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3 keys to understanding blockchain

Mobile Payments Today

Blockchain technology can be very difficult to understand, but it doesn't have to be. You just have to grasp three basic key facts

COVID-19 driving US consumer behavior in touchless payments

Accenture

What drives change in an industry? Businesses? Consumers? Government regulations? In the case of touchless payments in the United States, change has mostly moved at a glacial pace—until COVID-19.

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Biometric payment cards enter the spotlight as European spending habits shift

Payments Source

Biometric cards have garnered more attention in recent times through various trials, but the coronavirus pandemic looks set to accelerate their adoption with a series of major card issuers beginning to roll out the technology. Biometrics BNP Paribas Europe Cards

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Mastercard Leads New Central Bank Digital Currency Test Platform

PYMNTS

Mastercard has announced a new virtual testing platform for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). In a Wednesday (Sept.

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

DeFi and its two core attributes

Daily Fintech

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. MakerDAO was the dominant player in the DeFi market for a long time.

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Open banking gives Amex a way to grow beyond credit cards in Europe

Payments Source

American Express is expanding into the fast-growing European market for open banking-based payment initiation services with its Pay with Bank transfer platform. Fintech Digital payments American Express Europe Mastercard Visa

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Why Venture Capital Is Accelerating In Asia — Why It’s Different From The Valley

PYMNTS

Despite the pandemic, venture capital dollars are flowing freely to nascent firms in Asia that are tackling the need for contactless interactions and platforms that match supply and demand — setting the stage for innovation on the other side of the public health crisis.

Alt Lending: American Banks as agents of Social Change?

Daily Fintech

Pandemic and protests.

Billing and payment trends: Are your customers shifting preferences?

ATM Marketplace

ATM Marketplace talks with Sanjay Gupta, ACI Worldwide executive vice president, regarding an ACI study that sheds light consumer preference in regards to digital payments and billing

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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!

Fintech and digital pay are pushing banks to accelerate tech adoption

Payments Source

Many of the changes on the horizon were inevitable, but the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital payments and finance, forcing banks to reevaluate their models and pivot toward faster technology adoption. Banking Fintech Mobile payments Digital payments Remittances

Brazil Could Lead The Way On Central Bank Digital Currencies With 2022 Rollout

PYMNTS

The race toward central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is tightening, with Brazil reportedly looking to launch one by 2022 in a bid to help digitize payments.

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Launch a token, raise cash. Does that still work?

Daily Fintech

In a podcast with Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong confirmed that the cryptocurrency exchange is developing a platform to help startups launch their own tokens.

Coordination, Good and Bad

Vitalik Buterin

Special thanks to Karl Floersch and Jinglan Wang for feedback and review. See also: On Collusion. Engineering Security Through Coordination Problems. Trust Models. The Meaning Of Decentralization.

How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

How the pandemic is pushing legacy B2B payments deeper into the past

Payments Source

As the coronavirus began to sweep through Europe and the U.S. during the early spring, Phillip McGriskin was in the middle of a crucial funding round. Digital payments B-to-B payments Coronavirus Checking

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JPMorgan On The Digital Transformation Of Corporate Liquidity Management

PYMNTS

The rise of the coronavirus has spotlighted the need for corporate treasurers to make real-time decisions about cash management.

Will Offshore on Thames (London) become the Fintech capital of the world?

Daily Fintech

I am a Brit, but I have lived all over the world and now call Switzerland home. I think Brexit was a mistake; but as an entrepreneur I work with the reality of what is rather than the hope of what could have been. Money goes where it is welcomed and in a world […].

Tips To Wean Off Bad Financial Habits

BankBazaar

When it comes to financial mistakes, the devil lies in the habits. Luckily, you can get rid of them for good. Read on to find out how.

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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.

Crypto and blockchain cut the clutter for e-commerce

Payments Source

Blockchain's cross-border power eliminates the intermediary and solves the problem of rendering the traditional processing system redundant, and processes the payment on a chain with no middleman intervention, says ForumPay's Joshua Tate. Blockchain Cross border payments Payment processing Cryptocurrencies E-Commerce

Brands Go Direct To Consumer Online: Now What?

PYMNTS

Bringing a brand directly to consumers over digital channels was an option to consider in the pre-pandemic world — but the question for brands today in our radically digitized world is not if, but when, according to sticky.io Chief Operating Officer Ro Bhatia.

This Week in Fintech ending 11 September  2020

Daily Fintech

This weekly summary from our experts, brings you insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives, on this historic/infamous day known as 9/11.

Banks to move from digital to invisible services

Bobsguide

As the new generation of customers increasingly relies on tech, expectations from the services that banks offer are also expected to change – particularly as Gen-Z and millennials focus in on financial wellbeing. “Gen Z and new consumers in the marketplace want to put so much trust

How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

Why Faster Payments Council is adding Goldman, Netflix and other advisor voices

Payments Source

The pandemic has spurred a major push toward speedier digital transactions, making it an expeditious time for the Faster Payments Council to expand the range of input it gets to expand its mission. Goldman Sachs Federal Reserve Faster payments Netflix Payment processing

Banks Raise Real Estate Lending Red Flags As Commercial Properties Sit Vacant

PYMNTS

The nation’s banks are anxious about getting loans repaid that are secured against empty office buildings, hotels and malls.

XBRL News: BIS on regtech, 2021 SEC taxonomies and big data for credit

Daily Fintech

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories this week.

Why do third world countries own payment modernisation – Softbank takes the challenge on

The Bankwatch

This is a backgrounder on payments in China. First Africa (M-Pesa), now China (WeChar, and AliPay). While the west juggles with multi million dollar upgrades, China eliminates can and credit cards by replacing with a QR code on a piece of paper or a phone screen.

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.