We’re not going cashless, we’re going cardless, says Stripe co-founder John Collison

John Collison co-founded Stripe in 2010, when he was 20, to make it easier to accept credit cards online. Originally from Limerick, Ireland John launched the company in San Francisco and has received funding from Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Sequoia Capital. It is currently beta-testing the service for UK-based users. John will be speaking at Wired Money on 1 July. Wired.co.uk: You came into tech...

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Don’t miss out on Wired Money

There are just twelve days left until Wired Money, a one-day event focusing on money, banking and finance on 1 July in Canary Wharf. If you’ve not yet booked your ticket, you’d better hurry up: there are fewer than 19 tickets remaining. Wired Money is bringing together some of the finest minds in an industry that affects us all. Six sessions will comprise 21 keynote talks from...

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Banks need to focus on user experience says IDEO design director Anne Pascual

Anne Pascual is a design director at IDEO, Munich. In addition to her role at the design and innovation consultancy she speaks about early stage innovation, user experience design, design research and much more. She will be speaking at Wired Money on 1 July. Wired.co.uk: What does design have to do with finance, money and banking? Anne Pascual: Finance, money and banking are a part of daily...

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Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn: UK is the most exciting place for startups today

Jeff Lynn is CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, an online platform for investing in startups. Founded in November 2008, Seedrs has found funding for over twenty new businesses. Lynn also currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Companies House and founding Chairman of The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec). He will be speaking at Wired Money on 1 July. Wired.co.uk: You’ve been a...

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Speakers announced for Wired Money’s Startup Pitch Room

Details of another exciting session has been announced for Wired Money on 1 July. The new talents of tomorrow will be making their case in the Startup Pitch Room. Emerging and established entrepreneurs will be presenting their ideas in a quickfire pitch-a-thon. It’s going to be a sneak peak of the latest disruptive technologies and trends to threaten incumbents and democratise...

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iZettle wants to ‘fundamentally change the process of becoming a customer’

Jacob de Geer is CEO of iZettle, a social payments company. Its first service includes a smartphone/tablet app and a mini chip-card reader that lets anyone — such as small businesses and merchants — take secure card payments on the go. Jacob is due to speak at Wired Money on July 1, 2013. Wired.co.uk caught up with him ahead of time Wired.co.uk: Where do you see mobile payments over...

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Zopa CEO Giles Andrews: less talk about rebuilding trust in banks, more doing

Giles Andrews is CEO and co-founder of Zopa, a P2P lending business, which has lent more than £300 million since its foundation in 2004. Zopa claims peer-to-peer lending is more efficient than the traditional banking model and therefore allows it to offers better rates to savers and borrowers. It has been voted “Most Trusted Personal Loan Provider” in the Moneywise Customer Awards...

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A protocol for online money: CoinLab’s Peter Vessenes on Bitcoin’s future

Peter Vessenes is the founder and CEO of CoinLab, a Bitcoin exchange. He will be speaking at Wired Money on 1 July 2013. CoinLab recently filed a $75 million (£46.47 million) lawsuit against the Japanese-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox for allegedly breaking a contract signed between the two exchanges six months ago. Vessenes is also founding chairman and executive director for the Bitcoin...

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Wired Money Agenda Announced

The agenda for WIRED Money, a one-day summit taking place in London on 1 July, has been announced. The event is the first in a new series of annual events from WIRED, designed to showcase the most disruptive sector of the year. Today — with the rise of digital currencies, peer-to-peer lending and the democratisation of many other online financial tools — WIRED feels that sector is...

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