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FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016FinDEVrSV16-V1(wdate) copy is just over a month away! Join us October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara, California, as our developer’s conference returns to the West Coast. Tickets are available now.

The latest from upcoming presenters at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016

  • AutoGravity wins Best of Show at FinovateFall 2016. Learn more about their technology at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 in October.
  • Six-time Best of Show winner MX partners with NCR to launch new money management platform with more than three million end users.
  • Ahead of its FinDEVr debut next month, Kyckr has announced completion of phase one of its corporate identity blockchain service.

Alumni updates

  • Giftbit, formerly Kiind, launches its commerce currency platform.
  • Aerospike earns a spot on the Big Data 50.
  • Concur acquires travel-based startup, Hipmunk.
  • Digital onboarding technology from Avoka helps Ebury pick up 50% gains in its customer base.
  • Terry Roche of TABB Group interviews Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems unveils its P2PE solution for Merchant Link.
  • BlockCypher announces instantaneous cross-border payments.

Keep up to date with the daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

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FinDEVrSV16-LogoV2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara. Register today and save.

On FinDEVr.com

  • BlockCypher to Developers: Your Ethereum Toolkit is Ready.
  • FICO Launches Falcon Assurance Navigator to Help Universities Monitor Federal Grant Spending.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Markit to provide fixed income pricing data and liquidity metrics for the European Commission.
  • Fidor Bank Opens its Doors in Dubai; Ge Drossaert Tapped as Managing Director.
  • FICO launches its Academic Engagement Program, helping business students get hands-on experience with analytic software.
  • Braintree announces new integrations with Demandware and Netsuite.
  • TokBox launches its video broadcast solution for producers.
  • Banking Technology: Goldman Sachs to use technology from Infosys to power its new digital bank, GS Bank.

Alumni updates

  • PCWorld votes Xero as its top-choice accounting software in 2016.
  • 2016 CNBC Distruptor 50 Features Kabbage and Twilio.
  • CNN features StockTwits in a list of the 10 best investing apps.
  • Business Insider features Currency Cloud in list of potential future U.K. fintech unicorns.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

BlockCypher to Developers: Your Ethereum Toolkit is Ready

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This spring Deloitte announced that it was partnering with five blockchain companies to encourage innovation in fields ranging from payments to employee management. FinDEVr alum BlockCypher was among the five and just announced one of the partnership’s first successes: the launch of BlockCypher Ethereum APIs.

The decision by BlockCypher to add support for Ethereum makes them the first software company to offer both Ethereum and bitcoin APIs on the same platform. The beta release provides developers with APIs that will enable them to host Ethereum accounts, as well as track balances and facilitate transactions. BlockCypher CEO and co-founder Catherine Nicholson told CoinDesk that Ethereum was the “number one ask” by developers and “what they ask us for is what we implement.”

“After becoming the leading blockchain web services provider for Bitcoin, we are now doing the same for Ethereum,” Nicholson said.

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Pictured: BlockCypher co-founder and CTO Matthieu Riou during his presentation “Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Programmable Money,” at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.

Check out BlockCypher’s Ethereum API documentation.

Ethereum is a public blockchain that has become increasingly popular at the enterprise level for its ability to support decentralized apps and smart contracts. With BlockCypher’s Ethereum APIs, Deloitte principal Eric Piscini explained, financial services companies will be able to provide differentiated blockchain apps and services to their clients. BlockCypher currently provides cloud based services including predictive analytics on unconfirmed transactions, an API for blockchain micropayment and a solution for recording documents on the blockchain. The company says support for Ethereum on its block explorer as well as with many of its other more advanced cloud services is forthcoming.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Redwood City, BlockCypher has raised $3.5 million in funding. Customers of the self-described “Amazon Web Services for Block Chains” include fellow FinDEVr alums Coinbase and Gem, as well as Finovate alum, Quid.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Les Femmes de FinDEVr

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The first FinDEVr in 2014 featured one woman on stage. Our second developer’s conference, a year later, featured five.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here’s a toast to the women who are helping shape the technology that affects our lives every day. From the coding workbench to the business development office, as software engineers and CEOs, women play a vital role in building a fintech that works for everyone. And FinDEVr is honored to be a showcase for their innovations.

