FintekNews Top Five Stories for the Week of 4/30/18


We thought our readers might enjoy knowing the top read stories on FintekNews for the past week.  We personally are often surprised at how older stories that may have been published several weeks, or even months, ago often show up on this list, and you’ll see that this past week is no exception.

Most interesting is the fact that four out of five of the top read stories are around digital currencies and blockchain.

Without further ado, here’s last week’s “top hits”.  If you haven’t read these before, it’s worth taking a look at them now, since they represent the topics of greatest interest to FintekNews readers, who are “in the know” on all things fintech.


#5) IBM Building Major Blockchain & Crypto Program

Published on April 3, 2018…..

Wow, have times changed. Or, evolved at the ‘speed of light’. Only a year or so ago, blockchain was a foreign word, bitcoin was a whim and any major company wouldn’t even speak the word ‘cryptocurrency’ in polite company. Ah, but now even the bluest of blue chips….IBM…..is getting serious about cryptos….(full story here)

#4) Top 10 Crypto Exchanges in the World

Published on February 25, 2018…..

Talk about timing. In keeping with the previous article on how exchanges are ‘welcoming’ regulations here is a list of the top 10 Cryptocurrency Exchanges. Obviously there are a lot more scattered around the globe and many of those WILL grow and become household names in the future…(full story here)

3) 17 Million Bitcoins Have Now Been Mined

Going, going……..gone? We are talking Bitcoin and there are only 4 million left to mine. That’s right, the 17 millionth bitcoin was mined recently according to data supplied by Blockchain.info. Remember, by design, there can only be 21 million bitcoins that will EVER be available to be mined…(full story here)

#2) A Crypto Battle is Waging Between Morgan Stanley & Goldman Sachs

AH, Springtime! Time for birds to sing, coats to be put away, the Kentucky Derby to be run, baseball season to get into swing AND………..a Wall Street rivalry to pick up again.  Well-sourced and credible ‘rumors’ have sprung up that there is a crypto trading race on between Goldman Sachs and old rival Morgan Stanley…(full story here)

AND OUR TOP READ STORY FOR THE PAST WEEK IS….

Millennial Investors Set the Stage for a Different Type of Digital Revolution

Contrary to the doomsday scenarios for a robo-revolution, wealth managers are not on their way out. Far from it.  For evidence of this, look no further than a trend that’s developing with the generation poised to inherit a significant portion of the estimated $30 trillion great wealth transfer…(full story here)