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Focus on FinTech Episode 3: Is FinTech here to stay?

The FinTech industry has taken the financial world by storm, but does it have the legs to change it and keep those changes? Eric wants to know if this industry is here to stay, and talks to the people who are talking about FinTech to find out.



Keywords: fintech, finance, investment, payments, digital, banks, wallets, industry, future
Recorded Jan 17 2017 9 mins
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Eric Hazard, CEO, Vested Ventures
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    In this talk, I aim to do discuss and bring the option of understanding open-source satellite networks and other space technologies including future missions that can run on blockchain nodes. This would include:

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    - Space exploration and the use of blockchain in tokenizing space resources
    - Blockchain technology and possible use cases.
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    Octavio Fernandez, CEO, ADEMEXUS
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    o Private + Centrals Banks
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    o Technology + Digital Structure
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    o Technology + Digital Transformation
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    o System Execution + Propagation
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    While Fintech services and platforms become more and more prevalent in our day-to-day life, seems like other relevant business platforms on the digital sphere are watching the newcomers as APIs to be consumed only, not as a relevant component of the product or service lifecycle these incumbent platforms provide for their customer base. However, fintech platforms represent a huge opportunity for these mature digital platforms to gain insight into other opportunities that were not visible when you stop seeing what happens before, during and after a customer pays for the order using a banking or fintech platform:

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    immature, and that means that there are also some really big losers, with six documented smart-contract hacks having taken place
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    Working closely with regulators from the US to Singapore and Australia to Kenya, Securrency understands the need for automated
    compliance processes among legacy financial services providers to seamlessly facilitate entrance into the market. Through its
    distributed identity, compliance framework, and state-of-the-art infrastructure, Securrency is providing transparency to strengthen
    investor confidence and offer regulators increased oversight of market activity. Enhancing capital formation and stimulating global
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    What are the main DeFi models and where do their markets lie?

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    Is there an opportunity for corporations and financial institutions to get involved?
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    Dan McClure (Wells Fargo) & Sara Elinson (EY)
    The first wave of FinTech was squarely focused on retail customers. Now, out of expediency more than anything else, Corporates have caught the wave and are adopting new digital solutions to improve experience and create efficiencies across their payments needs.

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    · Foundational technologies: AI, digital assets
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  • Machine Learning in Investment Management Nov 4 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    Investment management has traditionally been looked at as a linear field, but economic systems are complex, high dimensional & non-linear. With the advances made in big data and machine learning, researchers are finding greater use of machine learning in investment management. We'll explore this in the webinar
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    → The 5th and the upcoming 6th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive all together bring significant homogenization and in reality, many new requirements to the market within the European Union
    → How to comply with all the new requirements in Central and Eastern Europe, a region generally identified with shortfalls in the AML/CFT frameworks?
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