Financial Technology

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  1. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Economy

    A peer-to-peer economy is a decentralized model whereby two parties interact to buy or sell directly with each other, without ...
  2. Social Media Optimization (SMO)

    Social media optimization (SMO) is the use of social media networks to manage and grow an organization’s message and online ...
  3. Delivery Versus Payment (DVP)

    Delivery versus payment is a securities industry settlement procedure in which the buyer's payment for securities is due ...
  4. Application Programming Interface - API

    An application programming interface, or API, is a "go-between" that enables a software program to interact with other software.
  5. Premining

    Premining is the mining or creation of a number of crypto coins before the cryptocurrency is launched to the public.
  6. Monoline

    Monoline refers to the practice of specializing in a single line or discipline of the financial services business.
  7. What's Stopping Blockchain from Mainstream Adoption?

    WSJ markets reporter Paul Vigna discusses what's stopping blockchain​​​​​​​ from catapulting into mainstream use.
  8. How to Micro-Invest with Acorns

    Acorns automatic savings feature can funnel money into an investment account.
  9. History Shows American Express Should Be Deadly Frightened of Blockchain (AXP)

    Learn why and how American Express could be disintermediated by blockchain.
  10. Crypto MarTech is a Multi-billion Dollar Emerging Opportunity

    The blockchain technology underlying cryptocurrencies is gradually utilized in the world of Marketing Technology, which represents ...
  11. Mobile Marketing

    Mobile marketing utilizes multiple distribution channels to promote products and services via mobile devices, such as tablets ...
  12. Can ICOs Survive Regulatory Scrutiny?

    The SEC is taking a closer look at whether or not crypto should be held to the same standards as traditional investments. ...
  13. Better Alternative Trading System (BATS)

    The Better Alternative Trading System (BATS) is a U.S.-based stock exchange offering investors equities, options, and foreign ...
  14. No Shoring

    No shoring refers to cases where companies bring business functions back to their home jurisdictions only to automate them ...
  15. Advisors: Have Text Conversations With Clients

    The financial advice industry hasn't embraced texting as a client service the same way that other advice fields have: will ...
  16. Invest in Technology to Avoid Lost Revenue

    For financial advisors, the revenue lost by foregoing new technology is significant, but not as significant as the payback ...
  17. What happens when crypto-bros and big banks collide?

    What do the world's largest banks and manifesto-clutching cypherpunks have in common? A quest for enhanced information security ...
  18. Data-Directed Decision Making

    Data-directed decision making is a term for the implementation of scientifically valid information in making executive decisions. ...
  19. Behavioral Analytics

    Behavioral analytics is a sector of data analytics geared toward providing insight into the actions of human beings.
  20. Instructing Bank

    An instructing bank is one of the banks that plays a role in a transfer of funds between two parties.
  21. Can Anything Replace Ethereum?

    Investopedia asked Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin: what, if anything, will replace Ethereum?
  22. How can I create a linear regression in Excel?

    Learn the steps involved in creating a linear regression chart in Microsoft Excel.
  23. Prescriptive Analytics

    Prescriptive analytics is the use of technology to help businesses engage in smarter problem solving.
  24. Business Intelligence (BI)

    Business intelligence (BI) refers to the procedural and technical infrastructure that collects, stores and analyzes data ...
  25. Primary Account Number (PAN)

    A primary account number is a 14, 15 or 16 digit number generated as a unique identifier designated for a primary account. ...
  26. Merchant Discount Rate

    The merchant discount rate is the rate charged to a merchant for payment processing services on debit and credit card transactions. ...
  27. Best Budgeting Software for 2018

    The best budgeting software helps users manage money and is something that you will actually use on a day to day basis.
  28. Tips for Stock Charts That Enhance Your Analysis

    Find out how to create well-designed charts that will enhance your market analysis.
  29. Social Media

    Social media is a computer-based technology that facilitates the sharing of ideas and information and the building of virtual ...
  30. Open Architecture

    Open architecture is used to describe a financial institution's ability to offer clients both proprietary and external products ...
  31. Petro (Cryptocurrency)

    Petro is a cryptocurrency proposed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in December 2017.
  32. 5 Robo-Advisors for 2018

    Robo-advisors have surged in popularity as investors seek low-cost, automated investing opportunities.
  33. Advisors: Here's What You Need to Know About Bitcoin

    Bitcoin continues to make headlines. Here's how to explain the cryptocurrency to clients.
  34. The 5 Signs of an IRS Phone Scam

    Tax season is approaching. Be aware of the tell-tale signs of an IRS phone scam.
  35. Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)

    A very small aperture terminal (VSAT) is the earthbound portion of a satellite communication system that can be used to send ...
  36. What Was the First Company to Issue Stock?

    The Dutch East India Co. was the first company to sell shares of the business to the public in 1602.
  37. Top 4 Apps for Traders

    Discover some of the best mobile apps to track the market news and manage your portfolio on the go.
  38. The Benefits of Combining Advisors and Robo-Advisors

    There are many benefits to combining traditional financial advisors and robo-advisors.
  39. SEC's Cyber Unit Files Charges vs ICO Scam That Raised $15M

    The SEC's new cyber unit said Canadian company Plex Corps raised $15 million in a fraudulent ICO.
  40. 4 Best Personal Finance Apps as of December 2017

    Managing your money and hitting your financial goals has never been easier with these top personal finance apps.
  41. Bitcoin Price Inches Towards $10,000

    Bitcoin is almost at $10,000 even as investors are preparing for a $40,000 price target for 2018.
  42. Could Bitcoin Futures Destabilize the Broader Economy?

    Wall Street is leery about how bitcoin futures will affect the economy.
  43. Does Bitcoin Cash's Success Signal a Cryptocurrency Conflict?

    As bitcoin prices fell 25% from a new all-time high, bitcoin cash quadrupled in value.
  44. JPMorgan Unveils Blockchain Money Transfer Project; So Much For 'Bitcoin Is A Fraud'

    CEO Jamie Dimon trashes bitcoin even as JPMorgan uses the underlying technology to develop new processes.
  45. What Are Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges?

    Could the latest type of digital currency exchange protect users from potential hacks?
  46. Ripple CEO Favors Government Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

    Brad Garlinghouse says regulatory intervention has been a positive thing for the cryptocurrency field.
  47. 7 Essential Tech Tools for Financial Advisors

    Investing in the right tech tools for your practice can boost productivity and client service.
  48. Are Smart Contracts the Best of Blockchain?

    Smart contracts may be one of the best innovations to accompany blockchain development.
  49. Can Blockchain Make Medications Cheaper and Safer?

    Blockchain-driven innovation has the potential to change the entire pharma lifecycle, from development through to delivery.
  50. Hackers Target Computer Rigs to Illegally Mine Cryptocurrencies

    Hackers are now stealing random people's computer power to mine digital tokens in an alarming new trend.
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Hot Definitions
  1. Economies of Scale

    Economies of scale refer to reduced costs per unit that arise from increased total output of a product. For example, a larger ...
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    The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets.
  3. Leverage

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