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Veeam Expert on FinTech Sector Embracing Hyper-availability

Over the past two years, FinTech startups in Africa have enjoyed unprecedented investments. However, just as the Dot Com Bubble has shown, real business value must be delivered to meet stakeholder expectations. This is where the importance of combining intelligent data management with availability and business continuity come in.

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Governments Support Blockchain Initiatives 

Governments may not be too keen on bitcoin, but blockchain is another story. In fact, government authorities have begun to help fuel the proliferation of blockchain across the world. In this week’s Blockchain Tracker, PYMNTS runs through some of the latest moves from policymakers and the public sector as they explore blockchain’s potential.

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Mastercard: Mobile Payments Now a Quarter of All UK Shopping

December 11, 2018 By: Steven Anderson We’ve known for some time now that the United Kingdom (UK) is absolutely enamored with mobile shopping and mobile payments as well.

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Swiss Fintech License Allows Blockchain, Crypto Firms to Accept $100 Mln in Public Funds

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has released guidelines for their new FinTech license, according to a FINMA official press release released Dec.

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New Accelerators & Fintech Hubs on the Rise as India Bets High on Startups

In a bid to capture the beat of the growing fintech industry, Indian centre and state governments are competing to attract innovators. Maharashtra and Karnataka are the latest to jump on the bandwagon.

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Australia Still Has the Potential to Lead the Charge on Fintech, but Hong Kong Is Hot on Our Heels

Australia has recently seen an increase in fintech-related activity, as the government forms fintech agreements with other countries around the world and launches initiatives designed to boost the industry. At the same time, banks are increasingly releasing innovative new products, and funding for fintech startups continues to gather pace.

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Financial Action Task Force Wants the UK to Overhaul Its AML Activities for Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Action Task Force wants the United Kingdom to up its game as far as it concerns cryptocurrency regulation. This will help strengthen the countrys cryptocurrency sector and help in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Blockchain Gaining Ground in Southeast Asia

20 years ago, no one could have accurately predicted the huge impact that inventions like the smartphone and the World Wide Web would have on humankind. As technology advances at a breakneck pace, the same could be said about blockchain technology.

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Express IT Awards: Will UPI Kill Cards? Read What Experts Say

With UPI payments rising 60 times between November 2016 vs 1.6 times for debit/credit card payments to merchants, the Express IT Awards debated whether UPI would cannibalise cards within a few years. What emerged, however, was a larger story, of democratising credit, of digital diplomacy and the value of Big Data.

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Cryptocurrency Firms Now Licensed Under Updated Banking Regulations in Switzerland

Swiss FINMA recently introduced new guidelines for companies, including blockchain and cryptocurrency-based firms interested in the new FinTech license.

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How Regulation Created a Fintech Boom in Brazil

Brazil is the ninth biggest economy in the world and leads ecommerce in Latin America with its 150,000,000 internet users. Brazilian fintech companies are playing an important role in navigating domestic complexities and creating forward-looking solutions for businesses and consumers.

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Why Europe’s Fintech Firms Are Making a Beeline to This Continent

A clutch of Europe’s leading financial technology companies are expanding into Asia in an attempt to shake up the established retail banking market with new digital payment and wealth management services.

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