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Unpacking the Token Economy – Beyond Bitcoin

PYMNTS

In any field, when disruption comes, vocabulary gets scrambled a bit. New words enter the lexicon. Sometimes nouns are used interchangeably – shorthand that short-circuits, in a way, the nuances and distinctions that help us understand what’s really going on.

Are We Bringing Back the 70s?

SWBC's LenderHub

These days, many of us look back at the 1970s with an eye toward nostalgia. The decade is now fondly remembered for great music, the Golden Age of television, Studio 54, and in many ways, a simpler time where a middle class still thrived.

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All Signs Point to a Recovered Auto Loan Market!

SWBC's LenderHub

If you’re anything like me, now that we’re a solid quarter into 2021, the haze and fog of 2020 is finally starting to dissipate. More businesses and organizations have begun to open, and we continue to return to some sense of “normalcy” as a society.

The Evolving Face Of The Fight Against Fraud

PYMNTS

Fighting fraudsters is a problematic realm in the digital era because fraud stubbornly refuses to be a static target. Instead, digital fraud is an ever-evolving and improving field of endeavor that is always readying for its next evolution.

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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.

What Network Uptime Really Means for Your Institution

Strategically Speaking

With the mass exodus from private network infrastructure to cloud computing, business leaders are always focused on finding vendors that can meet their performance requirements. One important discussion point revolves around the 9s of availability and protecting against the risk of downtime.

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The Rise in Consumers’ Digital Engagement: A Blessing or a Curse for UK Banks?

Accenture

One of the clearest impacts of the pandemic has been to accelerate consumers’ long-running migration to mobile and online channels, for financial services among others. For banks and insurers, the results include greater opportunities to serve more customers in new and more efficient ways.

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JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Urges Cryptocurrency Governance

PYMNTS

Jamie Dimon , chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase , said he believes that it’s time for cryptocurrency oversight and told the Investment Company Institute (ICI) that a managerial framework should be instituted, etf.com reported.

Quantum computer: The 'coronavirus' of cryptography

ATM Marketplace

Jurjen Bos is the cryptographer and corporate information security advisor for equensWorldline. He deals with determining risk, specializing in IT security and cryptography, which is a branch of mathematics.

The Most Influential Women in Payments: Next

Payments Source

Women in Payments

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!

This Week in Fintech ending 7th May

Daily Fintech

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

Porsche Debuts In-Car Parking, Pay Option In Australia

PYMNTS

Porsche drivers in Australia now have new options when parking in Melbourne, NFCW reported.

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Market Commentary: Week of May 3, 2021

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week: While it was a week filled with big events, stocks actually had a relatively calm week. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve FOMC meeting showed a Fed that has every intention to let the economy run hot, even as inflationary readings pick up.

How e-commerce can grow in Germany's cash-heavy economy

Payments Source

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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.

Ethereum – Ride the next rocket

Daily Fintech

The cryptocurrency market ended the week with a total market capitalization of $2.23 trillion. After one of its worst periods in 2021, this week ended with gains across the board (Bitcoin +14%, Ethereum setting a new ATH, XRP +52% and Binance Coin +28%).

Is AR/VR Finally Ready For Prime Time — And In Retail?

PYMNTS

When Facebook first purchased VR headset firm Oculus Rift in 2014 reactions were mixed. Some wrote the purchase off as Facebook’s then 29-year-old CEO making a multiple billion-dollar purchase of an extremely technologically advanced video gaming system.

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Kirk Muhlenbruck Named Market President for Merchants Bank in Northfield

MerhantsBanks

Northfield, Minn. Long-time Northfield resident and experienced community banker, Kirk Muhlenbruck, has been named the new Market President for Merchants Bank in Northfield, according to Dan Massett, Central Region President.

Square's bitcoin business is massive

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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.

DeFi Part 1. Introduction to DeFi

Daily Fintech

Some subjects are too complex for our short attention spans, so we do 4 posts one week apart, each one short enough not to lose your attention but in aggregate doing justice to the complexity of the subject. Stay tuned by subscribing.

European Payment Initiative Looking To Topple US FinTechs

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The European Payment Initiative (EPI) is looking to create a payments firm that can take on some of the biggest U.S. FinTechs and payments companies, Financial Times (FT) reported on Monday (May 3).

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Lost Your PAN Card? Here’s What To Do

BankBazaar

Your PAN card is one of the most important documents you have. If you misplace the same you can apply for a duplicate one. Check out this video to find out what you should do. ?. Follow the steps mentioned in the video to get your PAN Card easily and from the comfort of your home. .

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NFC or QR codes? Both have a path forward in mobile payments

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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.

How far can behavioral economics nudge up digital innovators?

Daily Fintech

Nobel Prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman, in the 1970s, studied biases in economic decision-making and how people handle risk, challenging the belief that humans behave rationally when making financial choices.

Andreessen Horowitz Considers $1 Billion Crypto Investment Fund

PYMNTS

Andreessen Horowitz , one of the highest-profile Silicon Valley venture capital firms, will be looking at a new investment fund for investing in cryptocurrency, which could go up to $1 billion, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

PPP Funds ‘Almost Exhausted’, Says SBA

Banking Exchange

Alternative and non-bank lenders have featured prominently in the 2021 funding round Community Banking Feature3 Feature PPP Covid19. 1Community Banking

Why a union victory against Macy's matters to digital checkout

Payments Source

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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.