Weekend FinTech Reading, April 26 – 27, 2014

Here’s the week’s fintech-related news and innovations.


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

How We Pay: Results from the Federal Reserve’s latest payments study (Payments News)

Wearable Tech: Nike Failed. Now Only Apple Can Save Wearables (WIRED)

Slow and Steady Wins the Mobile Payments Race? Apple’s Cook on New Products: ‘Take the Time to Get It Right’ (Wall Street Journal)

Mobile Payments: As Starbucks Bleeds Square, Can Startups Working With Retail Registers Make Any Real Money? (Forbes)


The End of Bitcoin? Mt. Gox crumbles into liquidation, throws Bitcoin legitimacy into question (Venture Beat)

FinTech Across the Pond: The London Fintech Boom — TransferWise and Others Hit Record Numbers (TechCrunch)

IBM and Startups: E-commerce startup Fluid uses IBM’s Watson. Now IBM invests in Fluid (Venture Beat)

Milkbots: With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time (New York Times)