The intersection

of finance and technology

Fin focuses on illuminating the complexities of finance, the technology that powers it, and what the future holds


Turning Bitcoin into burritos: still not as easy as you'd think.

Almost 10 years after its launch, Bitcoin remains difficult to use without a bank account. Eric Solis describes a workaround that requires only a smartphone.

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Financial institutions should care about their customers' financial health. Here's why.

Financially healthy consumers aren’t just happier; they’re good for business and good for the long-term health of the economy.

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The American economy is thriving. Why do so many of us feel stuck?

The stock market has enjoyed sustained growth and unemployment is low—but 40% of us don't have $400 in the bank. Can new technology help Americans make better financial decisions?

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Latin American banks search for API-ness

In Latin America, banks are turning to open banking models to boost client loyalty.

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Cashlessness in the UK

The UK is far from cashless, but it’s not hard to imagine a world without coins or notes

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How Starbucks won mobile payments

Relying on loyalty and simplicity helped the coffee giant crack the mobile payments code

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A global look at the rise of mobile banking

Spurred by changing expectations around payments, mobile-first apps are here to stay

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Crypto as social phenomenon

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Sticks and stones

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Identity, privacy, and the blockchain

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Finterview: Poynt's Ray Tanaka

Poynt's CTO Ray Tanaka talks POS, the future of online commerce, and the commoditization of payments processing

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Finterview: Square’s Sam Quigley

Plaid’s CTO, William Hockey, chats about financial services security with Square’s Risk and Security Lead

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Finterview: Meg Nakamura of Shift Payments

Shift Payments co-founder Meg Nakamura talks API platforms, unexpected challenges of starting out with cryptocurrency, and what the future looks like for Shift

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The bank account's the thing

Consumer behavior is slow to change—especially when it comes to ingrained habits like banking. So how can fintechs use that to their advantage?

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