All articles by Isaac Hanson

Isaac Hanson

AR hype in payments sector has worn off, but marketing opportunities remain

A new report suggests that augmented reality is no longer garnering the kind of excitement it used to in the payments sector.

Industry takes: how will the EU’s AI act impact financial services?

The EU’s landmark AI act passed through parliament last week. Industry experts weigh in on what it might mean for the FS sector.

Regulators make crypto more attractive to institutions – NYU professor

Zack Michaelson, of Publicis Sapient and NYU, explains how regulation is shaping crypto and why CBDCs are attracting interest.

Financial services firms must focus on Scope 3 to achieve net zero – report

A new report suggests that financial services providers are not paying enough attention to reporting on Scope 3 emissions.

How the EU’s crypto regulation is normalising the industry

New anti-money laundering legislation will require crypto firms to provide more oversight on transactions over €1,000.

Gathering payment licences, can X transition from social media to superapp?

Musk’s X has acquired a Utah payment licence as it continues its push to expand the social media platform’s functionality.

Signal: winners and losers of 2023 in banking & payments

Bitcoin, transfers and defi are up whilst branches, Revolut and BNPL are down in EPI’s 2023 winners and losers in FS.

Signal: bitcoin falls, but remains in a league of its own among cryptos

Although bitcoin has corrected from its surge at the start of December, it still remains at its highest for almost two years.

Signal: Société Générale moves into blockchain with €10m green bond issue

The European bank is increasing its focus on blockchain and ESG by issuing 3 year bonds on the Ethereum chain.

Signal: Israel’s war on crypto opens a new front against Tron

Israel has been actively pursuing cryptocurrency wallets it suspects of being linked to Hamas and Hezbollah.