“I expect the market to become much more fragmented as some areas of FinTech”… – Interview with LaterPay’s Cosmin Ene
Cosmin Ene is an entrepreneurial founder with an excellent first-hand understanding of the life cycle of entrepreneurial ventures, which he has accumulated over 18 years. Between 2005 and 2009, Ene was co-founder and managing director of DELUXE Television. Prior to this, he was analyst and associate at TecVenture Partners. In
Despite some ups and downs over the years, Bitcoin is still hanging round as an alternative currency. There are those who still believe that the future is bright, and that Bitcoin may just represent the future of money. Indeed, we’re still pretty early in the life of the leading cryptocurrency.
Money 2020 Europe took place over three days in Copenhagen, Denmark ( April 4 -April 7). With more than 3,500 attendees, 420 speakers, 200+ sponsors and 100+ media partners representing over 70 countries, the conference shaped up to be one of the biggest Fintech events of the year. Europe was
Start-up admiration and entrepreneurship are alive and well outside of Silicon Valley. Check out Berlin, London or Amsterdam and you’ll be met with a striking number of founders, start-up hoppers, and entrepreneurs. Silicon Valley does reign supreme, but the tides are continuing to turn outside of the California-bubble. In fact,
“Perhaps by the end of 2021, FinTech will no longer be a buzzword at all…” – Interview with SwipeStox’s Wladimir Huber
Wladimir Huber (29) worked several years as a professional trader in a German investment bank, founded an eCommerce startup and holds a M.A. in Finance from Leuphana University. Since he graduated from the university, he constantly developed internet business models. He especially enjoys the data-driven and analytical approach to business.
Brands utilising big data are cultivating an ‘insight economy’ where every business move is mapped out with pinpoint accuracy thanks to the internet of things (objects that send and receive data) building a connected world. Businesses are leaping at the chance to embrace ‘cognitive computing’, a process where coding, tools
Berlin seems to be the perfect climate for entrepreneurs. From the newly launched FinTech startup solarisBank to increasingly popular Number26, startup culture in the German capitol is a powerful force. Despite London leading the pack in FinTech, Berlin is emerging as a real competitor, whose FinTech sector continues to grow
Talking about FinTech can be a bit tricky. Even when we think outside of the box, leaving behind California, London and Stockholm, many will still forget one of the biggest FinTech contributors today: Israel. Despite having four Israelis listed among HotTopic’s recent “100 Most Influential FinTech Leaders,” and a large
We have already learned the basics of the blockchain cryptocurrencies (like Bicotin) in WTF Is The Blockchain? A Guide for Total Beginners. Cryptocurrency exists solely in digital, and the chain is completely decentralized, enabling it to never just “go down.” Transfers are verified by the hard work of miners, who
There are rules every start-up abides by, and the FinTech arena has its own special set. These new companies simply must understand the start-up game as well as the legal quandaries specific to finances. Taking a walk through the FinTech graveyard provides educational, eye-opening, and sometimes fun new information. Respect