By Matthew Van Niekerk - Settlemint
I woke this morning to my wife saying “I think its time”. Our second child was due the following day so hey, pretty darn close. I sprang into action, and we arrived at the hospital within the hour. Four hours later, our newborn daughter was letting out her first beautiful cries. Mother and child were healthy and blissfully happy to be in each other’s arms, albeit understandably quite tired
Join a 3-day fact finding mission to Berlin – organized by B-Hive, startups.be, Trendwolves and Flanders Investment & Trade – and get to know decision makers from Fintech-related startups based in Berlin, representatives from banks and financial industry corporations, investors and VC funds focused on fintech.
A delegation of leading voices of the Digital Finance community of Belgium led by the Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt and B-Hive are visiting London today to initiate building a bridge between the Fintech communities of London and Brussels.
The Tech4Fin space is expanding rapidly, which implies that the demand for an educated workforce is rising exponentially as well. As an undergrad, recent grad, or young professional looking to further your academic career in this field, you might sometimes feel at loss as to where to start. With this in mind, we are presenting you with a list of hand picked institutions who are active in this space.
For reasons unknown to me, I was invited to the "Cashless World" blockchain panel. The tagline had a promising and pleasant ring: "Blockchain, separating hype from reality". As I’m always in for some discussion, you could find me there during that rainy evening, on a long table, next to bitcoin-aficionado's and someone from IBM.
Eggsplore is always caring about bringing the best information, trends and experiences to our members and partners. Thinking about this, we have the pleasure to announce that Eggsplore is now a member of EBN
On November 29th, we had the pleasure to sign a memorandum of understanding with our Dutch neighbours, during the Royal Visit to Amsterdam. Fintech Holland and Eggsplore joins their forces to further develop both local ecosystems. To understand more about the importance of this memorandum we invited Wim de Waele, the CEO of Eggsplore, for an interview.
Financial digital identity within the realm of financial services , is one of the most important concerns of our time. Financial institutions (FI’s) around the world are required by law to conduct a process known as KYC (know your customer) to establish that a company or a natural person is who they say they are. The problem is that this process can be extremely tedious for FI’s and account holders (both legal entities and natural persons) alike. And as a response, several large companies are attempting to control and own all of the world's most important financial data.
Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Eggsplore, a Brussels-based European FinTech organization that works as startup network and incubator. Eggsplore’s main objective is to create an ecosystem of companies, startups and the Belgian government, to help shape and direct the impact of digital technology and innovation initiatives on the financial world.
In November, Eggsplore went to Stockholm for a private scouting tour to meet with the local Fintech and Tech4Fin key players. After meeting with fund investors, VC’s, technological hubs and leading local scaleups, Ellen Thijs – Eggsplore’s Executive Program Manager – shares with us her insights. It seems building tech startups is a national sport.
As you all know, having the right support is essential to be able to transform an idea into a viable business. We tried to facilitate the arduous search for help, by compiling a list of 100 accelerators/incubators active in Europe
As you already know, with the rise of FinTechs we are experiencing a changing in the financial sector regarding banking-as-a-service (Baas). To discover what we can expect of the future of Baas, and how banks should react to it, Eggsplore had the pleasure to interview Stefan Dierckx, the co-founder of The Glue, to discover his vision about theme.
Deciphering the lasting e-commerce developments from the more transient ones can be cumbersome in such a fast-paced industry, where buzzwords abound. In anticipation to our next, and final of 2016, #FinAndTonic that will be held on the 13th of December, we are proud to share the key 2016 e-commerce trends you need to keep an eye on.
Ingenico ePayments processed 29% more payments during this year’s Black Friday weekend compared to the same weekend in 2015. Over the course of the weekend, starting on Thanksgiving Day (24th November) in the US and finishing on Cyber Monday (28th November), we actually twice broke our record for most payments processed in a single day.
Blockchain based technologies (distributed ledgers, also called DistributedLedger Technologies DLTs) enable transactions between participants in a secure, trusted and immutable way, without relying on a third party. The blockchain is distributed and replicated between all participants, allowing unforgettable and fully traceable transactions.
By Thomas Marckx - The Ledger - Cronos
Hi there, you might have experienced it as well. Some bearded guru-type IT-guy is explaining Blockchain technology and the first thing they start to discuss is Bitcoin. If you’re lucky, he uses small and understandable words; if not, before too long you’re drowning in hash-functions, merkle-roots, game theory-based consensus algorithms and bidirectional channels. I’ve seen too many presentations where the speaker loses his audience at lightning speed. This occurs because the potential of blockchain is not technological, it’s economics … stupid.
By Thessy Mehrain User Experience & Product Strategy/ Uport at ConsenSys
One of the biggest innovations enabled by the internet was the ability to interact remotely. Previously a face-to-face interaction with a person one knew, has been scaled across the globe, be it for a payment, a customer service request or a Facebook post.