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The end of Universal bank model?

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The best Italian fintech startups awarded by CheBanca! GrandPrix

The young talents of Italian fintech rewarded by David Wolman and other experts of innovation.

di Martina Pennisi
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MasterCard and Visa, a farewell to passwords. Biometric identification by 2015

The two payment circuits are working in collaboration to substitute the current authentication system: one-time passwords and fingerprints by 2015

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A bit of Italy is breaking the bank on Indiegogo

Empatica, created in Italy, and Jolla, co-founded by Italian Stefano Mosconi, collected over one million dollars in just a few hours on Indiegogo.

di Martina Pennisi
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The Fintech magic year

2014 will close as the all time high for VC investments in the Fitech sector, but 2015 may prove to be the year of explotion.

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8 out of 10 young people are freelancers

For 90% of freelancers the Web is a precious tool for acquiring new contacts and increasing earnings: Italy stands out for requests for and receiving of funds.

di Martina Pennisi
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Charing uses circular barcodes to pay via mobile

Cofounded by Italian Michele Silletti, the FinTech startup RingPay has just launched Charing, an application that helps charities collect funding via smartphones.

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Zalando launches its Photo Search app in Italy

The e-commerce company has reached 5 million downloads worldwide and is now testing its photo recognition app (a tool that allows products to be searched for by using photos) in Italy.

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Virtual Money. Real Relief

Last month, when Tim Cook was showing off Apple’s new mobile payment technology to congregants in San Francisco, a 33-year-old Pilipino woman named Jenalyn Orquiza was using her cell phone to make a payment of 450 Philippine pesos, about $10. She wasn’t using the service to tee up a credit or debit card payment, as… Read more »

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14 startups, 9 speakers: the best of the FinTech sector at Maker Faire Rome

During this event the 14 Italian finalists of the CheBanca! GrandPrix FinTech startup contest will be alternating on stage with high caliber international speakers. Four winners will then be chosen and awarded the 100,000-euro prize.

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Bitcoin comes to Europe with Coinbase and finally takes off on PayPal

An important novelty for Bitcoin: it is arriving in Europe with the Coinbase platform and PayPal is also opening its doors to the cryptocurrency through the Braintree startup.

di Martina Pennisi