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Cryptocurrencies: What Is Blockchain?

What is blockchain technology? How does it work? And how does it generate economic value?

Luis Viceira: Activism, Indexing, and the Investment Management Workshop (IMW)

Luis Viceira of the Harvard Business School talks to Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about the industry-specific strategic issues facing our profession and his experiences running the Investment Management Workshop (IMW).

Weekend Reads for Investors: Highly Caffeinated Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, provides his choices for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition features surprising facts about coffee consumption, global choke points in the food supply, graphics showing how cryptocurrencies are likely to affect finance, and more.

The Future of Digital Banking: What’s Next?

“Digital banking hasn’t actually arrived yet,” David M. Brear of 11:FS told Lauren Foster. But it's coming. He discussed how he anticipates digital banking and fintech to disrupt the finance industry.

Blockchain 101 with Campbell R. Harvey

So, what is blockchain? What will it do to our industry? Campbell R. Harvey led an extended presentation on the subject.

The Fintech Files: Understanding Blockchain

Blockchain is an often discussed, rarely understood topic. What is it all about? What changes will it bring to financial services? What are the benefits and road blocks? Larry Cao, CFA, asked Jennifer Qin of Deloitte for her take on these questions.

The Fintech Files: Three Truths and Two Myths

Neal Cross, chief innovation officer of DBS, shared three truths and two myths about fintech with Larry Cao, CFA, in the latest installment of the Fintech Files.

Book Review: The FinTech Book

In this book, a wide range of topics in the financial technology (fintech) space — including lending, payments, remittances, capital and investments, compliance, analytics, security, identity, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, behavioral biometrics, important fintech hubs, collaborations, and the API (application programming interface) economy — are addressed. This cross-discipline, hands-on, and comprehensive compendium can benefit all players within fintech, including investors, entrepreneurs, incumbent institutions, and regulators.

Blockchain Technology: What Will Be Its Biggest Bang?

Though blockchain technology has enormous promise, it has yet to gain many entry points into the finance industry. So where is the technology most likely to be applied over the next five years? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers for their assessment. Larry Cao, CFA, analyzes the results.

Best of 2016: Fintech

Many working in the financial industry are concerned about how fintech will affect their employers and their own career prospects. With the goal of bringing more clarity to this issue, Larry Cao, CFA, shares the stories that taught him the most about the subject in 2016.