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Canada needs a digital ID system, bankers association says

The Canadian Bankers Association says Canada must create a digital identification system, potentially utilizing technology such as blockchain and biometrics.

Digital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surge

Digital bank Tandem has unveiled plans to float on the stock market within the next five years, as interest in fintech companies continues to swell.

Intel working with Facebook on AI chip coming later this year

Intel announced that it is working with Facebook to finish a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year.

London remains top destination for European tech funding

London remained the top destination in Europe for technology investment in 2018, followed by rival Berlin.

RetMo dévoile les premiers speakers de la 4ème édition

Intersport, Castorama, E.Leclerc, Leroy Merlin, Carrefour, Maisons du Monde, La Redoute, Galeries Lafayette, Boulanger, Auchan, Fnac Darty ......

Challenger bank Monzo has quietly begun working on a U.S. launch

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank with more than a million customers and a unicorn valuation to boot, has quietly began working on a U.S. launch.

While Amazon and Microsoft claim AI can read human emotions, experts say the science is shaky

Experts are warning that the facial-recognition algorithms that attempt to interpret facial expressions could be based on uncertain science.

RBS applies for German banking licence ahead of Brexit

Royal Bank of Scotland has applied for a German banking licence to help it retain clients in the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The Global Blockchain Summit Slovenia to take place 29-30 April 2019

European Blockchain HUB and Nispana are inviting and welcoming experts on blockchain from different stakeholder groups, entities, and individuals from all around the globe.

Coinbase launches in more markets and plans 'aggressive' 2019 expansion

Coinbase has launched its cryptocurrency trading platform in more markets as the firm plans an "aggressive" international push next year.

U.K. to use facial recognition on Christmas shoppers in London

After the deadly terrorist shooting in France’s famous Strasbourg Christmas market, the U.K.’s Metropolitan Police are testing facial recognition on Christmas shoppers.

Google receives e-money license from Bank of Lithuania

Google Payment Lithuania UAB has just received an Electronic Money Institution license from the Bank of Lithuania.

UAE, Saudi Arabia start work on fintech for cross-border settlements

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have started developing fintech for cross-border settlements, including a digital currency project, according to the UAE’s central bank governor.

Shieldpay agrees partnership with Visa to enable secure use of payment cards on P2P marketplaces

London based fintech Shieldpay has agreed a partnership with Visa to deliver secure card payments across peer to peer marketplaces and classified ad sites.

Major German stock exchange to launch crypto trading platform

Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart Group, is set to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform in the first half of 2019.

US intelligence community says quantum computing and AI pose an 'emerging threat’ to national security

U.S. government believes quantum computing, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things pose an “emerging threat” to its national security.

Canadian city Calgary launches a digital currency to boost local economic activity

Calgary has announced to become the first Canadian city to launch a digital version of its local currency.

Finger payments to go campus-wide at Copenhagen Business School

Finger vein payments technology is to be introduced campus-wide at Copenhangen Business School by Nordic payments processor Nets and UK biometrics company Sthaler.

More U.S. financial firms are increasing their spending on cybersecurity amid bigger threats

U.S. banks and other financial firms are projecting higher spending on cybersecurity as they face bigger threats and more attacks.

Google and Microsoft researchers call for facial recognition regulation

Google and Microsoft researchers have recently called for regulation of “oppressive” facial recognition technology.