Latin America and the Caribbean has emerged as a red hot region for Fintech development. A portion of the world long dominated by incumbent banks and other established service providers, Fintech has emerged as a fast track path to provide traditional and highly sophisticated services… Read More
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on Thursday it has teamed up with CITI Innovation Labs to create cross-border payments from the U.S. to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean using blockchain and tokenized money. According to IDB, The LACChain Blockchain Network-enabled several disbursements… Read More
Block.one, a U.S.-based blockchain software developer, recently announced it has joined the LACChain, a global alliance led by the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Lab) to accelerate the development of an open and interoperable blockchain ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean. LACChain reported that… Read More
Last month, CI covered the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) Americas Report. Overall, alternative finance grew 26% with the US dominating the sector as the largest market in the region. But digging into Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), this market grew by a huge 94%… Read More
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is out with report covering the topic of Fintech Sandboxes. These new step in fostering financial innovation was first launched in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) but the concept has since been replicated in a growing number… Read More
The Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation team at Chicago Booth School of Business have joined forces to initiate the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey. This landmark survey is the first comprehensive and empirical assessment of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending (marketplace lending)… Read More
The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth School of Business are jointly launching the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey. This survey will be the first comprehensive and empirical assessment… Read More
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