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SMG AND GATES FOUNDATION PROJECTS Since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an open source banking code project, Mojaloop, at Swift’s Sibos conference in Toronto in 2017, adoption has been rather slow. Orange Group, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators and MTN Group, Africa’s leading......

Mojaloop (PI-10) Open Source Convening Recap Last week’s Mojaloop Community Event represented exciting milestones for the community and its mission of supporting inclusive financial services. A growing number of friendly faces. Exciting updates and presentations from various teams. A unifying sense of camaraderie and teamwork.......

Using Mojaloop to process payments with multiple payers, payees or currencies. WHAT THEY WANT Ssnapp wants to expand to East Africa but needed to understand the different ways it could integrate into East African payment systems, first. They joined our bootcamp to explore what Mojaloop......

Have you ever wondered what makes a bank a 21st-century bank? A small hint; it isn’t the ginormous rigid and extremely expensive mainframes, it isn’t the systems that have to shut down every night for maintenance, and it definitely isn’t the glued-by-hope hollowed-out cores. The......

The rise of the Internet and the spread of smartphones is, together, perhaps the single most powerful force of economic change ever at any point in history. Not only are millions of people getting connected to the wider world for the first time, but also......

Another revolution is coming for the financial sector and this one could change the way that consumers and businesses conduct themselves forever. We’re talking about biometric technologies and payments innovations like it that are focused on robust security and point-of-sale simplicity. Moving beyond the PIN......

The pandemic is pushing contactless payment and mobile wallets into the mainstream, setting up a cascade of implication Back in April when we identified the COVID-19 pandemic as a trend accelerator, one of the developments that we recognized was the uptick in contactless payment usage. Now, a few......

Digital Payment in Healthcare Market to Surpass $9.62 Bn by 2024 Market Highlights The global market report on digital payment in the healthcare market is expected to surpass a valuation worth USD 9.62 billion by 2024. Market Research Future (MRFR) announced that this growth could......

The new Analytics adds AI-powered insights, tracks users across devices and provides more granular data controls. The latest iteration of Google’s web analytics platform, dubbed Google Analytics 4, is now available. The new property type includes expanded predictive insights, deeper integration with Google Ads, cross-device......

The greatest promise of the cloud has always been freedom. Internet of Things (IoT) startups all over the world benefit from the flexibility that large cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) give their customers. In fact, it is hard to imagine how a young cellular IoT......

The quest to build the ultimate computer has taken a big step forward following breakthroughs in ensuring its answers can be trusted. Known as a quantum computer, such a machine exploits bizarre effects in the sub-atomic world to perform calculations beyond the reach of conventional......

12 of the Best Marketing Techniques for 2020 When content marketing was gaining steam, there were really only a few techniques you could leverage. On a typical day, you’d write a blog post, hope it ranked on Google, send it to your email subscribers, and......

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly forked out more than $1.2 billion to buy the self-driving startup Zoox. On Friday, both companies announced they had signed a “definitive merger agreement” under which Amazon will acquire Zoox.  The deal will give Amazon control of the California-based company that has been......

During the Covid-19 response, the amount of fiscal and monetary response has been extraordinary. As unemployment approaches highs not seen since the Great Depression, governments have rushed to bridge the gap. As per NBC News, the IRS has sent out over 159 million stimulus checks, representing......

Google is cleared to build $600 million data center in Henderson     Google on Thursday received a green light to develop a $600 million data center in Henderson, according to the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The 64-acre location is on two parcels......

Harvard Business Review Full article here By Rob Markey The true purpose of a business, Peter Drucker said, is to create and keep customers. Most managers understand this, but few behave as if they do. Under relentless earnings pressure, they often feel cornered, obliged to......

What is the future of banking technology in 2020 Bobsguide   Just like the previous year, Auriga kick-starts the new year with a list of 2020 trends, which we anticipate will define the banking sector in the upcoming 12 months. 1. Bank branches remain a necessity Bank branches......

Digital Stadiums: Winning the game with technology By John Kim   Livestreaming has become the mainstream strategy for sports media, and because organizations have taken that leap, a new world of opportunities now exists. With the advance of software solutions for online and mobile consumption,......

Cities Must Brace for Automation In February, FedEx unveiled its SameDay Bot, a robot capable of replacing a pizza delivery driver by bringing food right to your door. That same month, PepsiCo announced a major restructuring that will lead to employee layoffs as the company......