Weekend FinTech Reading, February 1 – 2, 2014

The week’s fintech news, research and innovations for your reading enjoyment.


T.J. Kirkpatrick

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

Open Bank Project seeks to help banks open their own app stores (American Banker)

Amazon Moves Into Mobile Payments: Bezos to Offer Kindle Checkout System to Physical Retailers (Wall Street Journal)

The Other Side of the Coin: Bitcoin community rocked by the arrest of one of its own. (Forbes)

Believing in Bitcoin: How the collective conversation about the digital currency will determine its longevity. (New York Times)

Ahead of the Curve: Personal finance app Mint becomes first money management tool to enable viewing of Bitcoin transactions. (Wall Street Journal)

Financial Innovations that Are Changing the World More than Bitcoin (Business Insider)

Mobile Banking In Demand: International Survey by FICO shows consumers chomping at the bit for more mobile banking capability. (Bank Innovation)

Bitcoin’s Fate Is in the Hands of Clueless Regulators (Forbes)

The Race to Topple Bloomberg (Institutional Investor)

FinTech Four: A comprehensive review of the four companies making waves in fintech this week. (NetBanker)

Peer-to-Peer: Payment company Ribbon introduces feature that allows users to send money over the web for free. (TechCrunch)

Where in the world is Bitcoin legal? (Forbes)