Can Banks Survive Against Fintech Startups?   Banking, which emerged in the 14th century Renaissance in Italy, conjures up an image of conventionality and reliability. Conversely, startups, which emerged around the globe at the turn of the millennium, are associated with dynamism and out–of–the–box thinking. Fintech startups, the ones which have been...
Payment banks: How they are different from normal banks?   The World Bank conducted a survey of about 140 economies in 2014 and made a World Bank Financial Inclusion Database. According to this database, in India, only 53% of the population has bank accounts whereas the global coverage is 61%. Also,...
Impact of extended trading hours Here, we will discuss the impact of extended trading hours.   Recently, NSE and BSE increased the trading hours by 55 minutes. So the exchanges which used to open at 9.55 am - will now open at 9.00 am. This will definitely impact the stock exchanges...
Understanding what is Smart Order Routing ? SOR or Smart order routing helps in giving the best possible price to the traders/ brokers. SOR looks for the best price and scouts for this best price by looking at various liquidity destinations. This way, the traders/investors see improvement in profitability of execution. Various areas...
How is Bitcoin creating stories around the world? How Fatima's husband is able to send Fatima money in Mali without losing all his money to middlemen? How Ahmadi is able to earn money in Afghanistan without having a bank account?   Bitcoin technology, these days, is talk of the town. This digital...
Virtual Currencies: Ethereum or Bitcoin - which is better?   Ethereum and Bitcoin are virtual currencies or crypto-currencies which are based on high speed of transaction at low cost. The absence of central ledger, peer-to-peer network sharing in online mode and better features make a solid business case for the use of crypto-currencies.   Here is a...
10 popular Fintech events you must attend!   With the financial markets experiencing a dynamic upheaval almost every year, there are always some new Fintech events, meet-ups and conferences. For those who want to have a better idea of such events should know that it is not only a bunch of finance...

What is co-location ?

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What is co-location ?   What is Co-location ? It is a facility that an stock exchange provides to the member brokers. The exchange hosts the subscriber's server in its data center.   Basically, the co-location facility helps you move closer to the stock exchange and reduces your execution time.   Co-location means that the...
Witness the rise of the Fintech industry with numbers   Technology has always reinvented industries. For instance, Amazon, Inc. reinvented how retail is done and introduced a completely new category called e-commerce two decades earlier. While Amazon started offering its service selling only books to a then tiny group of internet...