Tag: FinTech

UN for Latin America and the Caribbean Releases Report on Digital Currencies

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a report that details the potential benefits and complications of digital currencies in the Caribbean. The report, Opportunities and risks associated with the advent of digital currency in the Caribbean, was authored by Shiva Bissessar, a consultant with the Caribbean Knowledge Management Center (CKMC). According to the report, there is growing awareness of digital currencies among …
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Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Joins The SuperCharger Accelerator in Hong Kong

Digital currency exchange Gatecoin has joined The SuperCharger FinTech accelerator program. Gatecoin was founded in 2013 by Aurélien Menant, a former investment banker, and is currently domiciled in Hong Kong. The Supercharger program mainly focuses on innovative financial start-ups that are aiming to expand into the Asian markets. Backers of the program include Standard Chartered, Baidu and TusPark Global Network. The accelerator began on the 11th of January and accepted …
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Accenture includes blockchain-oriented startup to their FinTech Innovation Lab

Recent reports that a financial innovation lab, operated by Accenture, which is a consulting and management firm) has just added a blockchain startup to its newest class. With this in mind, Accenture’s 2016 Fintech Innovation Lab will include a total of 15 startups, including Crowdaura. The firm aims to use blockchain technology as the main mechanism to issue securities via crowdfunding. What makes it shine though is the fact that …
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Luxembourg Wants To Become The Top European Financial Hub

Creating the new “Financial Capital of the World” seems to be an uphill battle, but that isn’t keeping Luxembourg from giving it a shot. Most people can’t even point out this tiny nation on a map of Europe, but Luxembourg wants to be the European location of choice for global financial services. Who needs a financial capital when there is Bitcoin? Also read: Converting People To Bitcoin – Verification Procedure …
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