Sila’s CEO Shines in Hacker Noon AMA

Sila CEO and co-founder Shamir Karkal participated in a Hacker Noon AMA on June 11 to field some questions from the community and share his experience in building successful FinTech companies. Almost 70 questions came in from the developer community, and … Read More

Challenges & Solutions for FinTech Developers: Regulations

Established FinTech developers and entrepreneurs know regulatory compliance is one of the most difficult aspects of bringing a new product or service to market. Newcomers to the FinTech field typically expect regulatory challenges, but rarely comprehend how immense the challenges … Read More

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Finnovation PDX

Over the last 10 years Portland has steadily defined itself as an impressive hub of the sweeping FinTech movement. Innovative technology has popped up left and right in the Pacific NW, inspiring the development of such companies as Vault, Giftango, … Read More

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Startup Evolution: From A FinTech CEO Perspective

On February 6 Sila hosted a very informative panel discussion at Seattle’s WeWork Labs, featuring Sila CEO Shamir Karkal, Hover CEO Ben Lyon, and Remitly CEO Matt Oppenheimer, moderated by TF Blockchain founder and EVERY* CPO Jonathan Blanco. Each panel … Read More

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How Sila’s API Helps Apps Innovate & Make Finance Work for All

…in a much less painful way than ever before! In 2017 Justin Thomas was overwhelmed by the number of Americans that lived paycheck-to-paycheck, and this was driven home during the most recent government shutdown. As a software engineer by trade, … Read More

The Maze of Blockchain Regulations

On January 16 Sila co-founders Shamir Karkal and Angela Angelovska-Wilson got together to talk about  How to Bring a Blockchain Product to Market-Legally. The CEO & CLO shared a very informative, and at times hilarious, conversation. Here’s a few of … Read More

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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

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