F|T: The FinTech Times – Frictionless Payments

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BetaKit

C100 co-chair and GGV Capital co-founder Scott Bonham joins Scotiabank board of directors

Bonham has a major presence in the startup community over the course of his career.



Wealthsimple

How to Start an Art Collection For the Price of Courtside Raptors Tickets

Even if you don’t make millions, you’ll make your world more rich (you could also make millions). (sponsored)



Financial Post

Canadian adoption of FinTech products set to triple in a year

EY says only 8.2 per cent of digitally active consumers in Canada have used at least two FinTech products within the last six months.



Finextra

Frictionless payments driving growth at Facebook and PayPal

The creation of a frictionless payment experience is driving innovation – and profits – at PaPpal and Facebook, as both companies report a stellar set of results.



BetaKit

Scotiabank hosting FinTech hackathon dedicated to debt management tools

The hackathon, which is open to 100 people, will be dedicated to finding innovative solutions for managing debt over the course of two days at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto.



TechCrunch

500 Startups Announces Batch 16, Focused On Health Tech, FinTech, Vices & Recruiting

500 Startups has been aiming to produce a more diverse class of companies that isn’t just solving Silicon Valley’s problems.



Finextra

JPMorgan begins blockchain trial

JPMorgan has begun a trial project to test the use of blockchain technology in its loan trading operations, according to a report in the Financial Times.



TechCrunch

The State Of P2P Lending

P2P lending became one of the hottest industries in FinTech. Will 2016 continue this trend, or will the P2P lending bubble finally pop?



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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.