5 trends we’re watching this week

5 trends in finance this week

[alert type=yellow ]Every week at Tradestreaming, we’re tracking and analyzing the top trends impacting the finance industry. The following is a list of important things going on we think are worth paying attention to. For more in depth trendfollowing, subscribe to Tradestreaming’s weekly newsletter (published every Sunday).[/alert]

1. Tradestreaming’s 2016 list of the top 20 insurance startups (Tradestreaming)
Insurance technology, or insurtech, startups are popping up everywhere and a handful of them have raised significant capital. Who’s on their way to success in the space? We put together a list of 20 (+5 honorable mentions) top insurance startups in 2016.

2. 10 B-School Experts Reveal Predictions For Finserv Disruption (BusinessBecause)
10 B-school professors weigh in on where they think innovation is headed in financial services

3. Bitcoin is Entering the Age of Practicality (CoinDesk)
The blockchain is essentially a database. It may be the Liam Neeson of databases, but still it’s a database.This new age of practicality must be filled with companies solving real problems – problems that could not be solved before the gift Satoshi left for us (before returning to his alternate dimension)

4. What’s Expected for Fintech 2016? A Special Roundtable [AUDIO] (Bank Innovation)
What does 2016 hold in store for fintech, payments, and banking innovation? Matt Harris, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures, and Brian Roemmele, CEO of Pay Finders and a noted payments analyst, joined Bank Innovation to discuss just that

5. Can Fintech Fix Financial Services? (TechCrunch)
“The thing most in need of innovation in the financial sector is the nagging feeling on the part of the everyday customer that somewhere, somehow, he is getting screwed”