A new quarter brings a new record of fintech investments. According to the newest report by CB Insights, $5.4 billion has been raised across 323 deals by VC backed financial technology companies in Q1 2018, marking it the best quarter that has ever been registered globally. Continue reading Quarterly Record for Global VC Investments in Fintech
The unicorn club, which once was just part of the Silicon Valley myth, is now a reality also in Europe, where the number of unicorns (a term used for private technology companies valued at $1 billion or more) is now growing constantly. This is something that has to be taken as great news for the growth of the market. Here we take a look at those unicorns that are operating within the industry in Europe. Continue reading Who Are European Fintech Unicorns of 2018?
The past few decades of technology development show some noticeable trends like centralization with the creation of tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, as well as decentralization that fostered the development of cloud computing, the rapid growth of peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, and and the most recent hype – the outbreak of the distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, that enables cryptocurrencies and promises complete decentralization. Continue reading Blockchain for Business: A Brief Intro to Hyperledger