Category: Weekly Round Up – UK

UK and France Join Hands To Bolster Tech & AI Links

A joint strategy between the UK and France includes plans for a future digital conference, where experts from both countries will come together and share knowledge and skills on a range of issues such as AI, cyber security and digital skills. The digital conference this year, will follow the same model as the UK-France Taskforce […]

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UK: 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In The Booming Fintech Industry

Last month Chancellor Philip Hammond said in a release announcing the Treasury’s first-ever fintech week: “The FinTech sector is one of our fastest growing sectors, adding more than £6.6 billion into the UK’s economy and attracting more than £500 million of investment.” With rapid growth in the sector, concerns have emerged over the talent needed […]

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Spend Bitcoin Anywhere With This New Debit Card

A UK startup is launching a cryptocurrency exchange that comes with a debit card that lets users spend their bitcoin anywhere in the country that accepts Visa. The London Block Exchange (LBX) will let retail and institutional investors buy and sell cryptocurrencies, beginning with bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero and Ripple, through a dedicated app. But […]

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London/Luxembourg Start-Up To Use Blockchain For Social Good

Launched in 2016, a London/Luxembourg start-up is planning to use the blockchain to create a new kind of bank that will help tackle global poverty. Humaniq is designed for those who don’t possess identification, with the mobile app utilizing a new reputation concept based on facial recognition for identity management. The fourth-generation mobile bank is […]

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Israeli Cyber-Security Firms to Form Links in The UK

A dozen Israeli companies specialising in cyber security are to visit the UK next week, as part of an initiative to link British and Israeli firms, Jewish News reported. A series of events are being planned from Monday, with British financial firms such as Aviva Insurance and Royal Bank of Scotland among those interested in […]

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