind.

Stripe takes aim at European business banking

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This Week in Fintech ending 16 April 2021

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This week, the week Coinbase went public, our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Market Commentary: Week of April 19, 2021

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Last Week: Despite a slew of strong March economic data—much stronger than expected—equity and other risk assets kept well bid. The surprise of the week was the sharp drop in treasury yields that accompanied the data. Capital Markets

Digital Banks And AI Firms Target IPOs  


One might be forgiven for thinking that the public listing activity this week was all about Coinbase. The cryptocurrency exchange went public through a direct listing and closed at around $329, off of its intraday highs of about $429.

‘Contactless’ – A New Digital Payment Method


How we pay for things and services that we need has evolved over the years. From following the barter exchange system, which was quite sophisticated back in its time, we’ve progressed to relying on cashless transactions today.

NFTs can go far beyond celebrity hype

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How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

OOPS! The market just lost over $25 billion of Coinbase (COIN)  stock

Daily Fintech

Coinbase Market Cap was listed incorrectly and all major news sources reported this bad data as fact. Bear with me while I go a bit nerdy to explain how and why all these trusted sources got it so badly wrong. $25 25 billion difference is a big mistake.

We're Getting a Bit Ahead of Ourselves

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Last Wednesday, cryptocurrency exchange creator Coinbase launched its highly anticipated direct stock offering (as opposed to a traditional initial public offering) to great success and excitement.

Digital Ruble Front And Center In The Plans Of Russia’s Central Bank


Russia’s central bank recently introduced an in-depth roadmap for payments innovation in the nation for the three years to come, The Block reported. The digital ruble is front and center in the Bank of Russia’s roadmap.

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Five Ways to Use Advanced Analytics to Drive Revenue


Financial institutions should make data analytics a key component of their revenue growth strategies. In 2020, almost all financial institutions saw record growth in Small Business Administration lending with the Paycheck Protection Program, mortgage origination and home equity loans, and deposits.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Full automation in treasury management is within reach

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Are Security Tokens now called Stock Tokens and are they like like an ADR on a legacy exchange?

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Nerdy headlines like that will get me a stern lecture from our CMO about the need to generate more page views from clickbait. In what seems like an eon ago (on 3rd March 2021), I wrote in 4-parter on Coinbase “IPO” – Part 1 = 5 Reasons Why It Matters “The Coinbase “IPO” (actually a […].

4 Reasons Your Financial Institution Should be Using Social Media

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It’s no secret social media has made its way into millions of Americans’ everyday lives. These days, it’s basically essential that businesses have a social media presence—and for good reason.

Heeding The Corporates' Call For A Better X-Border Experience


Advancements in consumer payment technologies are often the inspiration for innovations in corporate payment tools. While businesses and consumers have different needs when it comes to payment services, at their core, end users often want the same things: simplicity and transparency.

MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

Greensill inquiry chairman sits on board of private bank linked to Tory party


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Circle adds Facebook Diem vet to bring its stablecoin into mainstream

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Coinbase joins the Fintech 50 Index. 

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You can now buy Coinbase stock on NASDAQ and Coinbase joins the Fintech 50 Index. The question is what price are Coinbase shares worth? Mr. Market will deliver his verdict soon. Financial. Advisor. Research. One part of your research is reading our 4-part series on Coinbase going public. […].

4 Tips for Bank and Credit Union Process Improvement

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In our current age of technology, speed, and extreme expectations, the ability of banks and credit unions to quickly provide answers, complete transactions, and deliver service is no longer simply a convenience feature – it’s an absolute necessity.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.