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FinTech Times

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BetaKit

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

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



Wealthsimple

Measuring the TSX Index: What the Data Tells Us About Canada

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



BetaKit

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

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.



Finextra

China’s Tencent hints at huge WeChat mobile payment volumes

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



FinTech Switzerland

Global Investment in FinTech Companies Totaled US$19.1 Billion in 2015

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



TechCrunch

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

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.



Finextra

Swedish central bank calls halt on moves to a cashless economy

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.



Bitcoin Magazine

PwC Report: While FinTech Disrupts Banks, the Blockchain Disrupts FinTech

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.



TechCrunch

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

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.