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Encryption Space Looking at Multi-year Boon as Commercialization Ramps Up: Report

Encryption innovation and its associated applications are expected to make a tremendous impact across commercial industries, including the cloud computing and artificial intelligence spaces, according to a new industry study. This innovation, according to the research report from Pitchbook, is expected to drive substantial growth for larger and smaller enterprises.


Spotlight: LendIt Fintech USA 2022 Conference Brings Big Names to Big Apple

The fintech networking and conference docket is again replete with gatherings taking place all over the globe. As the growing space continues to evolve, so too do the myriad networking events hosted by industry principals.


AI Investment Soars As Fintech Applications Continue Development  

Artificial intelligence continues to become more salient in a number of areas as experts and industry principals forge ahead with research, development and expanded applications for the emerging tech.


U.S. Agencies Host 'Tech Sprint' in Hopes of Neutralizing Massive ID Fraud Threat

Two federal U.S. agencies announced significant progress in their collective effort to bolster identity security and combat a growing fraud threat in the financial services space. As such the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) sponsored a “tech sprint” to address the most pressing threats to digital security facing consumers today.


Fintech VC Thumps in 2021, Lending Tightens Up As Economy Shifts

Despite a slowdown in the fourth quarter of last year, 2021 saw a massive $121.6 billion raised in the fintech space, according to a new report from PitchBook.


Chicago Roadmap Lays Out Path to Fintech Leadership

The city of Chicago is taking a major step toward solidifying itself as a globally competitive fintech hub as its economic development agency released a new, comprehensive blueprint for the ever-growing industry.


Biden’s Crypto EO Has Finally Arrived

President Joe Biden signed a massive, sweeping “whole-of-government” Executive Order outlining the benefits and risks of digital assets and their associated technologies. The move comes as little surprise as Biden had been planning some sort of executive action in the wake of cryptocurrency’s continued expansion into mainstream finance and its apparent impact on international politics.


Fintech Response to Russian Invasion Broad, Chaotic  

Russia’s recent aggression in Ukraine has set off a complex chain reaction of military, humanitarian and economic activity that has seeped into nearly every facet of intercontinental relations. As world leaders continue to evaluate their responses, so too has the private sector; this includes the ever-relevant financial technology community.


Banking Industry Needs to Refocus How it Views Talent: Report

The rapid adoption of fintech banking services was already underway before the COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed a broader transition toward remote banking. Now, the acceleration away from traditional brick-and-mortar banking has demanded legacy institutions reimagine how they build their workforce. To that end, a new report from Eightfold AI has analyzed workforce trends and benchmarked them in the context of the fintech landscape.


Newly Launched Fintech Index Tracks Disruptive Impact of SPACs, IPOs

F-Prime Capital launched a new index aimed at tracking the performance of the most disruptive publicly traded companies operating across the full spectrum of the financial technology sector.


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