Anna Irrera

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18 Mar 2019 | 7:21 PM

JPMorgan Chase tests neuroscience-based videogames to recruit interns

JPMorgan Chase & Co is testing neuroscience-based videogames to help recruit interns, as it seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce by broadening its candidate pool.

The bank is piloting technology from pymetrics, a startup whose games help companies assess applicants' social, cognitive and behavioral features, such as attention, memory and altruism, Mitro said. — Reuters
19 Feb 2019 | 3:28 PM

Mexico pushes mobile payments to help unbanked consumers ditch cash

Mexico's new leftist government is betting on financial technology to help lift people out of poverty.

Mexico is planning a digital payments system run and built by the central bank that will allow Mexicans to make and receive payments through their smartphones free of charge. — Reuters
14 Dec 2018 | 3:00 PM

Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

Give me bitcoin or your life. Seriously?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have long been a favorite ransom tender for cyber criminals. — Reuters
10 Aug 2018 | 7:00 PM

JPMorgan Chase revamps entry-level tech programme in race for talent

JPMorgan Chase & Co has revamped its entry-level programme for technologists to attract more young software engineers amid a battle for top talent between Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

JPMorgan, which is the largest US bank by assets, brings in about 1,000 entry-level engineers each year globally. — Reuters
18 Jul 2018 | 11:34 AM

JPMorgan Chase invests in artificial intelligence startup Volley

JPMorgan Chase & Co has made a strategic investment in, a San Francisco-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to help large enterprises automatically generate training content for employees, the companies said.

JPMorgan's investment comes as banks increasingly look to use artificial intelligence to make better use of the growing amount of data that they hold across a variety of business lines, ranging from trading to compliance. — Reuters
29 Apr 2018 | 7:44 PM

Global elites to hash out #MeToo sexual misconduct issues at Milken Conference

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The global social media movement known through the Twitter hashtag #MeToo has highlighted sexual misconduct in business, entertainment and politics, and will be on the agenda at this year's Milken Institute Global Conference, which starts on Sunday.

7 Mar 2018 | 3:50 PM

World Economic Forum leads creation of fintech cyber security consortium

The World Economic Forum has led the creation of an industry consortium focused on improving the cybersecurity of financial technology companies, as collaboration between fintechs and financial institutions grows.

The group will create a framework to assess the security level of fintech companies and data aggregators, whose preparedness against hacks is seen as increasingly important to the stability of the wider financial industry, the companies said. — Reuters
26 Dec 2017 | 12:00 PM

The blockchain that wouldn't die

Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

 Ethereum's distinguishing factor was that it could be used to build computer applications that could, for example, automate record-keeping for businesses. Pictured is Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum. — Bloomberg
26 Dec 2017 | 10:16 AM

Ex-banker cheerleads his way to cryptocurrency riches

Seventeen months ago, a former Wall Street investment banker who specialised in distressed assets took to Twitter to announce he had bought a cryptocurrency for US$0.50 (RM2.03) per coin.

Silbert is bullish on the prospects for what he considers to be a very important new technology and currency. — Reuters
15 Dec 2017 | 8:00 AM

Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties

As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets,

Bitcoin uses encryption and a shared blockchain database that enables the anonymous transfer of funds outside of a conventional centralised payment system. — Reuters