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Apple Finally Shares Its Automatic NFC Launch Capabilities, Albeit in a Very Limited Way

For quite a few years, Apple has made Apple Pay extremely easy to use, and one of its best ease-of-use tricks is to allow NFC-powered Apple Pay to launch the instant it detects an NFC signal. The user doesn’t have to launch an app, or even to click on anything. The phone can be in […]

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EU Regulation Will Drive U.S. Banks to Embrace FinTech or Lose Market Share

Two significant changes to European Union regulations have given the FinTech industry a major shot in the arm and strengthened its position as a competitor to traditional banking, the result of which will be that U.S. banks will beforced to rethink their client strategies.

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U.S. Treasury: Regulators Should Back Off FinTech, Allow Innovation

The Treasury Department recently released a report urging state and federal regulators to revamp outdated statutes and support technological innovations such as AI, machine learning and blockchain that could make the U.S. financial system more nimble and competitive.

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Here Come the First Blockchain Smartphones: What You Need to Know

After months of speculation, Taiwanese electronics company HTC Corp. will release a blockchain-enabled smartphone this year that will allow users to securely store cryptocurrency offline and act as a compute node in a blockchain network.

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The Top 3 Disruptive FinTech Technologies to Watch in 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely expected to limit the amount of data companies can use for data mining, but new research suggests that it will actually be a boon for the FinTech industry.

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IoT Could Be the Killer App for Blockchain

As the number of sensors in vehicles, factory machinery, buildings and city infrastructure grows, companies are looking for a secure and automated way of enabling a mesh network for transactional processes. Blockchain appears to best fit that bill.

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SEC Decision on Ethereum Could Affect Others Funded by ICOs

The second most valuable cryptocurrency behind bitcoin, Ethereum, is under regulatory scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is considering whether it should be classified as a commodity or a security.

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