Items Tagged with 'BLOCKCHAIN'

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  • Former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney's blockchain lending startup Figure unveils first loan program

    Launches first home equity loan product, grants approval in 5 minutes, funds in 5 days
    Figure Technologies is aiming to shake up home equity lending. Co-founded by former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney earlier this year, Figure leverages blockchain, AI and advanced analytics to elevate the lending process for homeowners looking for access to their equity. The company just announced the release of its first product – the Figure Home Equity Loan – which offers borrowers a completely digital experience at an impressive clip.
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  • JPMorgan expands blockchain network payments to 75 international banks

    Ledger network seeks to ease processing times for non-traditional payments
    JPMorgan has expanded blockchain-based payments to more than 75 international financial institutions in an effort to ease processing times for non-traditional payments. According to reporting by Financial Times (paywall), more than 75 banks, including Société Générale and Santander, are now testing the Interbank Information Network, or IIN.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Factom builds blockchain platform for business data

    Factom Harmony allows businesses and software vendors to quickly add blockchain capabilities using simple API calls
    The use of blockchain technology for fintech companies is on the rise and Factom, a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) technology company, specializes in solving the major pain points companies face when implementing blockchain technology.
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  • Regtech Report, Episode #3: Here's why Debbie Hoffman started her own blockchain company

    Blockchain as compliance tool
    For the third installment of the Regtech Report, a five-part podcast series sponsored by ComplianceEase, HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney chats with Debbie Hoffman, the founder and CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, about how regtech and blockchain fit in the mortgage finance space together.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Are cities finally fed up with Airbnb wiping out local housing?

    Plus, the CFPB opens a new office, regulatory sandbox for fintech development
    Are cities over Airbnb? Looks like it. Last week, two city councils voted to limit the online home rental services activities in their cities, the latest in a series of moves to reign in the company, which some say are aggravating the housing crisis. That, plus more about the CFPB's new office in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • 7 things you want your boss to know about blockchain

    What to understand about emerging blockchain technology
    Blockchain is a powerful new technology, but since it isn’t mainstream yet, it may be difficult to justify to your boss, who still unsure about a blockchain strategy. These questions below are some of the ones that Factom's Crystal Wiese sees the most often and may be things your boss wants to know about blockchain, or even things you want your boss to understand better about this emerging technology.
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  • Can cryptocurrencies change real estate transactions?

    Industry pros are looking for ways to include cryptocurrencies in their transactions
    As the cryptocurrency craze shows no sign of slowing down, there is an increase of real estate professionals using cryptocurrencies in real estate transactions. One of the newcomers is Engelo Rumora, who recently explained how he closed a real estate deal that used a cryptocurrency as a down payment.
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  • From HW Magazine

    How title companies can exploit blockchain

    Digital ledger technology promises more efficiency and security, but hurdles remain
    The multiple characteristics of blockchain make it an incredibly attractive mechanism across industries. It provides an unchangeable, time-stamped ledger that allows for real-time and simultaneous input. It is the perfect set-up for industries where transactions are routinely moved from entity to entity or business to business and where records need to be verified and audited. Naturally, therefore, in the world of title and real estate, blockchain provides an incredibly innovative platform.
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  • Finicity in the Winner’s Circle: Mortgage lenders need a digital-or-bust mentality

    CEO Steve Smith gives advice to lenders who want to stay competitive
    Speaking to HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney on his podcast series In The Winner’s Circle, the CEO of data aggregator Finicity, Steve Smith gave some advice to mortgage lenders who wish to stay competitive. Smith talks about this and elaborates on the importance of customer-data protection, how lenders use tech to save valuable time and the early role that blockchain technology is also playing in the industry.
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