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Jackson Mueller
Associate Director, Center for Financial Markets
Jackson Mueller is an associate director at the Milken Institute's Center for Financial Markets. He focuses on fintech, capital formation policy and financial markets education initiatives. Prior to joining the Institute, Mueller was an assistant vice president at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), where he focused on...
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FinTech in Focus 

By: Jackson Mueller
August 11, 2015
   
   

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Today the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets is launching the inaugural edition of FinTech in Focus, a compilation of must-read stories about the role technology plays in the delivery of financial products and services.  FinTech in Focus, part of the center’s FinTech program, offers a sampling of the week’s top domestic and international headlines and stories about this innovative, fast-growing sector. Selected articles will cover the four verticals of our program: digital and electronic currencies, digital payment systems, online investment and finance platforms, and big data and machine learning. No need to scour the morning newspapers or websites any longer. It’s all right here.

Headlines

New OCC Task Force on Banking Innovation
U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is assembling a team to study innovations in the banking sector and consider the regulatory implications.
Full remarks: Thomas Curry, Comptroller of the Currency

Banks Must 'Adapt or Die' in the Digital World, Study Warns 
The number of people using mobile banking services is expected to reach 1.8 billion before the end of the decade, promising significant cost savings and increased revenue for firms that offer them, according to a UBS-KPMG report

Marketplace Lenders Band Together on Small Business Borrowers Bill of Rights
Their efforts coincide with a recent U.S. Treasury Department marketplace lending forum and Treasury's recent request for information.
Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights 

Overstock Unveils Blockchain Trading Platform at Nasdaq Event
The unveiling of tØ at Nasdaq in New York marks the trading platform's formal debut.

Study: U.S. Generates 21% of Card Volume, 48% of Card Fraud
In 2014, U.S. fraud losses equaled 12.75 cents for every $100 in total volume vs. 3.73 cents for all other regions.

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