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Fintech for Finance Professionals
(Book Series: Global Fintech Institute – World Scientific Series on Fintech: Volume 3)

Description

As technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, and blockchain have been applied to various areas in finance, there is an increasing demand for fintech professionals with the skills and knowledge related to fintech. Knowledge of the technologies involved and finance concepts is crucial for the fintech professional to understand the architecture of technologies as well as how they can be applied to solve various aspects of finance.

This book covers the main concepts and theories of the technologies in fintech which consist of big data, data science, artificial intelligence, data structure and algorithm, computer network, network security, and Python programming. Fintech for Finance Professionals is a companion volume to the book on finance that covers the fundamental concepts in the field. Together, these two books form the foundation for a good understanding of finance and fintech applications which will be covered in subsequent volumes.

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Finance for Fintech Professionals
(Book Series: Global Fintech Institute – World Scientific Series on Fintech: Volume 2)

Description

The Finance module provides a significant underpinning to the Chartered Fintech Professional (CFtP) qualification. While the topics are familiar to professionals who are traditionally trained in Finance, these topics are required to appreciate the financial problems that technology can help solve. Without a clear appreciation of finance concepts and practice, any professional will have difficulties solving such problems the traditional way, let alone incorporating recent technological breakthroughs. In this module, we provide the basic concepts and knowledge that a fintech professional needs.

This book covers the main concepts and theories in finance which include economics, financial statement analysis, financial management, and investment management. Finance for Fintech Professionals is a companion volume to the book on technology that covers fundamental concepts on data, artificial intelligence, and network. Together, these two books form the foundation for a good understanding of finance and fintech applications which will be covered in subsequent volumes.

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Foundations for Fintech
(Book Series: Global Fintech Institute – World Scientific Series on Fintech: Volume 1)

Description

In the digital era, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain have revolutionized various ways of people’s daily lives and brought many opportunities and challenges to the industries. With the increasing demand for talents in the fintech realm, this book serves as a good guide for practitioners who are seeking to understand the basics of fintech and applications of different technologies. This book covers important knowledge in statistics, quantitative methods, and financial innovation to lay the foundation for fintech. It is especially useful for people who are relatively new to this area and would like to become professionals in fintech.

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Financial Management in the Digital Economy
(Book Series: Singapore University of Social Sciences – World Scientific Future Economy Series Volume 6)

Description

Financial Management in the Digital Economy adopts an integrated approach to synthesize the various areas in finance into a consolidated framework and implements the theories and practices in the world of digital economy. The first part of this book extends the fundamentals of asset management to digital assets, and also covers topics like cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The next part of the volume discusses the concept of financial inclusion, digital innovations and technology-enabled business model innovations in the financial sector.

This book reviews the finance and FinTech ecosystem to provide insights into the most important technological developments in the financial services to better understand the future trends, challenges as well as opportunities for both the incumbents and the start-ups in the fast-changing finance world.

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The Digital Transformation of Property in Greater China
(Book Series: Singapore University of Social Sciences – World Scientific Future Economy Series Volume 5)

Description

Long-planned advances in China — in 5G, blockchain, central bank coins, and SME superapps — have coalesced into a new world of digitized, tokenized, and tradable assets. New digital mega-projects like the Blockchain Service Network, smart cities, and new foreign exchange digital rails are animating physical assets: offices, warehouses, homes, and farms. Powered by a network of sensors, AI, and distributed trust, property has digitized wings. The resulting inflow of data from every part of the ‘built’ world will create new industries, uproot traditional finance, and transform cities.

The global trade war is not just a re-ordering of technology: it’s a re-ordering of cities. Nations which export this digital technology first will alter the digital fabric of the developing world. A digital Non-Aligned Movement is afoot! One way for the US to catch up is public-private partnerships between Silicon Valley and DC — or just ‘copy’ China. This book explores the many people and companies, large and small, which are blazing new trails in China’s ‘Internet of Everything’ to transform the way we live, buy, and move.

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts
(Book Series: Singapore University of Social Sciences – World Scientific Future Economy Series Volume 4)

Description

Innovative as it is, the blockchain technology is getting more and more attention and an increasing number of applications have emerged. This book elaborates on both the design thinking ideas and technical details in blockchain and smart contracts to help readers delve into the conceptual framework and understand why blockchain is designed as such and how it makes the current system decentralised yet effective. Having this understanding lays the ground for further analysis of blockchain-based solutions and innovative fintech applications.

Topics covered in this book include blockchain structure, blockchain ecosystem, design thinking for blockchain, smart contract, fintech and financial services, solution-based problem solving, fintech valuation, and current issues faced such as privacy protection and solution selection, with the aid of real-life examples and hands-on exercises.

Blockchain and Smart Contracts serves as a valuable guide for researchers and practitioners who have interests in the blockchain, smart contract, fintech innovation and applications, design thinking, and technical details. This book is particularly written for anyone who has no technical background and is searching for an initiation into the deep end of blockchain. Those with business, finance and economic interests will find this interesting and easy to digest.

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Artificial Intelligence, Data and Blockchain in a Digital Economy
(Book Series: Singapore University of Social Sciences – World Scientific Future Economy Series Volume 3)

Description

Digital transformation continues to create new growth opportunities for businesses and improve the lives of citizens. To help businesses seize these opportunities, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) launched the Digital Economy Framework for Action in 2018. This living document aims to enhance Singapore’s digital competitiveness and become a global node in Asia.

