Fintech Perspectives

Fresh thinking in the world of payments, banking and tech.

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Why the Financial World Needs to Know Your Customer (KYC)

On December 18 Sila hosted the first of many webinars to come, this time focusing the conversation on Why the Financial World Needs to Know Your Customer (KYC). Sila co-founder and CEO Shamir Karkal joined Alloy CEO Tommy Nicholas and CRO … Read More

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6 Problems Tomorrow’s FinTech Apps Will Solve

Few organizations are feeling the quickening pace of technological disruption more than banks. Traditional banking institutions are fast-tracking bottom-up transformations in order to capitalize on new collaborative opportunities for long-term growth. Those opportunities aren’t limited to major business partners and … Read More

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What Are Smart Contracts and How Do They Apply to FinTech?

Smart contracts. As one of the most hyped words being thrown around by blockchain developers and FinTech engineers, it combines two simple concepts into one surprisingly complex and powerful idea. Ask any Ethereum enthusiast about smart contracts and you’ll get … Read More

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Announcing Sila —  A New Financial World, Built By You.

For as long as people have lived, we’ve sought ways to make more out of what we have through trade. In 3000 B.C. the Sumerians created the ‘sila’, the first ‘token’, which began with a small bowl used to measure … Read More

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Sila CTO Alex Lipton Co-Authors "Digital Trade Coin: towards a more stable digital currency"

Updated July 29, 2019 MIT Fellow Says Facebook ‘Lifted’ His Ideas for Libra Cryptocurrency – Yahoo News Several aspects of the social network’s much-ballyhooed global cryptocurrency project uncannily resemble the vision laid out in a paper published last year in the Royal … Read More

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Ready To Start Coding?

Our sandbox has no limits. It includes everything you need to add identity verification, bank account linking, digital wallets, and payments to your app. When you create your first App in the console you'll have direct access to our engineering support team via Slack.