Biometric payment – no credit card, no cash, no phone, just finger tip

No more PINs, passwords, cash, loyalty or bank cards Fingopay provides retail, hospitality and entertainment businesses with the smartest, most effective way to initiate, personalise and extend customer relationships. For the first time retailers can instantly identify return users, take a payment, automatically apply loyalty rewards and issue the customer with a digital receipt in one transaction; without the need for customers to carry anything. Welcome to Vein ID – a natural bio...
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Cryptocurrencies

A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency.Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies. Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequentl...
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‘Token’ – A Wallet on Your Wrist – New contact less payment

Token - A Wallet on Your Wrist Token is a wearable bracelet connected to select payment accounts – from checking and savings to credit cards, digital currencies, and PayPal account. Unlike a credit card, it features a security mechanism based on three unique aspects of its owner—something she is (a unique biometric like a thumbprint or your heart beat), something she knows (a PIN or password) and something she owns (the device itself). Unlike a credit card, it becomes useless when lost or...
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Amazon’s ‘Echo’ Virtual Assistant Has Many New ‘Skills’ to Voice Control All Walks Of Your Daily Life

Amazon's 'Echo' is a hands-free Virtual Assistant with speaker that you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports... Amazon Echo (known in-development as Doppler or Project D and shortened and referred to as Echo) is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device connects to the voice-controlled intelligent person...
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Lab-Grown Diamonds And Science Behind It

Lab created diamonds are man-made diamonds that consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Diamond simulants, such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, are diamond look-alikes and are not true carbon crystals. Lab created diamonds (also known as man-made diamonds, synthetic diamonds or pure grown diamonds) are grown in highly-controlled laboratory conditions that simulate the earth’s natural growing environment, producing real diamonds that are optic...
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Pentaho Labs experts to incubate breakthrough data orchestration and advanced analytic capabilities

Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them...
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Robo-advisors algorithms based financial advicer or portfolio management

Robo-advisors are a class of financial adviser that provides financial advice or portfolio management online with minimal human intervention. Much of the focus has been on portfolio management. While their exact recommended portfolio allocations may vary, currently most robo-advisors employ algorithms such as Modern portfolio theory that originally served the traditional advisory community, which has used algorithmically-based automated investment solutions (dubbed in the industry as "rebalan...
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AlphaSense – Search Engines for Financial Information

AlphaSense is a privately held technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2008 with institutional and private venture funding. The company is the creator of AlphaSense, a specialized search engine for financial services professionals AlphaSense finds investment data and themes from within millions of research documents in seconds, all with ONE simple search. It is easier now to look for the financial information of many global companies. Dubbed ‘the Google fo...
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Wirex – bridging blockchain finance and traditional currency

Wirex (formerly E-Coin) is a cloud-based hybrid personal banking platform that offers bitcoin debit cards, remittances, and mobile banking. Headquartered in London, Wirex allows users to link bitcoin wallets to Visa and MasterCard debit cards in up to three fiat denominations (dollars, pounds sterling, and euro). Wirex can be accessed from desktop and mobile banking app Wirex app. Wirex’s two-way debit cards with the ability to both buy and sell bitcoin accepts account top up and loading via ...
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Referendums held in Switzerland to introduce basic income.

Referendums held in Switzerland in 2016 to introduce a basic income. The idea of giving everyone in society free money—a universal basic income—has been getting a lot of attention recently. The Finnish government is planning a big experiment, where up to 100,000 people could get about $1,100 a month. Four Dutch cities will probably run trials this summer. And several other cities and states, from Canada to Spain, are interested. This June, Switzerland will be the first country to actually ...
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‘Flare’ new godaddy app that supports idea management process

Discover and support great ideas. Collaborate with your community to turn great ideas into reality. Ideas that don't get enough support will disappear in 24 hours. Flare is a social network that connects entrepreneurs to fellow entrepreneurs, potential consumers, investors and experts Flare, a first-of-its-kind, community-based app that helps bring business ideas to life. Flare empowers people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, fellow entrepreneurs, and experts in a fun and coll...
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Innovative products

Aroma Travel Pillow: The Aroma Snoozer travel pillow combines comfort with the aromatherapy oils; it can be a great pillow for car or airline travel. Casamista Portable Humidifier: Design by Alan Wisniewski for Umbra, this house shaped portable humidifier works with any water bottle or glass. It comes with purifying filter and can be powered by a USB cable connected to your notebook.  Zip It Passport Socks: with these you can keep your passport and cash securely in this zippered sock. ...
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‘DocuSign’ – Sign and approve documents online

DocuSign is a San Francisco- and Seattle-based company that provides electronic signature technology and Digital Transaction Management services for facilitating electronic exchanges of contracts and signed documents. DocuSign’s features include authentication services, user identity management and workflow automation. Signatures processed by DocuSign are comparable to traditional signatures based on the product's compliance with the ESIGN Act as well as the European Union’s Directive 1999/93/EC...
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Blockchain – Leading distributed transaction database concept for next generation ‘fintech’

A block chain or blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of transaction records hardened against tampering and revision. It consists of data structure blocks—which hold exclusively data in initial blockchain implementations,and both data and programs in some of the more recent implementations—with each block holding batches of individual transactions and the results of any blockchain executables. Each block contains a timestamp and information linking it t...
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