Blog Category: FinTech

The Top 5 FinTech Careers to Pursue in 2020

In modern commerce, cash — literal coins and bills, that is — is no longer king. Today, shoppers tend toward more future-forward transactions; rather than swap bills at a register, they swipe cards, tap-to-pay, and send money via app. Few people prefer in-person transactions when they can handle their savings, investments, and “I’ll pay you…

How Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp Helped a Former Accountant Go After Blockchain and Decentralized Finance

In 2016, after completing an undergraduate degree in public accounting from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and working toward her CPA licensure, Alexis Schottenstein decided to pursue her postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It was there that her whole world changed.  Alexis’s interest in digital finance began…

How to Start a Career in Blockchain

Blockchain Graphic

You have likely heard about blockchain technology through its association with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, while cryptocurrency remains an important application of blockchain technology, it is only one example. Blockchain has emerged from the once-shadowy world of cryptocurrency to become a transformational technology for many businesses. Companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and JP Morgan…

The Beginner’s Guide to Fintech

What is Fintech? Originally, Financial Technology, or fintech, referred to the back end technology used to operate traditional financial services institutions. Today, the term has broadened to incorporate new technological innovations in the financial sector, such as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, robo-advising, and even crowdfunding. Simply put, fintech enhances financial activities through the application of technology.  The…