PamelaRice_OnDeck_FinDEVr2015Pamela Rice, SVP Technology, OnDeck: “Having self-contained teams is a huge part of the win for us. Having a team that could do security, dev ops, product, QA … all of these facets on one team together means that that team can scale and move pretty quickly and have a winning model.”

“Fueling Small Business Growth Through Technology Innovation,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

Rachel_Nienaber_CurrencyCloud_FinDEVr2015Rachel Nienaber, VP Engineering, Currency Cloud: “We don’t have a dedicated API team. We prefer to make sure that all of the developers have experience across the full stack of our application. This way the developers are exposed to absolutely everything, and get a very good understanding of how the system works, and it also gives them the chance to experience all of the different items, from the fixed gateway all the way to the API layer.”

“Currency Cloud API Re-Build” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

Emily_Auer_Apex_FinDevr2015Emily Auer, Business Development, Apex Clearing: “We champion the evolution of the financial services industry, and we specifically build technology to power the firms that transform this space. We bring you faster, less restrictive, and less obtrusive methods for financial institutions to interact with their customers. Apex enables fintech firms.”

“Fund, Trade, Invest … Instantaneously,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

ElizabethGunderson_Yodlee_FinDEVr2015Elizabeth Gunderson, Senior Manager, Customer Success, Yodlee Interactive: “Yodlee has over 20 million paid users. Everyone of you in this room has likely used Yodlee in some form or fashion. Whether that’s through your financial institution or through one of our API partners like Credit Karma. We make over 40 million API calls a day. That’s huge.”

“Drive Financial Innovation Faster With Yodlee Financial Data Platform and Rapid Development Kit,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

EmilySilberstein_Intuit_FinDEVr2015Emily Silberstein, Head of Financial Data Services (CAD), Intuit Developer Group: “It’s an amazing opportunity because we have tens of millions of Intuit customers who are using these APIs so we are very much ‘dog-fooding’ our own data and our own APIs in letting third parties build and grow our ecosystem.”

“Intuit’s Financial Data Services,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

CatheryneNicholson_BlockCypher_FinDEVrAnd a special note for Catheryne Nicholson (left), CEO and co-founder of BlockCypher. A FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 alum, the company helps business build reliable blockchain applications.

BlockCypher calls itself “like Amazon Web Services for block chains,” and is based in Redwood City, California.

Be sure to check out our celebration of International Women’s Day on our Finovate blog.


Join us in New York for FinDEVr 2015, March 29 and 30. Our developer’s conference features two days of provocative presentations and critical case studies of financial technology at work. Stop by our registration page today and save your spot!

FinDEVr Live: BlockCypher Presents How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Enable Programmable Money

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blockcypher.com | @BlockCypher

BlockcypherLogoBlockCypher showed how it helps companies easily build reliable blockchain applications. The BlockCypher team built a generic blockchain platform, exposing simple web APIs for developers to build on. BlockCypher runs multiple blockchains on the same infrastructure, including their own blockchain. BlockCypher provides a cloud-optimized enterprise-grade blockchain platform with no single point of failure, linear scaling, and uptimes >99.99%.

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Programmable Money:
See how Bitcoin and blockchains enable programmable money. From simple scripts to complex contracts, code can automate the transfer of value and make it traceable, distributed and cryptographically secure. Dedicated blockchains and smart contracts can automate trading with fast settlement as well as encode complex derivatives. Want to learn how blockchains can fundamentally impact finance and Wall Street? How about rebuilding a bank in 2 days without keeping funds in custody? Want a sneak peek at what blockchains and peer-to-peer distributed consensus can do? This session will put you on the right track and create a spark for you to build the next big finance thing.”

