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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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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.

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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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What Tools Are Spreading Usage of the Blockchain?

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:08:02 AM

Perhaps no other development is as well known for its “disruptive” nature than the blockchain, the digital, decentralized ledger behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that has held the spotlight over the past year.  Banks all around the world are exploring the blockchain’s capabilities.  It may significantly reduce overhead costs in the financial sector.

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Some of the latest technologies which use the blockchain and increases its applications by developers were presented at FinDEVr, the FinTech for developers conference held in New York City at the end of this March.  This was the first time that New York City was added to the FinDEVr roster after a long history of the conference being held in San Francisco in the fall. Especially considering the diminishing line dividing technology and Wall Street, it’s about time that the conference headed East...

Topics: Finovate FinTech Startup findDEVr Blockchain events conference
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Singapore FinTech Festival Coverage: Hackathon & Learning Bytes

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 4:49:33 AM

Don't have FOMO.  Check out our Singapore FinTech Festival coverage:

We were honored to partner with the Monetary Authority of Singapore on their first week-long global Singapore FinTech Festival in November which coincided with our Singapore campus opening.  The Festival attracted more than 11,000 from all over the world.

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Big Data, Machine Learning and Other Themes From Finovate Europe

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 4:16:30 AM

In early February, Finovate Europe, a sold-out, two-day conference in London brought together more than 1500 on a guest list composed of the “who’s who in FinTech” – VC’s, founders, press and more. The conference is perhaps only surpassed in size by its original, Finovate Fall in New York.  Products were launched by 70 companies from around the world - both startups and larger veterans.  However, no matter what the size or founder's native language, a few themes were common.  These included personalization, big data, machine learning and white labeling.  Some even indicated a shift from Finovate Fall a few months prior.

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Topics: Finovate FinTech Startup europe london Banking data science events
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Are We In A Cryptocurrency Bubble?

By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 9:13:06 AM

Recently Matt Gertler, cryptocurrency attorney at Digital Asset Research answered a big question on many minds recently: are we in a cryptocurrency bubble?  Particularly with the rise of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and China's recent ban on them, this has been on many minds recently.

Topics: FinTech Startup bitcoin ico Blockchain events
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Finovate History - Behind One of The Largest FinTech Conferences

By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 9:12:51 AM

Finovate 2015, one of the world’s largest FinTech gatherings, was held mid September in New York City, the same city where the conference was first held in 2007. For 2 days, 1500 innovators gathered at this demo-focused conference series focused on showcasing the best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies. Like in past years, Finovate attracted a high-impact audience of senior financial and banking executives. In addition to New York, the event takes place in different locations around the world throughout the year including San Francisco, London and Singapore.  The 24 events over the years have attracted more than 16,000 attendees.

Topics: Finovate FinTech events
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Event Coverage: FinDEVr 2017 New York

By sarah m on Aug 12, 2020 9:11:08 AM

On March 22, Byte Academy partnered again with Finovate Group on the second annual FinDEVr New York.   The conference, which is part of THE FinTech for developers event series,  had been held solely on the West coast for years before its 2016 New York launch. Participating companies showcased new tools, platforms, APIs and/or case studies designed to help developers create better, more efficient innovations. Last year FinDEVr was held for one day.  At two days, the conference was longer and larger -  an indication that the FinTech developer community in New York is booming strong.

Topics: Finovate FinTech Startup events
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The Latest FinTech Innovations For Millennials

By Emily on Aug 6, 2020 6:28:59 AM

“We’re from Reno, Nevada - we love games like this.”

Topics: Finovate FinTech Startup millennial Millennials events

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