This week in Fintech

Day-after-day we carry you recent insights about Fintech from an elite group of Authors who’re similar to you – senior executives, entrepreneurs and traders working within the international Fintech revolution. As soon as every week we summarise these posts for the time challenged and provide you with a peek at what you’ll get by studying the entire article.

Monday Ilias Hatzis @iliashatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur, wrote People have harmed Earth. Can Blockchain can put it aside?

One of many biggest technological advances recognized to mankind is the invention of electrical energy. Immediately, nearly the whole lot we do requires electrical energy. However, producing the electrical energy that helps us dwell higher lives, could be disastrous for the surroundings. Most of our electrical energy is generated from non-renewable sources that pollute our air and water. Because the demand for electrical energy will increase, the harm to our planet additionally will increase. Blockchain can be utilized to resolve the most important environmental issues we face right this moment on our planet. If adopted globally, it could possibly even assist cease or reverse local weather change.

Editor word: Ilias tackles the largest disaster dealing with humanity  – local weather change – and appears at how Blockchain and good contracts can encourage  individuals to interchange merchandise they devour for extra sustainable alternate options, incentivizing recycling, monitoring the carbon footprint of merchandise and making use of taxes, and optimizing power distribution.

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Tuesday Efi Pylarinou @efipm our Swiss-based Fintech Adviser wrote Watch out for hidden fund mgt companies from Large Tech firms

Braeburn Capital was based in 2005 to higher handle Apple’s $eight+ billion money pile. Braeburn Capital now manages $244 billion! Apple is just one instance. A Moody`s report exhibits that the entire money pile of US non-financial firms was $1,690 billion.

Editor word: Efi presciently questions if such concentrated piles of company money being managed as hedge funds, shouldn’t be perceived as a systemic threat. This query turns into pressing when you think about the Libra transfer by Fb with its $50billion money pile and their ambition to create a brand new international forex. 

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Wednesday Jessica Ellerm @jessicaellerm, our Australia-based Fintech entrepreneur,  wrote Fintech’s want to look at their digital backs – short-term lending banned by Google

There may be now a three cornered struggle in finance  between Fintech startups, banking incumbents, and extra not too long ago, massive tech firms equivalent to Google, Apple  & Fb. The distribution energy the latter wield is now a lot larger than the banks.

Editor word: Jessica seems to be at latest strikes by Google and Fb as an example this distribution energy. Google strikes are private mortgage apps within the Play retailer. In the meantime  Fb had blocked merchandise from Australian social media advertising and marketing startup Stackla, a neighborhood IPO hopeful. 

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Thursday Patrick Kelahan @insuranceeleph1, our US primarily based Insurtech knowledgeable, wrote On the tides of insurance coverage innovation.

Ventures have to swim with the tide, and let the market take you the place it needs you to go. An insurtech instance described on this article is Aimviva Journey Membership.

Editor word::  Patrick provides examples of insurtech ventures that went with the movement of the market to create success. The instance additionally exhibits the ability of good partnering. He additionally exhibits why some innovation facilities equivalent to Israel foster  innovation higher than others.

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Friday Arunkumar Krishnakumar @karunk, our London primarily based Fintech investor, wrote The Rise of Vietnam – the brand new Asian Innovation hub.

Vietnam usually will get neglected as a fintech innovation hub as we deal with the China dragon and the India elephant. Vietnam has a tech savvy inhabitants, supportive authorities rules, and excessive smartphone penetration – the  combo that has executed wonders in lots of different nations. Above all Vietnam has excessive GDP development (7.08% in 2018) and 100 million individuals of which 40% are unbanked. 

Editor word: Arun analyses the elements that can immediate fintech entrepreneurs, traders, bankers and Large Tech firms shifting into fintech to take a critical have a look at Vietnam. 

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Bernard Lunn is a Fintech deal-maker, investor, entrepreneur and advisor. He’s CEO of Day by day Fintech and writer of The Blockchain Financial system.

I’ve no positions or business relationships with the businesses or individuals talked about (apart from Day by day Fintech after all). I’m not receiving compensation for this submit.

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