Making sense of bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain

Blockchain is the technology that enables the existence of cryptocurrency (among other things). Bitcoin is the name of the best-known cryptocurrency, the one for which blockchain technology was invented. A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange, such as the US dollar, but is digital and uses encryption techniques to control the creation of monetary units and to verify the transfer of funds.

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Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance

Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Co. (GIRI) is the largest insurance company in Kuwait in terms of written and retained premiums, with operations in both life and non-life insurance and its activities are further supported by first class reinsurance security. GIRI has created a competitive edge in its market through the implementation of a comprehensive approach involving use of Information Technology, Product Innovation, Customer Relations Management and prudent underwriting practices.

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Why Do Businesses Outsource Financial Services?

Infographic | March 22, 2022

The most common reasons for outsourcing financial services are: Reduce Costs, Focus on Core Business, Enhance Service Quality, Access to Financial Skills and Infrastructure, Critical to Business Needs, Drive Transformational Change, and Manage Business Environment.

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What to expect from Open Finance in 2021?

Infographic | April 7, 2021

Open Finance involves an extension of Open Banking principles to a wider field of financial services and products. It is a new paradigm where data from multiple sources beyond banking can help build innovative and inclusive financial services. These conditions make Open Finance a perfect fit for Latin America, a region where users’ financial lives don’t take place exclusively within the walls of banks. In part, because part of the population is still underserved by traditional financial institutions: only 51 percent of adults in the region are bank account owners. And, increasingly, because emerging fintech providers are targeting these customers with digital solutions.

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Future Ready Finance Survey 2019

Infographic | December 12, 2019

KPMG International’s Future Ready Finance Global Survey provides key insights on finance’s priorities, challenges and capabilities. The good news is that success is achievable. Indeed, Finance functions at high-performing companies have not only been able to adapt to this new environment, but to thrive in it.

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TOP 5 FINANCIAL TRENDS IN 2020 FOR BETTER MONEY DECISIONS

Infographic | January 16, 2020

The way people spend, save, and handle money nowadays have drastically changed. With the introduction of fintech solutions and new investment vehicles, it’s not surprising to see banking and financial industries now adapting to the modern needs of the younger generations. More tech trends are set to disrupt financial services in 2020,

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NFTs are the Next Big Investment Opportunity

Infographic | May 20, 2022

NFTs are bought and sold for millions of dollars. According to a survey by Deloitte, OpenSea’s trading volume surpassed $200 million in August 2021, compared to $100,000 in December 2020. OpenSea holds more than 60 million NFTs in total

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GAINING A SPECIALTY BANKING EDGE IN SMALL BUSINESS BANKING

Infographic | December 24, 2019

Small Business owners across the United States are asking for relationship-based services that local banks and credit unions already provide. By layering on digital innovation and tools, community based financial institutions are ready to compete in an often-overlooked segment.

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Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance

Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Co. (GIRI) is the largest insurance company in Kuwait in terms of written and retained premiums, with operations in both life and non-life insurance and its activities are further supported by first class reinsurance security. GIRI has created a competitive edge in its market through the implementation of a comprehensive approach involving use of Information Technology, Product Innovation, Customer Relations Management and prudent underwriting practices.

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