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What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption?

What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption? | finance | Scoop.it
Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven't warmed to..
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Strategies, Positioning and Potential of Fintech Start-Ups

Strategies, Positioning and Potential of Fintech Start-Ups | finance | Scoop.it
The Challenger Bank Battlefield report provides an excellent overview of the new fintech players, their strategies and market potential.
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Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?  

Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?   | finance | Scoop.it
If we could reboot the planet and create new systems and institutions from scratch, would they be any better than what we’ve blundered our way into through trial and error? This is the first of a series of episodes that we’ll release over several months. Today we start with — what else? — economics. You’ll hear from Nobel laureate Angus Deaton, the poverty-fighting superhero Jeff Sachs; and many others.
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Levelling the paying field: An earthquake in European banking 

Levelling the paying field: An earthquake in European banking  | finance | Scoop.it
IN BRITAIN alone millions of people make formal complaints each year about their banks. For them, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, founder of Klarna, a Swedish payments startup, brings good news.
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Why Are We Still Using Cash? 

Why Are We Still Using Cash?  | finance | Scoop.it
Season 6, Episode 28 This week on Freakonomics Radio: cash facilitates crime, bribery and tax evasion – and yet some governments (including ours) are printing more cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely. Plus: why thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just email. To find …
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The coming revolution in insurance 

The coming revolution in insurance  | finance | Scoop.it
IN THE stormy and ever-changing world of global finance, insurance has remained a relatively placid backwater. With the notable exception of AIG, an American insurer bailed out by the taxpayer in 2008, the industry rode out the financial crisis largely unscathed.
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What Is Driving The 'Gig' Economy?

What Is Driving The 'Gig' Economy? | finance | Scoop.it
LinkedIn predicts that by the year 2020, 43% of the U.S. workforce will be made up of workers who freelance. Though technology is a powerful force in enabling the movement, it is not the only motivating factor.
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Like?: Big data, financial services and privacy

Like?: Big data, financial services and privacy | finance | Scoop.it
DONALD TRUMP’s health-insurance premiums could soon go up, and not just because of his love of burritos. Data-crunchers have found a link between the negativity of someone’s tweets and his risk of dying of heart disease.
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2017 Governance and the Law World Development Report

2017 Governance and the Law World Development Report | finance | Scoop.it

The 2017 World Development Report is a landmark document for the development community. Historically, the point of departure for development practitioners (including those within the World Bank) has been to promulgate technocratic, ‘best practice’ solutions to development challenges. For more than two decades, this ‘best practice’ approach has been put into question by a growing avalanche of research on the political, institutional and governance underpinnings of development. 

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FinTech 2017: Financial Technology and Banking Conference

FinTech 2017: Financial Technology and Banking Conference | finance | Scoop.it
TO REGISTER: CALL Sharjah 06 5987180 (Ext. 181,103) Dubai 04 6070444 (Ext. 419) Abu Dhabi 02 4464666 (Ext. 300, 301) OR EMAIL training@eibfs.com
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What Does The Future Of Fintech Look Like?

What Does The Future Of Fintech Look Like? | finance | Scoop.it
What is on the horizon for fintech? Where do opportunities exist?
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The End Of Illiteracy And Poverty Through Technology

The End Of Illiteracy And Poverty Through Technology | finance | Scoop.it
Rob Nail first experience Singularity University as a student in an executive program. He was so taken by the experience that he donated his time, money, and insights on how best to improve it. His assistance was so greatly appreciated by the founders that they asked him to come on as CEO.
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The hazards of consumer choice in banking

The hazards of consumer choice in banking | finance | Scoop.it
Policymakers speak of expanding consumer choice, but for the vast majority of borrowers and investors, standardizing choices that make the most financial sense has greater merit.
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The Future of InsurTech? 

The Future of InsurTech?  | finance | Scoop.it
The number of insurtech firms with a focus on big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things has skyrocketed in recent years, with those firms
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VAT in UAE: All you need to know

VAT in UAE: All you need to know | finance | Scoop.it
Although the roll-out of the new tax policy is already months away, many questions still hang in the air - Zawya MENA Edition
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In Fintech, China Shows the Way 

In Fintech, China Shows the Way  | finance | Scoop.it
CHINESE banks are not far removed from the age of the abacus. In the 1980s they used these ancient counting boards for much of their business. In the 1990s many bank employees had to pass a basic abacus test.
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FinTech2017: Financial Technology and Banking

FinTech2017: Financial Technology and Banking | finance | Scoop.it
EIBFS Dubai Campus, 2 March, 2017
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FinTech conference is an amazing conference about financial technology and banking.
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This is the future of financial advice

This is the future of financial advice | finance | Scoop.it

The rise of automation has been a conversation starter on Main Street and Wall Street alike, with high-tech replacing highly-paid jobs in everything from manufacturing to financial advice. The rise of so-called robo-advice is a part of this trend.

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Startup Funding Explained

You and a friend have a great business idea. You want to start a company. You need to incorporate it. You need to collect investment. Again and again. 

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Mobile Payments: The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing

Ever use your smartphone to pay for parking or split the dinner bill with a friend? More people are using their phones as a mobile wallet and most mobil
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America, China and the risk of a trade war

America, China and the risk of a trade war | finance | Scoop.it
Trade tensions will mount, but a destructive trade war can still be averted
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Change Is The Constant In Modern Wealth Management

Change Is The Constant In Modern Wealth Management | finance | Scoop.it
"The only thing that is constant in this business is change, and that's what makes it such an exciting place to be."
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