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Staff are the single most valuable ‘resource’ of any business. Their motivation and engagement in the company has clear impacts on its success . Fortunately, employee motivation and engagement do not rely on indulgent rewards, nor on ruling your workforce with an iron fist. The best approach for motivating employees and thus driving your business forward is to build a culture of accountability. With employee performance...
Blog by CEO Marcel van Oost - FinTechFans.com Award-winning New York Times and Wall Street Journal contributor,  Ron Chernow , once said,  “Market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during a long bull market.” The start of 2018 has not been kind to the cryptocurrency markets,...
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...
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...
At FintechFans we have a vision and that is to kindle financial innovation by uniting specialist and companies. This vision has three very distinct objectives: Lowering the cost of recruitment by cutting out the middleman. A two-way review system that’s unbiased, transparent and honest so FinTech specialist, as well as companies, can be held to the highest standard. Peer-to-peer payments over a secure network without the...
Hello there! I am Wiebe-Marten, the Technical Officer of the FintechFans project, and I am very eager to tell you more about what is going on behind the scenes.  I frequently visit meetups and other gatherings on working with block chains or programming in general. Inevitably, the FintechFans project comes up from time to time, and people ask me all kinds of questions. Since some questions reappear regularly, it seemed...
With the mobile app marketplaces becoming more and more saturated with poorly designed products and with users becoming increasingly fatigued with the abundance of apps that are available, is it still a viable idea to consider app startups? The answer depends entirely on the kind of startups you have in mind and the potential target audience you are aiming for. Do users want another clone of Flappy Bird or another tool to predict the...