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Kiva CTO: Why we have a responsibility to care for the underserved

The Stack speaks with Kevin O’Brien, CTO of Kiva, a non-profit that aims to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. There seems to be increasing interest from business leaders around tech for social impact. Are you recognising this as a key trend? Absolutely. I expect the tech community to step up efforts to address social… Read More

Meet the startup that could put an end to human traders

Cover photo: left to right: Juan Pablo Braña (CDO), Alejandra M.J.Litterio (CRO), Adrián Raguza (CEO), Nicolás Paladini (CBO). Credit: Alejandra Litterio/Eye Capital Financial traders operate in a fast-paced, high-risk and complex environment. They deal with huge sums of money in a difficult environment and as such, are liable to make mistakes. Many risk reduction techniques and… Read More

Lessons learned from Monzo’s Kubernetes outage

Monzo engineers suffered a very unenjoyable day in October last year when the online bank experienced a total outage for an hour and 21 minutes. At KubeCon in Copenhagen, Oliver Beattie, Monzo’s head of engineering, talked through the outage and discussed some of the lessons he learned after experiencing every engineer’s worst-case scenario. A full… Read More

How blockchain could be used in financial services

Blockchain technology makes many promises. New whitepapers are released practically daily, extolling the virtues of distributed ledger technology and the new levels of trust, security and cost-efficiency it can offer. One of the most obvious areas in which these promises could be fulfilled is finance. But, as yet, there hasn’t been the wholesale adoption of… Read More

Lloyds Banking Group to invest £3 billion in tech

In response to the release of fourth-quarter financials, showing that the company missed earnings targets, Lloyds Banking Group has made a commitment to cut costs, and has pledged to invest more than £3 billion in technology. At the press conference in London, Lloyds Banking Group CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio said that the three-year investment was a ‘massive undertaking’,… Read More

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