Libra  / Photo illustration: Shutterstock, Facebook will be unable to control Libra

Libra’s distributed governance will encourage a new wave of innovation and competition in financial service - Facebook will only have one vote out of at least 100 - Libra's founder says.

CEO Guy Goldstein, CTO Alon Huri, and VP R&D Nissim Tapiro. Munich Re invests $250m in Israel's Next Insurance

The Kfar Saba-based company has developed technology for providing online insurance for small and medium-sized businesses in the US.

Rapyd founders Photo: Tomer Hazan Israeli fintech co Rapyd raises $100m

Rapyd has developed a cloud-based technology platform to help businesses quickly integrate fintech and payment capabilities into commerce applications.

Marius Nacht, photo: Tamar Matsafi BoI approves Nacht, Shashua's digital bank

Former accountant general Shouky Oren will be chairman and Gal Bar Dea will be CEO of the new bank.

Vitalik Buterin "Facebook's Libra is wakeup call for governments"

Ethereum cofounder and blockchain technology leader Vitalik Buterin tells "Globes" about the risks and challenges posed by cryptocurrencies.

Anthony De Lannoy "Never mind the deficit, watch the demographics"

IMF executive Anthony De Lannoy, in Israel for Cyber Week, sees the time coming when the rest of Israel's population will refuse to finance social benefits for non-working haredim.

Amir Kahanovich "Bank of Israel should cut rate below zero"

Phoenix Excellence chief economist Amir Kahanovich believes interest rates will stay low for years to come and real estate prices could rise significantly.

Dror Avieli and Daniel Heyman "We want blockchain to create value for enterprises"

Daniel Heyman and Dror Avieli of ConsenSys, the world's largest blockchain concern, map the future of its Ethereum technology.

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