• Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Georgetown Law Prof. Chris Brummer in conversation at DC Fintech Week, October 23, 2019 (photo by Modern Consensus staff).
    Ripple,  XRP

    Clayton tantalizes XRP Army with suggestion of ‘fresh look’ at international payments

    With all eyes on Zuck, Fintech Week shows industry’s maturity and diversity

    WASHINGTON—Sometimes the best scheduling comes down to luck. Day Three of the four-day conference known as Fintech Week was clearly scheduled to keep attendees in the vicinity through at least Wednesday. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, and Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin were all on the scene at the Showroom on 14th St NW. All the better that, by coincidence, the conference locale was just blocks from the high stakes testimony Mark Zuckerberg was delivering at the same time at the Capitol.

  • Australia's maize contribution to the UN World Food Programme's Seasonal Targeted Assistance program, Chitse, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe, 2013. (Photo by Victoria Cavanagh, WFP - AusAID )
    Technology

    UN: Blockchain and other FinTech can save the world

    A United Nations report argues that new financial technologies like blockchain can reduce hunger, fight inequality, and eradicate poverty

    Blockchain and other new financial technologies can help alleviate hunger, inequality, and poverty according to a new report from the United Nations.

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    Gartner: Blockchain can transform the ad industry

    Enthusiasm is beginning to build for the technology, which ‘could eliminate fraud and substantially streamline the ad industry’

    Blockchain is the newest of the 28 technologies on the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, with innovation just beginning to trigger expectations. But it is already among the most promising, the company said, putting it alongside AI for marketing, customer data platforms, and real-time marketing.