This Week in Fintech ending 13 May 2022

This week our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives.

Monday Ilias Hatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur (Founder & CEO at Kryptonio, a “keyless” non-custodial bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet, that lets users manage bitcoin and crypto without private keys or passwords.) @iliashatzis wrote Real value in a virtual world

The internet, both Web1 and Web2, changed our lives in profound ways. Once again we are on the brink of another big change. We are at a point of transition between technological evolutions that are going to change how we play, how we shop, how we hang out with friends, and even how we go to work.

Editor note: Ilias weaves together the threads of Web 3, Metaverse and Bitcoin to offer a compelling vision of the future.


Bernard Lunn, CEO of Daily Fintech and author of The Blockchain Economy wrote: Part 2. A round up of recent news about FinTech innovation from the Rest.

On one day in April I ran a simple experiment. I typed Fintech into a search engine and hit News and looked at the top 10 news items through a West or Rest lens.

Editor note: Sometimes the news can reveal an actionable mega trend such as First the Rest then the West.

Wednesday Alan Scott Managing Director EMEA at 24 Exchange @Alan_SmartMoney wrote his weekly snapshot of the news that matters in the Stablecoin market.


Rintu Patnaik, an Insurtech expert based in India, wrote: Data Partnerships Reshape Commercial Risk Underwriting

Data partnerships have been in existence awhile. The size of the global alternative data market is slated to top $17.4 billion by 2027 at 40.1% CAGR. This growth has multiple implications for insurers who lack the means to harness large data stores. Benefits range from new markets access to augmented customer experiences. Underwriters gain more ways to unlock the value of data and push decision making to the point-of-sale.  In the post-pandemic environment, improving underwriting performance is imperative, being one of two key traits (along with pricing sophistication) that industry leaders have in common.
Editor note: Rintu shines a light on data partnerships for both Insurance (Underwriting) data and external to Insurance such as Health data.

Christian Dreyer @x3er, our Swiss based CFA who focusses on how XBRL changes our world wrote his weekly snapshot of the news that matters in the XBRL market.


Friday Howard Tolman, a well-known banker, technologist and entrepreneur in London. wrote: his weekly snapshot of the news that matters in the Alt Lending market.


Your Editor is Bernard Lunn. He is also the CEO of Daily Fintech and author of The Blockchain Economy and occasional opinion columnist.

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