Key takeaways

  • Everything in Bitcoin is code
  • What is the blockchain, what can you do with it, and how to code on it
  • Any good developer can now functionally replace a bank

Presenters:

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Matthieu Riou, CTO & Co-Founder
LinkedIn | @mriou | matthieu@blockcypher.com
Matthieu has architected many software systems at MommaZoo, C3, Intalio, BEA, Reef, BNP, and Societe Generale. He’s a member and former VP at the Apache Software Foundation and has founded and mentored many different open source projects, from distributed databases to build tools. Matthieu has a BS & MS in Computer Science and AI.

Catheryne Nicholson, CEO & Co-Founder
LinkedIn | @Catheryne_N | catheryne@blockcypher.com
Engineer, entrepreneur, mother, and former U.S. Naval Officer. Catheryne has built large-scale software platforms in education, energy and emissions management, CRM, and defense systems for MommaZoo, C3, Siebel Systems, and Northrop-Grumman. BSAE, MSCE, PE MechE. US Naval Academy and Stanford University.

FinDEVr Live: BlockCypher Presents How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Enable Programmable Money

Blockcypherhomepage

blockcypher.com | @BlockCypher

BlockcypherLogoBlockCypher showed how it helps companies easily build reliable blockchain applications. The BlockCypher team built a generic blockchain platform, exposing simple web APIs for developers to build on. BlockCypher runs multiple blockchains on the same infrastructure, including their own blockchain. BlockCypher provides a cloud-optimized enterprise-grade blockchain platform with no single point of failure, linear scaling, and uptimes >99.99%.

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Programmable Money:
See how Bitcoin and blockchains enable programmable money. From simple scripts to complex contracts, code can automate the transfer of value and make it traceable, distributed and cryptographically secure. Dedicated blockchains and smart contracts can automate trading with fast settlement as well as encode complex derivatives. Want to learn how blockchains can fundamentally impact finance and Wall Street? How about rebuilding a bank in 2 days without keeping funds in custody? Want a sneak peek at what blockchains and peer-to-peer distributed consensus can do? This session will put you on the right track and create a spark for you to build the next big finance thing.”

Key takeaways

  • Everything in Bitcoin is code
  • What is the blockchain, what can you do with it, and how to code on it
  • Any good developer can now functionally replace a bank

Presenters:

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Matthieu Riou, CTO & Co-Founder
LinkedIn | @mriou | matthieu@blockcypher.com
Matthieu has architected many software systems at MommaZoo, C3, Intalio, BEA, Reef, BNP, and Societe Generale. He’s a member and former VP at the Apache Software Foundation and has founded and mentored many different open source projects, from distributed databases to build tools. Matthieu has a BS & MS in Computer Science and AI.

Catheryne Nicholson, CEO & Co-Founder
LinkedIn | @Catheryne_N | catheryne@blockcypher.com
Engineer, entrepreneur, mother, and former U.S. Naval Officer. Catheryne has built large-scale software platforms in education, energy and emissions management, CRM, and defense systems for MommaZoo, C3, Siebel Systems, and Northrop-Grumman. BSAE, MSCE, PE MechE. US Naval Academy and Stanford University.

FinDEVr Preview: BlockCypher

FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateToday starts our FinDEVr Preview blog series. On October 6 & 7 in San Francisco, 60 companies will present their latest developer tools, tips, and integrations. Register today and don’t miss out.

With BlockCypher’s presentation, you’ll see how Bitcoin and block chains enable programmable money. From simple scripts to complex contracts, code can automate the transfer of value, making it traceable, distributed and cryptographically secure. Dedicated block chains and smart contracts can automate trading with fast settlement as well as encode complex derivatives.

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Why it’s a must-see:
Want to learn how block chains can fundamentally impact finance and Wall Street? How about rebuilding a bank in 2 days without keeping funds in custody? Want a sneak peek at what block chains and peer-to-peer distributed consensus can do? This session will put you on the right track and create a spark for you to build the next big finance thing.


Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Preview posts: