FIN 425 Semester Project Fall 2021 15 % of semester grade submit

FIN 425 Semester Project Fall 2021 15 % of semester grade

submit under common assessment no later than 5:00 P.M. on November 30.

Research and discuss a Fintech term or a Fintech company, such as those listed below.

Discuss or define the term or talk about the company.

Indicate how it affects, or how it is disrupting the finance and banking industry.

What are the (future) prospects for this technology or firm?

What is its potential role in the industry?

Get approval for topic and group members, if wishing to do in a group.

You may do these projects individually, or in groups of 2 or 3. To answer your next question, your proposed group of 4 becomes two groups of 2, or a group of 3 and a group of one. Your proposed group of 6 becomes two groups of 3, or 3 groups of 2.

Create a brochure, PowerPoint presentation, or video (you can choose a different presentation medium with instructor approval)

Submit topic for approval prior to beginning project.

Be creative.

PowerPoint presentation:

minimum 8 slides, maximum 20

maximum 2 additional slides for resources used

Video:

minimum 3-4 minutes of info

resource credits listed (maximum additional 30 seconds)

Present or share project via Adobe Connect or Blackboard.

Discuss projects in class discussion.

Fintech Term or Company:

Maximum 2 groups per class for the following choices:

Bitcoin Blockchain Money laundering Offshore banking Robinhood investing

Only 1 group per class for each of the following choices:

Topics such as Ethereum Cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin or Ethereum

M-Pesa Oscar Apple Pay

InsurTech Open Banking RegTech

Or companies, such as

Ant Financial Braintree Venmo Paypal Square in mobile payments

BlockVerify in blockchain technology

Robo-advisors like Betterment, ElleVest , FXTM, and MunnyPot

Lenders like Tala, Lending Tree, Funding Circle, Lending Club, Better Mortgage. or Credit Karma

Crowdfunding platforms, such as Indiegogo, GoFundME, Patreon, or KickStarter

—–or you can choose some other topic area in FinTech based on the diagram below–

Based on Bloomberg Financial, these are the main areas in FinTech: