Fintech News Issue #188 October 17th, 2018

Podcasts & Videos

    How is the future of fintech being funded? Hosts JP Nicols and Jason Henrichs talk about corporate venture capital and strategic investing, then Jason continues the conversation with VCs Kat Utecht and Matt Harris as we explore the differences between investing in “workhorses” vs. “unicorns.”

    Today's insights show takes a closer look at what it means to create good digital products, how to give products room to breathe before they're abandoned and how to make, test and iterate.

Top Stories

    As the world grows increasingly digital, providing the 'humanized engagement' becomes ever more important. Digital consumers demand more today than speed and simplicity. They want to feel good about their interactions with technology, and this requires some element of the personal touch.

    As financial firms make the transition to digital they also need to revamp their risk management, says EY in a recent paper, “Moving from analog to digital: a new paradigm for risk management.”

    The “move fast and break things” attitude means building things and figuring out how they make money later. Recently, the excitement over the possibilities of blockchain has combined with this to create some promising and crazy ideas – blockchain for copyright, blockchain for music distribution, blockchain smartphones, and blockchain for identity.

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