Fintech startup Plaid valued at $2.65 billion in latest funding round: source

By CloudBuzz / December 11, 2018

(Reuters) – Fintech startup Plaid has raised $250 million in its latest funding round led by one of Silicon Valley’s top investors, Mary Meeker, which according to a source familiar with the matter values the company at $2.65 billion. The

Blockchain platform goes live for North Sea crude oil trading

By CloudBuzz / November 29, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil majors and trading firms can start finalizing crude oil deals on a live blockchain-based platform for the first time, in a move that could revolutionize the market. Commodities trading firms have piloted similar schemes in recent

Bitcoin extends slide below $4,500, new 2018 low

By CloudBuzz / November 20, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin tumbled as much as 10 percent on Tuesday to below $4,500 BTC=BTSP, bringing the world’s best-known cryptocurrency’s losses to 30 percent within a week as a selloff in digital currencies intensified across the board. Other cryptocurrencies also

First Things First. What Are Microservices?

By CloudTweaks / September 27, 2017

Innovation with Microservices Microservices are an engineering approach and architectural style of computing that is becoming extremely important for organizations wanting to innovate through a stronger engagement with their ecosystem of customers, suppliers and partners. To explain them should it

Financial Robo-advisors Cannot Replace Humans

By CloudTweaks / January 10, 2017

Financial Robo-advisors Last year we saw the rise of numerous robo-advisors, bots, and investing robots that are considered a disruptive force within the financial industry. All the media hype aside, these tools have a long way to go before they

Is The Fintech Industry The Next Tech Bubble?

By CloudTweaks / May 16, 2016

The Fintech Industry Banks offered a wide variety of services such as payments, money transfers, wealth management, selling insurance, etc. over the years. While banks have expanded the number of services they offer, their core still remains credit and interest.

Trends: The CIO’s Business Card – Chief Productivity Officer

By CloudTweaks / January 12, 2016

The Chief Productivity Officer After years of enterprises hesitating to migrate their applications and data stores to the cloud, it’s safe to say the debate is over and the cloud is here to stay. IDC even goes as far as

10 Innovations Shaking Up Law Firms

By CloudTweaks / December 14, 2015

10 Top Legal Tech Innovations  There has been a great deal of trepidation for a number of reasons when it comes to Financial and Legal firms adopting cloud services. Privacy and Security is without a doubt the biggest of all the concerns.

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

By CloudTweaks / September 11, 2015

The Financial Services Cloud Fintech investment has been seeing consistent growth in 2015, with some large moves being made this year. The infographic (Courtesy of Venturescanner) below shows the top Fintech investors and the amount of companies they’re currently funding:

Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

By CloudTweaks / September 1, 2015

Data-Driven Marketing There is an absolute endless amount of data that is being accumulated, dissected, analyzed with the important bits extracted and used for a number of purposes. With the amount of data in the world has already reached into

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The Rise of Fintech and the End of Traditional Banking

The Rise of Fintech and the End of Traditional Banking

The Rise of Fintech Developments in financial technology, or fintech, are changing the way we make payments, with new products ...
Open APIs Alone Won’t Change Banking

Open APIs Alone Won’t Change Banking

Open Banking API's Most people think of banks as one monolithic entity, but they are actually made up of hundreds ...
Future of Banking Part 1: Will Digital Banking Replace Traditional Branches?

Future of Banking Part 1: Will Digital Banking Replace Traditional Branches?

Digital Banking Future The future of the bank as an institution is incredibly uncertain right now, but even more uncertain ...
The Growth of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

The Growth of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

Distributed Ledger Technology Blockchain, also known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), is the innovative technology behind Bitcoin. The impact of ...
Fintech Dark Web

An End to Credit Cards? How the Dark Web Is Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain

Dark Web Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain As Jennifer Klosterman points out, “There are many strong reasons for reputable businesses to ...

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