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Fintech Adoption: Consumers in the Asia-Pacific are Looking for Competitive Fees when Choosing Financial Service Providers, EY Executive Argues

James Lloyd, associate partner at Big Four auditing firm Ernst and Young (EY) and Asia-Pacific Fintech leader, claims that financial technology growth and adoption is surging in the Asia-Pacific region. He notes: “[Fintech development in Asia is] driven by consumers’ desire for more attractive fees… Read More

EY Announces “Baseline Protocol” Blockchain, Open-Sourced in the Public Domain, Partners with Microsoft, ConsenSys

EY, a global consultancy active in the blockchain sector, has announced a “Baseline Protocol” for the Ethereum blockchain that has been placed in the public domain. EY has partnered with Microsoft as well as ConseSys on the project. Inviduals can express their interest in contributing… Read More

South Korea Is Still Behind China and India in Terms of Fintech Adoption: Ernst & Young

South Korea’s government aims to continue to support the development of its Fintech industry. The nation’s authorities have launched regulatory sandboxes and are assisting internet-based banks in establishing their operations. However, a recent survey reveals that South Korea still needs to make significant improvements in… Read More

Monese Founder Norris Koppel Receives “Rising Star” Award At EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony

Norris Koppel, founder and CEO at Monese, a mobile banking service for people who travel frequently, received the “Rising Star” award at Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony. Koppel has been recognized for his pioneering work in banking. Introduced 20 years ago,… Read More

EY Fintech Adoption Index: China Tops the List, Japan is Buried at the Bottom. Where Does Your Country Rank?

EY recently published its annual Fintech Adoption Index ranking 27 different countries on their willingness to part with traditional financial services and migrate to the new, shiny of digital financial services. Or, perhaps, Fintech services have simply filled a void providing a service where previously… Read More

Canada Fintech Adoption Rate Touted by EY, Jumps from 18% to 50% Since 2017

EY has recently published its Fintech Adoption Index and the consulting group has published a note on the rate of adoption in Canada. According to EY, Canadian consumer Fintech adoption has jumped from 17% in 2017 to 50% today. Ron Stokes, EY Canada Fintech Leader,… Read More

QuadrigaCX CEO Created Fake Accounts, Traded User Funds and Transferred Them to Personal Accounts

Fiduciary and operational incompetence have been a matter of record since news emerged that Gerald Cotten, CEO of the Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform QuadrigaCX, died without giving anyone password access to $215 million CAD of user cryptocurrencies he ostensibly kept in cold wallet storage devices…. Read More

EY Releases Research on Nightfall, Experimental Tools to Enable Privacy Transactions on Ethereum

Global consulting firm EY (Ernst & Young) has released its research into  the creation of “…a set of smart contracts and microservices,…(using the) ZoKrates zk-snark toolkit, to enable standard ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens to be transacted on the Ethereum blockchain with complete privacy.” Software for… Read More

EY Unveils Second Generation Blockchain Auditing Tool: “Blockchain Analyzer”

Global consulting firm EY released a suite of blockchain software products this week, including a first-generation “private transaction protocol,” a “smart contract analyzer” and a “blockchain analyzer” that firms can use to reconcile transaction data obtained from multiple cryptographic ledgers. The EY Blockchain Analyzer can… Read More

EY Exec: Blockchain “Most Boring Revolution Ever,” Public Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin Have Low Appeal for Mainstream Business

EY’s Global Innovation Leader says the deployment of distributed ledger tech will be important but relatively slow and unremarkable, Forbes India reports. As well, Paul R Brody says he does not see much practical use for public cryptocurrencies (“Bitcoin or nearly any other cryptocurrency”) in… Read More

EY Report: In the UK, Crowdfunding Tops Bank Financing as Preferred Option

EY has published their second annual “Fast Growth Tracker” report that surveys founders and entrepreneurs in the UK. The brief report provides an interesting perspective into the UK innovation economy that is vital to economic growth and prosperity. An interesting finding from the report is… Read More

Corporate Blockchain Defector Speaks on Sector Hype

A former blockchain division head at Ernst & Young (EY) has gone public about his misgivings regarding the much-hyped potential of corporate blockchain. Angus Champion de Crespigny, who graduated as an engineer and who has worked in cybersecurity, data analytics, regulatory compliance, and technology worked at… Read More

MAS Reports Investors Attending the Singapore FinTech Festival will Dedicate USD $12 Billion to ASEAN Firms

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is reporting that investors attending the Singapore FinTech Festival have committed to investing $12 billion into ASEAN firms over the next two years. The 380 investors plan to dedicate USD $6.2 billion over the next year and an additional… Read More

EY: Initial Coin Offerings from 2017 Sink as 86% are Below ICO Listing Price

Those high-flying initial coin offerings (ICOs) that launched in 2017 have lost their luster, according to a report by EY. The global consultancy firm has recently published a report that states in the first half of 2018, 86% of the leading ICOs that listed on… Read More

Fintech Bridge: UK Sends Large Fintech Delegation to Australia for SIBOS, Intersekt

The UK Department for International Trade, along with the Prime Minister’s Fintech Ambassador Al Lukies, are heading to Australia as part of the “GREAT Britain showcase.” The group will be participating in Sibos 2018 taking place in Sydney. According to the UK government, the delegation’s aim… Read More

EY Partners With the City of Vienna on Public Blockchain Networks

EY recently announced it has teamed up with the City of Vienna on public blockchains in order to validate and secure the city’s Open Government Data (OGD). According to EY, the OGD includes data such as public transport routes, train schedules, and surrounding communities’ voting… Read More

FinTech Australia Launches 3rd Annual Fintech Survey in Partnership with EY

FinTech Australian has launched their 3rd annual Fintech report that seeks to track the growth and evolution of Fintech in Australia. As in years past, FinTech Australia has partnered with EY on the research document The 2018 EY FinTech Australia Census expects to highlight how… Read More

FinTech Australia Expects Bigger Event for Annual Intersekt Conference, Partners with EY

FinTech Australia CEO Brad Kitsche expects this year’s annual event to be huge in comparison to last few years. The touchstone conference Intersekt will be adding an extra day and will seek to bring in the participation of all Australian Fintech firms. As part of… Read More

EY Announces Acquisition of New Cryptocurrency Technology & Related Patents From Elevated Consciousness

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced on Thursday it has acquired technology assets and related patents from Elevated Consciousness, Inc., a U.S. startup focused on developing unique solutions for the crypto-asset ecosystem. EY reported that the acquisition is part of its strategy to expand blockchain-related… Read More

EY Americas Tax Innovative Foundry Set to Host FinTech Pitch Day in Boston

On Wednesday, the EY Americas Tax Innovation Foundry announced plans to host a FinTech Pitch Day on June 28th at District Hall in Boston. EY reported it is inviting fintech startups from around the globe to pitch disruptive technology solutions. Twelve applicants will be selected to present to EY… Read More

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