The weekly FinTechnologist

New Crypto records, ETFs finally, Inside Wirecard and Greening Finance

Bitcoin went through the roof and part of this development might be to due the long-anticipated start of two BTC ETFs but inflation fears apparently play a role, too. That’s not all though as there are plenty of more interesting stories in this week’s edition of the FinTechnologist Weekly:   One step closer to Mainstream …

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FinTech, Blockchain, DeFi and everything else

Is it the gold age of FinTech or not? This week it’s all about pro and con and an unexpected driver of innovation. Read on to find out more in the latest FinTechnologist Weekly:   FinTech Praise & Criticism and What Regulation has to do with it The Golden Age of FinTech? In July, we …

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Market Abuse in Crypto Markets and a Regulator’s Challenges

It’s been a week of mind-boggling numbers in the news: whether you look at the work of professionals working the crypto market or the impact of traditional and not so traditional financial instruments. This and some more in the latest FinTechnologist Weekly:   Whales and Rule-Makers Why Crypto (Still) Has A Bad Reputation Last week, …

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Record Fees, The Box of the Pandora plus Who owns Bitcoin

The night is always darkest before the dawn, they say. Is that true for crypto, too? Well, last week the Chinese crack down (again) and for Bitcoin et al the end seemed nigh (again). One week on and the BTC prize not only recovered its losses, no, there is also some evidence that the Chinese …

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Last Nails, Startup Success & One Small Picture

Sincere apologies for a break but last week so my first proper business travel to the motherland. After Covid had forced most of us to rely on virtual events and meetings, it just feels great to meet in person. It has been particularly interesting since everyone was talking about the upcoming elections in Germany, so …

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Back to the Office, Enforcement Action and Election Battles

Wherever you look the authorities seem to be picking a fight, but sometimes it’s not so much about rule breaking but a front for underlying motivations – or so they say. Talking about motivations, a completely different question that gets discussed across the financial industry is the future of the office. This and a little …

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Crypto Laundering, AIs Impact and FinTech abroad

It is all about perspective and there are often (at least) two sides to a story. That’s, of course, true for FinTech news, too, and in the ones we picked for the latest edition of the FinTechnologist Weekly seems to be the case all the more, but read for yourself:   The Two Sides of …

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Wise Moves, Tax Crackdowns and the Great FinTech Frenzy

It’s half-time! Don’t worry, I’m not referring to the European Football Championships, which come to a close last night, but the fact that the first half of this year is behind us and it many ways it has been a remarkable six months. We look into the H1 numbers for FinTech funding and, of course, …

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FT Funding, Crypto Laws & Learning from Failures

If there has been one dominant topic in the past week, it has been the talk about new and coming cryptocurrency regulation as the bashing continues. What drives this latest development and what can we expect? This and more FinTech news today in the latest edition of the FinTechnologist Weekly:   Learning By Doing Reigning …

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