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Month: February 2020

The enigma of Airbnb and the false “guests”: why is it creating a housing crisis?

The majority of Airbnb offers in almost every city worldwide are entire houses or apartments, not rooms with a “host” According to a recent interview published in El País with the vice president of Public Policies of Airbnb, Chris Lehane, the platform is a sustainable tourist option because it allows…

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FinTech: New ways to finance self-employment and SMEs

The term FinTech – combination of financial services and new technologies – is an abbreviation for financial technology. Among them, various modern technologies are subsumed, which are assigned to the financial sector. A FinTech company – often referred to as FinTech – is thus a company that offers modern, usually…

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Swiss Bank cooperates with cryptocurrency startup: What is the goal?

Hypothekarbank (Hypi) has partnered with Swiss crypto asset manager TokenSuisse. The partnership will extend the Bank’s offering to blockchain and crypto currency companies. What is Hypothekenbank? Hypothekenbank (“Hypi”) Lenzburg, a Swiss mortgage lender, has partnered with TokenSuisse, a Swiss crypto asset manager, to expand the bank’s block-boxing and crypto-currency services…

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FinTech and Challenger-Bank Neon hits the spotlight

As a challenger (non-) bank, neon confidently announces itself and challenges the established banks. To put it straight: Neon is not a bank, but rather a FinTech that provides an account app. Behind the startup stands the partner Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, which is responsible for the account and the account management…

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Sasha Ivanova, NEM BDM: “Catapult is the hybrid development engine that combines advantages of public and private blockchain”

Sasha Ivanova is NEM’s Business Developer Manager and product manager at the Sharp Shark startup. Taking advantage of its presence to present Catapult during the Blockchain Summit Latam Uruguay, Cointelegraph in Spanish spoke with her on September 5 in Montevideo, to know, among other things, the perspectives from the NEM…

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African fintech technology dominates Catalyst Fund’s startup cohort in 2019

African fintech has occupied a central place in the Catalyst Fund, an accelerator backed by JP Morgan Chase and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that provides advice and non-equity funds to emerging market emerging companies. The organization announced its start cohort in 2019 and three of the four financial companies,…

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