Fintech : Londres attire plus d’investissements que New-York

Selon des chiffres cités par CNBC fournis par Innovate Finance et London & Partners, Londres a dépassé New-York pour le montant total des levées de fonds dans le secteur des fintech. Depuis début janvier, 2,1 milliards de dollars ont été investis à travers 114 opérations de financement. C’est 200 millions …

Les alertes enlèvement diffusées sur les distributeurs automatiques aux Pays-Bas

Les Pays-Bas deviennent le premier pays au monde à étendre son système national d’alerte enlèvement aux distributeurs automatiques bancaires (DAB). Depuis la semaine dernière, plus de 300 DAB ont commencé à afficher des photos d’enfants disparus sur leurs écrans de veille. Pour l’instant, les DAB compatibles avec l’Alerte Enlèvement ne …

Qui paye l’addition ? Paylib va lancer un service de virement instantané

Les bons comptes font les bons amis. Le service de paiement sans contact Paylib, créé en 2013 par un consortium de banques composé des plus grandes banques françaises, l’a bien compris et a annoncé qu’il permettra le virement mobile instantané entre particuliers à compter de cet été.   Comme le …

CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

IT leaders who’ve taken the plunge into blockchain are mainly deploying it in proofs-of-concept tests to address the same problems a conventional database could handle, according to research firm Gartner. Relying on a survey of consulting firms whose clients had deployed some form of blockchain, Gartner found that CIOs are …

J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

J.P. Morgan Chase plans to launch what is considered to be the first cryptocurrency backed by a major bank, a move that could legitimize blockchain as a vehicle for fiat cryptocurrencies. JPM Coin, as the bank is calling its new cryptocoin, is considered fiat currency because it’s backed by U.S. …

Sharding: What it is and why many blockchain protocols rely on it

As blockchains are being rolled out in an increasing number of pilot programs for everything from cross-border financial transactions to supply chain management, one persistent issue remains: a lack of scalability. As more computers join the peer-to-peer network, the efficiency of the whole system typically degrades. [ Further reading: What …

MIT, Stanford and others to build blockchain payments network to rival VisaNet

Seven major universities are working together to develop a digital currency network that solves blockchain’s scalability and performance problems before public confidence in the technology erodes. Funded by a Swiss-based non-profit organization, the cryptocurrency application, called Unit-e, and its blockchain-based payment system is expected to launch in the second half of …