As part of Singapore’s push for a Digital Economy, IMDA and the Singapore University of Social Sciences have collaborated to jointly publish the Artificial Intelligence, Data and Blockchain in a Digital Economy, First Edition. This book explains how frontier technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence can empower Singapore’s digital transformation. It also highlights and provides insights on transformative services and how frontier technology can impact the nation’s digitalisation journey.

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The Emerging Business Models
(Book Series: Singapore University of Social Sciences – World Scientific Future Economy Series Volume 2)

Description

The Emerging Business Models describes current issues that the business leaders and professionals are facing, as well as developments in digitalization. This book consisting of 10 chapters introduces the new technology trends and challenges that businesses today face. The authors cover several increasingly important new areas such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Internet of Things (IoT), financial technology (FinTech), social media, platform strategy, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and many other forces of disruption and innovation that shape today’s realities of the world.

These digital transformations are taking place at an exponential rate. The speed of innovations and breakthroughs is disrupting the traditional businesses. A better understanding of the changing environment in the new economy can enable business professionals and leaders to recognize realities, embrace changes, and create new opportunities — locally and globally — in this inevitable digital age.

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AI & Quantum Computing for Finance & Insurance
(Book Series: Singapore University of Social Sciences – World Scientific Future Economy Series Volume 1)

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AI & Quantum Computing for Finance & Insurance offers a framework and analysis for the current technological landscape between the United States and China across the financial and insurance sectors as well as emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Data Analytics and Quantum Computing (ABCDQ). Based on original lecture slides used by the authors, the book presents contemporary and critical views of emergent technologies for a wide spectrum of readers from CEOs to university lecturers to students. The narrative aims to help readers upgrade their technology literacy and to overcome the fear of AI posed by our lizard brain.

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通证经济的治理与管控——打造新数字资产世界

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书本简介

《通证经济的治理与管控》 旨在帮助读者书里对通证经济、区块链技术及其应用的正确认识,引导读者思考如何将传统产业与区块链技术进行深度的结合与拓展。通证经济作为新生事物正在不断地发展与演进,吸引越来越多的人开始关注、投资和应用。不同国家对通证经济持有不同态度,如美国、日本、新加坡等国家将证券型代币纳入证券监管范围,需遵循一系列证券规定以满足监管合规要求。如何构建新型的通证经济是值得大家共同思考与探索的话题,因其不仅仅涉及区块链技术、共识与激励机制,还面临法律、财务、审计、税务、安全、风控等标准与规范上诸多挑战与困难。

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Inclusive FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO

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Description

Inclusive FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO hopes to dispel the many misconceptions about blockchain and cryptocurrencies (especially bitcoin, Initial Crypto-Token Offering or ICO), as well as the idea that businesses can be sustainable without a social dimension going forward. It is written for those who are looking for a switch from their career to something more meaningful and sustainable, as well as those who want a deeper understanding of where to search for business opportunities. Most important of all, this book seeks to change the mindset of a whole new generation that is familiar with digital economy and yearns for a more just and equitable world.

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Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, and Regulation

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Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, and Regulation explores recent advances in digital banking and cryptocurrency, emphasizing mobile technology and evolving uses of cryptocurrencies as financial assets. Contributors go beyond summaries of standard models to describe new banking business models that will be sustainable and will likely dictate the future of finance. The volume not only emphasizes the financial opportunities made possible by digital banking, such as financial inclusion and impact investing, but it also looks at engineering theories and developments that encourage innovation. Its ability to illuminate present potential and future possibilities make it a unique contribution to the literature.

Key Features

  • Explores recent advances in digital banking and cryptocurrency, emphasizing mobile technology and evolving uses of cryptocurrencies as financial assets
  • Explains the practical consequences of both technologies and economics to readers who want to learn about subjects related to their specialties
  • Encompasses alternative finance, financial inclusion, impact investing, decentralized consensus ledger and applied cryptography
  • Provides the only advanced methodical summary of these subjects available today

More information can be found [here].


Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 2: ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger

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Description

Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 2: ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger emphasizes technological developments that introduce the future of finance. Descriptions of recent innovations lay the foundations for explorations of feasible solutions for banks and startups to grow. The combination of studies on blockchain technologies and applications, regional financial inclusion movements, advances in Chinese finance, and security issues delivers a grand perspective on both changing industries and lifestyles. Written for students and practitioners, it helps lead the way to future possibilities.

Key Features

  • Explains the practical consequences of both technologies and economics to readers who want to learn about subjects related to their specialties
  • Encompasses alternative finance, financial inclusion, impact investing, decentralized consensus ledger and applied cryptography
  • Provides the only advanced methodical summary of these subjects available today

More information can be found [here].


Handbook of Digital Currency

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Description

Incorporating currencies, payment methods, and protocols that computers use to talk to each other, digital currencies are poised to grow in use and importance. The Handbook of Digital Currency gives readers a way to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary source of information is journal articles. Taking a cross-country perspective, its comprehensive view of the field includes history, technicality, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax and regulatory environment. For those who come from different backgrounds with different questions in mind, The Handbook of Digital Currency is an essential starting point.

Key Features

  • Discusses all major strategies and tactics associated with digital currencies, their uses, and their regulations
  • Presents future scenarios for the growth of digital currencies
  • Written for regulators, crime prevention units, tax authorities, entrepreneurs, micro-financiers, micro-payment businesses, cryptography experts, software developers, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, hardware manufacturers, credit card providers, money changers, remittance service providers, exchanges, and academics
  • Winner of the 2015 “Outstanding Business Reference Source” by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

More information can be found [here].