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This iPhone 7 Case Will Give Users Back The Headphone Jack (For Real)Uncategorized
When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it caused quite a stir. It even prompted this prank video that taught users how to get the headphone jack back by drilling a hole into their new devices, which obviously ended badly for those who actually followed through with it. Now if you’re truly desperate to own the iPhone 7 and have a headphone jack, there […]
FCA & Cambridge University Partner to Review UK Alternative FinanceUncategorized
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) have formed a unique partnership to assist in the review of the UK alternative finance industry. The first joint project will inform the FCA’s ongoing post-implementation review of crowdfunding regulation which is in process now. The UK is widely viewed as a global leader in its regulatory approach to new forms of finance including peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance has been the global leader in research on disruptive finance publishing multiple reports spanning the world. The two entities will be working on a program of research that will identify any changes in the nature of the industry, the expectations of its clients, and its place in the financial services landscape. According to the CCAF, the joint research will focus on: What the crowdfunding investor population really looks like and how it is changing How investors on the platforms a..
IBM Research: Banks Will Embrace Full Scale Commercial Blockchain by 2019Uncategorized
Distributed ledger technology is set to move out of the test environment and into the wild next year, with nearly two thirds of banks expecting to be in production with full-scale, commercial blockchain projects by 2019, according to research from IBM. While banks and financial market institutions have been busy joining consortiums and running trials of blockchain technology for everything from remittances to syndicated loans, until recently it was assumed that commercial implementations were adapting less quickly. “There are many advantages to being an early adopter of blockchain technology. To start, first movers are setting business standards and creating new models that will be used by future adopters of blockchain technology,” stated Global Industry GM, IBM Banking and Financial Markets Likhit Wagle. “We’re also finding that these early adopters are better able to anticipate disruption, fighting off new competitors along the way.” But of 200 banks surveyed by Big Blue, 15% inten..
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