Tag "Europe"

EU Report Looks Into Innovation Hubs And Regulatory Sandboxes

In recent years, governments in the European Union (EU) have launched numerous initiatives to facilitate financial innovation, including establishing so-called “innovation facilitators.” These typically take the form of innovation hubs and regulatory sandboxes. As of January 2019, 21 EU Member

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EU Calls for a European Blockchain Infrastructure

The blockchain ecosystem has been steadily maturing over the past several years and projects are getting both larger and closer to going live, or have already done so. 2019 is set to witness several large platforms attract significant user bases,

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10 Most Active VCs in the European Fintech Sector

2018 witnessed an explosion of high-profile venture capital (VC) deals in the European fintech space, surpassing the US by nearly EUR 100 million, according to PitchBook. Just a few weeks ago, UK banking startup OakNorth raised US$440 million from SoftBank’s

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How Switzerland Ranks in the State of European Tech Hub Study

With a pool of over 147,000 professional developers and US$788 million raised in 2018, Switzerland’s tech industry ranks tenth among its European counterparts. Zurich, Geneve and Lausanne have been found to be Switzerland’s three largest tech communities, according to the

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The 10 Hottest AI Fintech Startups in Europe

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a critical aspect in financial services. Financial institutions around the world are making efforts to adopt AI for task automation, customer services, behavior analysis, as well as fraud finding, and are making large-scale investments in

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10 Bitcoin Blogs in Europe to Follow

Tough year for cryptocurrencies, which saw their value plummet in what famed economist Nouriel Roubini describes as a “crypto-apocalypse.” Bitcoin has fallen around 67% from its December 2017 high of US$19,300 to its current price of about US$6,350, and the

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Europe Now Hosts +100 Wealthtech Players

There are currently 100 wealthtech players in Europe spread across 12 countries, according to the newly released Mapping Wealthtech Europe by Invyo, Seed Founders and Odysseus Alternative Ventures. Wealthtech refers to a segment of fintech that focuses on enhancing wealth

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Romania Ripe for Fintech Revolution

Although still in early stage compared to nearby countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic, and Austria, the Romanian fintech industry is poised to take off as consumer demand for fintech solutions and digital banking increases, according to experts and

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EU Parliament: Cryptocurrencies Unlikely to Impact Central Bank Monetary Policy

Virtual currencies including cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are unlikely to have an impact on monetary policy, according to a new report by the European Parliament. The research paper, provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Economic and

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New Report Spotlights Nordic and Baltic Region Thriving Fintech Industry

The Nordic and Baltic region is increasingly becoming a hotspot for fintech innovation. Fintech success is not in short supply in the region, which has so far given birth to half of Europe’s six fintech unicorns, according to a new

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