Call for Applications: 2019 FIS FinTech Accelerator

Technologies explored by previous participants have included artificial intelligence, next-generation password authentication, blockchain-powered instant payments, and consumer lending credit verification using big data and social media.
Application Deadline in 20 days

Best Cryptocurrency to mine in 2019

Cryptocurrency Mining is a decentralized way to issue and distribute new cryptocurrency while protecting a blockchain network from malicious activity. On systems like Bitcoin that use a Proof-of-Work consensus, mining involves confirming user transactions.

Call for applications: Mastercard Start Path Global

Start Path Global is Mastercard’s worldwide program for innovative later stage startups from across the globe. Since 2014, the Start Path Global have been working with an ever growing portfolio of startups with unique solutions across fintech and commerce. Start Path Global is based on what has worked best for our portfolio of startups: more flexibility, more customization, and no distractions from your current business.
Application Deadline in 5 months

What Is a Blockchain Transaction Anyway?

Blockchain transactions bring huge advantages in terms of transactional speed and transfer fees. A normal bank transfer can take a week to complete. The delays are the result of numerous third-parties operating verification systems. A typical international transaction includes over 36 different third-party organizations.

Mobile money holds key to financial inclusion in Africa, experts say

More than 10% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa have a mobile money account, the highest in the world, and it is spreading to West Africa and beyond.

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges.

Intel Is Working on an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining System

Intel has obtained a bitcoin mining SHA-256 datapath patent that covers a processor and hardware accelerator. The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded the patent.

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

High-level session at UNCTAD's Africa eCommerce Week shows that the continent has the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises - but its new free trade area will be key.

Herding in the Most Volatile Market in Decades

Herding Behaviour is a phenomenon that occurs when individuals try to mimic the trades of others and thus traders copy each other. Two of the most important aspects is price and volume, especially the direction of causality between them.

Singapore launched a new S$30 million Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant to strengthen the cyber resilience of the financial sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the launch of a new S$30 million Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant to strengthen the cyber resilience of the financial sector in Singapore and help financial institutions develop local talent in cybersecurity.

Buying Bitcoin with Paypal: Harder than it sounds

Currently, attempting to buy cryptocurrency through Paypal is difficult and expensive, mostly due to the potential for users to take advantage of chargebacks. For example, a user could buy some Bitcoins on an exchange, directly from their Paypal account and use its support system to charge it back so that they receive a refund. This can be problematic for exchanges since they can’t request refunds from the Bitcoin wallets they’ve credited.

How Genesis Mining Took Over the Cloud Mining Sector

Genesis Mining is one of the largest cloud mining operations in the world. This crypto giant started from meager beginnings and grew into a global powerhouse in less than five years. Genesis Mining’s strategy of providing enterprise-level cloud mining to interested crypto investors has paid off massively and allowed the company to carve out a permanent home in the crypto space.

BestMixer.io’s Bitcoin Blender Aims to Bring Anonymity Back to Crypto

The BestMixer.io development team has introduced their next generation bitcoin blender in an effort aimed at disrupting the quickening pace of blockchain analysis firms such as Chainalysis.

Using Augmented Reality to inform consumer choice and lower carbon footprints

Using an AR smartphone app that combines comparative and detailed product information into personalized data and recommendations, a 23% reduction in carbon footprint was found for bottled water, and non-significant reductions for breakfast cereal.

Qualcomm shared its open-source Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System platform

Qualcomm Technologies' DIRBS server-based software platform can be used to help identify counterfeit, illegal, and stolen mobile devices in a country.

Coin Dance | Community Driven Cryptocurrency Statistics

Coin Dance is a community-driven platform offering statistics and services for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Along with other prominent sites like Bitfire, a new wave of sites are challenging models not even strictly in the field of cryptocurrency. It appears that decentralization is sparing no area of business, not even statistics.

Rwanda and Alibaba unveil the first Electronic World Trade Platform hub in Africa

Alibaba Group and the government of Rwanda have agreed to multiple bilateral initiatives to promote the African country’s economy through increased cross-border trade, capacity building and tourism.

Call for Projects: YouTube Learning Fund

Through this program, we will support selected creators around the world in their creation of multi-session learning content.
Applications are closed

CoinBene: Review and Analysis of the Exchange Platform

CoinBene is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers users a simple-to-use platform for crypto-to-crypto trading. In our CoinBene review, we look at this exchange’s advantages and disadvantages by examining a variety of categories that are important for any cryptocurrency trader to consider.

Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
Applications are closed

The Bali Fintech Agenda: A Blueprint for Successfully Harnessing Fintech’s Opportunities

In response to the Bali Fintech Agenda, the World Bank will focus on using fintech to deepen financial markets, enhance responsible access to financial services, and improve cross-border payments and remittance transfer systems.

