Mon.Apr 19, 2021

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.

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.

Stripe takes aim at European business banking

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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.

The Future Of Payments Is Blockchain


Stephen Pair, co-founder and CEO of BitPay, believes blockchain is the future of the payments industry. In The Connected Economy’s Power Source – CEO Edition , find out why Pair thinks that merchant and consumer adoption of blockchain will continue to accelerate in 2021.

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Stripe Launches Issuing Service In 20 European Countries


The payments processing service Stripe has launched its Stripe Issuing service in 20 European countries, the FinTech startup announced on Monday (April 19).

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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

Microsoft To Launch Streaming Gaming Service


Microsoft ’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service, which is sort of a Netflix for games and was known previously as xCloud, is debuting this week on iPhones, iPads and personal computers (PCs), CNBC reported. The service will be invite-only in the beginning, according to CNBC.

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

Daily Fintech

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 […].

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!

How Accounts Receivable Slid Into Influencers’ DMs


Mention social media influencers, and you’re more than likely to get a few scuffs. But the content creation economy is a multibillion-dollar industry, and influencers, YouTubers and other digital creators have become valuable marketing partners for brands across industries.

More businesses seek Indian central bank licenses for payments

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Fighting Fraudulent Behavior With Anomaly Detection A Major Step In Cybersecurity


Shocking but true are the facts that 95 percent of fraudulent synthetic identities are missed by legacy security measures when remotely onboarding new accounts, and the price tag for charge-offs resulting from successful synth ID attacks hovers around $15,000 per incident.

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Why Wells Fargo and First Internet are test-driving FedNow

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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.

Facebook To Add Audio Features Similar To Clubhouse


Facebook is the latest company to reveal it is working on a clone of the popular audio app Clubhouse , CNBC reported.

4-part series on Digital Identity. Part 3 = JoQPublic says this is about the trade-off between privacy & convenience.

Daily Fintech

Do you do passwords properly (long & complex & frequently changed)? Or do you think life is too short, so you entrust your identity to some service that becomes your gateway to the Internet?

Is Coinbase Netscape 2.0? Here Are Five Things You Must Believe


Coinbase’s April 14 IPO was the stock market event that launched a thousand superlatives. A “ watershed moment ,” a “ rocket ” that analysts said would see its stock price double, and a “ landmark moment for crypto ” are but a few of the headlines marking its debut as a listed company that day.

Boston Private Investor Opposes Silicon Valley Bank Merger

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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.

Visa, Moneta Team To Enhance Digital Payments In Ethiopia, Kenya


Moneta Technologies ’ Amole, Ethiopia’s mobile eWallet platform, has teamed up with Visa to launch a strategic partnership that supports digital payments in the region, according to IBS Intelligence. The tie-up will help Amole merchants secure cashless payments in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Mastercard to buy digital ID startup Ekata for $850 million

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WEX Expands Relationship With Amazon Web Services For Cloud Migration


To transition a number of its global B2B payment platforms and services to the cloud, FinTech service provider WEX has grown its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a Monday (April 19) announcement emailed to PYMNTS.

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AI reveals the analysis that can beat bank payment fraud

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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.

Help Wanted: Uber Posts Record March And Unprecedented Signing Bonus For Drivers


The year 2020 was not a terrific one for the ridesharing business as consumers on lockdown didn’t need quite so many rides, and sitting in a very confined space with a stranger for only a short ride seemed an overly risky proposition.

Several Major Bank Appointments were made last week at Banks Such as Willamette Valley, Oregon Pacific, and Centric Bank

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New C-suite appointment at Banc of California, while Wells Fargo announces HR leadership change Management Feature Human Resources CSuite Feature3 Community Banking. 1Management, Microsoft Team On Finance Automation

PYMNTS , which works in cloud-based software to help simplify, digitize and automate back-office processes, has new integrations with Microsoft products to help boost control of finances, a press release said on Monday (April 19).

Wells Fargo Backs Five Black-Owned Banks

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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.