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?
FinTech investments surpassed every year prior in 2021 – $131.5 billion. That’s more than double 2020’s final tally, and 2020 had already set records for that year. It is safe to say that FinTech’s moment has arrived. The digital transformation of finance hit a transition point to become an integral part of business as usual for financial services across the board. In … [Read more...] about FinTech Forecast 2022
Usually, we like to offer you the latest insights on what’s going on in the frontiers of FinTech. But today, we’d like to ask you for your insights — what are the biggest trends of the moment? What FinTech trends do you think will have the greatest influence on the evolution of financial services in 2022? Take our 3 minute 2022 FinTech Trends Survey! … [Read more...] about How will FinTech Evolve in 2022?
Developments in faster payments, digital assets, and technical interfaces raise questions. Businesses wonder about how to adopt them and at what cost. Investors wonder how to profit from them. And regulators wonder how to keep them safe and conder control. We covered some of those competing agendas this month in the articles linked below. For a consumer-oriented view and … [Read more...] about November FinTech in Review: FinTech Questions