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Emily

Emily


Recent posts by Emily

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Why use Stellar over Ethereum for Payments

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 1:36:24 PM

Recently edChain, one of the first distributed networks for education, switched from ethereum to Stellar for payments on its content distribution platform. Ethereum, the most popular blockchain for payments, with thousands upon thousands of transactions occurring per day, has run into problems, due to its popularity, particularly high cost, which is the prime reason edChain made the switch.

Topics: payments education edchain Blockchain
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Preparing For Finovate: The Largest FinTech Conference in the World

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 1:34:44 PM

Byte Academy is heading to London to provide exclusive coverage of Finovate Europe.  The conference is one of the largest, if not the largest, FinTech conference in the world with more than 1500 attendees - VCs, Founders, Developers, and C- Level Executives - from all over the world. It is perhaps only eclipsed by Finovate Fall in New York City, the conference's original venue

So how to best prepare for our venture abroad especially when it’s to a cosmopolitan, FinTech center like London? This is a semi-shopaholic wannabe jet-setter's guide who soon realized that many companies demoing would provide solutions for travel details and making payments.

Topics: Finovate FinTech Careers trends events
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The Rise of the New FinTech Middle Man

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 1:34:29 PM

As large banks embrace FinTech start-ups and their advanced technology rather than compete against them, both parties aim to eliminate the “middle man” in financial services transactions. This “middle man” is a metaphor for the different steps of customer interaction that technology has removed to make banking more efficient. However, in the hyper-speed environment from which bank - start-up integrations emerge, a new middle man - between these parties has become necessary.

Topics: FinTech Startup Careers bitcoin trends Blockchain
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InsurTech + Girl Power Hit Webster Hall For FinTech Startup Conference

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 1:34:20 PM

Empire Startups, a thriving startup FinTech community, held it’s annual FinTech Conference on Tuesday, April 26 at concert venue Webster Hall.  The sold-out audience of 560 attendees consisted of early stage startups and larger companies in roughly equal proportion.

Topics: FinTech events conference
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Why I Took Time Off From Banking To Learn Code

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:56:52 AM

Meet Josh Panknin, a banker in his mid 30's who took time off from Deutsche Bank in order to study at Byte Academy, the first ever FinTech coding bootcamp and perhaps still the only in the world.   Here, Josh explains why he took a break from Wall Street, the effects of technology and big data on finance, and, what learning to code is like when you don't want to be a programmer.  He also gives advice to those who may want to follow in his footsteps.

Topics: coding programming
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Startup Lesson: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:55:58 AM

FinTech startup VendorMach provided lessons in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data on the Byte campus recently. Topics covered by Chaney Ojinnaka, CEO, and Ivan Kotorov, VP, Enterprise, included:  KYC (Know Your Customer), supply chain, trust scoring and programming languages.  They explained why they chose Python over Ruby for their product.  Python's ability to analyze numbers and frameworks are key (as a Python school we're thrilled:).  VendorMach also discussed FinTech cultural attitudes in London (original headquarters) and New York City  (second office location).  By the end of the event the audience felt much much comfortable with "hot" technology buzzwords including artificial intelligence, machine learning, supply chain and more.

Topics: FinTech machine learning big data Startup artificial intelligence data science AI supply chain
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Django Resources From A Founder and CTO

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:35 AM

Will Plaehn, founder and CTO of Last Mile Retail, a retail marketing platform, recently visited Byte Academy as a guest speaker for our Entrepreneur Series.  He also gave a workshop on Django, a Python framework while here.  Read some of his favorite resources that he shared and referenced in his talk (thanks Will!)...

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Topics: Startup Python Programming Tips career django
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Top Ten Reasons Python Programming Language Rules The Finance Industry

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:42:03 AM

No longer just for programmers, analysts, researchers, and managers are now learning python programming as well.

Topics: finance Python Programming Tips
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Finovate Video Footage - Just In!

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:41:50 AM

For those who may have missed Finovate two weeks ago, rough cut videos of each presentation have just been published to the Finovate site.  Watch demos online to see the latest from companies on the forefront on FinTech technology.

Topics: Finovate FinTech events
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Blockchain is A Girl’s Best Friend

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:41:29 AM

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, has tracked its first diamonds all the way from the mine to the jewelry producer using blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin. It is even planning to launch a platform for other diamond retailers later this year which uses blockchain to track a diamond through the entire value chain.  Known as Tracr, the program gives each stone a unique ID that stores diamond characteristics such as weight, color and clarity.

Topics: programming Blockchain

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