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For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

A special interest group with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is detailing opportunities and offering examples of how blockchain can create new real estate markets.

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Forrester: Bank mobile apps frustrating, confusing

Mobile banking should be effortless, but Forrester Research says far too many banks offer frustrating apps and give little thought to how consumers should interact with their financial institutions.

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Financial firms bank on A.I. as pilot projects head to production

While AI is a buzzword in financial services, companies must be sure of a business use case even before putting together an AI dev team.

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Financial services embraces AI | TECH(talk)

With artificial intelligence (and machine learning) showing up in numerous industries, it's no surprise they're now gaining traction in financial services. Coming soon to a banking chatbot near you....

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Enterprise Ethereum upgrades to boost interoperability, performance

New APIs will enable off-chain processing, standardized permissioning processes, and a new consensus algorithm – all aimed at helping programmers build blockchains for business use.

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Microsoft touts its first managed blockchain service: JPMorgan’s Quorum

Microsoft's first fully managed blockchain suite based on JPMorgan's Quorum enterprise ledger will offer automatic software updates and key governance tools, along with the ability to build smart contracts.

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Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is calling on businesses to collaborate on standards that describe digital currencies and other assets for business use so they work across platforms, regardless of the type of blockchain involved.

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What's a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)?

Cryptocurrency wallets store secret keys used to digitally sign transactions for blockchain distributed ledgers, but their future goes far beyond being just a keeper of cryptocurrencies. They could one day represent your professional...

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Visa and Coinbase team up to create crypto-backed debit card

Visa and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase have created a debit card that will allow users to make purchases tied directly to their crypto wallets.

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Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Blockchain has the potential to eliminate routine tasks for finance and tax teams, but most back-office executives aren't even considering the technology, according to a KPMG survey.

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Everything we know about Apple Card

Here is everything we know so far about the card, and links to additional resources.

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With its Apple Card, Apple edges further into financial services

Apple's new credit card threatens to cut out some of the financial services middlemen, though for now it's still tied to a bank and credit card issuer. That could change, however, giving users even greater benefits in the future.

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Apple pushes further into financial services with its card | TECH(talk)

It already had the Apple Wallet, then Apple Pay. And coming this summer is the Apple Card, a credit card that could help Apple tie itself even tighter to the financial services industry – and to its customers.

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Apple Card: The industry reacts

Apple pushed further into financial services when it announced Apple Card. Here's a look at what the players in the industry are saying.

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Apple Card just defined right and wrong in FinTech

With the rollout of its own credit card, Apple just redefined what's right and what's wrong in the financial services business and is making a consumer-friendly stand.

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Apple's credit card plans -- JD Power VP sheds some light on the move

JD Power’s vice president of banking and credit card services, Jim Miller, provides insights into the potential for Apple's Goldman Sachs partnership.

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How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

New blockchain-based financial networks like the one launched by IBM last week will enable faster and more transparent cross-border payments and eventually become the platform for retail and other consumer transactions.

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9 ways Apple’s credit card could disrupt everything

Apple is expected to introduce a credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs. What can it do to make it work?

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