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4 Key Cybersecurity Threats to New Central Bank Digital Currencies

Cybersecurity, along with technical resilience and sound technical governance, are the most important elements of CBDC technical design.
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5 steps to ensure your Fintech product doesn’t flop

Fintech has reached ‘coolest kid on the block’ status, so it’s no wonder that new fintech startups are sprouting like mushrooms on a daily basis. Another day another neo-bank gets launched around some niche target audience (soon we’ll see a bank for people who have been abducted by aliens) while funding and valuations continue to soar to new heights. 
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Smashing the glass ceiling in the pursuit of Fintech innovation

I would like to think the theme of smashing the glass ceiling has defined my career trajectory to date. My story gives expression to a strong desire to push boundaries and challenge convention.
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Founders Focus: Yuval Tal, Managing Partner at Team8 Fintech, discusses his rules of entrepreneurship with AFU-669 Podcast

In addition to reflecting on the vast knowledge he acquired through founding and running Borderfree and Payoneer, two wildly successful Fintech companies that are now traded on the NASDAQ, Yuval discusses the human side of launching or joining a startup.
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E-commerce Goes Multiverse

E-commerce is on the rise. Its growth is driving the rapid development of new ways for e-commerce sellers to engage with their customers and, in turn, the rapid rise of technological changes to meet these needs.
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A unique approach to InsurTech: Announcing our investment in Sayata

Sayata is a marketplace for insurance brokers to find the best coverage for their small and midsize business (SMB) customers. Having initially focused on cyber insurance, Sayata is now expanding to multiple different lines.

Founders Focus: Sarit Firon, Managing Partner at Team8, chats with Elad Tsur, CEO & Co-Founder of Planck

Founders Focus: Sarit Firon, Managing Partner at Team8, chats with Elad Tsur, Co-founder & CEO of Planck
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E-commerce: A Catalyst for Disruptive Fintech Innovation

Ecommerce grew steadily over the last decade but COVID-19 has been the ultimate catalyst.