Weekend FinTech Reading, December 27–29, 2013

Here are some of blogger Daniel Nadler’s financial-tech news reading picks for the weekend of December 27–29.


It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to catch up on recent FinTech news and reading:

Bypassing Letters of Credit with the Cloud: Traxpay is a real-time business-to-business payments network. (Forbes)

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six”: The true story of Bitcoin and the six million dollar pizza. (New York Times)

No Bank Account? No Problem: Two startups leveraging big data and cloud-based technologies to provide credit check services to the bankless. (American Banker)

The Big Data Sports Movement: New tennis racket tracks and records player data on the court (New York Times). One step closer to Hedge Fund Moneyball?

Bringing Banking into the 21st Century: Wells Fargo rethinks their approach to embracing financial technology. (American Banker)

Amazon Poised to Enter the Mobile Banking Market? The tech giant acquires mobile payments startup ‘Gopago’. (TechCrunch)

How Big Will Data Get? Creating a Moore’s Law for data. (Forbes)

Riding the Big Data Wave: Business Intel company Datameer raises big money for its data analytics platform. (TechCrunch)

Signaling mainstream support, Overstock.com plans to embrace Bitcoin. (New York Times)

Dogecoins and Litecoins and Peercoins, Oh My: What you need to know about Bitcoin alternatives. (Washington Post)