8 New Fintech Ebooks to Read While in Covid-19 Quarantine

8 New Fintech Ebooks to Read While in Covid-19 Quarantine

by April 1, 2020
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a global shutdown never seen before. Around the world, an increasing number of governments are placing their populations under tightened quarantine restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.

For people who are either mandatory or self-imposed quarantine, we thought this would the perfect opportunity to discover some newly released fintech books. The following are eight good books on fintech worth reading to take your mind off the global COVID-19 health crisis.

Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain is Transforming Money, Markets, and Banking

By Alex Tapscott (Editor)

Publication Date: February 5, 2020

Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain is Transforming Money, Markets, and Banking, a book written for educated financial readers, provides a view of how blockchain technology will transform the financial industry in profound ways.

The book reveals how blockchain can create a token-based incentive system that aligns the interests of participants in large-scale initiatives, as well as the rewiring of global payment networks and innovative financing methods such as initial coin offerings (ICOs) to fund infrastructure development.

Some of the world’s top thinkers in blockchain have contributed chapters to the book, sharing insights on how blockchain will level the playing field, give individuals more financial power, and create greater transparency in operations.

The PAYTECH Book: The Payment Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Fintech Visionaries

By Susanne Chishti (Editor), Tony Craddock (Editor), Robert Courtneidge (Editor), Markos Zachariadis (Editor)

Publication Date: January 22, 2020

The PAYTECH Book: The Payment Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Fintech Visionaries is the first and only globally-crowdsourced book on the future of payments, offering comprehensive understanding of a rapidly evolving industry at the center of global commerce.

Written by leaders in the global fintech and payment sectors, the volume explains key industry developments and presents valuable first-hand insights from prominent industry practitioners. Contributors include advisors and consultants to the payments and financial services industry, entrepreneurs and business owners utilizing cutting-edge paytech capabilities, academic researchers exploring the social-political-economic impact of paytech and many others.

The book includes detailed chapters covering essential topics such as cybersecurity, regulation and compliance, wholesale payments and how payment systems currently work and how paytech can improve them.

Fintech Founders: Inspiring Tales from the Entrepreneurs that are Changing Finance

by Agustin Rubini (Author), Susanne Chishti (Foreword)

Publication Date: December 16, 2019

Fintech Founders: Inspiring Tales from the Entrepreneurs that are Changing Finance is a book for entrepreneurs, people working inside of large organizations, and everyone in between who is interested to learn the secrets of successful entrepreneurs.

The book gathers advice coming from a diverse range of financial services niches including financing, banking, payments, wealth management, insurance, and cryptocurrencies, to help readers harness the insights of thought leaders.

It includes over 70 in-depth interviews of fintech founders that provide lessons from some of the most successful fintech entrepreneurs that will help readers understand the challenges and opportunities of applying technology and collaboration to solve some key problems of the financial services industry.

Tech Titans of China: How China’s Tech Sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder, and going global

by Rebecca Fannin (Author)

Publication Date: September 26, 2019

Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for companies (and those interested in competition from China) seeking to understand China’s grand tech ambitions, who the players are and what their strategy is.

The book features detailed profiles of the Chinese tech companies making waves, the tech sectors that matter most in China’s grab for super power status, and includes predictions for China’s tech dominance in just 10 years.

Rebecca Fannin, a leading expert on the Chinese tech sector, is an internationally-recognized journalist, author and speaker. Through her company, Silicon Dragon, Fannin hosts 12 live events annually for business leaders, venture capitalists, startup founders, and others impacted by or interested in the Chinese tech industry.

The REGTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries in Regulation

by Janos Barberis (Author), Douglas W. Arner (Author), Ross P. Buckley (Author)

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

The Regtech Book is a comprehensive resource that offers an essential guide to the disruption, innovation, and opportunities of technology in the regulatory and compliance sector.

The book explores the economic impact of digitization and datafication of regulation and reveals the opportunities and challenges brought by the application of innovative technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).

It offers a source of information for corporate professionals, regulators, compliance officers, startups, and policymakers on how regtech can be applied in financial services and beyond. It includes contributions from noted experts in the field, and brings together an understanding of the regtech ecosystem and its use cases in the financial services industry.

The Future of Finance is Now: The Most Important Trends in Finance for the Coming Decade Have Already Started

by Jason Schenker (Author)

Publication Date: July 23, 2019

The Future of Finance is Now explores the most important innovations in fintech as well as major financial and economic dynamics that will impact the world of finance in the decade ahead, as well as how companies, industries, and individuals can be prepared.

Jason Schenker is one of the leading financial market forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Schenker the #1 forecaster in the world in 25 categories, including for his forecasts of industrial metals prices, oil prices, the euro, the pound, the Russian ruble, the Chinese Yuan, and US jobs. He advises executives, industry groups, institutional investors, and central bank.

The Future of Finance: The Impact of Fintech, AI, and Crypto on Financial Services

by Henri Arslanian (Author), Fabrice Fischer (Author)

Publication Date: July 15, 2019

The Future of Finance, written jointly by an engineer and AI expert along with a lawyer and banker, is a glimpse on what the future of the financial services will look like and the impact it will have on society.

The first half of the book provides a detailed yet easy to understand educational and technical overview of fintech, AI and cryptocurrencies including the existing industry pain points and the new technological enablers.

The second half provides a practical, concise and engaging overview of their latest trends and their impact on the future of the financial services industry including numerous use cases and practical examples.

Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

By Neel Mehta (Author), Aditya Agashe (Author), Parth Detroja (Author)

Publication Date: June 11, 2019

Authored by product managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, Blockchain Bubble or Revolution cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.

Readers will learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies, dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities, and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders.

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