Fintech funding round-up: 15 June 2018

Some good old funding news from the good old USA – and with a juicy Texan theme. Features Strangeworks,, SeriesX, Unchained Capital and ALTR. Xconomy (FinTech Futures’ sister publication) reports. Strangeworks, an Austin, Texas-based quantum computing start-up, has raised $4 million in a seed round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Ecliptic Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Lux … Read more

Spain Tackles Corruption With Blockchain AI and Amendments to Its Anti-Corruption Laws: Expert Take

Blockchain as a remedy for corruption. In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like … Read more

New Technologies and New Customer Experiences Drive Banking Today

The discussion at American Banker’s annual Digital Banking Conference in Austin last week revolved around new technologies like AI and blockchain and the future of customer experience. Banks of all sizes have implemented some level of technology in recent years, almost all have mobile apps and they have begun the process of digitizing their core … Read more

10 charts that will change your perspective of big data’s growth

Worldwide big data market revenues for software and services are projected to increase from $42bn in 2018 to $103bn in 2027, attaining a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.48% according to Wikibon Forrester predicts the global big data software market will be worth $31bn this year, growing 14% from the previous year. The entire global software market is … Read more

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Bitpanda Offers New Coins, Microsoft Dips Data Center in the Sea

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we cover a recent announcement by a leading European crypto exchange – Bitpanda is adding two new coins, IOTA and Komodo. While on the Old Continent, Microsoft has immersed a whole data center off the coast of Scotland. And in Japan, a startup uses artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain … Read more

Bundesblock Paper: GDPR is Outdated from the Beginning Because it Did Not Consider Decentralized Technology

On May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force. GDPR is a EU law on data protection and privacy for individuals – an area of profound importance in the digital universe. GDPR seeks to give more control to EU citizens over… Read More The post Bundesblock Paper: GDPR is Outdated from … Read more