Every month, we put together a rundown of the news related to what is happening in the world of fintech. Enjoy.

 

IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft are Offering Their Blockchain Technology as a Service – Blockchain technology has taken the world by storm and is continuing to invade major service areas. A few of the world’s biggest companies have released their blockchain capable technologies as a service for security, performance, and operational measures. Blockchain for all! Read More

 

France and Sweden are scooping up a bigger share of Europe’s Fintech Deals Since Brexit – Post Brexit, the UK’s dominance as Europe’s fintech sector is diminishing as France and Sweden rake in the goods. Both France and Sweden’s share of financial technology deals in Europe have grown since Brexit this past June. Read More

 

The 100 Coolest People in UK Tech – We thought it was due time to recognize some tech talent outside of the states and shine some light on 100 really cool people across the Atlantic. This one’s for you, UK Fintech71 teams. Read More

 

Fintech: Five Things Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know – The world is made up of small business leaders, and fintech is transforming the way that small businesses handle money – from accepting payments to getting funding and improving their cashflow. Here are 5 ways that fintech can boost small biz, cha-ching. Read More

 

PayPal’s Market Value Eclipses AmEx, Nears Morgan Stanley, Goldman – PayPal has enjoyed exponential growth in the past few years in both e-commerce and mobile money transfers, with a market capitalization that stands at $83 billion. They also recently vaulted over AmEx in terms of market value and are closing the gap on other big banks. Move out the way traditional banking, here comes fintech! Read More

 

74 Great Quotes on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Cryptography: From Milton Friedman to William Shatner – Are you a lover as we are of all things crypto? Check out these quotes! From Milton Friedman to William Shatner.

My favorites:

“So my view’s quite clear. I believe cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is the first example, I believe they’re going to change the world.” – Richard Brown

“It’s money 2.0, a huge huge huge deal.” – Chamath Palihapitiya

“If you guys want proof Bitcoin is real, send them to me, I’ll cash them out and feed homeless people.” – Jason King

“Bitcoin is Cash with Wings” – Charlie Shrem

“So Bitcoin is cyber snob currency…” – William Shatner

 

The United States of Fintech: The Most Well-Funded Fintech Startup In Each State – CB Insights mapped out the most well-funded fintech startups in each US state, with the results showing that California, New York, Georgia, and North Carolina secure the top fintech startups, all valued above $1B. Unicorns are making their way downtown, walking fast…homebound. Read More