F|T: The FinTech Times – Enterprise FinTech

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BetaKit

Toronto-based startup nanoPay acquires MintChip from Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint started developing MintChip in 2012 amid rising bitcoin interest, but decided last year to halt its development and sell it to the private sector.



Wealthsimple

The Author of “Power of Habit” On Not Being Intimidated By Money

To Charles Duhigg—author of “The Power of Habit” and the forthcoming “Smarter Faster Better”—financial power comes from understanding what money really is. (sponsored)



Management Today

Financial tech firms are falling behind on diversity

Women make up just 9% of board members at 50 of the top FinTech businesses.



CB Insights

Banking Is Only The Start: 12 Big Industries Where Blockchain Could Be Used

Banking and payments aren’t the only industries that could be affected by blockchain tech. Cybersecurity, music, and auto also could be transformed.



Finextra

Digital savings startup Moneybox raises $3 million

Moneybox has raised $3 million from Betfair and Ocado investor Samos Investments and a group of angel investors.



BetaKit

RateHub’s Digital Money Trends report shows power of search for FinTech startups

“At RateHub we’ve been very focused on search. Google search data has been the foundation of our business model.”



PYMNTS

In London, It’s Enterprise FinTech’s Time To Shine

According to Magister Advisors’ analysis, blockchain and payments will be popular destinations for venture capitalists looking to place their bets on enterprise FinTech players.



BetaKit

EQ Bank’s new mobile app is an incumbent’s crack at modern banking

EQ Bank enters a market saturated with mobile banking apps of varying quality, but one that lacks the innovative, disruptive energy of our neighbours to the south.



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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.