Binance Labs closes $500M investment fund to boost blockchain, web3, and value-building technologies

The new fund will invest in projects that can expand cryptocurrency use cases and drive the adoption of Web 3 and blockchain technologies. The new fund will invest in three different stages: incubation, early-stage venture, and late-stage growth.  Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, announces the closing of a new $500 million investment fund. The fund is supported by leading global institutional investors such as DST Global […]

Gartner predictions for IT organizations and users in 2020 and beyond: By 2025, 50% of people with a smartphone but without a bank account will use a mobile-accessible cryptocurrency account

Gartner, Inc. today revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond. Gartner’s top predictions examine how the human condition is being challenged as technology creates varied and ever-changing expectations of humans. “Technology is changing the notion of what it means to be human,” said Daryl Plummer, distinguished vice president and Gartner Fellow. “As workers and citizens see technology as an enhancement of their abilities, the human condition changes as well. CIOs in […]

The silent revolution. Qvo vadis homine?

article by Cornel Vintila, Chairman of the Board of Aurachain. Mr. Vintila will deliver a keynote speech on „Disruptive business models of the future” at international fintech conference – Banking 4.0. The question of where mankind is going is a difficult one to understand, with an even more difficult answer in light of evolving technology. We can attempt to map the dynamic landscape of some of these technologies to understand where we […]

First six international experts, from six different countries, confirmed their presence at Banking 4.0 – International Fintech Conference

Almost three months before the start of the international fintech conference – Banking 4.0, NOCASH presents the list of the first experts from abroad who have confirmed the participation to the event. In the selection of speakers, the organizers sought to cover all areas of interest when analysing the topic of open banking: from regulatory authorities and associations representing segments of the financial services industry, banks, fintechs, IT companies, TechFin […]

Economist Intelligence Unit survey: fintech-bank collaboration in sandboxes will become mainstream by 2025

Over the last decade, the banking landscape has been irrevocably changed. Digital disruptors, new technologies, new regulations and increasing customer demands mean banks have had to adjust their business models to deal with these new market challenges. Between January and March 2019, 405 global retail banking executives were surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Temenos. They were asked about the changes taking place in their industry to […]