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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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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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Teamwork: Know Your Crew On The First Day of Bootcamp

By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:05:47 AM

Byte Academy’s welcome breakfast for its new cohort the Traders became a bonding session with the inaugural integration of Know Your Crew, a mobile app which uses creative questions to connect groups.  Over bagels, fruit and coffee, the Traders, instructors and staff filled in the blanks to questions such as “my biggest pet peeve is______.” By doing so, students gained valuable insight into people that they would spend the next three months with.  The Traders also had an opportunity to get a heads up on Byte Academy team members as they watched them answer questions regarding each other such as “who is the most likely to give unsolicited advice?”  Of course that and all answers remain confidential ...

 

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