Here’s how fintech is taking over the world — and what’s coming next

Digital disruption is affecting every aspect of the fintech industry. Over the past five years, fintech has established itself as a fundamental part of the global financial services ecosystem. Fintech startups have raised, and continue to raise, billions of dollars annually, pushing incumbent financial institutions to get in on the action. Legacy players have begun using fintech to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving financial services landscape. So what’s next? Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, explores recent innovations in the fintech space as well as what might be coming in the future in our brand new exclusive slide deck, The Future of Fintech: How Fintech Is Taking… Read More

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Hamidou Diallo hits absurd dunk over Shaquille O’Neal on the way to winning 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Hamidou Diallo beat Dennis Smith Jr. in the final of the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday. The dunk of the night came in the first round, when Diallo dunked over Shaquille O’Neal, hanging on the rim from his elbow and revealing a Superman “S” on his chest. Diallo was awarded a perfect 50 for the dunk. Hamidou Diallo is the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk champion, beating out Dennis Smith Jr. in the final on Saturday of NBA All-Star weekend. His biggest dunk of the night came in the first round when Diallo enlisted a little help from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Diallo set O’Neal up a few feet… Read More

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Chicago police are reportedly investigating whether Jussie Smollett attack was staged

Chicago police are reportedly investigating whether an alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was orchestrated. Investigators now believe Smollett may have paid two men to stage the assault, CNN and NBC News reported Saturday, citing law-enforcement sources. A police department spokesman told INSIDER there are “some developments in the investigation” and detectives are seeking a follow-up interview with Smollett. Smollett has alleged that two men assaulted him, tied a rope around his neck, poured an unknown chemical on him, and shouted racist and homophobic slurs. The Chicago Police Department is reportedly pivoting its investigation into an alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to focus on whether Smollett himself… Read More

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