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TradeBlock Welcomes Jeff Ward as Lead UI Enginee

Jeff's primary responsibility will be the optimization of human-computer interactions on the TradeBlock Professional platform. Jeff has...

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UBS turns to artificial intelligence to advise clients

UBS is tackling its big data problem and using some Silicon Valley tactics to do it. The Swiss bank launched a hackathon ("The...

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A day at Betterment's HQ

RIABiz provides some interesting insights on the culture, business model and growth strategies for the robo-advisor, Betterment. With...

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The list of fintech focused accelerators is growing

BankInnovation highlights 8 fintech focused accelerators and identifies what makes each one good, bad and different.

Many Accelerators are domain agnostic. I have already reviewed the Fintech output from Y Combinator, which is generally recogised as the...…

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Bitcoin falls even as some Russians turn to cryptocurrency

The recent slide of Russia's currency has led to a large spike in the Ruble-to-Bitcoin volume with the number of trades growing a...

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FinTech Collective featured on CBinsights

FinTech Collective was added to CBinsights' Periodic Table of Fintech. The table provides a great visulaziation of 178 companies,...

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FinTech Collective Leverages Investor Network To Back Investment Networking Firm Openfolio

A good bit of publicity this week for FinTech Collective and Openfolio.

“We think there’s value in bringing a small group of investors to the table,” says Brooks Gibbins, one of the firm’s co-founders. “in all...…

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ICAP brings BrokerTec and EBS under one roof

Brokerage giant ICAP shook up its electronic-trading business this week with Gil Mandelzis being tapped to run the combined ICAP...

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NACHA kind of moves on "same day" ACH

The Electronic Payments Association formally sought feedback on Same Day ACH. acknowledging that “In today’s environment, everyone...

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Is fintech history rhyming again?

Is the rise of the peer-to-peer (p2p) lending platform analogous to the rise of the online brokerage in the 1990s? This article talks...

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The rise of the rich man's subprime

This article makes interesting comparisons between the popularity of securities based lending and the credit crisis. Wall Street's...

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Virtu Financial to shelve IPO plans

Back in April, Virtu Financial postponed its IPO after a storm of negative press surrounded HFT firms.

The high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial, which had expected to go public this month, has decided to postpone those plans...…

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Frequent but inefficient

Most high-frequency traders claim to serve a market-making function and improve liquidity in capital markets. This Economist article...

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The Germans are coming to financial tech

HitFox is launching a new fintech accelerator with locations in Berlin and San Francisco. The list of fintech accelerators is growing...

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Wallaby Financial acquired by Bankrate

In an attempt to maximize loyalty points and rewards, consumers try to match their purchase behavior with the best card. Wallaby...

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Tumblr experiments with a 'Buy' button

David Karp thought Tumblr could generate $100 million in revenue in 2013, but the company only collected $13 million. The...

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Stripe Raises Another $70 Million

In under a year the Stripe team has pushed the company's valuation from $1.75 billion to $3.5 billion. With investors like Sequoia,...

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