Richie Serna, CEO of Finix Payments, has had a front-seat view of the rise of FinTech payments. In a conversation with Collin Canright, Richie talked about His on-the-job education in payments integration. The influence of his immigrant parents and how Finix got its name. Competition with FinTech payments leader Stripe. The history of payments distribution. The … [Read more...] about Exploring the Future of Payments with Richie Serna, CEO, Finix Payments
Much of my knowledge of payments comes from my daily experience. Like many consumers, I want things that work without me thinking about them. This year, I'm very much down with the increasing prevalence of contactless cards and anything that integrates digital wallets (cards on my phone) with POS and web payments. My list includes payment systems that reduced friction in the … [Read more...] about Five Things We Liked About Payments in 2023
These are the top five articles our readers opened in email this year. Emerging payments articles topped the list, with digital assets holding their own. Keep in mind that many of the decisions on what makes a year-end list were made months ago. We did not, for instance, write as much about WealthTech this year, and we chose to cover digital assets from the perspective of … [Read more...] about Top Five FinTech Rising Articles 2023
World Business Chicago recently hosted its first FinTech Exchange at the Illinois Institute of Technology's University Technology Park. Chicago's economic development agency added financial technology to its sixth priority industry this year. The idea is to draw on the strength of Chicago's traditional financial institutions and trading experts to attract new businesses … [Read more...] about World Business Chicago Hosts First Fintech Exchange
Real-time payments, also known as instant payments, promise faster processing times and improved security compared to traditional methods. Despite its potential benefits, its impact on the finance industry remains an area of concern that requires real planning. Understanding the current state of real-time payments and analysis of its future potential and challenges is critical … [Read more...] about Real-Time Payments: Complex, but Crucial
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) came back into the news in 2021, generally falling into two categories: blockchain projects generally centered around the issuance of Ethereum-based tokens, and blockchain-powered crowdfunding ventures for investors. To say that DAOs got off to a rocky start would be something of an understatement. The original DAO, formed in … [Read more...] about DAOs: The Next Blockchain Frontier?