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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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4 Big Ways Data Science is Transforming the FinTech Industry

By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:56:07 AM

The financial industry is no stranger to the power of technology. After all, it has developed its own legion of Quants who use advanced quantitative analysis and programming techniques to exploit big opportunities in the capital markets. Despite being highly regulated, the FinTech industry is booming with the entry of smaller startups looking to disrupt the space with the latest technologies, with data science being at the topmost of the list.

Topics: FinTech data science
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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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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 passé (It’s All About DLT)

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:20:06 AM

The SEC and Goldman Sachs have recently tackled the over-and often misleading-usage of the word “blockchain.”  To remedy this perhaps, companies are banning the use of the word “blockchain,” instead using the term “Digital Ledger Technology,” or,  DLT for short?

Topics: FinTech news trends Blockchain
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Blockchain Backtrack: Spread of Cryptocurrency

By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:12:29 AM

The advent of cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, has seen widespread and rapid use to the point where high-profile companies are beginning to take an interest by allowing electronic currency to be used for their transactions.

Blockchain, which was developed alongside Bitcoin, revolutionized this field by acting as a sort of ledger that records every transaction and storing this information on a global network, preventing the tampering of digital currency and building security and trust between Blockchain and its users, making it an increasingly popular method of electronic payment.  Below learn more from news excerpts.  For more blockchain education, check out Byte Academy's course.

Topics: FinTech news Blockchain
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The 5 Hottest Topics in FinTech in India

By saloni samant on Aug 17, 2020 5:08:54 AM

As you might have heard, we have just recently found our way into the Silicon Valley of India, a.k.a. Bangalore! Following our first foray into India this month, we thought there was no better time to touch upon the hottest topics in the realm of FinTech in the country. 

Topics: FinTech India Blockchain
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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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