The execfintech conference in Frankfurt/Main just concluded, but the ideas presented throughout the one-day event linger as one cannot help but notice that the future belongs to the FinTechs and the financial industry will have to keep pace with them in order to progress.
IBM has made almost 44,000 lines of code available to the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project in order to help developers establish secure distributed ledgers which can be used to exchange most anything of value. In addition, it made a range of announcements regarding new blockchain services on the IBM Cloud, IBM Garages and enabling Internet of Things data on blockchain.
In the last part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we put the equal sign between blockchain and the FinTech movement and we look at all the actors that are affected by the blurry line between finance and technology, including citizens and developers.
In the third part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we delve into the technical part of FinTech and explain the role of robo-advisors. We shed some light on the future of crowdfunding and how banks will adapt to this movement. An idea pinpointed in the second part will also be revisited: UX.
Joost van de Wijgerd, the co-founder and CTO of trading app BUX, offers insight into the making of this Amsterdam-based company and proves that innovation goes hand in hand with product ideas, not necessarily with technical architecture. Plus, he offers a sneak peek into his JAX Finance session.
Java Champion and JAX Finance advisory board member Peter Lawrey talks about what programming trends are penetrating the Finance IT sector, and shares his opinion on the speed of streams and Java’s development under Oracle.
Leading IT innovators in finance and DevOps are set to convene in London for the JAX Finance and JAX DevOps conferences, running side by side in April 2016.
FinTech startups or other innovative players are capitalising on the rise on new services in the industry, however the technical and regulatory requirements remain. Banking Service Providers could decrease the problems new players are facing.
Unless everyone else is doing it, banks aren’t going to be leading the pack when it comes to innovation in technology. With startups fuelling the financial IT boom, what do banks need to do to get their development areas engaged?
Number26 is Europe’s most modern bank account, with all transactions appearing instantly on your smartphone. As a rising star on the FinTech stage, we were keen to hear more about the tech behind Europe’s latest banking solution.
After most of Silicon Valley (except for Apple) snubs Obama’s cybersecurity conference, the U.S. president has professed his love of Apple Pay, but has forgotten to mention Samsung Pay. #awkward
Where in the world should you be if you’re eager to have your finger on the pulse of FinTech? What cities best represent the culture, technology, innovation and growth that the FinTech space is continuing to have?
It’s clear that FinTech is an emerging space that is having a global impact on how we live and how we do business. But how do we define what it is and what makes it so important?