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The Truth Machine: Blockchain and the Future of Everything

Erik Feyen, Lead Financial Sector Economist, FCI and Michael Casey, author and senior advisor at MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative presented The Truth Machine: Blockchain and the Future of Everything on Nov 5. View Feyen's presentation slides from the discussion.

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UN's 6 Principles for Responsible Banking
The Principles for Responsible Banking provide the banking industry with a single framework that embeds sustainability at the strategic, portfolio and transactional levels and across all business areas. The Principles align banks with society’s goals as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. As society’s...
The Ideal SME Finance Deal
Tips and tools are revealed on how SMEs should approach seeking finance along with strategies to improve their success with gaining finance. Utilizing online resources and guides can help SMEs learn more about alternative finance options. “Industry associations such as the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation, as well as local...
Small Business Community Impact
In this report, Peak B examines the impact SMEs have on communities. According to the report, 90 percent of small businesses believe small businesses should support community organizations. The report highlights the value of SMEs and their support towards: charities, schools, special interest groups, sports clubs, the homeless and food banks. Key...
UK Government Spends Nearly Half on SMEs
The Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden revealed that SMEs have access to almost half of public sector spend in the following areas: digital, data and technology services. According to the article,“Over £1.9bn has been spent with SMEs since 2012, the equivalent of £1.35 out of every £3 spent by government.” The government is supportive of...
Fintech for Social Good
A special report, Fintech for Social Good, has been released as a follow-up to the Financial Inclusion in the Developing World 2018 Q2 report by Deep Knowledge Analytics. The report is focusesd on the following key elements as it relates to non-commercial activities: The work being done by non-profits, governmental organizations, NGOs and...
Financial World: Finance-As-A-Service API PlayBook
Data exchange through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) has become increasingly popular as it facilitates industry wide innovation and increases business agility. This API-oriented approach towards technology architecture has generated a lot of attention. Banks and financial institutions are adapting quickly to rapid changes in consumer...
 EIF Interactive Map of Supported SMEs
The new EIF interactive map lets you search for businesses supported by EU-financing in your neighborhood. This map indicates the location of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have benefited from EU financial support through EIF-managed financial instruments. The map is indicative and based on reports received from financial...