SaaS

Sales and marketing tools dominate the $1.02B being invested in ‘SaaS North’

The needs of senior executives in marketing and sales roles are driving investments of more than $1.02 billion in software-as-a-service startups across Canada, according to a study conducted by B2B accelerator L-Spark. “State of SaaS 2017” will be formally presented as part of SaaS North, the second annual event of its kind organized by L-Spark […]

FlureeDB

FlureeDB wants to be the database foundation for enterprise blockchain applications

A cloud-based database called FlureeDB is promising to help companies overcome the cost, complexity and speed associated with creating blockchain applications, offering more trustworthy ways to handle a wide range of transactions. FlureeDB launched earlier this month from Winston Salem, N.C.-based Fluree PBC as a public beta. The company also published an accompanying white paper […]

Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain Research Institute seeks to get past NextBlock controversy

The Blockchain Research Institute is trying to move past controvesies around the way it communicated about its proposed faculty — as well as misrepresentations from a company led by one of its co-founders — and focus businesses on how to take strategic advantage of the distributed technology. Executives from large business and several governments converged […]

TMX Group

TMX Group global marketing campaign puts the future in closeup

Self-driving cars, delivery drones, robot hands and fields full of solar panels are all starring in a video that marks a rebrand from TMX Group that highlights the importance of public equity to entrepreneurs. The one-minute clip, dubbed “The Future Is Yours To See,” made its debut last week and almost completely fills the TMX […]

cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies: What Merchants Need to Know

Let’s face it: You’re not much of an ecommerce merchant by today’s standards if you’ve still never heard of Bitcoin. After all, it’s been nearly a decade since the original cryptocurrency was first used in a transaction. There is, however, no shame in admitting that you don’t have more than a peripheral understanding of Bitcoin. […]

B2B Best Practices: Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution

Technology has changed the way every aspect of business is done – with the exception of financial services. Financial services had not been fundamentally transformed by technology because the Internet did little to reduce the cost of establishing trust, said the author of 2016’s runaway best-selling business book. That is, until blockchain entered the scene, […]

Fintech Expert Ferhan Patel: Continued disruption of banking & finance

The quest for better user experience, says one fintech expert, is driving the continued disruption of banking and finance. Whether its currency exchange or alternative currencies, new payment systems, invoicing, lending, managing cash flow and sourcing investment and fraud management, fintech is enabling improvements to every area of process. “Each of these areas have historically […]

The B2BNN Fintech Influencer Index

Called the future of finance, fintech – and the reliability of transactions that it offers – is changing the way B2Bs are offering financial services through alternative currencies, new payment systems, invoicing, lending, managing cash flow and sourcing investment and fraud management. “Each of these areas have historically been part of the banking infrastructure,” Montreal-based […]

Bitcoin’s price drops sharply but Bitcoin startups still attract VC cash

Despite a precipitous plunge that has seen its value decrease by more than 70 percent over the past year due largely to speculation, Bitcoin, by far the world’s dominant cryptocurrency, is very much alive. Particularly promising is the attention—and money— that Silicon Valley keeps heaping on Bitcoin. Several Bitcoin startups are attracting big-dollar bets from […]