F|T: The FinTech Times – Are we too Canadian for FinTech?

FinTech Times

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CanCon Podcast Ep. 8: Are we too Canadian for FinTech innovation?(BETAKIT)

The ongoing story of Lending Loops has us wondering if we’re too Canadian for a US or UK approach to lending.

Measuring the TSX Index: What the Data Tells Us About Canada(WEALTHSIMPLE)

We love mining, might be sexist, and other things we learned in our nerd’s guide to Canada’s benchmark stock index. (sponsored)

#smallrooms podcast: Adam Rabie of Big Terminal on FinTech and big data(BETAKIT)

Rob Kenedi talks to Adam Rabie, a big data FinTech platform that uses machine learning to sort and filter the news to help investors make better decisions.

China’s Tencent hints at huge WeChat mobile payment volumes(FINEXTRA)

More than $550 billion could be delivered through the WeChat service this year.

Global Investment in FinTech Companies Totaled US$19.1 Billion in 2015(FINTECHNEWS)

In 2015, VC-backed FinTech companies raised US$13.8 billion – an increase of more than 100% compared with last year – across 653 deals.

After the Satoshi Roundtable, is there a way to bridge the bitcoin divide?(TECHCRUNCH)

Earlier this month, various factions convened the Satoshi Roundtable, an invitation-only gathering of fifty or so people, who turned out to be a collection of many of the most important people behind Bitcoin.

Swedish central bank calls halt on moves to a cashless economy(FINEXTRA)

While other central banks ruminate on ways to replace cash with digital currencies, Sweden’s Riksbank is kicking against the grain with calls for access to cash to be a legal right.

PwC Report: While FinTech Disrupts Banks, the Blockchain Disrupts FinTech(BITCOINMAGAZINE)

A new report from PwC claims that 83 percent of financial services companies believe specific aspects of their businesses are at risk to various FinTech startups, with the number of worried management-level professionals reaching 95 percent in the banking sector.

InstaRem raises $5M to make overseas money transfers cheaper and faster in Asia(TECHCRUNCH)

InstaRem, an international remittance payments startup headquartered in Singapore, has raised $5 million in a round led by Vertex Ventures.

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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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