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FinTech internships is not a term you hear thrown around very often. Although more commonly associated with professional vocations in medicine, finance and engineering in recent history, business across all industries have adopted internships as a recruitment tool. Internships have moved on from the trade Guilds of the Middle Ages that taught members a specific trade, but are still broadly structured around training, supervision and...
“Talent is one of the most essential factors for growth and competitiveness. To build future economies that are both dynamic and inclusive, we must ensure that everyone has equal opportunity. When women and girls are not integrated—as both beneficiary and shaper—the global community loses out on skills, ideas and perspectives that are critical for addressing global challenges and harnessing new opportunities.”...
The Fintech industry at the moment is an extremely exciting one to watch. Fintechs are starting to make the financial landscape completely unrecognizable, and that is an extremely good thing. They are positioned perfectly to take full advantage of new tech. It's a new technological age, and Fintechs are leading the charge. Bitcoin, for example, proved that it was possible to conduct peer to peer transactions faster, more securely, and less...
March 2018 has been an interesting month for FinTech investment. MEDICI™’s recent report shows a staggering 150% month-on-month growth in FinTech VC investment, increasing from $1.4 billion in February 2018 to $3.49 billion in March 2018.  (Image Source: goMEDICI.com ) Key takeaways from the report Leading Countries The US has maintained its investment lead within the industry, managing to acquire a...
In achieving our long-term vision of fuelling FinTech innovation by connecting specialist and companies all over the world, it is vital that we establish a strong presence in the global marketplace. As such we will be opening offices and launching local websites for our job board in various strategic positions worldwide. This will help us to better serve the local job markets as well as enable FinTech companies to reach the best...
Blockchain-based smart contracts, like the FintechCoin Contract launched on the Ethereum blockchain, are making their presence felt in the overseas money transfer industry. Ripple appears to be at the forefront of using blockchain to disrupt the international remittance industry. MoneyGram was the first overseas money transfer company to put Ripple’s smart contracts through a testing phase, and next to follow was Western Union...
  1. Understand the basic idea behind a Smart Contract Smart Contract. A relatively new term that is used for a wide variety of things, in a tremendous amount of different contexts. But at its core, it always means the same:  • Contract : A binding agreement between two or multiple parties on how certain situations should be handled.  • Smart : Being made in a clever way. Having some intelligent...
The city of love seems to have found a new companion in financial technology. In Q3 2017 alone, France’s FinTech investment nearly hit $80 million, with the overwhelming majority of that relating to Paris. The actual transaction value was well over $80 billion. (Source: KPMG - The Pulse of FinTech Q3 2017 ) Apart from being a top tourist destination ( ranked 3 rd in the world in 2016), Paris seems to be coming...
As I’m writing this, the old phrase “time flies when you’re having fun” keeps popping up in my head. It took on a whole new meaning for me in the few short weeks since my last post. We’ve made a lot of progress on our ICO Promo tour and there have been a number of exciting developments, which I’m eager to share with you here today. First off, I want to thank the FinTech community across the globe for...
Arguably one of the biggest driving forces of FinTech innovation is financial inclusion. Financial exclusion is particularly problematic in developing countries where people in rural areas simply do not have access to traditional financial services. Even those that can get access, struggle to get past layers of bureaucratic red tape that precludes them from qualifying for even the most basic services. And for the lucky few that do...