Call for Applications: The Tech Startups Challenge for women inclusion in Africa

To promote entrepreneurial initiatives managed by women and/or men, tackling the challenges of women's inclusion and gender inequalities – whether social, economic, cultural or political – and leveraging digital innovation for their development.
Applications are closed

Tierion: Utilizing the Bitcoin Blockchain to Verify Documents

The Tierion’s development includes contributions from developers across the globe. The platforms code is open-source, and the development team invites programmers to help improve the coding.

Institutional Investors Using OTC Markets to Enter the Bitcoin Market

Institutional investors are getting into the Bitcoin market via OTC trading platforms. Currently, the OTC trading market is said to be over two times the size of regulated exchanges with some desks handling over $100 million a day in transactions.

BITMAIN building a farm for crypto mining in Texas

Bitmain, one of the largest cryptocurrency mining companies has announced plans for the operation of a new mining facility. The blockchain data center, commonly known as a farm, is already under construction in Texas and is worth an estimated $500 million.

Organizations Are Gearing Up for More Ethical and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence, Finds Study

A new study shows that business leaders are taking steps to ensure responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within their organizations. Most AI adopters – which now account for 72 percent of organizations globally – conduct ethics training for their technologists (70 percent) and have ethics committees in place to review the use of AI (63 percent).

Top Blockchain Messaging Apps: Crypto Messengers

Blockchain messaging apps are on the rise. Multiple platforms have entered the market this year, with more scheduled for release in the coming months.

EU Call for Proposals: Blockchains for Social Good

The challenge is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralised solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains.
Application Deadline in 7 months
8 months ago

Crypto Crimes: ICO Scams, Robbery, and Money Laundering

The rising popularity of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology has brought many benefits to the world; however, this hasn’t come without a few down sides. Along the way, we have also seen a rise in the number of cryptocurrency crimes. From kidnappings to money laundering and many more types of crime, police and governments around the globe are looking to coordinate efforts in order to stop crypto criminals. In this article, we’ll take a look at some example cases and how law enforcement is handling them.
8 months ago

Evaluation of Advertising Campaigns on Social Media Networks

As the virtual environment is constantly changing, not only users’ informational and knowledge needs but also the means and channels of communication with customers applied by organizations change.
8 months ago

Singapore to strengthen the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem in Financial Sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is collaborating with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) to accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Singapore’s financial sector.
8 months ago

Future modern retail solutions and shopper experience

Artificial intelligence and automation will radically change the world, but if we want society to benefit from these changes, we need to properly prepare ourselves through an education tailored to new times.
8 months ago

E-commerce boosts trade and competitiveness, report finds

Cross-border e-commerce increasingly helps micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to become more competitive in international markets. But for companies to realize that potential, they need more and better market intelligence on e-commerce.
9 months ago

Holt Fintech Accelerator launched a new program for Fintech startups from all over the world

The Holt Accelerator is currently engaged in a global search for the next 400 rising stars in fintech to take part in the program, and it encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications through the Holt Accelerator website by July 29th for a chance to participate.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Call for Applications: Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 for African Start-ups

Ecobank is looking for solutions that improve international trade and eCommerce processes by facilitating KYC and AML requirements. The solutions may reduce document management processes without compromising regulatory requirements, increase ease of payment, provide reduced charges and decrease reliance on FX.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cryptocurrency Trading

In this article, we’ll teach you about some of the common mistakes in cryptocurrency trading and how you can avoid them.
9 months ago

Alibaba Group and the Government of Thailand Enter into Strategic Partnership in Support of Thailand 4.0

the Government of Thailand and Alibaba entered into a strategic partnership to drive the development of Thailand's digital economy and the Eastern Economic Corridor under the Thailand 4.0 policy. Under this partnership, agencies of the Thai government and business units of Alibaba will work closely together in a number of areas, including e-commerce, digital logistics, tourism and training.
9 months ago

Call for Applications: eFounders Fellowship 2018 for Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

The eFounders Fellowship is a two-week course for entrepreneurs in developing countries who are operating open, platform-based businesses in the ecommerce, logistics, big data, and tourism spaces. The program will provide first-hand exposure to and learning about ecommerce innovations from China and around the world that enabled growth and a more inclusive development model for all.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Educational Campaigns on the Possible Risks of Cryptocurrency Transactions

While there have been significant cryptocurrency regulations and bans put in place by national governments around the world, very few regulators have put an emphasis on educational campaigns as a way to teach new investors about the potential risks of investing in crypto.
9 months ago

Don’t Let the Markets Fool You: Bulls Run Amok

The cryptocurrency market in 2018 has seen a fairly sharp transition from the end or 2017. Most projects are at a mere fourth of their all-time high value in 2017, with the Bitcoin flagship down around 60% of its value.
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