ValueWeb : How fintech firms are using bitcoin blockchain and mobile technologies to create the internet of Value (ebook)


Author: Chris Skinner The next generation internet, the Internet of Things, cannot work without an Internet of Value. The Internet of Value or ValueWeb, for short allows machines to trade with machines and people with people, anywhere on this planet in real-time and for free. The problem is that our old system cannot work that … Read more

Fintech Sail Funding launches with $8 million and an algorithm it says will change how small businesses get loans

“The founder of fintech Sail Funding says he is “very, very lucky” to have secured $8 million in funding for his business, but the SME lender doesn’t let luck play any part in delivering money to clients. Yanir Yakutiel has watched the Australian fintech space for the past five years and witnessed an opportunity for … Read more

Blockchain revolution : how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world (book)


Authors: Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott The Internet as we know it is great for collaboration and communication, but is deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and privacy. The new blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body. Keeping the user’s information anonymous, the blockchain validates and … Read more

Bye bye banks? : how retail banks are being displaced, diminished and disintermediated by tech startups and what they can do to survive (book)


Authors: James Haycock with Shane Richmond Tech companies have disrupted retailing, media, transit and travel. Now the retail banking business model looks set to be transformed too. In Bye Bye Banks? James Haycock and Shane Richmond describe these startups, and to which areas of the banking industry they are laying siege. It shows that this … Read more

Fintech Australia appoints its first CEO as it aims to build a world-leading ecosystem

“Australia’s national association for fintech startups has appointed its first ever CEO, with an industry head at Fairfax set to take the reins with the aim of making the local ecosystem a world-leading hub. Current industry head of banking and financial services at Fairfax Media Danielle Szetho is now the CEO of Fintech Australia after a unanimous decision by the … Read more