Blockchain

The new user-friendliness

The term user-friendly seems to have first emerged in the 1970s, with some sources crediting a 1976 paper on something called the “G-EXEC system” and others saying that Harlan Crowder, an American software designer, coined the term in 1972. Either way, it comes from the computing world, where it is still at home: today, we speak of apps, websites, and robo-a […]
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Fintech continues its rise in Europe and worldwide

The quality, and perhaps the maturity, of the fintechs competing in the Fintech Awards Luxembourg 2018 has us convinced: these companies are slowly, but deeply, recoding the norms of the financial sector. And the new Pulse of Fintech, a biannual report highlighting activities and trends in fintech, supports this conclusion with numbers. 2018 at a glance Accord […]
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Solving VAT fraud, once and for all, with blockchain

1954 marked a milestone in the history when, in Edina, Minnesota, construction began on the first-ever modern-era shopping mall. The “Southdale Center”, which still exists, was the first fully enclosed, climate-controlled shopping centre in the world, boasting space for 70 shops. The same year, in France, tax authority director Maurice Lauré introduced a […]
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Where do you record digital currency on your balance sheet?

Not too long ago, the hype around digital currencies exploded, with bitcoin being the flagship cryptocurrency in popular conversation. Everyone raved about the new payment instrument which would swiftly conquer the financial world. Even if all that has cooled off somewhat now, digital currencies have not gone anywhere—indeed, they are spreading, with 100,000+ […]
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One microphone, five minutes, and €50,000

Luxembourg’s fintech scene is not quite like anything I’ve seen elsewhere. Startup contests—and I’ve been to loads—all share a common energy, an ambitious spirit, a love of the future and the futuristic. Fintech in Luxembourg has all that, of course, but it has something else too. It has a relaxed togetherness, forged by the smallness of the country […]
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Meet the warriors of fintech

The third annual Fintech Awards Luxembourg (powered by the LHoFT and KPMG) take place tomorrow! Thirteen molten hot companies will pitch in front of a panel of experts and hope to win one of the top prizes, which include €50k in startup money, membership in accelerator hubs, and advertising campaigns. But what do this year’s contestants say about the matu […]
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