F|T: The FinTech Times – FinTech unicorns

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BetaKit

Tangerine and PC Financial announce support for Apple Pay

The two Canadian banks have updated their mobile apps to support Apple Pay.


Wealthsimple

How to get financially ready to have a kid and still feel joy

About to welcome a little bundle of joy to the family, but worried about your finances? Let our guide take away some of that stress. (sponsored)


BetaKit

NetCents launches merchant payment solution aimed at fighting fraud with blockchain technology

The Vancouver-based company has launched beta testing of its Payment Gateway platform – find out how its blockchain technology prevents fraud.


Wall Street Journal

The great digital-currency debate: ‘new’ Ethereum vs. Ethereum ‘classic’

Two exact versions of the same cryptocurrency exist. How will this schism be rectified – or can it be fixed at all?


DZone

Future of FinTech depends on APIs

APIs connect the FinTech ecosystem – but it’s going to be a problem if new innovations go extinct.


FinExtra

ClearXchange P2P payments network expands through Visa and MasterCard deals

Early Warning has agreed deals to tap the Visa Direct and MasterCard Send platforms to let US debit card holders send money to each other.


Forbes

The great FinTech robo advisor race

If robots are indeed the future, then FinTech is leading the way with robo advisors – but there are many factors to consider as competition heats up.


Business Insider

The 27 FinTech unicorns from around the world, ranked by value

Ascensions, declines, and a growth in China – here are some of the top FinTech unicorns globally.


FinExtra

Bitcoin tumbles as hackers steal $65 million from Hong Kong exchange

In the aftermath of a hacking attack at Hong Kong-based Bitfinex, the cryptocurrency has dropped from a weekend high.


Forbes

What Asian banks can learn from Amazon about working for FinTech

While banks in Asia continue to protect their local markets from the invasion of new players, Amazon is leasing its infrastructure. Here’s why the latter comes out on top.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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