Pulse: Finance


Truth and Payments

The FinTech revolution is not lost. Its outlines may be obscured by the fog of events, but, as this week's links show, it's still moving forward.

Editor's Note: The next issue of FinTech Rising will be published on June 29, ahead of the July 4 holidays in the United States.

Rebuilding "truth"

"Mystical Millennials"

"The Mystical Millennials are overly romanticized," said Vic Pascucci, managing partner at VC firm Lightbank. Panelists at Morningstar's New York FinTech Forum, agreed that FinTech services are overly focused on Millennials, with a tendency to focus on FinTech products over consumer experience.

Recent research bears them out.

Digital Feds

"Digital currency is inevitable," I told a federal reserve researcher recently.

"You mean fiat currency? Issued by the Fed?" She was a bit taken aback by my certainty.

"Yes, it's inevitable. I'm not saying when or how or what, but that's where the market is moving."

Digital Fuel

It's data. As The Economist newspaper put it in last week's briefing, "data are to this century what oil was to the last one: a driver of growth and change."

Regulatory Riddles

Financial regulators leave a lot to speculation in their public speeches. They leave clues and indicators but, knowing market participants are eager for early policy indications, they are careful not to say much.

Data Plays

Data and analytics are the tactical drivers of FinTech, the heart and muscle moving the digital transformation of financial services. The strategic brains of the business lie in the prenatal business logic that will create new financial pathways.

FinTech Markets

Data Wars

Bitcoin Blues

Blockchain, Baby!

With the recent shift in FinTech news and hype moving toward artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain almost started to seem like last year's model. At the same time, predictions that 2017 would see real pilots are starting to come to fruition.

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